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Six totally free things to do in London this week

By Claire Wong

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

Curiosity Rooms

Expand your mind (and have fun doing it) at Google Pixel’s five-week Curiosity Rooms pop-up. Whizz down a colourful slide, check out stalls from local makers and catch brilliant talks, podcast recordings and music events. Hear from author and body-positive activist Chidera Eggerue aka The Slumflower (pictured), CookDaily founder King Cook and loads more. Snap up a ticket for talks online or just turn up to mooch around. 55 Regent St. Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Thu Nov 15-Dec 16.

House of Vans: ’80s comedies

Go back in time at these ’80s film screenings including ‘Spaceballs’, ‘Airplane!’ and ‘Beetlejuice’. There’s no need to book – just turn up. Big hair and shoulder pads are optional. House of Vans. Tube: Waterloo. Until Dec 2.

Writeidea Festival

Literary fans can enjoy talks from more than 40 speakers at this three-day festival. The line-up includes Michael Rosen, New Statesman editor Jason Cowley, Alison Moore and other wise wordsmiths. Idea Store Whitechapel. Tube: Whitechapel. Fri Nov 16-Sun Nov 18.

Seven Dials Christmas lights

Get into the Yuletide spirit (yes, we know it’s only November) as Seven Dials gets lit for the festive season. Enjoy a free drink, wreath-making and a pop-up curling rink. Book tickets online. Seven Dials. Tube: Covent Garden. Thu Nov 15, 5pm-9pm. 

ABV (Artistic Beer Visuals)

Calling all hop heads! Admire the artwork from craft beer labels from around the world at this pop-up exhibition. As well as geeking out over beer art, you can sip on free brews. Chin chin! London Fields Brewery. London Fields Overground. Thu Nov 15.

Candy Kittens giveaway

Need a sugar rush? Airtasker is giving away free Candy Kittens advent calendars and Christmas crackers this Wednesday. The best part? They'll deliver them straight to you. As long as you're in central London, you can just request your delivery on the app. Sweet! Wed Nov 14, 9am-5pm.

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