October 18, 2012, 6:33 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- For art lovers, bargain hunters, families and the merely curious, the Affordable Art Fair brings the prospect of an excellent weekend's wandering, gawping and perhaps even buying.
Set to take place in Hampstead Heath from 1st to 4th November 2012, the Affordable Art Fair is the little sister to the larger Battersea art fair, but promises some more accessible prices and stalls, as well as the opportunity for newly graduating artists to exhibit and develop their work in front of new audiences.
What is more, the excellent HotelMap widget is able to find weekend visitors some brilliant deals on hotels near Kings Cross and other central areas within easy distance of both the art fair itself, and the city centre.
The event runs from 11am -6pm, apart from on the 1st when it will have a special late-night extension until 9.30pm. Admission for under-16s is free, meaning it's a great event to throw in as part of a family trip to London – given that it is set in the middle of the city's most wild open space (Hampstead Heath), there's plenty to keep kids distracted.
And for those looking to make it a celebratory weekend without totally breaking the bank, news of HotelMap's great deal-finding widget will be a blessing. The finder has located deals in some great central, NW1 hotels with over 50% discounts off the full price.
The Thistle Euston Hotel, for example, has 78% off double rooms on the 2nd -4th November, with prices coming in at £128 per night. This is located just 3 miles from the Affordable Art Fair, reached either by tube with a walk, or by a direct bus.
Another option is the Holiday Inn Camden Lock – better for couples and those who want to make the most of Camden night life after – it's also just a 2 mile walk to the Art Fair, and doubles have a discount of 70%, starting at £152 per night.