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Six FREE things to do in London this week

By Hayley Spencer

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

Pop-Up Park Joy Yoga

Wiggle into leggings, grab a mat and let your stress melt away with some yoga in the thick of nature. (Without leaving central London!) Don’t forget snacks: there’s a picnic after. Meet the team at the Diana Fountain for the afternoon’s fun. Green Park. Tube: Green Park. Sun May 14, noon-3pm.

May Fayre and Puppet Festival

Join Mr Punch at the annual May Fayre and Puppet Festival. With puppet, dance and music shows, and a brass band procession through Covent Garden, there is plenty for your inner (or actual) child to enjoy. St Paul's Church Gardens. Tube: Covent Garden. Sun May 14, 11am-5.30pm.

Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories

This timely exhibition provides glimpses into LGBTQ experiences across the ages and around the world. It marks the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act in 1967. The British Museum. Tube: Holborn. Thu May 11-Oct 15.

The Convention on Brexit and the Political Crash

Concerned about the UK’s future? Take part in crucial debates about the state of the nation and the populist insurgencies that are sweeping Western democracies at this huge public event. Book in advance. Central Hall. Tube: Westminster. Fri May 12-Sat May 13.

Submit to Love

Get creative and get to know the community around you – all in one lunchbreak. Brain injury charity Headway East London has launched a pop-up shop running free craft workshops at lunchtime every week, as well as showcasing art from people who are living with brain injuries. You can also book £5 tickets for talks. 93 Kingsland Rd. Get there: Hoxton Overground. Until Fri May 12.

Zeo Dry Bar

Old Street station is probably one of the most bustling places in London, but for one month only it’s home to a hub of wellness. Soft drink brand Zeo are holding a pop-up hosting yoga, voga (a voguing and yoga combo) and fitness classes. Book online. Zeo Dry Bar. Tube: Old St. Until Jun 2.

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