Cheapskate London is a free weekly email newsletter listing London’s best free events. From gigs, films and plays to talks, workshops and live comedy, Cheapskate makes London’s amazing cultural offerings more accessible to everyone – even those on a shoestring budget.

Launched in May 2019 by journalist Kate Samuelson and graphic designer Georgia Weisz, Cheapskate now reaches thousands of weekly readers. When the newsletter arrives in subscribers’ inboxes every Monday morning, each carefully-selected event is still available to attend – allowing readers a spontaneity which can be hard to find in London.

The newsletter also features a weekly free-to-enter competition, often in collaboration with a high-profile brand. Past competitions have included tickets to events like the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival, the New Scientist Festival and the London Podcast Festival, as well as plays at the Donmar Warehouse, comedy nights at the Bill Murray and even a year-long membership of the Vagina Museum in Camden.

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About the founders

Kate Samuelson is Cheapskate’s founder and editor, and a freelance journalist writing for publications including TIME, Stylist, and The Guardian. Previously, she was a staff reporter for TIME’s bureau in London. In May 2020, Kate won a WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award in the ‘digital’ category and a Print Futures Award in the ‘visual delights’ category for her work with Cheapskate London.

Georgia Weisz is Cheapskate’s creative director. She has worked in creative hospitality at the Sircle Collection in Amsterdam and in marketing, communications and entertainment at Alldayeveryday in New York. Georgia’s now back in her hometown of London, working on freelance graphic design projects with brands including Space NK, MatchesFashion and VICE UK.