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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

River Stage

The famous River Stage returns to the South Bank this weekend. The fun kicks off with a takeover by The Glory – east London’s purveyor of the finest drag – as it stages a three-day Pride celebration. There’ll be lip-syncing, Kylie tributes, cabaret and the ‘We Love EU Party’ (think Italian disco, Swedish pop and French house!). South Bank. Tube: Waterloo. Fri Jul 5-Aug 4.

Flat Iron tasting club

Want to help decide which steak dish ends up on Flat Iron’s menu? Head to the restaurant’s tasting club where you’ll get to try some works in progress. Book your spot at
Flat Iron. Shoreditch High St Overground. Wed Jul 3.

Yoga in a teepee

If you go down to Grosvenor Square today you’re in for a big surprise… Free yoga sessions held in a pop-up teepee! All abilities are welcome and they run every weekday at lunchtime – a dreamy break from the stresses of office life. Grosvenor Square. Tube: Bond St. Weekdays from Tue Jul 2, 1pm.

‘A Star Is Born’

Missed out on the hype around Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-winning double act? Not to worry, ‘A Star Is Born’ is showing on Wembley Park’ s big outdoor screen. Arrive early to grab a deckchair and get involved with pre-screening karaoke – with drag queens! Wembley Park. Tube: Wembley Park. Fri Jul 5.

Football training

Feeling inspired by the Women’s World Cup ? This football taster session, run by the Chelsea FC Foundation, is the perfect way to learn how to bend it like Beckham… or Steph Houghton, in fact. Girls only. All ages. Book online. Westway Sports Centre. Tube: Latimer Rd. Sat Jul 6.

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