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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

‘Inside Abbey Road Studios’

Photographer Jill Furmanovsky has been snapping artists at Abbey Road Studios since the ’70s. See her photos of Pink Floyd (above), Oasis, Nile Rodgers and more alongside prints and old recording equipment at this exhibition. It’s not all about that zebra crossing, okay? Barbican Music Library. Tube: Barbican. Until Jun 27.

Vegan tattoos

At the ‘You Can, in Portland’ pop-up, Scapegoat Tattoo is offering free vegan tats using animal-free ink. There are walk-in slots all weekend – just turn up. The Old Truman Brewery. Shoreditch High St Overground. Sat Apr 28-Sun Apr 29.

Free Proper Beer

Thirsty? A mystery brewery is giving out free beer from a vending machine in Peninsula Square this Thursday. If you can’t make it down there, you can register online for a voucher to use at a participating pub. Hop to it! Peninsula Square. Tube: North Greenwich. Thu Apr 26, noon-8pm.

The South London Project

Celebrate all things south London at this night of spoken word and poetry hosted by poet and writer Bridget Minamore. Feeling inspired? There’s an open mic slot if you fancy taking to the stage. Prince of Peckham. Queens Rd Peckham Overground. Thu Apr 26.

Urban Krav Maga

Forget rooftop yoga – try your hand at urban krav maga on the roof of Ace Hotel. The self-defence technique combines aspects of boxing, karate and jiu-jitsu but doesn’t rely on brute strength, so you don’t need guns of steel to give it a go. Ace Hotel. Shoreditch High St Overground. Tue Apr 24.

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