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Six totally free things to do in London this week

Isabelle Aron

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

We Sustain at Mercato Metropolitano

Italian market Mercato Metropolitano is celebrating its first birthday with a weekend of free events championing sustainability. There’ll be film screenings, talks, yoga classes, cookery workshops and free food made from waste produce (it’s tastier than it sounds, honest!). Book sessions in advance online. Mercato Metropolitano. Tube: Elephant & Castle. Fri Sep 15-Sun Sep 17.

‘Get Out’ screening

The leaves are starting to turn, but the days of alfresco cinema screenings aren’t over just yet. Catch satirical horror thriller ‘Get Out’ on Gillett Square’s pop-up screen and cross your fingers for some late September sun. Gillett Square. Dalston Kingsland Overground. Thu Sep 14, 7.30pm.


First ‘The Crystal Maze’ returned and now another ’90s TV show is being a revived. Well, sort of. Don some Lycra and pretend to be a gladiator on your lunch break this week by tackling Merchant Square’s pop-up assault course. Merchant Square. Tube: Edgware Rd. Thu Sep 14.

Free sherry

Sherry might remind you of your nan, but now you can get a taste of the tipple for free at specialist sherry bar Sack. Every Tuesday this month, it’s giving out freebies to the first 50 people through the door from 5pm. Bringing your gran is optional. Sack. Tube: Moorgate. Every Tue in Sep, from 5pm.


Eat, drink, create, dance and help save messed up waterways at RiverFest, a festival celebrating local talent and raising awareness of pollution in the River Lea. Listen to live music or get stuck in at workshops on recycled art, drumming and kite-making. Lordship Recreation Ground. Tube: Turnpike Lane. Sat Sep 16.

WeWork Creator Awards

Creative platform WeWork is having an awards ceremony bash with masterclasses hosted by Grace Dent and Estelle, plus a DJ set from Annie Mac to round off the evening. Oh, and free food and booze. Nab yourself a ticket online. Battersea Evolution. Battersea Park rail. Thu Sep 14.

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