Living the Good Life on a Budget in the United Kingdom (UK) HTML version

Eating In
Graze ( yummy boxes of fresh fruit, nuts, and snacks in the post for you to
nibble on and get your 5-a-day and....well, healthy stuff. They've always got offers going on, and if
you sign up your first box will be half price (usually £3.99). Give out your special code and you'll
also get a hefty discount every time your friends/family/followers sign up too.
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A useful resource if you fancy seeing some of your favourite shows (including Never Mind the
Buzzcocks, Top Gear and X Factor) for free. You'll be emailed whenever shows are looking for
audience members. I've been to a few of these and there's a bit of waiting around, but it's fascinating
to see how it actually works.
Free entertainment during the day
London is brilliant for free entertainment. Head to Covent Garden or Embankment during the
summer and you'll catch magicians, mimes and the odd clown *shudder. Head to or This Little Lady Went To for full details of events.
Audio Tours
If you fancy seeing London through fresh eyes, try one of the London Audio Tours
( They're usually around £5.95, and you download the tours onto your
iPod/MP3 player. Then simply follow the directions!
Many other cities also offer similar audio tours, and many of them are free.
Free knitting/crochet/sewing patterns
Crafters have a huge number of sites they can visit for free patterns. Crafty,
and Dork all offer regular contributions from the crafting community.
As long as you don't mind constant interruptions from an irritating advertising bod, Spotify is a