Isn't January just the longest month ever?

It's gloomy, we're all desperately trying to get over the festivities, we're being forced into doing things like exercising or eating healthily... but worst of all, there's been a SIX WEEK gap between pay-checks. Cue beans on toast.

Anyone that lives or spends a lot of time in London will know that it can really put a large dent into your bank balance; there's always something to do which more often that not, costs a bit of money.

Rather than counting down the minutes until next pay day, here are some options for free things to do in London:

Go for a bike ride / roller skate / walk / unicycle at Hyde Park

Go check out the incredible views at Sky Garden

Feel all zen at Kyoto Japenese Garden in Holland Park

Check out the funky lights at neon wonderland God's Own Junkyard

Admire some artwork at Tate Modern

Laugh the night away at Angel Comedy Club

Grab your camera and snap away at Columbia Road Flower Market

Join in with the cheers for the street performers at Covent Garden

Feel inspired at the Science Museum

Unleash the Harry Potter fan-girl in you at Platform 9ΒΎ Kings Cross


Hopefully that'll make the next few weekends a bit more purse friendly!