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Four FREE things to do in London this week

Feria de Londres

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

Belgravia in Bloom

Westminster’s been transformed into a floral paradise this week. Businesses have been adorned with displays inspired by iconic children’s books such as ‘The Jungle Book’. Want to explore? Maps are available from local retailers. Multiple venues. Until Sat May 27.

Dear Diary

Have a nosey through diaries from 1400BC to the present day at this exhibition celebrating the ways in which we use them to capture the human experience. Memoirs on show include those from a UNICEF worker in Yemen and a  lesbian living in the 1800s. Somerset House. Tube: Temple. Fri May 26-Jul 7.

Feria de Londres

Arriba! Andalusia is coming to the banks of the Thames for a May bank holiday weekend festival full of tapas, Spanish beer, wine, sherry tastings and unique masterclasses. Plus there’s free flamenco performances. Potters Fields Park. Tube: London Bridge. Sat May 27-Sun May 28.

Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors

Picasso was obsessed with bulls, matadors and minotaurs. He often used the latter as a metaphor for himself, depicting it as a sexual animal and a saviour of women. (Classic man.) This show explores that theme. You’ll leave with strong opinions. Gagosian Gallery. Tube: Bond St. Until Aug 25.

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