Things To Do In London: Monday 3 August 2015

London X Stitch hangout at Drink, Shop and Do

Fake London

Skip the queues at Madame Tussauds and check out our selection of the weirdest dummies and mannequins we could find dotted around London. Scary stuff.

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The V&A has a full programme of fun events to keep little ones occupied over the summer. Today the whole family can enjoy the new summer garden installation by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo and use it to draw unusual views of the museum and its surroundings. Free, just turn up, 10.30am-5pm

Join the Museum of London for a tour with Boudicca. Hear her tale of rebellion and what London was like under Roman rule at this exciting, interactive storytelling session. Free, just turn up, 1pm-1.30pm

This event is open to all Camden residents and will include a Bake Off judged by Primrose Bakery (and free cake!), live music and arts by Roundhouse resident artists, oral histories, beach games and more. Details of how to apply for a ticket can be found on the website. Free, prebook, 2.30pm-5pm

Ripley's Believe It Or Not summer nights series at The London Pavillion opens up six floors of artefacts and artwork for you to explore, including a mirror maze and laser race. £14.95, prebook, 5pm-midnight

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Join Ben Crystal and his Passion in Practice Shakespeare Ensemble at the Loft on Tanner Street for the full production performance of Henry V in Original Pronunciation, by candlelight. This gala performance includes a pre-show talk from professsor David Crystal and a post-show Q&A with the creative team. It hopes to bring a fresh approach to acting out Shakespeare. £50, prebook, 7pm

Join Drink, Shop and Do in King's Cross for its popular cross stitching session for beginners and pros. Enjoy cocktails and cake while you stitch £10, prebook, 7pm

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Mondays never have to be dull with Empire Cocktail Masterclasses at Merchant House using gin, rum AND port. The class includes multiple tastings and a talk about the history of the spirits. £20, prebook, 7.30pm

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Head to the Poetry Cafe, an intimate venue tucked away behind Covent Garden. Tonight, poets and musicians will explore the sounds of Africa through both negative and positive narratives. £3/£5, just turn up, 7.30pm

Catch award winning comedian Bridget Christie at The Invisible Dot in King's Cross where she'll be performing her latest, greatest material to liven up your Monday. £10, prebook, 7.30pm

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See Mike Wozniak’s final preview before he heads up to the Edinburgh Fringe at Aces and Eights in Tufnell Park, on the first day of the Camden Fringe. £5, prebook, 7.45pm

Who doesn't love films and food? Oval Space in Hackney provides both with outdoor screenings of classic films. Tonight, see Pulp Fiction. Now all we need is the sunshine. £14, prebook, 8.45pm

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The Bread and Roses Theatre in Clapham hosts a special Edinburgh Fringe preview of Cult Friction from BBC Slam Champion Sophia Walker, winner of Best Spoken Word Show at the PBH Free Fringe in 2013 and 2014, and Best UK Spoken Word Show 2014. £5, prebook, 8.45pm

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Good Cause

On 12 September the public will be able to abseil the Orbit at Stratford in order to help people in crisis. For £25 entry plus a £250 fundraising target you can enjoy stunning views from the UK's tallest sculpture and all for a good cause. Details of how to sign up can be found on the Red Cross website.

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