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Five totally free things to do in London this week

By Claire Wong

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

Sub Cult’s ’90s-themed party

Slide back in time at Sub Cult’s ’90s-themed shindig with DJs spinning old-school hits, archive rave photos and free sarnies. There are 350 ’90s-inspired subs up for grabs including the Piggy Smalls with slow-cooked pork shoulder and the halloumi-based Cypress Grill. Book tickets online and dig out those cargo pants. Boxpark Shoreditch. Shoreditch High St Overground. Wed Dec 12.

Jumper for Joy

Make Do and Mend is hosting a festive jumper-themed workshop at Christmas by the River. Bring along an old jumper and they’ll help you give it a new lease of life with some festive sparkle. Book a ticket online and be prepared to get covered in glitter. London Bridge City Pier. Tube: London Bridge. Fri Dec 14.

Konditor & Cook mince pies

Want to score a tasty mince pie and do some good? Don your most festive jumper, snap a pic, share it on social media and tag Konditor & Cook. Then pop into one of its six stores  to claim your prize. The bakery will donate £1 to Save the Children too. Sweet! Various locations. Fri Dec 14.

Santa Bike Ride

Get on yer bike and join the merry hoard of St Nicks on two wheels at IBikeLondon’s festive ride. Cyclists of all levels are welcome and you can expect disco bikes blasting festive bangers to keep you cheery. Santa suits and luscious facial hair are optional. BFI Southbank. Tube: Waterloo. Sat Dec 15, 2pm-7pm.

Hot dog giveaway

Need a break from Christmas shopping? Harvey Nicks eatery 109 Bar + Kitchen is launching a new hot dog menu and giving away 500 freebies from noon to celebrate. Choose between The Under Dog or the Veggie Dog – and relish the moment. Harvey Nichols. Tube: Knightsbridge. Thu Dec 13.

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