Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
You’re trusted to not pinch the silverware as more than 100 galleries and auction houses in Mayfair and St James’s throw open their doors this weekend. This year the programme also includes Gallery Hop – an out- of-hours event on Friday evening followed by posh boozing in Burlington Arcade. Cheers to that! Various venues. Fri Jul 1-Sun Jul 3.
Discover the next Gilbert & George at this showcase of the UK’s most exciting art and design graduates. With work by more than 3,000 promising students, the weekly presentations focus on different disciplines including art, fashion, and photography. Old Truman Brewery. Liverpool St. Until Jul 18.
This celebration highlights the best of this jewel of south London. The programme ranges from live music and an open-air performance of ‘Hamlet’ to tours of the historic Streatham Hill Theatre. Various venues. Sat Jul 2-Jul 9.
Channel your inner David Dimbleby and quiz London’s mayor at his first public Q&A. Ask him anything, from the irregularity of the 176 to the lack of affordable housing, just don’t mention Boris’s enviable ’do. Indigo at the O2. North Greenwich. Thu Jun 30.