When you start university, you’re most definitely going to need a break from those long study shifts. Weekend activities don’t have to break the bank. Check out these five enjoyable activities that you can do with your friends and family for under £10.

  1. Have food at The Breakfast Club then walk around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (blueberry pancakes £7)

With freshly brewed coffee, refreshing juices and decadent milkshakes, The Breakfast Club takes pride in serving beverages that complement their lush breakfast offerings. From fluffy stacks of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup to perfectly poached eggs nestled on top a bed of avocado and toast, there’s something for everyone. Walk off those pancakes at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, set across hundreds of acres with so much to see and explore.

  1. Get your knees up and attend a Parkrun (free entry)

Invigorate your Saturday mornings by running 5km at your local Parkrun. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They take place in pleasant parkland surroundings – the most local to the University are at Hackney Marshes.

  1. Relax in a sauna bath (from £8.50)

Hot and cold therapies are becoming more and more popular. Using the extreme contrasts in temperatures can improve the treatment of pain and inflammation, improve blood flow and movement of muscles, boost your immune system and encourage a deeper detox. Hackney Wick Sauna Baths offer six communal saunas for individual bathers, including a six-person sauna for group bookings, and plenty cold plunges.

  1. Get some new threads from Wock Thrift Store (fill a bag for £10)

Wick Thrift Store offer vintage tees from £3 as well as ‘fill-a-bag’ sales, where you can get a handful of items for just £10. Thrifting is fun, good for the environment, saves you money, and you’ll find more weird, wonderful and unique pieces.

  1. Grab a drink at Barkney Wick

The perfect place for humans and hounds! There’s something for everyone – with cocktails, soft drinks and even PUPtails for your furry friend. Don’t have a dog? Still go along and pet someone else’s!

By Emma S