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21 Cheap Date Ideas In London

Save your pennies.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their favourite budget London tip. Here’s what they said:

1. Visit the Hunterian Museum

Budget: Free

"One of the best and most overlooked museums in my opinion is the Hunterian Museum, which is a 5 min walk from Holburn station. It's kinda creepy, but SO interesting. It's full of preserved specimens, medical equipment, skulls/skeletons, abnormalities, that kinda thing."

Suggested by Steff Louise Gros on Facebook

2. Get crafty at Drink Shop & Do

Budget: Tea from £2.80

"Drink Shop & Do at King's Cross have some fab activities including Lego Robots and Lionel Rich-Tea Biscuits - all absolutely free! The only thing you have to fork out for that's less than a fiver is their delicious cocktails and coffees".

Suggested by Maz Norton on Facebook

4. Stroll around Camden Market

Flickr: ashlourey / Via Creative Commons

Budget: Free

"Walk around Camden Market. It's completely free but it's one of my favourite places in London, just a great, interesting place to visit and see even if you don't buy anything. A lot of the food is cheap too, I had a lovely mixed Thai curry for just £4 when I was there."

Suggested by Jack Hessey on Facebook

5. Go for a nature walk

Budget: Free

"The Pergola and Hill Garden near Hampstead Heath, Kenwood House (not free) and grounds (free) on Hampstead Heath, Richmond Park, walking along the riverbank from Richmond to Teddington, grabbing a cheapish lunch in Broadway Market and walking along the canal back to Angel. Plenty of options."

Suggested by Jo Bromilow on Facebook

6. Buy a snack at Borough Market

Budget: Free

"One of my favourite things to do in London, on a Saturday morning, is wander around Borough Market. It can be a little crowded in peak tourist season but the atmosphere is great and if you can resist the temptation to buy all of the Turkish delight, cheese and brownies (something that I've never accomplished) then it's free! That's true of so many great markets in London."

Suggested by Louise Brain on Facebook

7. Or find hidden treasures at Maltby Street Market

Budget: Free

"I love Borough market but it is so crowded so I go to Maltby market just round the corner instead now. if you haven't been then it's worth checking it out."

Suggested by Paul Bee on Facebook

9. Pick up a new read at Books For Free, Stratford

Budget: Free

"Go book 'shopping' at BooksForFree in the Stratford Centre – they have hundreds of books and you can take up to twelve at a time for you to keep."

Suggested by 20s0mething

10. Snuggle up at the British Library

Budget: Free

"The British Library. Could spend days there."

Suggested by reneed49e0b5534

*Note: The photo on the left is of the reading room at the British Museum, which is another lovely option. It is currently closed.

14. Soak up the sun at Dalston Roof Park

Budget: £5

"Dalston Roof Park is a place with great views, and movie screenings, music and art all summer long. It costs just £5 for a membership that is good the entire season. Also, just around the corner is Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. It's a (free!) urban oasis. You can relax with a cup of coffee or tea, attend a workshop or simply stroll the garden."

Suggested by joem45ac45347

15. See what's happening on the South Bank

Budget: Free

"Walk along the South Bank, there's always something going on, even if it's skateboarding, same as Covent Garden (although a cup of tea will probably set you back over a fiver!). There's several art trails through the City too and I love paying a visit to the book sellers by Waterloo - they always have some crazy things."

Suggested by becik

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