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4 totally free things to do in London this week

By Nisha Woolford

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

BST Open House

If you can’t fork out for British Summer Time tickets, Hyde Park is putting on a whole host of free activities all day, every day of the week before the weekend gigs. Visit for outdoor movies, music and family-friendly drag. Hyde Park. Tube: Hyde Park Corner. Tue Jul 9-Thu Jul 11.

Frieze Sculpture Park

One of  London’s prettiest parks has been transformed into a massive outdoor gallery, featuring a 4m long bronze from  Tracey Emin. Slap on some factor 50 and go soak up the sculpture. Regent’s Park. Tube: Baker St. Until Oct 6.

The Batty Mama

This south London collective is all about creating a safe, exciting party space for queer, trans and intersex people of colour.  Watch them funk up the South Bank with a banging DJ residency. Royal Festival Hall. Tube: Waterloo. Thursdays from Thu Jul 11.

Turning Tides

The riverside music and arts fest returns for a second weekend. See Tank And The Bangas, join a morning rave and add to Yoko Ono’s ‘Wish Trees’. Greenwich Peninsula. Tube: North Greenwich. Fri Jul 12-Sun Jul 14.

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