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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

Maître Choux giveaway

Get ready to say merci beaucoup to fancy French pâtisserie Maître Choux. To celebrate the launch of its shiny new branch in Chelsea, it has 200 éclairs up for grabs on Friday and Saturday (100 each day). The choux specalist is known for its seriously pretty pastries – and these bad garçons are (almost) too good to eat. 59 King’s Rd. Tube: Sloane Square. Fri Nov 30-Sat Dec 1, from 11am.

LGSC’s birthday

London Girls Surf Club is throwing a party to celebrate its first birthday. Join them for free beer and tequila, get your hair done at the braid bar and snap some surf-themed pics in the photo booth.  Email  to reserve a spot. 52 Mintern St. Tube: Old St. Thu Nov 29.

Free burgers

Give boring bean patties a swerve at new vegan fast food joint Halo Burger. It’s giving away 100 buns stuffed with Beyond Burger’s ‘bleeding’ (it’s beetroot juice, don’t worry) plant-based patties topped with cheese and a tangy signature sauce. Pop Brixton. Tube: Brixton. Wed Nov 28, noon-10pm.

Curated by Nimmo

Kick off your weekend with an evening of live  music curated by London electro duo Nimmo. Featuring  electro poppers Ider, LGBT+ party collective Sink The Pink, choreographer Holly Blakey and more, it’s set to be an ace night. Snap up a ticket online. House of Vans. Tube: Waterloo. Fri Nov 30, 8pm-1am.

Pay with a problem

Got something on your mind? Online counselling app Spill is offering free cups of  Monmouth filter coffee for anyone who visits its pop-up stand. All you have to do is share a personal gripe or dilemma. Who knew that being bitter could taste so sweet? Old St Station. Tube: Old St. Thu Nov 29, 8am-10am.

Christmas Treats Bazaar

Get into the festive spirit at Covent Garden’s crimbo fair. There will be wreath-making workshops, Smashbox makeovers and a gift-wrapping service. Free mulled wine should leave you feeling merry, too. St Martin’s Courtyard and Mercer Walk. Tube: Covent Garden. Wed 28 Nov-Fri Nov 30.

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