Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
‘Transformer: A Rebirth of Wonder’
Curated by Dazed co-founder Jefferson Hack, this group exhibition explores identity, representation and self-image. The show takes its name from a poem by American beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and considers the ways we can come together to make the world that little bit better, which is nice. 180 The Strand. Tube: Temple. Until Dec 8.
Nature Needs Heroes
Timberland is hosting an event in Croydon’s Thornton Heath Square, as part of a regeneration project. Expect workshops and talks on looking after the city’s green spaces, plus music curated by Loyle Carner, who will be there on the day too. Ambassador House. Thornton Heath rail. Thu Oct 17.
Love Not Waste Clean-up Crawl
Do your bit for the planet and drink beer at London Fields Brewery’s clean-up crawl. Help clear up Regent’s Canal: for every bag of rubbish, you’ll get a free half pint at five local pubs and the LFB taproom. Find more details on its social channels. Various locations. Sat Oct 19.
Chocolate shots at Colicci
If chocolate on tap sounds like your idea of sweet, sweet heaven, head to Colicci’s Serpentine Coffee House this week. The coffee stall has a new hot chocolate tap and there will be free shots up for grabs all week. Serpentine Coffee House. Tube: Knightsbridge. Tue Oct 15-Mon Oct 21.
International Gin &Tonic Day
Some national days are a bit niche (Black Pudding Day, anyone?)But we can get on board with this one, especially because Notting Hill bar The Little Yellow Door is giving away 100 free Botanist gin G&Ts from 6pm. Cheers! The Little Yellow Door. Tube: Ladbroke Grove. Sat Oct 19.