Cheap/Free NYE In London


If you still do not have any plans for tonight and don’t want to spend your pension trying to get into your local pub, then have a look below, perhaps we can help.


The New Year’s Eve Goblin Ball

A night inspired by David Bowie’s Labyrinth where the late, great singer dons the tights and acts with Muppet’s.

This themed evening in hackney will be playing funky soul and alternative indie, if this sounds like your type of New Years then find additional  details here

Where:  360 Victoria Park Park, Hackney Wick E9 7BT

When:  Mon 31st Dec 8pm – 4am

Tickets:  Starting from £8


Glitter Party

Glitter, New Year’s Eve, 80’s music and drinks, need we say more…oh and karaoke. 

If you’re in Clapham and interested click here for more details.

Where:  Inferno 146 Clapham High Street, Clapham SW4 7UH 

When:  Mon 31st Dec 9pm – 3am

Tickets:  Starting from £10


Peckham Levels


DJ’s will be playing afrobeats, R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco and more at this South London Open House. Also offering panoramic views of London, you can enjoy the city’s fireworks while listening to some tunes, Prosecco in hand and available CLEAN toilets.

Perfect way to see in 2019.

More details here.

Where:  Level 6, Peckham Levels 95a Rye Lane SE15 4TG

When:  Mon 31st Dec 5pm – 3am

Tickets:  Free Bich!


Hampstead Heath


No planned events here but you can watch all of London’s Fireworks displays from the park for free.

Bring some blankets, some friends, your Spotify playlist and some snacks then watch the New Year roll in across the Capital.

Also some people tend to bring their own fireworks, so you may have a closer display to watch, added bonus.

Where:  Level 6, Peckham Levels 95a Rye Lane SE15 4TG

When:  Mon 31st Dec at whatever time you want, but aim for 11pm-ish to secure a good spot.

Tickets:  What ticket! 



Whatever or where ever you chose to go this NYE be safe, have fun and see you all on the other side.


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BallieBallerson Adult Ball Pit


Ball pits are no longer for kids alone, now adults can relive their youth by throwing themselves into pools of plastic bubbles without being escorted from the premises. Welcome to BallieBallerson.

Located in Stoke Newington, over 2 floors, you have a choice of 2 ballrooms, Retro & Glowing. Retro being of the multicoloured ball variety, and glowing consisting of clear coloured balls sitting on a floor decorated with hundreds of LED lights. 


Both floors are equipped with a bar serving planet inspired cocktails, though I hear Uranus is undrinkable without popping a miracle pill first!

Ballie is most popular in the evening however day time slots are also available, at which bottomless Prosecco, Punch…and Spaghetti Meat Balls are on offer (spaghetti meat balls).

Oh they have a live DJ too, so if you’re having a bad week grab some friends, get over to Stokey and throw balls at each other while drinking Uranus 🙃


  • The Time:  Bottomless Bunch Saturdays 12 – 3pm, Sundays 1 – 4pm.  Evenings Wed – Thurs 6pm – 12am, Fri – Sat 6pm – 2am
  • The Place:  79 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 8AD
  • Price:  Ticket prices start from £10.90, click here for more details
  • Contact:  For more info click here
  • Additional Note:  Veggie meat also available 





The Chief of all Coffees

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In a dark, dark town there was a dark, dark street and on that dark, dark street lays Chief Coffee.  Well Turnham Green isn’t that dark, and neither is the street Chief sits on (it’s not really a street either, more of a mews), but this was the best opener I could come up with.

Meet Chief Coffee, the caffeine establishment located in a Victorian bottle factory that boasts a pinball lounge in the basement.



Situated just off Turnham Green Terrace, Chief Coffee servers a variety of artisan coffee drinks with a variety of artisan beans, none of that Btarsucks rubbish, if you know what I mean.

In-house treats like sandwiches and pastries provided by local vendors are made daily, but you want to know about the pinball machines right?



Grab your Cappuccino, hand-made cinnamon bun and wonder downstairs where you’ll find pinball machines of the Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones and Star Trek variety, to name but a few.

