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Six FREE things to do in London this week

By Time Out London Things To Do

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No cash? No worries! Here are the week's best free events.


Brian Duffy

Along with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, Brian Duffy – with his wild, unpolished snaps – was one of the photographers who helped encapsulate the spirit of the ’60s. This exhibition focuses on his work for Pirelli (he did three editions of its calendar, one shot of which is pictured above) and David Bowie (Duffy shot the cover for ‘Aladdin Sane’). The Hospital Club. Tube: Covent Garden. Fri Apr 29-May 3


Science Museum Lates: 'Lost in Thought'

An adult-only opportunity to explore the Science Museum, beer in hand. This month’s event is brain-themed, looking at dementia and neuroscience. Visitors can make their own neurons, test their brains and meet scientists from the Brain Bank who research the brain post-mortem. Science Museum. Tube: South Kensington. Wed Apr 27.

London history

Rockers, Soulheads and Lovers: Sound Systems Back in Da Day

Learn more about the African-Caribbean soundsystems of London past in this exhibition of photos, film and artefacts. Told from the perspectives of people who lived in South London during the ’50s up until the early ’80s. 198 Contemporary Arts. Herne Hill rail. Until May 21.

Walking tour

Dickens's London Borough

Dickens was really into nightwalking. He would tramp across London, finding inspiration in the people he met. This tour retraces his steps around Borough. Meet at Borough tube station. Tue Apr 26, 6pm.

Get involved

West End Musical Choir Taster Session

To celebrate the start of their summer singing term, the West End Musical Choir will be helping to warm up London’s larynges. Book one of their taster sessions and you’ll soon be crooning hits from the West End. Various venues. Until Thu Apr 28. Book at

Keep fit

Roller Fitness Workouts

Get fit on rollerskates at two free sessions. Marawa’s Majorettes will lead the workouts at the wooden-floored Bump Rollerdisco, bang in the middle of Canary Wharf. Montgomery Square. Tube: Canary Wharf. Fri Apr 29-Sat Apr 30.

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