Things To Do In London: Monday 18 May

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Half price entry to the ArcelorMittal Orbit

ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT:
Get half-price entry for two people to the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Olympic Park. Grab a mate (or a date) and treat them to a 20-mile view over London from 80 metres up in the air. £15-£25, from 10am
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TASTES OF SOHO:
Join this walking food tour of Soho and discover the area's best kept foodie secrets. Enjoy 10 tastings throughout the course of the walk. £61, 10.30am
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LAST WORD FESTIVAL:
The spoken word and storytelling festival is under way at Roundhouse in Camden. This year’s programme includes new work from artists including Polarbear, Mark Grist, Talia Randall, and Tongue Fu, plus masterclasses, panels and more. Various prices, prebook, 16-24 May

FILM PREVIEW:
Head to Frontline Club in Paddington for a preview screening of Tell Spring Not To Come This Year. The film is about NATO troops withdrawing from Afghanistan and the Afghan National Army (ANA) taking control of Helmand Province. The screening is followed by a Q&A with directors Saeed Taji Farouky and Michael McEvoy £10, 7pm
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JURASSIC PARK:
Jurassic World is released this summer. Get yourself in the mindset by creating your own pre-historic terrarium (with mini dinosaurs) at this workshop at The Book Club in Shoreditch. £20-£25, 7pm
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STUDENT COMEDY:
The Chortle Student Comedy Award helps aspiring comedians ascend through the ranks and reach stardom. Watch one of two semi-final nights tonight on board the Tattershall Castle at Embankment. Age 21+. £5, 7pm
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LITERARY DEATH MATCH:
This is a corking line up: writers Joe Dunthorne, Nat Luurtsema, Dan Tyte and Amber Tamblyn go head-to-head to win the approval of judges David Cross (from Arrested Development), comedians Marcel Lucont and Cariad Lloyd, and critic Molly McGrann. £14.50-£21, prebook, 7.30pm

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE:
The Reduced Shakespeare Company brings its latest tour, The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged), to The Paul Robeson Theatre in Hounslow. It covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes, Shakespeare and Moliere to The Daily Show and Nick Clegg. £16/£14, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY:
Happy Mondays new material nights return to the Amersham Arms in New Cross. Edinburgh nominee Mike Wozniak and Henry Paker take to the stage tonight. £5.50, prebook, 8pm

CRICK CRACK CLUB:
At tonight's Crick Crack Club at Soho Theatre,The Unorthodox Unprecedented Preacher takes to the stage to tell a story about an African American boy orphaned in America during the Civil War. £10/£8, prebook, 8pm

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Share burger joy at Gourmet Burger Kitchen this week

Indulge in a tasty burger during your lunch break this week: GBK is offering you the chance to shout your burger loving friends a free lunch. Wait, what?

From Monday to Thursday this week, grab a burger and side from the GBK 15 Minute Lunch Menu (starting from £5.95) and treat your chosen friend with a second one for free. Choose from classic beef, cheese, chicken or veggie burger and accompany it with fries, GBK homeslaw or a salad.

From 9am today, click here to be in with a chance of grabbing a free burger for your friend. There are 250 available each day so make sure you're ready!

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Terms and Conditions: Buy any lunch menu and receive one free 4oz lunch menu to the value of £6.95. Offer does not include lunch menu upgrades to 6oz. Valid at GBK restaurants within the UK mainland only, until 21 May 5pm. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, set menu or GBK app reward. Offer limited to 250 free lunches per day. Eat in only.

Today's Things to do in London is sponsored by Gourmet Burger Kitchen.


Good Cause of the Day

Book ahead for the Focus12 Life and Soul fundraiser, taking place on 24 June. The evening consists of a champagne reception followed by dinner, an auction and entertainment from special guest Van Morrison. All money raised goes to Focus12 which helps people with drug and alcohol addiction.

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