3 things to do in London on a budget this Autumn

London on a budget: sunset at the thames

Night food markets


In the past few years London has become full of different types of food markets catering for a lot of different tastes from fully vegan markets or those dedicated for all the cheese and wine lovers out there. Lots of these markets operate during the daylight hours, but my personal favourites are the ones that stretch into the night and have DJ:s playing music and other activities as well as ALL the food.


One of the biggest and best night food market traders in London is Street Feast which has four different locations around the city: Lewisham, Canary Wharf, Canada Water and Shoreditch. The latter, called Dinerama, has recently started opening on Wednesdays when entrance is completely free. On other days you can get in for free too, but only if you arrive before 7pm.


One night only, on the 28th October, there will also be an all vegan night market hosted by the vegan restaurant Cook Daily in Brick Lane. According to the event poster, the line up looks pretty amazing: there’s the fried “chicken” connoisseurs Temple of Seitan, the fried rice ball masters Arancini Brothers and so many others. I personally can’t wait!


Cosy rooftop: Moroccan Medina at Queen of Hoxton


The rooftop of Queen of Hoxton always has a different theme each summer and winter, and this autumn/winter they’ve chosen Moroccan Medina. The venue has lots of different areas, with the main feature being a wigwam made to look like a giant Moroccan lamp, with lots of cushions and fairylights inside to create a cosy mood.


They serve food and drinks too, of course. The hot drinks include hot buttered rum, sweet cardamom spiced coffee and mint tea with rose, amongst many others. On the food front you can expect halloumi fries (yum!), rainbow vegan mezze platter and lots more.


According to the event’s Facebook page there’s also going to be a ‘unique culture program’ so keep your eyes peeled (sorry – does anyone else think that saying is just really gross..?)!


Enjoy the sunset over the Thames


Grab a take away cup of something hot, check the time of the sunset and head to Millenium Bridge (my favourite – though Waterloo Bridge is a great contender!) and watch London’s sky turn into millions of different colours.


I think I’m going to let the pictures do rest of the talking…


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