Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events.
Did you know it would be impossible for the Great Fire of London to happen today? Or that robots can fly and perform surgery? The boffins at Imperial College London will tell you more at their free annual festival. Plus immersive art and delicious food. Sounds like an equation for a good time. Imperial College, South Ken Campus. Tube: South Kensington. Sat May 6-Sun May 7.
London’s annual free documentary festival returns with a weekend of films spanning mental health, race, migration and the people who make those sand sculptures on the South Bank. The Cinema Museum. Tube: Kennington. Fri May 5-Sun May 7.
Bosch’s Giant Dishwasher
Stand under 2,000 litres of recycled water and remain completely dry at Bosch’s giant dishwasher installation this weekend. It’s sure to cause serious envy for those who do the washing up by hand. Southbank. Tube: Waterloo. Fri May 5-Sun May 7.
The artist behind that image of Beyoncé draped in flowers announcing her pregnancy has filled a dark room with anti-Trump protest art. Expect Black Panthers and swastikas. Ben Brown Fine Arts. Tube: Bond St. Until Fri Jun 2.
Keep the chilled bank holiday vibes going at a Scandi-style retreat in Canary Wharf. Organised by Volvo to promote the XC60, you can book free yoga sessions, art classes and Swedish massage sessions online at volvocars.com/uk Outside Canary Wharf. Thu May 4-Fri May 5.
Stalls selling the best ooey-gooey dairy dream London has to offer (we like cheese, okay) will fill Camden Market this weekend. Try tasters, talk to the makers and just generally revel in all the gouda goodness. Camden Market. Tube: Camden Town. Sat May 6-Sun May 7.