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Six totally free things to do in London this week

Written by
Grace Goslin

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

‘Collective Failure’

You’ve got the beers in, the crowd is cheering, vuvuzelas are being blown – it’s easy to forget football has its problems. Enter ‘Collective Failure’, an exhibition presented by art and football magazine OOF, which is edited by Time Out’s art critic Eddy Frankel. Complete with a makeshift pub setting, this show explores the darker side of the beautiful game. You can even score a spot to watch one of the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday; just RSVP to Back of the net! J Hammond Projects, Bomb Factory.Tube: Archway. Until Jul 21.

Kerb giveaway

Wave goodbye to soggy sarnies and say hello to a midday feast. Street food fave Kerb is launching a shiny new lunch market at St Katharine Docks and giving away 100 lunches to celebrate. Enter the draw online by Thursday (July 5) to try for a freebie. St Katharine Docks. Tube: Tower Hill. Fri Jul 6.

Wimbledon screenings

Bored of the World Cup? Swap strikes for smashes and catch all the Wimbledon action on the big screens in Granary Square. They’ll be showing most of the matches on a canalside screen. Get there early to nab a deckchair spot. Granary Square. Tube: King’s Cross. Until Jul 15.

Gail’s thirteenth birthday

Gail’s is celebrating 13 years of peddling delicious baked goods by handing out loads of tasty treats. You can load up on free madeleines and mini cakes – and there’s even a chance to win a year’s supply of bread. Hello, carb coma. Various branches. Sat Jul 7-Sun Jul 8.

Pan-n-Ice freebies

Pan-n-Ice specialises in Thai rolled ice cream prepared on a sub-zero griddle. It’s popping up at Harvey Nichols for the next three months and there are 100 free ones up for grabs this weekend. So you can try the wacky dessert (and snap a pic before it melts, of course). Harvey Nichols. Tube: Knightsbridge. Sat Jul 7, noon.

Hotel Mundial

Footy mag Mundial is taking over a spot in the Old Truman Brewery for a World Cup bonanza. As well as screening all the games, it’s putting on an exhibition, quizzes, DJ sets and even Fifa tournaments for any aspiring Harry Kanes. Shop 4, Old Truman Brewery. Shoreditch High St Overground. Until Jul 15.

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