Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
‘London Is Love’
Photographer Liz Johnson Artur captures the communities of Lambeth and Southwark in this exhibition. Her images document people’s experiences at the Archbishop’s Park Gardening Club, Ebony Horse Club and more. They’re heartwarming, but not in a crap Christmas film way – ideal for when you’ve reached full festive fatigue (ie now). Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tube: Waterloo. Until Jan 5.
Tails Cocktails giveaway
Celebrate the shortest Friday of the year at Mrs Fogg’s, where Tails Cocktails will be serving up 353 (because the sun sets at 3.53pm) of its pre-mixed winter punch drinks for free between 4pm and 6pm. Cheers! Mrs Fogg’s Dockside Drinkery and Distillery. Tube: Liverpool St. Fri Dec 20.
Bumble Slay Bells party
Is it even Christmas if you’re not at a party every single night? Carry on the festivities at this Bumble event, where there will be performances from Sink The Pink, The Rabbit Hole, Ladies of Powerhouse and more. Book through the app. Omeara. Tube: London Bridge. Wed Dec 18.
Eastcheap Records cocktails
Dust off that old Cliff Richard album you play once a year and put it to good use at new bar Eastcheap Records. You can swap your vinyl for a free drink until December 30 and all proceeds will be donated to the Help Musicians charity. Eastcheap Records. Tube: Monument. Until Mon Dec 30.
Holly Jolly Hour at Konditor
’Tis the season to drink mulled wine by the bucketload and bakery Konditor knows this. Between 5pm and 7pm every day in December, you can enjoy a free glass of the festive stuff at one of its six branches. We’ll drink to that. Various locations. Until Tue Dec 31.