Things To Do In London: Monday 14 September 2015

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Literary salon at Tower Bridge tonight - photo by Mr Savarona via Flickr

Screw cupcakes

Happy National Cupcake Week! Actually scrap that. A heated debate has been raging in Londonist Towers over whether or not the diminutive baked goods are bite-sized manna from heaven or over-hyped sugary spawn of the devil. So here's a reminder of a less contentious celebration: National Breakfast Week. Have a Monday morning peruse of our guide to this most essential of meals and where to get your teeth into it in London. Warning: this is more than just bacon butties, and might make you drool on the tube.

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Little ones should enjoy dressing up as proper chefs and getting messy, choosing toppings and munching the fruits of their labour. Grown-ups will appreciate that Mayfair Pizza Co. gets to do the cleaning up. £15, prebook, 4pm

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Colindale's RAF Museum is opening up its world-class Battle of Britain Aircraft collection to commemorate its 75th anniversary in a one-off event. At Our Finest Hour, view these historic planes with individual experts and get a chance to look in on the cockpits and fuselage. £30, prebook, 6.15pm


West End Film Club pays tribute to the iconic London singer on what would have been Amy Winehouse's 32nd birthday. See Asif Kapadia's Bafta-winning documentary at the Century Club in Soho followed by live music. £15, prebook, 6.30pm

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Get a taste of Paris at La Brasserie in Chelsea by tucking in to a tender chateaubriand steak with the obligatory béarnaise sauce and chips. £24.40 for two, prebook, 7pm or 8pm

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Drink, Shop & Do serves up another class in King's Cross, following the resurgence in popularity of arts'n'crafts on Pinterest, Tumblr and Etsy. London X-Stitch Hangout is exactly what it says on the tin, for both novices and experienced stitchers, with cake and cocktails included. £6.50, prebook, 7pm

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The Photographers' Gallery reckons we want more of their current exhibition We Want More. Come to their panel discussion Girls Rule The World: Visual Pleasure, Sexual Politics and Pop Imagery to hear from Little Boots, cultural commentator Ekon Eshun and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer as they discuss image-making in contemporary music culture. Granary Square, King’s Cross. £15/£12, prebook, 7pm


Discover how our perception of the world has changed at this illustrated cultural history discussion. Peter Barber of the British Library joins Marjo Nurminem, author of The Mapmakers' World, at Waterstones Piccadilly. Free, prebook, 7pm


The Frontline Club in Paddington continues to screen hard-hitting films, with the story of the foundation of Greenpeace on this evening's bill. How to Change the World is followed by a Q&A with the director Jerry Rothwell. £10, prebook, 7pm


Find out about London's history, engineering and food at this 5x15 event. Try not to get too distracted looking down at the Thames 42 metres below through the unique glass floor of the Tower Walkways. £26.75, prebook, 7.30pm


Let Professor Judith Hawley open your eyes to the remarkable women that pushed science forward in the Age of Enlightenment. Form Seven organises this talk at Hampton Court House, £10, prebook, 7.30pm


If you've heard the mesmerising music of Sixto Rodriguez you'll understand why two fans became obsessive enough to set off to South Africa in search of the singer, rumoured to have died. Terrace Film Night screens the documentary of their journey, Searching for Sugar Man, at Oval Space, Hackney. £7, prebook, 8pm

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Roisin Conaty headlines Happy Mondays, returning for a new season at the Amersham Arms in New Cross. Lloyd Langford and Richard Todd are also on the bill, hosted by Holly Walsh. £5.50, prebook, 8pm

Good cause of the day

There's a pop-up denim laundrette in Carnaby Street ahead of Jeans for Genes Day on Friday. Alongside the washing machines and merchandise, there'll be a denim trends forecaster talk for fashion-types and hair braiding from an Instagram guru. It's free, so pop over if you're in the area.


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