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Five totally free things to do in London this week

Isabelle Aron

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

Eve Academy’s open day

Ever watched Netflix’s ‘Glow’ and thought: I could do that? Well, now’s your chance. Eve Academy, London’s school of women’s wrestling, is holding its first open day where you can learn the ropes. Reserve a spot online or just turn up and get ready to rumble. All levels of experience are welcome and spandex is totally optional. Resistance Gallery. Tube: Bethnal Green. Sun Mar 24.

Biriyani bowls

Spice up your lunch plans at Mrs Fogg’s Maritime Club & Distillery, which is launching an express lunch menu. Sample it from noon this Wednesday – there will be 200  free biryani bowls (chicken or jackfruit) up for grabs. Mrs Fogg’s Maritime Club & Distillery. Tube: Liverpool St. Wed Mar 20.

Free gin and tonic

This Wednesday is ‘Cucumber Currency Day’ at Young’s pubs, which means you can get a Hendrick’s gin and tonic on the house. Use the Young’s on Tap app to ‘download a cucumber’ (no, we’re not sure either), then show it to the bartender. Cheers! Various locations. Wed Mar 20.

Define X Lumene

Lacking motivation to exercise? Define London is offering free barre classes which promise to boost your energy levels. If you need more convincing, you’ll also get a free bag of goodies from Nordic skincare brand Lumene. Reserve a spot online in advance. Define London. Tube: Oxford Circus. Sat Mar 23-Sun Mar 24.

World Poetry Day

Wordsmith or not, writing poetry will get you buzzed this Thursday. On World Poetry Day, coffee brand Julius Meinl is asking Londoners to pay for their coffee with a poem. See which cafés are taking part online. Go on, espresso yourself! Various locations. Thu Mar 21.

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