I loves me a bargain, I go bat crap crazy when I get something for free, especially right now as I’m a little skint, so I said to myself ‘self we need to spread the bat crap throughout the land, everyone should enjoy the cheap freeness’. So I hearby swear (one hand raised, the other on a copy of Time Out London) to spread the word of freeness and cheapness, at least once a week (if I’m able to find anything), and to dispense of tales, sent unto me of discounted meals and value days out, from now until I run out of things to talk about, Amen.
- Live Jazz – Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington
This charming French restaurant & wine bar based in a south London pub refurb offers live jazz in the form of their house band, and guest soloist. Every Monday you’re treated to a different jam session, from Soulful funk to fiery blues in ‘The Loft’ music room. Grab some mates, get yourselves down to Kennington and let the sounds of Jason Lyon Quartet move you, just don’t forget your glass of Domaine Chéreau Carré.
Address: 140 Kennington Butts, London, SE11 4RN
Tickets: It’s free baby!
Date: Every Monday from 9pm
- Comedy night – The Miller, Borough
It is a scientific fact that laughter is good for you, it lowers blood pressure, boosts your immune system and makes you feel brilliant in general. It’s also a known fact that getting something for free gives you a warm fizzy feeling too, imagine just how bloody amazing it would be to combine the 2, you might just explode with excitement.
Well get the mop & bucket ready, as the good people at The Miller bring you City Impro and Friends Free Show, an evening of games, improv and giggles all for a nada price tag, my favourite kind of tag.
Address: 96 Snowfields Road, London, SE1 3SS
Tickets: It’s free baby!…but you still have to reserve a space as there is limited sitting, so click here and get it done.
Date: Tuesday 16th Sept, doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm
- City Hunt – various locations between Blackfriars and St George’s Circus
In the mood for a treasure hunt? Why wouldn’t you be. Follow in the foot steps of Jack Sparrow and The Goonies and seek ye gold and riches in yonder city Streets (I know neither Jack Sparrow or The Goonie found treasure in city streets, stop being finickity). Between the 15th – 21st Sept search out clues and hidden secrets throughout SE1 for the chance to win a real prize, probably not gold but of value never the less.
Sign up here to play, winners will be announced at the end of the week, any & everyone can participate so don’t delay, sign up today…blood hell that was really cheesy, sorry.
Cost: It’s free baby!
Date: Between 15th – 21st September 2014
Details: Check www.cityhunt.co.uk for the rules, prizes and details on how to play
- Sky Sports Challenge Zone – Sky Studios, The O2
Get your sports on at The O2 with Sky Sports and Sky Studios. Try your hand at the F1 simulator, get some ‘air time’ in the basketball hoop challenge, or take a seat in the safety of the Sky Sports News HQ Desk. Everything is free and all ages are welcome, so give it all a try.
Address: The O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX
Cost: It’s free baby!
Date: Until the 28th September 2014, open daily from 12pm – 7pm
- Open Mic Night – Bar Rumba, West End
Open mic nights are always good for a laugh, and I’m not necessarily talking about the “talent”. Bar Rumba houses this weekly event to bring new acts into the limelight, discover comedians, singers, rappers and more all for Free, plus the drinks are sold at happy hour prices, so you can drag your equally broke friends out with you. Come on, you may as well get full use out of that £130+ monthly travel card.
Address: 36 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EP
Cost: It’s free baby!
Date: Every Thursday from 7pm – 10pm, doors open at 6.30pm
Details: Check www.beonthescene.com
- Phantasmagoria Dark Art Party – Blag Club, Notting Hill
It’s Friday, the week is finally over, you MUST celebrate this momentous occasion, and what better way to do so then at the Blag Club with some artists and magicians, right?
On Friday 19th Sept Phantasmagoria Dark Art Party comes to the Blag with a giant bag of treats including, a burlesque dancer, dark magician, a steampunk trio band and more art then you ever thought you’d see on a party night out. Don’t think to long about whether this ‘do’ sounds like your kinda shindig, for just £4 why not try out something new, I spend more than that a day on coffee (not even joking).
Address: Blag Club, 68 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3HT
Cost: £4 for tickets here
Date: Friday 19th September from 6pm – 1am
Details: Check www.art-wave.net, have a look at www.blagclub.com for venue details
If you know of any cheap evenings, free events or value shopping experiences please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, we must all do our part to help our fellow man save a few quid.
- Images used from liveabundantly.ca, flickr.com & c3something.com
- Info used from kweekweek.com, timeout.com/london, brasserietoulouselautrec.co.uk, cityimpro.com, themiller.co.uk, cityhunt.co.uk, rewards.sky.com, www.theo2.co.uk, beonthescene.com, art-wave.net, & blagclub.com