Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
Get yourself Thamesside to see rival crews from Oxford and Cambridge go head-to-head in the annual boat race along the Thames. Watch the women’s race at 2.13pm, followed by the men’s race at 3.10pm. Putney Embankment, Hammersmith Bridge and Chiswick Pier are all good viewpoints to take in the oar-some action. Various locations. Sun Apr 7.
Just Eat: Reclaim Your Lunchbreak
Step away from the sad sarnie. This week, try actually leaving your desk at lunchtime and head to Boxpark Wembley for free food (think dumplings and fried chicken), plus manicures, massages, box sets and boxing. Boxpark Wembley. Tube: Wembley Park. Thu Apr 4-Fri Apr 5, 11am-3pm.
Forget singing for your supper – at Bababoom’s kebab chase you’ll run for a kebab. Start at its Islington or Battersea branch, get a stamp, run to the other branch and you’ll be rewarded with a classy kebab. Definitely beats a protein shake. Various locations. Sun Apr 7.
Spike Lee finally got his first Oscar this year – and you can catch the film he won it for, ‘BlacKkKlansman’, at the West Norwood Free Film Festival this week. There’s no need to book, just turn up and save your pennies for pints and popcorn. Volcano Coffee Works Cafe. West Norwood rail. Sat Apr 6.
Party without breaking the bank at Number 90’s birthday weekender, where entry is free before 11pm. Expect tunes from Fabric resident DJ Anna Wall, Phonica Records and all-female DJ collective SISU. Number 90. Hackney Wick Overground. Thu Apr 4-Sun Apr 7.