Survive the tube strike
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Things to do
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Teatro Vivo are putting on Fairytale Finders, a family friendly show that includes reinterpretations of classic stories. Join the adventure in Valentines Park. £5/£8, prebook, 9.30am/1pm
BLINDFOLDED TASTING TOUR:
Pick up a map and blindfold from Borough Market's information office before tasting your way around the culinary delights there. Don't forget to take a friend along to direct you around the sensory route, which has been set by a young blind person at RLSB. Free, just turn up, 2.30pm
COURTAULD GALLERY LATE:
Go behind the scenes at this Courtauld Gallery Late where you can hear curators talk about current exhibition Unfinished. There'll be a range of activities including craft, poetry, cabaret and DJs. £7.50/£8.50, prebook, 6.30pm
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying might not sound like a typical title for a musical concert, but this unique performance at Guildhall for the City of London Festival, sees office choirs and West End performers present a satirical take on office politics and corporate life. £10, prebook, 7.30pm
It’s been a year since Deserter unleashed its sweary, boozy slacker website upon us so celebrate its first birthday (and their very own IPA) at London Beer Dispensary in Brockley. Free, RSVP, 8pm
ALICE IN WONDERLAND DINING EXPERIENCE:
Usually reserved for private members Library in Leicester Square is no ordinary book emporium, the eclectic space on St Martins Lane is inviting you down the rabbit hole for an extravagant four course meal which promises Alice in Wonderland themed delights. £65, prebook, 7.30pm
Located in the 200 year old Horse Hospital in Camden Stables, The City Shimmy are injecting some 1920s glamour into Proud Camden. So grab your flapper dress and head along for a night of risque entertainment. £2, prebook, 8pm
Comedians Bridget Christie and Rhys James test out their new Edinburgh shows at The Old Queens Head in Angel with Laugh Out London. £5/£7, prebook, 8pm
Tonight sees the grand opening of the macho extravaganza that is Lucha Libre, aka masked Mexican wrestling. It takes place in York Hall in Bethnal Green and continues until Saturday. £20/£45, doors open at 7pm
The Nomad Cinema are popping up in unusual locations all over London, offering a unique cinema experience and donating 100% of the profits to charity. Tonight's screening of 80s coming of age hit Stand by Me is in Grosvenor Square. £15, prebook, 9.15pm
OPEN AIR CINEMA:
At Morden Hall Park, the rose garden has been transformed by Lunar Cinema into a stunning outdoor cinema experience. Relax under the stars, among the roses for tonight's film, the award winning Birdman. £13.50, prebook, 9.15pm
Good cause of the day
Join Artefax for drinks, music and art at their summer party held at The Dolls House in Islington to raise awareness for deaf and blind people. £10, prebook, 7pm
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