Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
Blackheath’s annual all-day Guy Fawkes bash always goes out with a bang – and it’s one of the few major fireworks displays that’s still free. There’s plenty of action happening before it gets dark, too – colourful fairground rides take over the heath from midday, food and drink stalls open at 5pm and the fireworks kick off at 8pm. Boom! Blackheath. Blackheath rail. Sat Nov 2.
Ditch that sad supermarket cheese sarnie and upgrade your lunch at The Cutting Room. It’s serving up mini rarebits made with Tomme de Savoie (that’s a cheese from the French Alps, FYI)between noon and 2pm this Thursday. The Cutting Room. Tube: Goodge St. Thu Oct 31.
Jägermeister Halloween pop-up
Start the weekend early at Jägermeister and Soho Radio’s Halloween-themed party. There will be a spooky soundtrack and everyone gets a free drink – choose between a Jäger shot or a twist on a Moscow Mule. Bottoms up! Jäger Soho. Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Thu Oct 31.
Say bonjour to French patisserie sans butter at La Plantisserie, a one-day pop-up from French bakery brand La Boulangère. To celebrate World Vegan Day this year, there will be free samples of vegan croissants and pains au chocolat all day. Merci! 15 Bateman St. Tube: Covent Garden. Fri Nov 1.
Haven’t got a Halloween costume? Let your face do the talking with a spooky makeover by London College of Fashion students at Mac Spitalfields. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a slot. Mac Spitalfields. Tube: Liverpool St. Thu Oct 31.