Things To Do In London: Wednesday 17 June

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At the end of June last year, Tower Bridge celebrated its 150th anniversary. To mark the occasion, we rounded up the best stunts which have taken place on, above and around the bridge in this time.

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DINOSAUR GOLF:
Celebrate the launch of the new Jurassic World film by taking on the dinosaurs — with a trip to the dinosaur mini-golf.

KERB WEDNESDAYS:
On the third Wednesday of every month, KERB street food market is at Sheldon Square in Paddington. Head down there to grab something different for your lunch — pick from brownies, vegan tacos, burgers, frozen yoghurt, steak, sandwiches and more. Free entry, just turn up, 11am-3pm

SHOES, GLORIOUS SHOES:
Head to the Fashion and Textile Museum and join Michael Pick, the author of Rayne Shoes for Stars for an illustrated talk on the history of the British shoe company Rayne. £15, prebook, 2.15pm

TASTE OF LONDON:
Get tickets to the opening day of restaurant festival Taste of London, taking place in Regent's Park. Restaurants such as Sushisamba, Duck and Waffle, The House of Ho, Meatliquor and more let visitors sample their dishes and see world-class chefs at work. £15-£24, 5.30pm
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SHOP MY CLOSET:
Looking Glass Cocktail Club in Hoxton lets the public explore and buy staple pieces from the wardrobes of some of world's top fashion bloggers and influencers, including Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad, India Rose, Louise Roe and more. You can also be pampered by make up artists, while shopping, eating cupcakes and drinking cocktails. Free, download the Depop app to attend, 6pm

PUBSCI:
Science in a pub? How grand. This month's PubSci meet up at The Old Kings Head in Borough features award-winning comedian and scientist, Donal Vaughan — who will also be throwing a bit of magic into the evening. He'll perform tricks such as skewering a balloon without popping it, and explain the science behind it. Free (donations welcome), 6.30pm for 7pm start

INDIAN FOLK MUSIC:
Head to Indigo at the O2 in Greenwich for an evening of Indian folk music courtesy of self-taught composer and musician Raghu Dixit. £18, 7pm
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TEA & CHEESE:
Sounds like an excellent combination, right? Head to La Cave A Fromage in South Kensington for an evening pairing smooth, creamy cheese with hot tea. £18, 7pm
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COMEDY:
Lolly Adefope previews her debut Edinburgh show at the Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green, alongside sketch and character comedy from Goose and This Glorious Monster. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

EDINBURGH CABARET:
As Edinburgh Fringe gets closer, preview shows are taking place across London. Tonight, Schadenfreude Cabaret presents 2010 winner of Comedy Store King Kong, Lloyd Griffith and 2005 winner of both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and BBC New Comedy Award, Tom Allen. Takes place at The Harrison in King's Cross. Free - £5, 8pm
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BACKYARD CINEMA:
Head to Black Space on Brick Lane for a screening of Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. The 2013 Mike Myers film stars Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone and Michael Douglas among others, and tells the life story of Hollywood agent and producer Shep Gordon. £10, 8pm
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Good cause of the day

Book ahead for tickets to see new LGBT musical Facing East at the Lyric Theatre for one nigh only (22 June) in a benefit concert supporting LGBT charities Stonewall and Pride in London. Book here.


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