Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
Missing Christmas twinkliness? Get your LED fix at Winter Lights, which will be lighting up Canary Wharf with 21 interactive light installations. Play neon hopscotch, watch animals march along the waterside and don’t miss ‘bit.fall’ (above) which uses fancy technology to light up falling water droplets to make words from The Times newsfeed. It’s gonna be lit. Canary Wharf. Tube: Canary Wharf. Tue Jan 15-Jan 26.
Make 2019 the year you can finally touch your toes by stretching it out at French yoga brand Baya’s free classes. Ease yourself in with a candlelit sesh on Thursday or take things up a notch at Sunday’s hiphop, intense flow class. Boxpark Shoreditch. Shoreditch High St Overground. Thu Jan 17 and Sun Jan 20.
Blockhead Basecamp pop-up
Tick off some of those New Year’s resolutions at this four-day pop-up. Try everything from HIIT workouts and running sessions to neon life-drawing and a Lego night for grown-ups, with free beer. Hop to it! 82a Commercial St. Tube: Liverpool St. Thu Jan 17-Sun Jan 20.
Curious about Buddhism? Learn all about it and join drop-in taster sessions on mindfulness, meditation, yoga and Buddhist practice as the LBC opens its doors for a day and invites newcomers to have a nosy round. London Buddhist Centre. Tube: Bethnal Green. Sun Jan 20.
The Big January Giveaway
Head to Carnaby Street for freebies throughout the month. This week, there are High Brow kits from Benefit up for grabs on Thursday and free chicken burgers at Whyte & Brown on Monday. Follow @CarnabyLondon for more info. Various Carnaby St locations. Tube: Oxford Circus. Until Jan 31.