At present there are 9 machines residing in the Chief underground meeting room, which I’ve been told by my band of spies can be hired out for private events, if you’re interested email here.

If you happen to be in West London and are in dyer need of caffeine, I highly recommend popping into Chief. The staff are lovely, the building is stunning and the pinball is awesome…oh and the coffee is pretty OK too :0)


  • The Place:  Chief Coffee, Turnham Green Terrace Mews, London W4 1QU
  • The Time:   Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm   Sat 9am-7pm   Sun 10am-5.30pm
  • Contact:  For more information email Chief Coffee here






Finish him


Who likes games (raises hand), who likes movies (raises other hand – now typing with my nose), put them both together and what do you have?

Some questionable character choices, unrecognisable storylines and bad green screen effects, in other words 2 hours of f***ing awesomeness and an urge to play Street Fighter into the wee hours, that’s where Joypad steps in.

Joypad bar aims to bring the joyous memories of retro gaming to the Call of Duty generation. On the last Tuesday of the month they host a pop up event called Cinedouken where they screen movies based on a retro games at Trapeze on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch, a tournament throughout the evening playing the game the movie is based on will also take place, seeing the last man standing at the end of the night win a £50 bar tab.

On Tuesday 26th July they’ll be showing Doom with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Karl Urban.

So if 90’s beat ’em ups give you warm & fuzzy feelings then get your backside over to Trapeze, fun is guaranteed to ensue…and maybe some free booze.



  • The Place:  Trapeze Bar 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3HX
  • The Time:  Tuesday 26th July from 7pm
  • Contact:  For more information click here




Vintage Fashion Fair, Clerkenwell

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Heirlooms not Landfill!

Come & hand pick your look from a fine selection of beautiful vintage clothes, shoes, handbags, hats, gloves, textiles & jewellery from the 1800s-1980s. Without costing the earth both financially and environmentally.


Wearable vintage and designer pieces to recycle
and revamp in modern times. A treasure trove to draw inspiration from and that perfect little something to wow the crowds.


Sunday 25th September 2011

Trade 10am £10
Public 11am – 4:30pm £4


The Urdang,
The Old Finsbury Town Hall,
Rosebery Avenue, London,

Salvage shopping, Park Royal North West London



Park Royal Salvage, the new up and coming architectural salvage yard first opened 5 years ago and is growing daily. They have a large range of stock including antique and new fireplaces, period stained glass windows, reclaimed and new bricks, flooring, railway sleepers, doors, sinks, baths etc.

Architectural Salvage such as stone staircases, garden and indoor statuary, door surrounds, stained glass windows, church furnishings and much, much more are available in quantity.

Traditional period building materials and supplies can be found along with basic building items such as reclaimed stone, oak beams, doors, flagstones, plumbing equipment, floorboards and cast iron guttering.

Many unique and decorative one-off items are also available at the salvage yard including Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco period pieces. We have many thousands of top quality products in stock but, as you might expect, stock is constantly moving – both in and out.

Situated in Park Royal Trading Estate, North West London, Park Royal Architectural Salvage is part of the Park Co trading LTD Company. Easy access is available via the A40 the A406 and the underground train line via Harlesden tube. If you wish to travel by car, parking is available at the yard and there is lots more space at the pub across the road!


Opening times:

Mon-Fri 7.30am – 4.30pm

Sat 9am – 2.30pm



Lower Place Wharf

Acton Lane,

Harlesden, NW10 7AB



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The Breakfast Club, Hoxton

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It could have all been so different. Two children of the 80s, searching for that elusive name for their first cafe in Soho… ‘The Breakfast Club’ could easily have been ‘St Elmo’s’ or ‘Save Ferris’. Chickens and pigs would have breathed a sigh of relief. But it was not to be and The Breakfast Club was born in 2005 when they moved into a small cafe on D’Arblay Street in Soho, painted the front egg yolk yellow and filled the place with junk from their childhood bedrooms. The Lucky Trolls seemed to have worked, they built it and you came. In 2007 they opened on the lovely Camden Passage in Angel and then in 2009 East London beckoned in the form of the skinny jeans capital of the world, Hoxton.

