Woo-hoo! Friday’s here and the weather’s hotting up so get out and about this weekend and enjoy the best capital in the world. Here’s our favourite Skint friendly options.
Some of the most famous residencies and properties across London are throwing open their doors for FREE this weekend at Open House London.
The annual property weekender is a favourite for the curious and downright nosy. There’s loads to choose from. Our top picks include Goldfinger’s brutalist masterpiece Balfron Tower, Baitul Futuh Mosque in Merton, the Camden Highline (pic above), the Polish embassy and John Nash’s Royal Society. Book in advance (they get booked up) and enjoy.
Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Sept: Open House London
Numerous locations across London
FREE – for a full list of what’s on and to book, click here
Celebrate (or “mark” depending on how you look at it) the end of summer with this fun and family friendly festival in Tooting.
There’s loads on at Tootopia. FREE highlights at the three-day gala include a pasta making workshop, an intro to craft beer (including freebie booze) and a Women’s Institute takeover. Elsewhere there’ll be street food on offer plus live music at the Wheatsheaf pub.
Fri 20th – Sun 22nd Sept: Tootopia
Various locations across SW16 and SW17
Event tickets vary. Book all free and costed events in advance. For a full list of what’s on, to reserve spaces and all other info click here
Kapten is the new London cab app. With fixed prices and a loyalty scheme, try it! We’re running a Skint offer and giving away £15 cab credit to get you started. Make your weekend cheaper!
Celebrate the diversity of our great city with a FREE day of European language, art and food at City Hall.
The We Are All Londoners event will also be offering immigration advice on EU Settlement scheme. There’ll be a music mash up from lots of continental musicians plus a family friendly human sized football table. Something for everyone!
Sat 21st Sept: 11am – 3.30pm: We Are All Londoners
City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, SE1 2AA
FREE – to register and for all other info click here
Take advantage of Sunday’s car free weekend in London with an afternoon of FREE games, music and workshops at the Connaught Village Imagines.
There’ll be fun for little ones including meeting puppies and dogs at The Cuddle Club, an art tour by Rickshaw and bird feeder making. For kids of all ages there’ll be street food and drinks, giant outdoor games and a DJ.
We should also point out there’s dozens of events marking the car free day – from a re-enactment of The Peasants Revolt at the Tower of London (11.30, 2.15pm) to pop up playgrounds across the capital and yoga on Tower Bridge.
Need more inspiration?
Keep those summer vibes alive at London’s best rooftop bars including a new one on Oxford St
See a FREE Saturday night outdoor screening of Mary Poppins Returns
Grab some pals and head to Pizza Express’s doughball promotion
On Friday get down to London Bridge Open Kitchen food festival
See Villanelle’s famous pink dress from Killing Eve at the new BAFTA exhibition
A FREE new exhibition has opened at the Imperial War Museum
Have a walk and check out the new Frieze sculptures in Regent’s Park
Unleash your inner James Bond at this spy exhibition