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Six totally 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

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 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 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 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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