Today's Things To Do in London is sponsored by Marco Grill restaurant at Chelsea Football Club. Scroll down to find out more about their bespoke dining experience, Mystery Menu.
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A WOMAN'S WAR:
Lee Miller: A Woman's War @ Imperial War Museum explores the life of women during the Second World War through the photographs of Lee Miller, considered one of the most relevant female photographers of the 20th century. 15 October-24 April, £10/£7, booking online suggested, 10-6pm
TAIWAN COMES TO LONDON:
This event will bring together some 70 brands and over 150 award-winning products that will not only wow visitors with their ground-breaking design, but highlight the exceptional quality of Taiwanese manufacture. Throughout the event visitors get to test out some cutting edge tech design and can win some of the products on show. The Atrium, Westfield London W12, 15-19 October, free, opens 12.30pm
JAZZ AND STREETFOOD:
Sri Lankan street food, live music and a cocktail. Spicy, zingy and bursting with exotic flavours, Sri Lankan street food is a beautiful thing. Load up on roti, veg, egg and a choice of mutton, chicken, seafood or vegetarian option, accompanied by a delicious cocktail. Then sit back and enjoy live improvised jazz. Stage 3 at Hackney Empire, £12, 6.30pm
At The Stormy Supperclub, theatre meets food in an immersive dining experience. Gathered inside a cosy candlelit retreat, you’ll tuck into four courses of inventive food accompanied by a mesmerising performance from Shakespeare in Shoreditch. The Rose Lipman Building, Kingsland, £50, 7pm
INSPIRE YOUR ADVENTURE:
The well-known adventurer, author and motivational speaker Dave Cornthwaite is speaking at about his numerous, fascinating adventures. Dave has completed 11 non-motorised journeys — over 1.000 miles in all — and has broken nine world records! £10 (pay on the door), 7pm
A night filled with heart, soul and singing. Everyone loves karaoke, but what happens when you mix in a healthy dose of gospel? Gospeloke, that's what. Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, £10, 7.30pm
MODERN MAGIC LANTERN SHOW:
Three photographers — Syd Shelton, Phil Maxwell and Colin O’Brien — who have documented London through recent decades share their favourite pictures and tell the stories behind them, in conversation with Stefan Dickers, Bishopsgate Institute’s Library and Archives Manager. Bishopsgate Institute, £8/6 concessions, prebook, 7.30pm
SHORT COM SCREENING:
After a two night run at the Edinburgh Festival, Short Com returns to London to the Hackney Attic with a brand new programme of the funniest independently made short films from emerging comedy filmmaking talent. Short Com proudly supports the male suicide prevention charity CALM. Hackney Attic, 270 Mare St, prebook, £7, 7.30pm
STYLIST LIVE: SALMAN RUSHDIE AND EMMA CLINE TALK:
The author will be in conversation with Emma Cline, whose debut novel The Girls was snapped up for a record sum. Each audience member will receive an advance copy of the novel ahead of its eagerly anticipated release. Business Design Centre, Islington, £36, 7.45pm
BEST IN STAND UP:
You always know what you’re getting at The Comedy Store: four supreme standups, one sharp MC and a barrel-load of laughs. Paul Thorne is your MC. He’ll introduce the side-splitting Phil Nichol, Nathan Caton, Paul Zerdin and Luke Toulson. The Comedy Store, Soho, £14, 8pm
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Mystery Menu at Marco Grill
Let your subconscious create your perfect meal with Marco Grill's Mystery Menu.
Guests are given quick-fire questions on arrival, from the simple 'sweet or sour?' to the more experimental 'take a risk or play it safe?' Completed questionnaires go to all-knowing (and possibly telepathic) head chef Roger Pizey, who is then tasked with creating your ideal meal. Your desires enter the kitchen; the dream dinner you hadn't realised you wanted comes out.
Stamford Bridge's top-quality steak house is already reason enough to head there on non-match days — Mystery Menu makes this Fulham institution a foodie as well as footie destination.
Mystery Menu is at Marco Grill, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW6 1HS. Tables must be pre-booked for a maximum of six guests. Dinner costs £60 per person for three to five courses excluding drinks.
Things To Do in London Today is sponsored by Marco Grill at Chelsea Football Club.
Good cause of the day
The ZSL Fire Walk
Are you brave enough to walk barefoot over red hot embers smouldering over 1200°F and achieve the seemingly impossible? Why not challenge yourself, increase your confidence and overcome your fears while raising much needed funds for ZSL's Asiatic Lions Campaign. Following a 'nothing is impossible' seminar, the fire master will lead you out into the zoo grounds where friends and family will be able to witness you take on the embers! Registration fee £35, Fundraising pledge £150.