Cheapskate London - Monday 3 June 2024

🍕 Pizza slice day, lost books & Mean Girls

The capital’s best free events from June 3rd to 9th

Dear Cheapskater,

Happy Monday! We hope you had a fun-filled weekend and are heading into the week feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

We have a pretty cool announcement to make: we’re partnering with the amazing National Art Pass this month, to help our wonderful readers plan great summer days out which won’t break the bank.

This June, with a three-month trial National Art Pass you can get free or half-price entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK (plus 50% off major exhibitions) for just £15. The pass usually costs £79 for the year - so this trial is a super affordable way to get your culture fix this summer! Check it out here.

Have a gorgeous week,
Kate and Georgia x

PS. Congrats to our reader Liam S, who won a pair of Soane Lates tickets (an after-hours opening of the Sir John Soane’s Museum), which we promoted in last week’s newsletter. We’re very excited about this week’s competition - scroll down to enter!


FOOD 🍕 Euston, from 12pm

‘Slice Day’

Pizza Pilgrims is opening a new site right next to Euston station today & is giving away 1,000 free pizza slices to passers-by from 12pm to celebrate.

COMEDY 🎙️ Angel, from 7.30pm

Laughter’s free

Watch new comedy acts doing their best to become the stars of tomorrow, plus super experienced acts trying out fresh material at the Camden Head tonight.


FILM 📽️ London Bridge, 7-9pm

That’s so fetch

London Bridge City’s Summer by the River festival (on the banks of the Thames) is back! This Tues eve, they’re showing an outdoor screening of Mean Girls.

MUSIC 🎶 Nott Hill, from 6pm

Charli XCX listening party

Rough Trade West is hosting a pre-release listening party to celebrate brat, Charli XCX’s latest album. Tickets are going fast, but you can join the waitlist here.

Woman holding a fan looking at jewellery at a market.

Competition time! 🎨

We’re super excited to be giving away a pair of weekend tickets to the wonderful Summer Open Studios.

This twice-annual, craft-centric event gives Londoners the unique opportunity to explore a working maker’s studio, take part in craft workshops & buy handcrafted items directly from talented makers. The event is running from June 14-16 in Bloomsbury & 21-23 June in Deptford.

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TALK 🧑‍💻 virtual, from 7pm

Happiness after adversity

Is it possible to overcome pain & be happy? Yes! Learn more about how you can overcome adversity to lead a more fulfilling life at this Action for Happiness webinar.

FILM 📽️ Canary Wharf, from 7pm

Mystery cinema night

Theatreship, the non-profit arts venue in the Docklands, recently launched a free cinema night on Weds - but there’s a catch: the film being shown is a mystery.


LATE EVENT 🍵 Forest Hill, until 9pm

Horniman Late

On the first Thurs of each month the Horniman Museum stays open until 9pm. It’s a great opportunity to check out the 茶, चाय, Tea (Chá, Chai, Tea) exhibit.

EXHIBIT 📚 Russell Sq, until July 10

The Library of Lost Books

It’s the launch of The Library of Lost Books, a Wiener Holocaust Library exhibit looking at the systematic theft of Jewish libraries by the Nazis during WW2.

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FILM 📽️ Clapton, from 6pm

Undocumented screening

Join The New Black Film Collective & London’s Screen Archives for a screening of the hit film The Color Purple at St Michael & All Angels Church.

FESTIVAL 🎨 Temple, Fri-Sat 4-8pm

Upgrade Yourself

Somerset House’s Upgrade Yourself Festival is back, connecting emerging creatives aged 16-30 with trailblazing creatives & industry experts.


MOVE 🚲 various locations/times

Naked bike ride

The annual World Naked Bike Ride - a peaceful, legal, public protest against car culture on the streets of London - returns this Sat. Take part (or just spectate!).

FESTIVAL 🎪 Limehouse, from 11am

Celebrating east London

Sat is the annual Festival of Communities - a celebration of east London in Stepney Green Park, featuring hands-on demos, family fun, food stalls & games.


FAIR 🥕 Brixton, Sat-Sun 1-9pm

Lambeth Country Show

The Lambeth Country Show - one of the UK’s largest free family festivals - returns to Brockwell Park this weekend for a special 50th anniversary edition.

FESTIVAL 🎉 Camden, Sun 1-5pm

Community day

Celebrate all things Camden at a free community festival this Sun. There’ll be drop-in activities (like a sustainable fashion workshop), plus free food & drinks.

And for dessert...

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👀 Kate was interviewed about Cheapskate by our newsletter platform Beehiiv for their Creator Spotlight series. Check it out here!

👟 If you’re looking to make your shoe game more sustainable, CLAE has a great selection of vegan & recycled trainers (plus they offer 10% off if you sign up to their website, & free UK shipping).

🧐 Fancy taking part in an immersive murder mystery event? Cheapskate readers have a generous discount for this Murder at the Opera preview event on Weds (tickets are a steal at just £2.98 each)! This murder mystery is inspired by the haunting melodies & larger-than-life characters of opera - & it looks AMAZING.

🍃 Chiswick House & Gardens is looking for volunteers for a one-off opportunity this Sat - it should be a nice chance to roll up your sleeves & get some fresh air!

🍽️ Once a month, the co-working & live events space Kindred hosts 100 strangers for a free community dinner served on two long tables. The menu is always designed by one of Kindred’s in-house chefs & often reflects their personal heritage. Enter the ballot for the June dinner here.

🍹 My absolute fave cocktail is a Paloma (tequila, grapefruit soda & lime) - so I was thrilled to open a package last week from ready-made cocktail brand MOTH, containing their latest canned creation! MOTH Paloma is available from Waitrose for £3.99 per can.

🥗 atis, the sustainable, plant-forward salad bowl brand, is opening its flagship store on Regent Street today. The first 100 visitors will receive their fave atis bowl for free, plus there’s a 50% discount running all week over lunchtime (11.30am-3pm).

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