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OpenTable IS offering East Londoners a free breakfast with a #FridayFreebie


NO such thing as free lunch? Well on Friday morning get yourself down to Old Street Station this Friday (11th July) from 07:00-09:30am for just that a free lunch!

All you need to do is flash the OpenTable app (free to download) on your smartphone and you will be rewarded with a breakfast treat of your choice from one of four shops located in the station.

The OpenTable team will be on hand to greet commuters and hand out tokens which can be exchanged for an orange juice, a coffee, a bacon roll or a coconut mylk drink.

Free breakfast and lunch in Victoria today and tomorrow


Today & Wednesday this week, Mark Hix’s Fishdogs food truck will be popping up in London’s Victoria and serving breakfast and lunch, for free! A breakfast of cinnamon doughnuts will be served from 8.30am and a Fishdog lunch is available from 12pm.

This lovely treat comes courtesy of Nova, Victoria – set to be London’s most exciting new restaurant quarter. The free breakfast and lunch will be first come, first served while stocks last. To claim a free meal, people simply need to tweet with the hashtag #FishdogNova or show one of the promotional flyers being given out at Victoria and St James’s Park stations.

Hix’s Fishdog van can be found just off Victoria Street, between Westminster City Hall and 62 Buckingham Gate.

Free Pancake Festival – 4th March 2014


Its time to get flipping those Pancakes because next Tuesday(4th March) is Pancake day! Yay! To ensure you have a flipping good Pancake Day Lyle’s Golden Syrup® will be treating Londoners to a free pancake festival on Phipp Street in East London.

The pancake festival will feature a number of food stalls and trucks serving up hundreds of complimentary pancakes drizzled with a variety of tasty toppings, including the much loved Lyle’s Golden Syrup! Festival goers will also be treated to expert cookery demonstrations and other delicious goodies to take away.

The Lyle’s Golden Syrup Pancake Day Festival will be located a short walk from Old Street Station and will be open from 11.00am to 3.00pm. For more details about the Lyle’s Golden Syrup® pancake festival visit www.facebook.com/welovebaking or www.lylesgoldensyrup.com.



Tuesday 4th March from 11.00am – 3.00pm



Phipp Street, London, EC2A

An Alternative Valentine’s Day Pop Up – Miss Cakeheads Think Ink Florist

_MG_7672This Valentine’s Day London creative Miss Cakehead teams up with Kraken Black Spiced Rum to open ‘Think Ink’, the first ever florist offering only black roses.

This ‘alternative Valentine’s’ florist will have macabre bouquets arranged in grave vases, with a bottle of Kraken Black Spiced Rum given in place of the traditional champagne option. The bouquets, made up of Turkish Halfeti roses, Calendula Lily Eclips and Queen of the Night Tulips, will be placed in vases full of Kraken rum, rather than water, turning them black.

Pick up a range of black floral bouquets and a 5cl bottle of Kraken Black Spiced Rum, for a voluntary donation to the Project Redsand charity.
Open from 8am on 14 February, for one day only.


Take a ride on Husky with Kopparberg Cider



Fancy a free ride on a husky to work and a case of spiced apple cider? Then read on..

Swedish fruit cider brand, Kopparberg, is warming up the winter commute during the festive period by offering husky rides and warm Spiced Apple Kopparberg to workers on their way to and from the office. Dubbed ‘The Kopparberg Line’, the huskies will first provide a shortcut for commuters through London, offering journeys across Kennington Park.

In order to book a journey on the Kopparberg line, fans of the cider brand simply need to request a slot on Twitter or Facebook, messaging the Kopparberg UK official accounts using the #KopparbergMushHour hashtag.

Those lucky enough to win a trip will also be sent a case of Kopparberg Spiced Apple cider to warm up at home.

Wear a Festive Jumper and Get a Free Burrito from Chipotle



FREEBIE ALERT! Throughout December Chipotle Mexican Grill will treat customers wearing a cheesy festive jumper to a free Buritto, Bowl, salad or tacos. The offer is only available during the 4pm -6pm.


Chipotle restaurants in London  are:

114-116 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0JR

101-103 Baker Street W1U 6HQ

181-185 Wardour Street W1F 8WF

334 Upper Street N1 0PB

92-93 St Martins Lane WC2N 4AP

40 Wimbledon Hill Road SW19 7PA


Free Steak At Flat Iron – Tuesday 13th August from 5.30pm

ImageCalling all carnivores, Flat Iron Steak House are running a pretty cool promo tomorrow to promote their Chuck Steak cuts. After 5.30pm diners will get the chance to sample their steak for free only paying for sides and drinks. 

Want more info? Check out : https://www.facebook.com/FlatIronSteak

When: Tuesday 13th August from 5.30pm
Where: Flat Iron, 17 Beak St
What: Free Chuck Steak, only pay for any drinks / sides you would like
Why: To spread the good news of Chuck Steak to London’s beef lovers

Broke in January – Ways to save money and still have fun in London

broke sign

Feeling broke this January? After Christmas all my friends are saying they have no money, so I decided to do a post about how to get more for your money and still enjoy London this new year. Feel free to share with your friends.

