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Five FREE things to do in London this week

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Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events


Every year thousands of pissed people in Santa garb go on a massive, merry march all over London. In fact, SantaCon is now as much a part of Christmas as mince pies, the Queen’s speech and career-crippling office-party embarrassment. So grab your onesie and your itchy beard and get stuck in. Just make sure to smile, wave and ‘ho-ho-ho!’ at any confused tourists who spot you. Sat Dec 10.

'Reality Is a Dirty Word'

Ken Russell may have been one of Britain’s greatest filmmakers, but he was also a dab hand at photography. His mesmerising pictures of 1950s London capture the magic in the mundane. Proud Chelsea. Tube: Sloane Square. Until Jan 3 2017.

Kodak Ektra Darkroom

To mark the release of its new Ektra smartphone, master of disposable house-party photos Kodak is putting on free workshops teaching snappers of all abilities to create and edit beautiful images. Berwick St. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd. Until Sun Dec 11.

Apple Hour of Code

If you can code, you’ll have a job for life; if you can’t, you’ll never be friends with Gary from IT. It’s a good thing then that Apple’s running free coding workshops as part of Computer Science Education Week. Various venues. Until Sun Dec 11.

Friday Tonic: London Lucumi Choir

One of London’s most diverse choirs takes advantage of the awesome acoustics in the Royal Festival Hall’s roomy foyer space. Door-knocking carollers, take note: this is how it’s done. Central Bar Foyer, Royal Festival Hall. Tube: Waterloo. Fri Dec 9, 5.30pm.

Photo: Savash Djemal/Flickr

Free things to do in London this week.

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