Things To Do In London: Monday 6 July 2015

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Try your feet at Swing Dancing

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN:
A special early morning opportunity for parents with little ones to see the Alexander McQueen show at the V&A, South Kensington. £16, prebook, 8am

EAST LONDON VIEWS:
Enjoy half-price entry for two and panoramic views over London at Arcelormittal Orbit in the midst of the Olympic Park. Don't panic, the 455 step spiral staircase wraps round the lift for those wishing to preserve their energy. £15, 10am
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SWING PATROL DANCE CLASS:
Dust off your dancing shoes for this Swing class held at various locations across London. You'll learn the basics of Lindy Hop and the Charleston from award winning teachers. Beginners welcome and dancing partner supplied. £10, 2pm
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POP-UP GOLF:
Head to Plonk at Efes Snooker Club in Dalston, London's only pop-up crazy golf venue. Designed by The House Of Revelry, this is not your typical golf course. £25, 2pm
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WONDERLAND GALLERY LAUNCH:
Take a tumble down the rabbit hole into Ripley's pop-up gallery at The London Pavilion in Piccadilly Circus which is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. Expect a giant chess set, an upside down room and adults can collect a free cocktail at Planet Hollywood. £16.95, prebook, 5pm
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HOXTON UKULELE SUMMER PARTY:
Enjoy a BBQ and drinks on the Rooftop at Queen of Hoxton before the performances begin. Feel free to bring your own ukulele or borrow one with a £20 deposit. Free, just turn up, 5.30pm

CIRCUS ARTS SHOW:
An opportunity to see students at the National Centre for Circus Arts perform their annual degree show Polymer as part of Udderbelly Festival at the Southbank. £16.50, prebook, 7pm

LIVE JAZZ:
Treat your ears to a performance from solo jazz guitarist Martin Taylor inside the temple of Andaz Hotel near Liverpool Street as part of City of London Festival. £30, prebook, 7pm

EXILED WRITERS INK AT THE POETRY CAFE:
A night of poetry in translation hosted by Iranian writer Navid Hamzavi. Featured poets explore themes of conflict and censorship in the intimate setting of the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden. Open mic slots available. £5/3, just turn up, 7pm

COMEDY FESTIVAL:
Under One Roof in Clapham has a brilliant line-up over the next week: pick from Bridget Christie, Sheeps, Liam Williams, Tim Key, Lazy Susan, Max and Ivan and many more. £7 per show/£15 day ticket, prebook, until 11 July

EMPIRE COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS:
Disperse those Monday blues with an Empire cocktail masterclass held at Merchant House in Bank. Each masterclass includes four cocktails, an additional taster and a glass of port, as well as information about the history of the drinks. £20, prebook, 7.30pm
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NEW COMEDY:
Hear new material from top comedians at Top Secret Comedy Club in Covent Garden. Ticket includes a free shot. £1, prebook, 8.15pm
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Good cause of the day

Follow a DNA inspired art trail featuring work by famous artists. The sculptures will be auctioned in September to raise money for the Francis Crick Fund.


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