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Things To Do
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Delve into the area around Smithfield Market, including seeing where Sherlock may have met his end and 'Bloody' Queen Mary had people burned at the stake. Also visit the Bells of Old Bailey and a Golden Boy. £3, 12.45pm
Enjoy a free lunchtime concert at St Martin in the Fields: pianist Diana Brekalo plays a trio of pieces in this beautiful church. Free, just turn up, 1pm
BEER, BEEF AND FILM:
Watch The Usual Suspects with a beefy brioche (or pork, duck or halloumi) at Smiths of Smithfield. Get a drink on arrival and munch through the movie. Tickets £15 each, 6pm
In aid of The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, enjoy an evening lecture and didgeridoo performance by renowned anthropologist Nicola Pagano, plus see pieces of contemporary art sourced from aboriginal Australia, and taste special wines from Wirra Wirra Winery. £35, 6pm
SLOT CAR RACING:
Stories on Broadway hosts a nostalgic evening of Slot Car Racing, where beginners and experts in the Scalextric world are welcome to take part. Free to enter, £5 to play, 7pm-11pm
Should we care about issues surrounding the conservation of contemporary art? That's the subject of a debate tonight at the Royal Institution, with experts including, Sandra Smith, Head of Conservation at the V&A and artist Gary Webb. £12/£8, prebook, 7pm
Have a go(gh) at creating your own version of Van Gogh's masterpiece, Starry Night, at the Trafalgar Hotel in Charing Cross. It doesn't matter whether you're any good or not — it's a relaxed atmosphere and all supplies (and a glass of wine!) are included. £29, 7.30pm
Professor David J Hand, author of The Improbability Principle, is at Conway Hall to give a talk for London Fortean Society about why miracles and coincidences happen in everyday life. £5, prebook, 7.30pm
Joseph Morpurgo’s last show, Odessa, was a terrifying work of genius that mixed character comedy with recorded footage. We caught a work in progress gig of his new stuff a couple of months ago and it looks like he’s hitting the jackpot again. See how far he’s got at Invisible Dot. £5, prebook, 9.15pm
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Share burger joy at Gourmet Burger Kitchen this week
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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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Today's Things to do in London is sponsored by Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
Good Cause of the Day
Get tickets now for Laugh 'Til It Hurts at Bloomsbury Theatre tomorrow. Comedians including Paul Foot, Tony Law and Sara Pascoe do their things to raise money for Cancer Research.
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