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BARGAIN HUNT: FIVE THINGS FOR A FIVER

Winter is a time of ballooning utility bills and the tightening of purse strings. with that in mind, we’ve compiled five affordable, fun ideas to help you do more for less.

1. RECALL THE CANALS

London Canal Museum, New Wharf Road, N1
Housed across two floors, there is a wharf outside where you can view our tug Bantam IV and look at the attractive canal basin after reading about its history. Open year round, every day except Mondays. It is a building with a great deal of character and interest. Attend on your own for £3 or splash out with your grandchild for an extra £2. www.canalmuseum.org.uk

2. DAYLIGHT CONCERTS

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1
A lazy afternoon with music, tea and cake. Taking place on Saturdays, 12noon – 2pm, throughout the year, each daylight concert is unique. They bring an incredibly diverse programme of artists to the Chapel with music from every imaginable genre. Past highlights have included performances by artists from Nils Frahm to The London Bulgarian Choir, Frank Sidebottom to The Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble and Lisa Knapp to Laetitia Sadier. Suggested donation £5. www.unionchapel.org.uk

Union Chapel

3. COMEDY WORKS IN PROGRESS

Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, N7 (on the same road as Drovers)
Catch a work in progress comedy performance from talented performers refining their act. Pleasance Theatre, Islington’s long standing advocate of Fringe Theatre, caps all work in progress tickets at £5. With 35 shows to choose from between January and February, there’ll definitely be a comedic style that tickles your fancy. www.pleasance.co.uk/via/search/london/tag/wip

Pleasance Theatre courtyard

4. FIVESQUID.COM

To feed your imagination click on www.fivesquid.com – an enormous directory of people willing to offer their services for a mere £5. From cartoon creations to creating a LinkedIN profile, the site is easy to search. Every offer is accompanied by a simple star rating and reviews you can read. For the vain amongst us ‘Zelenks’, Graphic Designer in Nottingham, will even photoshop your picture to make you look younger! www.fivesquid.com/44728/make-your-photo-look-younger-or-older

5. DINE OUT IN ARCHWAY

Oak & Pastor, 86 Junction Way, N19
Treat you and a friend to a meal out for a fiver. The renovated pub with reclaimed church furniture and contemporary touches the Oak & Pastor, Archways real ale haven, offers dinners a 2-4-1 on pizza…at £10.50 for per pizza. We’ve squeezed this deal in as it works out at £5.25 per head! www.oakandpastor.com

The Oak & Pastor
The Oak & Pastor

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