Things To Do In London: Friday 12 June 2015

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Tonight's dinner

Remember fish Fridays? Good, weren't they? Resurrect the tradition by heading to one of London's best fish and chip restaurants for dinner tonight. It's a tricky dish to get right, but we think these restaurants do a sterling job.

Photo of the day

Inside Tower Bridge. Photo by Andrew Lalchan via Londonist Flickrpool.

Things to do

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It looks like being a sunny day so grab some last minute, flash sale tickets to ZSL London Zoo's Sunset Safari and tour the zoo after hours. Limited tickets just £16 for adults, 6-10pm
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This guided walk round the Strand, Fleet Street and St Paul's surveys London's shifting landscape of power. From monarchs to management, investigate the capital's users and abusers of authority, their methods of intimidating, manipulating and controlling us, and the successes and failures of those who have sought to bring the mighty to account. £18/£15, prebook, 11am

The third night of Slapdash 2015 sees international improvised comedy talent alongside some lovely locals in the form of the Slapdash Players back at The Miller pub, SE1. Cue spontaneous laughter and the opportunity to get involved in what's unfolding in front of you. £5, 8pm
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Argentine troubadour Guillermo Rozenthuler is at Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love to perform a selection of his favourite love songs from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba, accompanied by Latin musicians. Free, 1pm-2pm

Far be it for us to encourage you to bunk off work early to go drinking on a Friday but should you be available, there's a Drunk History tour around the South Bank area, featuring re-enactments, quizzes and improvised comedy and studded with bars and pubs of (hopefully) some cultural or historical significance. Tickets £15, 3pm
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Join the Met Police Choir for an evening of music in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, including music from West End shows, London songs, traditional Welsh songs and a medley of songs from Beauty & The Beast. Takes place on Holborn Viaduct. £10, prebook, 7.30pm

Been a hectic week? Perhaps you could do with some creative unwinding, painting flowers at Urban Meadow Cafe in Bayswater. Materials and advice provided, beers from London Breweries available if you fancy. £29, 7.30pm
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Harry Hill is joined at Islington’s Union Chapel by Tim Key, John Kearns, Natasia Demetriou and Ellie White. We’ve seen some of Harry’s new stuff and he’s as crackers as ever. £20, prebook, 8pm

No chance of sleeping through this, the Good Vibe presents club night Insomnia at the Nomad, Old Street with fresh live music acts and DJs spinning killer beats. Tickets £4, doors 8.30pm
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The House of Fun with Arthur Smith is coming to The Blackheath Halls for a night of variety with comedy, music and more. See full line-up. £17.50/£15, prebook, 8pm

It's the final weekend of Crouch End Festival and you can get involved by getting involved in this improvised comedy gameshow at Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre. £4-£6, 8pm
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Singer songwriter Sadie Jammett performs songs from her debut album The Blacksmith's Girl in Kennington tonight. The first song of hers we heard was handily called London Love Songs, and we are hooked. In the Loft at Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec (after dinner?), £7, £9.30pm
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The Faction is at New Diorama Theatre for an evening of Shakespeare karaoke, with an election twist and a special selection of speeches responding to the election. £5/£4, prebook, 9.30pm

Sometimes only old skool bangers will do — hip hop, garage, R&B floor fillers are on the menu for a monster party at Mode in Notting Hill. £10, doors 10pm
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Good cause of the day

GrandFest is a one-day festival featuring music, entertainment, food and free masterclasses — organised by the Royal Voluntary Service. Learn the art of wood turning, preserve making, waltzing, crocheting, home brewing and much more from the ‘Grandmakers', experts with a lifetime of experience. Book your free masterclasses now (a donation of £5 would be appreciated) or just go along and talk to some really interesting people. GrandFest takes place on Saturday 13 June, 11am-6pm.

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