Things To Do In London: Wednesday 29 April 2015

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This lunchtime walk starts and finishes at Farringdon Station, delving into some lesser known corners of the area, including where Oliver met Fagin, where the virgin queen danced and more. Lasts around 45 minutes. £3, 12.45pm

Whether you've got a special reason to celebrate, or just want to make a toast to Wednesday, Criterion Restaurant on Piccadilly offers a champagne cocktail afternoon tea. Nibble on finger sandwiches and homemade scones, washed down with bubbly. 2.30pm/3.30pm/4.30pm
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Escape London's quest puts you in the shoes of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Scattered throughout an old house are a series of baffling clues. It's up to you to solve them, Sherlock-style. £27, 5.30pm/8.30pm
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Two good free talks to choose from: at the British Academy, three political scientists and historian discuss what happens when nobody wins an election (free, prebook, 6.30pm); while at St Paul’s Cathedral speakers including Shami Chakrabarti from Liberty and Loretta Minghella from Christian Aid ask how we can get politics and business working for the common good (free, prebook, 6.30pm)

Science Museum has its monthly late opening. The theme is wearable technology, with workshops, talks and performances along this theme, as well as food, drink, a silent disco and more. Age 18+. Free, just turn up, 6.45pm-10pm

Join a wine expert to learn about the qualities that differentiate a good bottle from a great one. Compare different pairs of wines with the same grape variety.  Takes place at Bedales Wines in Borough Market. Age 18+. £27, 7pm
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Peep Show and The Thick of It writer Jesse Armstrong is at Lutyens & Rubinstein bookshop in Notting Hill to talk about his new novel. He’s chatting with Ned Beauman, an author we love to the point of hysteria. £10, prebook, 7pm

Feeling brave? Join this ghost walk in Green Park and walk the streets of Mayfair hearing stories of London's most haunted park, a royal murder mystery and more. £10, 7pm
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One Mile End and Gipsy Hill Brewing Co go head to head at The Jackdaw and Star in Hackney tonight, with the public able to sample craft ales from both companies. £10, 7pm
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Sands Film Studio in Rotherhithe hosts an evening of Bengali music courtesy of Khiyo, who play radical, modern interpretations of Bengali heritage music. £14, prebook, 7.30pm

Normally comedians aim to end up on radio: Sabotage moves from Radio 4 Extra to a live night at the Backyard Bar in Bethnal Green. See Glenn Wool, Twins, Phil Wang and Al Lubel. £8, prebook, 8pm

The latest show to grace the Udderbelly stage is WitTank, a sketch comedy show based in "The School". Age 14+.  £5, 9pm
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Good Cause of the Day

Today, meet Jessie Burton, author of best-selling novel The Miniaturist, at a literary lunch organised by First Story, a charity which supports reading and writing in secondary schools. Find out more and book tickets.

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