Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
Hang out afterhours at Tate Modern’s first late of 2019, which takes inspiration from the ‘Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory’ exhibition. There will be meditation sessions and t’ai chi in the Turbine Hall, a colour therapy nail bar and loads of talks with artists about the importance of colour in their work. Sounds like the ideal antidote to a grey January day. Tate Modern. Tube: Southwark. Fri Jan 25.
Hotpod Yoga Belgravia launch
Thaw out from the cold at Hotpod Yoga’s new Belgravia studio, where classes are held in a cocoon-like pod heated to a steamy 37 degrees. Book a spot online, bring a bottle of water and be prepared to sweat. A lot. Hotpod Yoga Belgravia. Tube: Victoria. Sat Jan 26-Tue Jan 29.
If your New Year’s resolution to bring in a packed lunch is wearing thin already, head to Pho’s Oxford Circus branch for a free meal. From noon to 4pm, you can nab a totally free bowl of pho if you’re eating in. Turns out there is such thing as a free lunch. 3 Great Titchfield St. Tube: Oxford Circus. Fri Jan 25.
Halo Top ice-cream giveaway
If you pass through Euston or Clapham Junction at around 6pm this week, you can upgrade your journey by grabbing a free Halo Top ice-cream tub. Sure, it’s a little chilly for frozen stuff, but it’s a pretty sweet deal. Euston and Clapham Junction stations. Until Fri Jan 25.
Flat whites at Farm Girl
Did Australians invent the flat white? Who knows, but you can get a free one from Aussie-inspired café Farm Girl to celebrate Australia Day. Pop into one of its branches in Notting Hill, Soho or Chelsea this Saturday before 10am and pick up a free pick-me-up. Various locations. Sat Jan 26.
Whisky drams at Young’s pubs
Spend Burns Night celebrating Scotland’s national poet the way he would have wanted – by sipping whisky. Claim a free dram at any Young’s pub by downloading the Young’s on Tap app. Donning a kilt is strictly optional. Young’s pubs across London. Thu Jan 24-Sun Jan 27.