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Cheap and freeness time, enjoy.

 

  • Rib Night – The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch

For all you foodies out there, get your backsides to The Blues Kitchen this evening for some smoked pork and beef ribs. A big ole juice stack (get your mind out of the gutter) for £10, that’s one way to get over the ridiculous of Mondays. You also have the added treat of a live blues band playing away your troubles, all the charm of a Friday night at the beginning of the week, just mind you don’t get the meat sweats.

Address: 134-146 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3AR

Contact: theblueskitchen.com, Email: shoreditch@theblueskitchen.com

Cost: A tenner baby!…drinks not included

Date: Every Monday from 7pm-12am

 

  •  Merge Festival – Various Locations in Bankside

Merge is a collection of art installations and creative events housed in a number of venues throughout Southwark. The festival’s theme for 2014 is ‘Art And Science’ so it’s safe to say that you can expect the unexpected. From what I’ve heard there will be a life sized house made entirely of wax, which will melt throughout the course of the festival, so that’s a random thing to see, plus it’s free which is always nice.

Address: Various locations in Southwark

Contact: mergefestival.co.uk

Cost: It’s free baby!

Date: From 18th September – 19th October 2014

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  • Cool walks – Southwark

Cool walks is a guided tour through Borough and Bankside, exploring various landmarks that have made their way into many a London based film. Starting from John Harvard Library in Borough, the walk covers 3 miles to the Tate Modern so wearing heels would be a bad idea. Umbrellas, water and cameras are also recommended things to carry.

Address: Tour starts in front of John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JA

Contact: coolwalksblog.blogspot.co.uk

Cost: It’s free baby!

Date: Thursday 25th September 2014 from 12.30pm – 3pm

 

  • Browns of Brockley – Brockley

Coffee, dark ambrosia, the great bean, my version of black gold. I’m a very laid back (lazy) person so I honestly don’t know what I’d be like without my morning cappuccino, probably catatonic, so it’s of the utmost importance that I figure out where the best coffee shops are, how close they’re to me, work, tube stations, bus stops etc. Then I happened upon Browns of Brockley, conveniently situated across the road from Brockley station. They make AMAZING cappuccinos and cinnamon doughnut muffins that have me travelling from North London to Brockley to indulge my addiction.

They do sell salads, baguettes and other savoury delights, but to be honest I’m only ever interested in cake so that’s all I tried. They also host coffee tasting sessions, the next being on Sunday 5th October, so get yourself down there, or contact them on twitter for more details.

Address: 5 Coulgate Street, London, SE4 2RW

Contact: www.brownsofbrockley.com, Twitter: @brownsofse4

Cost: Prices start from £1

Date: Mon-Fri 7.30am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 5pm & Sun 10am – 4pm

 

  • The East London Thrift Shop – Whitechapel

I was very tempted to recite lyrics from Macklemore here, don’t worry I won’t. Instead I’ll introduce you to The East London Thrift Shop, a warehouse in Whitechapel filled with rails of wonderfully cost-effective (cheap) clothing. I saw a lot of denim while I was there, but they also offer shoes, belts, coats, tops and everything in between. Prices vary but usually start from about £7-£10, though a lot of the time the accessories are cheaper. They had a lot of mens stuff too, so guys this post is not just for the ladies.

Address: Unit 1A Assembly Passage, London, E1 4UT

Opening times: Sun-Wed 11am- 6pm, Thurs- Sat 11am – 7pm

Cost: Prices start from as little as £1!

Details: www.theeastendthriftstore.com

 

  • The Great River Race – Docklands t0 Richmond

It’s the 26th (I think that’s right, 2014-1988=26 right?) annual river race. Setting off from Westferry Road in Docklands at 9.30am, 300+ boaters will battle their down the Thames dressed as clowns, monks and pirates to Richmond. The first few boats should arrive at the following landmarks at the below times:

*Millwall Riverside, Westferry Road – race starting at 9.30am

*Millwall Dock Slipway – 12.40pm

*Tower Bridge – 1.10pm

*Westminster Bridge – 1.25pm

*Lambeth Bridge – 1.30pm

*Battersea Bridge – 1.45pm

*Wandswoth Bridge – 1.55pm

*Putney Bridge – 2pm

*Hammersmith Bridge – 2.15pm

*Chiswick Bridge – 2.45pm

*Kew Bridge – 3pm

*Richmond Bridge – 3.30pm

*Riverside below Ham House, Richmond – 3.40pm – finish line

If you want to see the first boats arriving at any of these bridges I would recommend getting there at least 30min earlier, just encase, and bring a chair!

Details: www.greatriverrace.co.uk

Tickets: It’s free baby!

Date: Saturday 27th September 2014

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