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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

‘The Clash: London Calling’

It’s 40 years since The Clash released their seminal album ‘London Calling’. To celebrate the milestone, the Museum of London has curated an exhibition from the band’s personal archive, including hand-written notes, sketches, pictures, clothes and even Paul Simonon’s broken bass guitar (pictured above). Smashing! Museum of London. Tube: Barbican. Fri Nov 15-Apr 19 2020.

Laugh Your Nuts Off

KP Nuts and Movember have teamed up for a night of comedy that aims to raise awareness of testicular cancer. If that sounds a bit heavy, there will be lols from Omid Djalili and Lee Peart, too. Book tickets on Eventbrite. New Moon. Tube: Monument. Tue Nov 12.

Special Brew’s first birthday

Club night crew Special Brew is celebrating a year of hosting free parties with – you guessed it – a massive free party. Expect house, disco, ’80s bangers and ’90s slammers right through until 4am. See you on the dancefloor! Paper Dress Vintage. Hackney Central Overground. Sat Nov 16.

EllaMia launch

Need a Monday morning pick-me-up? New café EllaMia will be giving away 100 coffees and baked goods (like hazelnut praline slices and fruity oatmeal bars) from 11.30am – just in time for the mid-morning slump. EllaMia, St Martins Lane Hotel. Tube: Leicester Square. Mon Nov 18.

Stargazing at the Royal Observatory

Learn about astrophotography (photographing astronomical objects) at this Google Pixel 4 event. Get tips from astronaut Tim Peake and help capture a mobile sky map of the stars. Reserve a spot in advance online. Royal Observatory. Greenwich DLR. Mon Nov 18.

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