Take advantage of London’s restaurant deals, vouchers and get yourself a taste card!

Eating out is usually the first thing people cut back on when money is tight, but this January you can take advantage of all the deals that restaurants are introducing to try and get you to part with your cash.

  •   Get a free trial of tastecard. You will be able to get 50% or 2 for 1 deals in lots of restaurants around London.
  •  Check out these recommended restaurant deal websites: Vouchercodes, Toptable and Groupon.
  •  For those who are really pushed for pounds All Bar One are running a dine for 5 pounds deal when you sign up to their newsletter
  • Cut back on the alcohol this January – it will cut the cost of your meals and give your liver time to recover after Christmas and New Year.

Go to London’s Museums and Gallery Friday Lates

These are usually on a Friday and are FREE! So if you are looking for something to do with your friends in London and save money these can be good fun. My top three events:

  • If you like drawing, The National Portrait Gallery is running free drawing classes on Friday evenings throughout January.
  • Try you hand at Speed Dating, a Pub quiz or chill out at the bar  at The Science Museum Lates.
  • Also on the art front – check out Private art openings at London’s small galleries, you can usually find out about these by signing up to their mailing lists. (Sssh they usually give you free wine while you peruse the artworks).

Buy your clothes on the cheap

With prices in the shops already slashed due to the sales, you can shave a few pounds off that sales bargain by looking out for any imperfections (of course it helps if you’re handy with a sewing needle, if not ask your mummy)  most shops will reduce goods with the odd hole or missing button.

Also since January is the time when lots of people spring clean their wardrobes, it’s also the perfect time to hit the charity shops and rummage. Aim for charity shops in well-heeled areas: Pimlico, Chelsea and South Kensington.

Get fit for free in London

Don’t get sucked into spending lots of money on gym membership you are never going to use to burn off those Christmas pounds.

Sell your unwanted Christmas gifts on Ebay to make some extra cash

Enough said.

Single? Meet new people in London for free

If you want to meet new people but don’t fancy paying for speed dating or internet dating. You should try meetup.com there is a group for pretty much every interest under the sun. Joining up is free and some events especially industry ones giveaway freebies!

Also Okcupid is a free dating site that friends of mine have tried and found to be successful.

Do you have any ways to save money in London this January? Leave a comment and let’s share our ideas.

Lanky Girl’s Advent Calender 21st Dec – Free Orchids Flower Giveaway on the Streets of East London

orchids exhibition

Art of Life, a group of Dutch pot orchid growers have unveiled a new exhibition of orchid inspired art at the Village Underground, Shoreditch, East London, to raise awareness about the versatility of the exotic beauties.

The 3D effect, photo realistic exhibition is available to view on the exterior walls of the cultural space on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch until  Sunday 23rd December 2012. The exhibition promises to transform the gritty brick façade to showcase and create intrigue about the splendour of the striking floral variety.

From 11 am, Orchids will be given away to passers-by at the site in celebration of the work and the festive season! All you need to do to claim your orchid is share an image of the artwork using the hashtag #FloralFriday with your Twitter followers.

The Art of Life exhibition wall is available to view on the Great Eastern Street side of Village Underground by Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ.

To find more please visit www.facebook.com/orchidsinfoUK

Lanky Girl’s Advent calender 2012 – 13th-17th December Freebies in London

So it seems I have apologies to make its been a bit of a crazy week so  rather difficult to keep up with this. However, I have finally got a few mins to get you up to date on things to do, see and buy before Christmas is upon us. Argh! These events are not time sensitive by the way 🙂

13th December 2012  – Check new burger restaurant @BRGRCOSOHO

Originally from Lebanon this restaurant packs a punch in the meat eater stakes.

hmmm burgers

14th December 2012 – Mastercard Holder?  Free ice skating with Priceless London on the South Bank

Priceless London is offering MasterCard cardholders up to 4 tickets to Eyeskate at the EDF Energy London Eye – absolutely free! This offer is valid from Monday to Friday at two sessions, 10am and 11am, from Tuesday 11th December until Sunday 6th January excluding 25th December.

London Eye Skating

15th December 2012 – Book FREE tickets to Kew Gardens this Christmas!  

From the the 22nd December & 4th January Entry is free to Kew Gardens, just book your ticket here!


16th December 2012 – Check out Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre Christmas Market
Southbank Centre Christmas Market

 (16 November – 7 January) sees Southbank Centre’s 21-acre site transformed with blue neon lights and festive art installations, providing a picturesque backdrop to a range of events for everyone to delight in. Highlights include Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl, the UK premiere of award-winning international cabaret sensation Meow Meow’s dark twist on the classic winter tale; the much-anticipated return of Slava’s Snowshow, a Chaplinesque show by Cirque du Soleil star Julien Cottereau and Wayne Hemingway’s A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party.

17th December 2012 – Customize your clothes @boxpark during a 5 day pop-up shop by @WakeupCampaign