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London cinema: How to score tickets on the cheap

London cinema: How to score tickets on the cheap

Oscar season is upon us, and the lousy weather makes it the perfect time to cozy up and watch some of the latest releases. But in the age of downloads, going to the cinema in London has become somewhat of a premium experience, with ticket prices closer to those of the theater than a cheap » Read more

London: How to find cheap and free theater tickets

London: How to find cheap and free theater tickets

As part of EuroCheapo’s new series on “Budget Culture,” I’ve been scouring the streets of London to find out how wallet-conscious Cheapo’s can enjoy London’s lively theater scene on the cheap. You’ll be glad to hear that the options are plentiful, so there’s no excuse not to get cultured in London! Discounted West End tickets » Read more

London: 3 Unique “Crafternoons”

London: 3 Unique “Crafternoons”

“Crafternoons” have become increasingly popular in London and rightly so. It’s a fun and original way to spend an entertaining evening or afternoon without paying the earth. So get that paintbrush and sewing kit ready and try out one of these lovely London options. Art4Fun 172 West End Lane Tube: West Hampstead Cost: £5.95 studio fee, » Read more

London: Crouch End Barboot offers a Cheapo night out

London: Crouch End Barboot offers a Cheapo night out

Crouch End is a mysterious little corner of the capital. There is no Tube line connecting it with the rest of London and the locals want it to stay that way. While many Londoners have heard of Crouch End, most have no idea where it actually is and imagine it’s so far away they would » Read more

Where to Watch the Olympics in London: A Cheapo’s Guide

Where to Watch the Olympics in London: A Cheapo’s Guide

So London has officially gone Olympics crazy. There is barely a television program that doesn’t talk about past sporting legends and future possible gold medalists, barely a corner you can turn without being reminded there are only five, four, three, two.. more days to go. As the excitement builds Londoners are starting to wonder what » Read more

London: A Cheapo’s guide to free live music and comedy clubs

London: A Cheapo’s guide to free live music and comedy clubs

By Nina Derham in London— Saving your pennies can feel like an impossible task in a city like London when just using public transport can burn a massive hole in your pocket. Thankfully, all the main museums are free, meaning that large chunks of your day can be spent admiring everything from the wonders of » Read more

London: Free Saturday concerts at the Union Chapel

London: Free Saturday concerts at the Union Chapel

By Lara Kavanagh in London— The Union Chapel is arguably London‘s most atmospheric concert venue, with its soaring ceiling, solid church pews and killer acoustics. The chapel, which is still a working church, hosts a full concert program, with performances several nights a week. While tickets for evening gigs are generally not too expensive (most » Read more

London: Open-air theater with cheap (or free) seats

London: Open-air theater with cheap (or free) seats

By Lara Kavanagh in London— Now that the worst of the winter weather seems to be finally easing off, lots of fun London activities are quite rightly taking themselves outdoors. Theater is one of London’s biggest selling points, and one of the city’s beloved spring and summer activities is to catch an Open Air Theatre » Read more

London’s Royal Wedding: A Cheapo’s guide

London’s Royal Wedding: A Cheapo’s guide

By Nina Derham in London— Many Brits feel that foreigners often take more of an interest in the royal family than they do. However, Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011 has been a constant theme in the media since it was announced last November and the British public has been lapping » Read more

London: A Cheapo night out at the movies

London: A Cheapo night out at the movies

By Lara Kavanagh in London— Central London cinema prices are enough to put off even the seasoned local, often reaching £12 to £14 per person, and even more if you go to a really upmarket joint. But there is some relief in sight. If you’re on vacation and able to catch a mid-week movie, then » Read more

London: 2 hangouts offering events, crafts, drinks and more

London: 2 hangouts offering events, crafts, drinks and more

By Lara Kavanagh in London— Sometimes it’s great to have everything in one place, without having to trek around town. Here are two great London venues with a multi-purpose approach to entertainment, including some fun free activities. Drink, Shop & Do 9 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX Open: Tuesday to Saturday Tel: 020 3343 9138 Web » Read more

