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Top 5 things to do in London for under a tenner

By TabethaB 31 Jul 2018

On first look London can seem like a very expensive place to live and the popular tourist attractions can come with a hefty price. However, if you look closer there are many things to do that won’t cost you more than a few pennies and many are even free!

1. Visit a park
London is full of beautiful green spaces that are free to enjoy, such as Hyde park or Richmond park. There are also small pockets of green hidden in unexpected places, waiting to be found. Getting some fresh air can help alleviate deadline stress and keep you feeling grounded during the frantic deadline months.

2. Saatchi gallery
London is famous for its art galleries and there are a lot of free ones that you have probably heard of or been too, but the Saatchi gallery is relatively unknown to non-Londoners. That being said it showcases the work of some of the best up-and-coming artists and some that are internationally known.

3. Explore a market
You can spend many hours wandering around a market when you find the right one. Camden or Borough Market for example are full of food, fashion, antiques and many other well-priced delicacies.

4. Visit the Globe
The Globe on the South bank of the Thames is a replicate of the theatre which starred many works of the English play write, Shakespeare. A round, open topped theatre with star studded casts and an atmosphere like no other theatre, it is something that every Londoner has to tick off their bucket list. When you book yard tickets (standing), they cost only five pounds each!

5. UAL Social events
UAL Social holds lots of events that are either free or only cost a few pounds. For example, the outdoor cinema held at sketch house is free! Snacks like popcorn, candy floss and drinks are included.

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TabethaB a BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media student studying at London College of Communication.
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