They’re big on their breakfasts (did the name give that away?) serving up everything from the traditional English to Pancakes and Eggs Benedict. Worried about fitting into the skinny jeans? Try they mueslis, porridge or fruit salads.

As the day progresses they move on to a range of wraps, burgers, burritos, pies, sharing plates and salads. All this washed down with fairtrade lattes, smoothies and a range of beers, wines and cocktails (though unfortunately not in Soho).





12-16 Artillery Lane

E1 7LS



7:30am – 11pm Monday to Wednesday
7:30am – 12am Thursday – Friday
9am – 12am Saturday
9am – 10:30pm Sunday




2-4 Rufus Street
N1 6PE

020 7729 5252

8am – 11pm Monday to Wednesday
8am – Midnight Thursday & Friday
9am – Midnight Saturday
9am – 10pm Sunday



31 Camden Passage
N1 8EA

020 7226 5454

8am – 10pm Monday to Wednesday
8am – 11pm Thursday to Friday
9am – 11pm Saturday
9am – 10pm Sunday




33 D’Arblay Street

020 7434 2571



8am – 9pm Monday to Friday
9am – 9pm Saturday
9am – 5pm Sunday


Treacle, Columbia Road East London

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Situated in the heart of the East End’s famous Columbia Road flower market, is the new nostalgia that is TREACLE. A welcome antidote to the ubiquitous coffee-shop chains, and overfussy continental-style patisseries, this is an unashamed celebration of basic British baking.


Greeted by the tempting array of fairy cakes, Victoria sponges and fruit loaves, customers will instantly recognize the sights, smells and tastes of a bygone era. But this is no chintzy, rose-tinted delusion of halcyon days – rather a realistic homage to the gritty times of the great British urban tea house (think Lyons) – right down to its drab décor reminiscent of the typically British no-nonsense attitude with its accent on frugality and function. Thus it’s setting in one of the oldest East End markets is wholly appropriate.


TREACLE is all about a desire to reintroduce a place in our lives for honest, comfort food.


Open: Noon-5pm Sat; 9am-3pm Sun




110-112 Columbia Road E2 7RG


Transport: Hoxton or Shoreditch High Street Rail

Telephone: 020 7729 0538



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Red Market, Old Street East London

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After a great preview over Easter weekend 2011 Red Market will fully launch on Saturday 4th June 2011.

Laid out more like a boutique festival site than your average London street market, Red Market will serve food from 20 of London’s best loved street food trades. Situated in an inspiring open air site between Old Street and Rivington Street red Market will be an exciting new public space in the heart of Shoreditch with the following attractions:


Completely unique for London, you’ll be able to eat and drink outdoors all day & night until 3am!


Over 30 tonnes of sand with palm trees, deck chairs, waitress service and a six hour sun trap!


Whether its post-pub at 2am or on a deck chair at 2pm, there’ll be cocktails on tap when ever you like.


The perfect lazy summer outdoor game, ideal for beginners or old pro’s.


Providing a private dining experience in the market for special occasions.


We’ve scoured markets all over London and hand picked the capitals best street food traders.


Each week street artists from around the world will be creating live pieces to add to work we have by ROA (Belgium), Milo (Brasil), and Beastman (Australia).






288 – 299 OLD STREET

Hidden thing to do in London, Revealed!


Miss Q’s Pool bar and Live Music club, Earls Court West London


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Miss Q’s, a new 420 capacity pool bar, diner and live music club/saloon is now open in Earl’s Court, London.  Miss Q’s adds a unique contemporary twist to retro ‘Beat’ Americana and is defined by its rock ‘n’ roll interior and heady mix of live music, pool, classic American diner style food and hard liquor. The venue is the latest venture from Eddie Bloom, son of Jamie Bloom; former owner of the legendary Rainbow Theatre that played host to Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and The Clash during its heyday in the 70s.



Tues – Wed: 5pm – 11pm

Thurs – Sat: 5pm – 2am


180-184 Earl’s Court Road
London, SW5 9QG

Phone+44 (0)207 370 5358