5 THINGS TO DO IN DEPTFORD FOR UNDER A FIVER

It’s no secret that for all its amazing museums, events and exhibitions on offer, London can be a frustrating place when it’s the end of the month and your paycheck can’t come soon enough. Luckily though, the Deptford area is home to some amazing community-led initiatives and cheap exhibitions that you can enjoy at an affordable price, so you’ll never be short of things to do in Deptford. Here are our top five.

LIFE DRAWING AT DEPTFORD CINEMA

Beyond being the go-to spot for movies in Deptford, Deptford Cinema has a lot of cool creative sessions buried in their events calendar. Amongst them are their recurring life drawing sessions which’ll barely set you back by the price of a burger at your favourite fast food place. A small price to pay to learn a new skill in a totally unique setting.

Cost: £3.50 (suggested donation)

VISIT CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE’S GRAVE AT ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH

Christopher Marlowe is one of the nation’s most cherished playwrights. So why is it that such little fuss is made of the fact that his final resting place is the churchyard of the modestly beautiful St Nicholas Church in Deptford? There’s no admission charge for visiting, so getting inspired by seeking out his gravestone won’t cost you a thing. It may be unmarked, but the nearby plaque should give the spot away.

Cost: Free

ATTEND A LECTURE AT THE ROYAL MARITIME MUSEUM

The Royal Maritime Museum is somewhere you can go to learn about a lot more than just boats… Not that they’re not wildly interesting, but sometimes it can be nice to look beyond your usual interests. Their current series of lectures on women of local cultural significance dive into historical figures who have widely gone unrecognised, and currently make up some of the best things to do in Deptford.

Cost: Free

VISIT THE FAN MUSEUM IN GREENWICH

At the upper end of our set budget is The Fan Museum in Greenwich, just a few minutes from the Deptford area. The collection of ornate fans from all over the globe will have you asking yourself why these beautiful items ever went out of fashion. Those willing to spend just a little bit more can also learn to make their own at one of their workshops.

Cost: £5

GRAB A FREE SLICE AT THE ALBANY

The Albany is fairly wallet-friendly at the worst of times, but if the promise of free food is as enticing to you as it is to us, then you’ve no reason not to head down there for some free pizza. The idea is to attract young playwrights looking to have their plays funded by potential backers, so if that’s you then this is a win-win. If it’s not, just fill your mouth with as much grub as you can to avoid any difficult questions…

Cost: Free