Nightlife Worth Getting Dolled Up For in London

Nightlife Worth Getting Dolled Up For in London

By Lara Kavanagh in London—Cheapos clean up well. It’s the time of the year when the last of the Christmas turkey has disappeared into the trash, and the New Year hangover is receding. January can be a bit of a downer, but luckily London has a year-round calendar of fun nights out, many of them involving » Read more

London with Children: Puppet shows at the Little Angel Theatre

London with Children: Puppet shows at the Little Angel Theatre

By Lara Kavanagh in London— If you’re visiting London as a family and have small children in tow, the wealth of things to see and do can be a little overwhelming. One child-friendly activity that cannot be recommended highly enough is seeing a production at the Little Angel Theatre, where the stars of the show » Read more

London: The Enchanted Woodland offers a wintery escape, Nov 19-Dec 5

London: The Enchanted Woodland offers a wintery escape, Nov 19-Dec 5

By Lara Kavanagh in London— As the weather in London grows frosty and thoughts turn to frantic Christmas shopping, it’s a good time to escape the high street and pursue some Christmassy activities out in the increasingly fresh air. One excellent refuge is the magical Enchanted Woodland, which returns to Syon Park, the grounds of » Read more

London Tip: How to score cheap theater tickets

London Tip: How to score cheap theater tickets

London’s many stages and playhouses have countless plays, musicals and operas on offer all summer long—and unlike in New York, tickets here can be had for a song if you know where to look. As far as prices go, think under 10 pounds. In fact, at one theater, tickets go for 10 pence a head » Read more

London: What I learned from Wimbledon (and how to get tickets!)

London: What I learned from Wimbledon (and how to get tickets!)

Taking in the tennis at Wimbledon last week was a peculiarly British experience. Pimms cup in one hand, strawberries and cream in the other, I sat 10 feet away from the players, dressed all in white (of course), and watched them bash a ball at each other for hours on the magnificently green courts. On » Read more

London: £10 Tickets at the National Theatre

London: £10 Tickets at the National Theatre

We were thrilled to read that the National Theater will again be hosting its extensive Travelex £10 ticket season in early 2009. London’s theater scene is among the most celebrated in the world. Ticket prices, happily, are already more reasonable than their counterparts in New York, and half-priced same-day tickets from the TKTS booth at Leicester Square make them » Read more

London: Free concerts at St. Martin’s in the Fields

London: Free concerts at St. Martin’s in the Fields

In London, it’s no big secret that that many activities surrounding Trafalgar Square are free. You can view the paintings at the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, or hang out in the square and check out its sculptures without paying a pence. Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin’s in the Fields However, an oft-overlooked freebie occurs several times a » Read more

London Flash: O2 Wireless Festival

London Flash: O2 Wireless Festival

This is probably the biggest music festival in central London beyond the (BBC) Proms. Tickets aren’t cheap. Day passes are going for £40. A two-day pass costs £75, a three-day pass costs £105, and a four-day pass costs £135.) So, yeah, not cheap. But we bet you could just walk by and enjoy yourselves, listening » Read more

London Critical Mass and Naked Bike Ride

We had the pleasure of watching a sea of bike riders, rollerbladers, skaters, and sundry other wheel-clad persons roll across a packed Oxford Street last weekend. It was quite a startling break from the usual traffic of buses and cabs. And it was thrilling to see all those people getting somewhere on their own, without » Read more

London: Late Nights at the National Gallery and More

London: Late Nights at the National Gallery and More

Usually a late night in London means a long night out, a club with a cover charge, and kebabs as the sun comes up. Now, the more cultured among us can step out for something other than a sticky dance floor and over-priced mojitos. Okay, so the new Late Nights at London’s cultural venues don’t » Read more

London Flash: Free Summer Concerts

London Flash: Free Summer Concerts

Photo by dangermain We’ve always stood by the statement that London’s the most enjoyable city in the world… if you’re rich. That said, there are free things to do in London. In addition to the not just the free rooms at museums and galleries, there are loads of concerts and the open spaces to choose » Read more

London: New Weekly Mag is So-SoLondon

Okay, we admit it. We caved in and bought a copy after seeing it advertised on buses all over London. (Probably not the best reason to buy something.) In any case, SoLondon, the city’s newest weekly mag, is not exactly a meaty chunk of glossy gossip. Rather, it seems a bit more like Fabric—chock full » Read more