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If you're in Covent Garden and are feeling peckish head to Little Water to take advantage of their burger and a free glass of wine/vodka shot deal. We like the sound of the vodka which comes in a variety of flavours to compliment your meal. £10.90, prebook, noon
HOLLAND PARK TOUR:
Did you know Holland Park is home to Britain's most authentic Japanese garden. Join this Holland Park Tour to discover the history of the park and explore the luscious greenery. You might be lucky enough to be joined by the resident peacocks too! £7/£8, prebook, 2pm-3.30pm
Room Escape Adventures in Whitechapel is like a gruesome version of Crystal Maze. You and 11 others will be trapped in a room with a zombie and have to solve clues and riddles to get out. And you'll be up against the clock so it's not for the faint hearted. £28, prebook, 6pm
Head to Housmann's bookshop for an evening of discussion and drinks to mark the 150th anniversary Memorial Lecture. Authors Jill Liddington and Elizabeth Oakley will be discussing the life and legacy of Laurence Housman, celebrated artist, critic, author and social activist. Free, just turn up, 7pm
BLUES DANCE CLASS:
Fancy brushing up on your dance moves in preparation for the weekend? Swing Patrol are holding beginners blues dance classes in various venues across London. No experience necessary, just bring comfortable shoes and a sense of rhythm. £10, prebook, 7pm
Budding wine connoisseurs should join expert Silvia from Bedale wines at Borough Market to discover the subtle differences between two wines made from the same grapes. And of course there's only one way to really find out: two hours of tasting, yum. £27, prebook, 7pm
The Noble Courtesan details India's forgotten courtesan culture in this stage adaptation of Umrao Jaan at The Cockpit, Marylebone. This production is part of The Asian Music Circuit's season about 19th century India. £8/£10, prebook, 7.30pm
New comedy night Variety of Kings launches at Star of Kings in King’s Cross tonight with Alison Thea-Skot, Olaf Falafel, Jenny Beake, Gareth Cooper and John Meagher. £5, prebook, 7.30pm
Invisible City is a one woman theatre performance on at Camden People's Theatre. Anyone new to London will empathise with the protagonist Marie who must negotiate lonely city life, making connections and lemons in the process. £10/£12, prebook, 7.30pm
Experience the fantastic band Cosmos Ensemble in the unique venue Sands Films near Wapping. An exciting evening of world music from Latin America to the Middle East. £14, prebook, 7.45pm
POETRY AND MUSIC:
Head to St James Theatre in Victoria for an evening performance of Vingt Regards sur L'Enfant, written in occupied Paris in 1944. Pianist Cordelia Williams will be delivering this majestic piece of music. £20, prebook, 8pm
CINEMA AT KEW GARDENS:
Luna Cinema are bringing their magical al fresco cinema experience to Kew Gardens for a screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel. £16.50, prebook, 9pm
Get down to The Invisible Dot in King's Cross to be entertained by Sheeps, a trio of funny men who are testing out new material, expect sketch comedy which is clever and surreal. £6, prebook, 9.15pm
Need a break from normal city life? Hall Place in Bexley is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to do meet and greets in the visitor centre. A chance to meet new people and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Hours are one morning (9.45am-1.30pm) or one afternoon (1.15pm-5pm) per week. Get in touch with sarah.humphris@
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