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Five totally free things to do in London this week

By Nisha Woolford

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

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

A fleet of brightly coloured dragon boats will be making waves on the usually calm waters of the Royal Docks as more than 40 teams battle it out in this annual competition. Meanwhile, on dry land, there will be traditional Chinese lion dancing, martial arts demonstrations and live music. Royal Docks Adventure. Royal Albert DLR. Sun Jun 30.

Negroni giveaway

Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration is celebrating 100 years of Negronis by handing out – you guessed it – 100 of them for free. The drinks will be made by a mechanical mixologist, which whips up cocktails on demand. Cheers! Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration. Tube: Charing Cross. Wed Jun 26.

‘Battle of the Sexes’

Get in the mood for Wimbledon at an alfresco screening of the movie about the match between women’s number one Billie Jean King and men’s ex-champ Bobby Riggs. It starts at 5.30pm, get there early to grab a deckchair. Merchant Square. Tube: Edgware Rd. Wed Jun 26.

Kindness Café

Proving that there is such a thing as a free lunch, you can pledge to do an act of kindness in exchange for gratis food at The Gosh! Kindness Café. Pin your pledge to the wall and grab a salad with Moroccan falafels or sweet potato pakora. Boxpark. Shoreditch High St Overground. Fri Jun 28-Sat Jun 29.

Free daiquiris

You’ve got National Pineapple Day in your diary, right? No? Well, get it in there because Harvey Nichols has teamed up with Plantation Rum to hand out Pineapple Daiquiris to celebrate the big day. Just follow @harveynicholsfood on Insta for a freebie. Harvey Nichols. Tube: Knightsbridge. Thu Jun 27.

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