Things To Do In London: Tuesday 5 May 2015

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LUNCHTIME WALK:
City of Westminster guides lead a series of lunchtime walks. Today’s walk goes south west from the cathedral and includes the story of a familiar structure which was built on a filled-in canal basin, plus a nearby hidden river, a garden square and the tale of what was previously on the site of Westminster Cathedral. £5/£7, prebook, 1.10pm-1.50pm

POETRY EVENING:
Emma Wright, founder of independent poetry publisher The Emma Press will introduce three of her poets: Jacqueline Saphra, Rachel Piercey and Stephen Sexton who will read poems from their new collections. Takes place at Slightly Foxed bookshop on Gloucester Road. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

OPERA A TAVOLA:
Carluccio's Italian restaurant in Wimbledon has a performance by classically trained trio Opera D'Amici. Enjoy the music while you eat your way through a specially created set menu. £40, prebook, 7pm

TIE-DYE CLASS
Get Rich Or Tie-Dying is a masterclass in the art of tie-dying clothes. Bring some old clothes and get ready to add some colour to them. Takes place at BoxPark in Shoreditch. £15, 7pm
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SWING DANCE CLASS:
Get your dancing shoes on and head to a beginners' dance class at one of several locations. Swing Patrol teaches the basics of the Lindy Hop and Charleston. £10, 7pm/7.30pm
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SHERLOCK HOLMES ESCAPE HUNT:
Escape London’s quest puts you in the shoes of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. A series of baffling clues are scattered throughout an old house. It’s up to you to solve them, Sherlock-style. £27, 7pm/8.30pm
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HAMMER AND TONGUE:
The live poetry and spoken word evening features two special guests (Mark Gwynne Jones and OneNess Sankara), and an open mic slam session. Takes place at The Book Club in Shoreditch. £5/£6, 7.30pm

JURASSIC LARK:
Head to The Lion & Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town for Jurassic Lark, a musical comedy based on the film Jurassic Park. £13, 7.30pm
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WILDERNESS WALKING:
Phoebe Smith, editor of Wanderlust magazine and keen adventurer, is at Ellis Brigham mountain sports shop in Covent Garden to talk about her belief that you don't need to travel far to have an adventure. She reveals some of the best places to find wilderness in the rugged corners of Britain. £8, prebook, 8pm

COMEDY:
Harry Hill is working out new material at Invisible Dot in King's Cross this week — a venue so intimate we worry he won't be able to fit in those enormous shirt collars — joined by different guests each night. Tonight, it's Mae Martin. £15, prebook, 7.30pm

SOME NEWS LIVE:
Musical comedian Christian Reilly will be joined by Steve N Allen at Slug & Lettuce on Southbank, for a comedy look at the week's headlines. £3, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day

Visit the Pop Up Gallery supporting the British Red Cross Art for Life initiative, at 276 High Street Kensington between now and 30th May. On display you will find artwork, jewellery, and fashion from gifted artists, all available for sale, with 25%-100% of the proceeds donated directly to the British Red Cross.

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