Since moving to London, me and Stew have been filling our weekends with lots of fun things to do. Having both never spent a lot of time here, it's been great to explore. There is always so much to do and see here, with exhibitions popping up each week, and countless numbers of food, flower and antique markets.
I've had a few people comment on our lifestyle recently, asking us how we can afford to be out all of the time. But it's actually pretty cheap! There are so many things you can do for fun that are low cost, or even free! Here are my top 5...
So many museums are free to attend! It's worth taking a lot at their websites before popping along to make sure. But we went to the Natural History Museum, and Science Museum for free. I was expecting to have to pay and was pleasantly surprised when we walked straight through.
2. Food markets
Food markets are free, but of course you can spend a lot of money on food, depending on how much of foodie you are. That being said, most stalls will give away free tasting pieces. I always feel awkward having a nibble and then not buying anything, but most stalls are there to spread the word about their brand, and want you to try their product.
This may sound like an obvious activity, and perhaps not very cheap, but again if you look online before heading to your local cinema, you may find discount codes, or vouchers. Many cinemas have promotions in the same way as restaurants do. Some in fact partner with restaurants to offer deals. It's all about being savvy!
I have only been to bingo once with friends, but it was such a fun evening. Lots of laughs, drinks and hopefully some money to be won! Bingo is not expensive, you can find lots of group deals, and mid week bargains. And if you happen to win, then hey it was a super cheap night! Haha.
Yes walking. Not only is it free but it's also healthy, and you can see so much more by walking, than getting a bus or tube somewhere. Why not wander around your city, or out in the countryside, and see what you find. I used to live in a little village in the middle of nowhere, and often took for granted how beautiful the surrounding scenery was. Every time we went out for a walk, we'd try to go somewhere a little bit different, get off the pathway a little and explore. It's so invigorating!
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