If you fancy going to the cinema for free, check out Seefilmfirst for some free movie tickets. Simply sign up – for free – and they will email you when free screenings are available and give you a screening code which you enter on the home page. However – tickets are available on a first come, first served basis so you’ll have to be quick.
Alternatively, get yourself a free Orange SIM card and you can get 2 for 1 cinema tickets on Wednesdays. Place the Orange SIM into your phone temporarily, then text Film to 241 to receive a message (which costs 35p). You then simply show the text at the box office and you or your mate can go for free! Remember to keep the SIM activated by making the occasional call – just call 453 (for free) to check your balance every now and then. You will have to top up the free SIM with £10 credit – but this gives you 300 free texts and you’ll use the credit to receive the Orange Wednesday texts anyway.
Once you’re exhausted from all your free nights out, there’s loads of free DVD, games and download rentals to nab. Love Film is currently offering a free two week trial where you can rent movies, games and downloads for 14 days free of charge.
Head to the BBC website where you can apply for free tickets to tour and live events, check out new music with promotional events, or be in the audience of your favourite TV show. Another great site is Lost In TV where you can apply for tickets to other TV network shows like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Add yourself to their mailing list to receive updates on any new dates of upcoming shows.
People often forget that there are plenty of museums and art galleries that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy so why not catch an exhibition near you? London is home to some of the most famous museums in the world and a great starting point is the national collections – for information on national collections in London, the north of England, Wales and Scotland go to Visit Britain. There are many museums and galleries offering a variety of exhibitions to suit almost anyone anywhere in the country so if you’re a culture vulture you need not miss out.
Walking is much underrated as a fun, free activity that helps keep you fit. You can take in some beautiful sights and all at absolutely no cost, except for the obligatory ice-cream of course! Find walking routes for your chosen destination with an internet search engine, or take a pocket map with you and head to wherever captures your imagination.