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Six totally free things to do in London this week

By Time Out London Things To Do
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Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events

High Ropes

Swap clingwrapped sarnies at your desk for a lunchbreak spent zip-wiring through Paddington. You’ll be able to climb, jump and swing your way along a 20ft-tall urban assault course on Thursday. Fancy having a go? Email events@merchantsquare.co.uk to book a slot. It’s probably the only way to get high during office hours without risking some kind of disciplinary situation. The Lawn. Tube: Edgware Rd. Thu Aug 24. noon-2pm.

At Your Beat Open Day

Get down to Drake, Bieber, Beyoncé and –  song of the summer  – Rihanna’s  ‘Wild Thoughts’ at this day of classes run by At Your Beat, aka the hippest dance school in the city. Beginners are welcome. More at atyourbeat.com. The Castle Centre. Tube: Elephant & Castle. Mon Aug 28.

Aperol Spritz Sundial Social

If you go down to the South Bank this week, you’re sure of a boozy surprise. Aperol Spritz is sending a team of bartenders to hand out free drinks every day at 5pm from a 20ft orange sundial. It’s aperitif time! South Bank. Wed Aug 23-Mon Aug 28, 5pm-8.30pm. Tube: Waterloo.

Travel Treasure Hunt at the V&A

Explore the V&A like a big kid at this Friday’s late. Treasure hunt pros That Muse are putting on a museum-wide competition during which teams will crack clues to find objects from around the world. Sackler Centre at the V&A Museum.Tube: South Kensington. Fri Aug 25, 6.30pm.

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RBMA X Mangrove Carnival Workshops

Watch the Mangrove band rehearse for their Carnival performance at this day of tutorials. Plus, get a beginner’s guide to costume-making and soca dancing from the pros. More at redbull.co.uk/mangroveworkshops. The Tabernacle. Tube: Royal Oak. Tue Aug 22.

25 years of the Geffrye Museum herb garden

A quarter of a century ago, the Geffrye Museum turned a derelict patch of land behind the building into a glorious herb garden. It’s marking the anniversary with a free walk and talk in the grounds. Geffrye Museum. Hoxton Overground. Wed Aug 23. 2pm.

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