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Six FREE things to do in London this week

By Time Out London Things To Do

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

New Tate Modern opening weekend

After what feels like years – because it literally has been years – the Tate Modern extension is finally open. To celebrate, the gallery’s putting on a whole weekend of awesome free events. Our pick of the bunch is Peter Liversidge’s huge choral performance in the Turbine Hall. Tate Modern. Southwark. Fri Jun 17-Sun Jun 19.

West End Live

Jazz hands at the ready because West End Live will be infecting central London with dance fever this weekend as the casts of some of the capital’s best shows emerge blinking into the daylight for a weekend of free performances. Trafalgar Square. Charing Cross. Sat Jun 18-Sun Jun 19.

Bestival at Goldsmiths

The Isle of Wight rave-up takes over Goldsmiths for a day of free talks and films. Find out how to start a label, why losing our heroes hurts so much and catch music docs ‘20,000 Days on Earth’ and ‘Purple Rain’. Goldsmiths. New Cross Overground. Fri Jun 17. Register at

London Bridge City Summer Festival

This six month-long outdoor jamboree has an overwhelming programme of stuff to do this summer. In the next few days you can belt out some classic karaoke tunes, learn how to swing dance and watch classic films under the stars. The Scoop. London Bridge. Until Oct 31.

International Yoga Day

We’ve had National Doughnut Day and World Gin Day and now it’s time for something healthier. This Sunday Ally Pally will host outdoor classes with the UK’s top instructors for a dedicated day of yoga. Prepare for total relaxation. Alexandra Palace. Alexandra Palace rail. Sun Jun 19.

François K at Phonica Records

The house DJ/ producer will be appearing at Soho’s Phonica Records ahead of his Ministry of Sound gig this Friday. It’s BYOB, so stop by the offie and settle in for an intimate set by one of Europe’s biggest club names. Phonica Records. Oxford Circus. Fri Jun 17.

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