45 Brilliant Things To Do In London This April

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45 Brilliant Things To Do In London This April

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Join an unusual tea tasting at Trinity Buoy Wharf.

1. SPA SECRETS: A day at the spa is a wonderful experience but doing it regularly can be expensive. Why not learn the best pampering techniques for a DIY experience? Join professional massage therapist John in Vauxhall, and learn how to treat your friends with moisturising facial massage, body scrub and skin renewal body wrap — all materials included. £40, 1 April & more dates, 7pm
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2. ART DECO PAINTING: Join Pop Up Painting for an evening dedicated to art deco. Hosted at Brasserie Blanc on the Southbank, the evening starts with delicious French antipasti and a glass of wine, followed by a creative painting session led by an experienced artist. All materials are included and you'll get to take home your artwork. £40, 1 April, 7.30pm
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3. HIP HOP PARTY: Head to Trapeze Bar in Shoreditch for an afternoon of hip hop, dance and delicious food. Your entry ticket includes one hour of free drinks, hot food, live fire breathing (don't worry, you don't have to do it) and non-stop music for five hours. £35, 2 April, 1pm
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4. AFTERNOON TEA WITH A TWIST: Experience the English ritual of afternoon tea with a difference, at the beautiful Trinity Buoy Wharf. Tea specialists Kyle and Kerran prepare six unusual combinations of tea and handmade cakes. You will get a tea-'champagne' on arrival and plenty of suggestions for brewing your own tea. £32, 2 April, 3pm

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5. MURDER MILE WALK: So then — one mile, 18 murderers, 75 deaths — there've been some gruesome goings-on in Soho. Turn detective on this walking tour, as Mike unveils the bloodiest secrets of central London. £15, 3 April at 10am and 1pm
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6. MASSAGE MASTERCLASS: Learn the art of massage from a pro, and the techniques for giving a relaxing 60-minute full body massage, including how to focus on specific points of the body to release tension, as well as preparing your own massage oils. £35, 3 April & more dates, 5pm
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7. CYCLE CENTRAL: Spring has sprung so there's no reason why you shouldn't hop on a bike. Even better, do it while admiring London's most famous landmarks — join this guided cycle tour around the city for an afternoon of fun and fitness. £24/£22, 4 April & more dates, 10am
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Rice lover? Head to Clapham for a rice-themed dining experience

8. DAVID BOWIE'S SOHO: Retrace the life of Ziggy Stardust and his London connections with this guided walk around the back streets of Soho. See where Bowie recorded some of his most famous songs, the venue of his first performances and his favourite bars. Part of the proceeds will be donated to charity. £12, 5 April & more dates, 3pm
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9. 3DOODLER WORKSHOP: You might not recognise the name but you have probably seen a 3Doodler before: they're 3D printing pens that let you draw with plastic in mid air. Join designer Grace for a creative workshop that will teach you how to use this techy tool and create your own 3D masterpiece. £34, 5 April, 7.30pm
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10. RICE TO MEET YOU: Join this all-rice supper club in Clapham and taste a rich variety of fresh, homemade dishes from all over the world. The six-course menu includes sushi, savoury cakes and sticky rice pudding — the event is BYOB so make sure your favourite wine comes with you. £45 (early bird tickets), 7 April, 6.30pm
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11. GIN TASTING: Like gin? Then you're in the right place: South London Wine School is hosting a one-off gin tasting experience. You'll try six different pairings — each type of gin is accompanied by a specific food, and you'll learn everything you always wondered about the spirit. £30, 7 April, 7pm
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12. JAMAICAN DANCE: Join explosive dance teacher Jessy for an hour-long Ragga Dancehall lesson. Learn the basic moves of this traditional Jamaican dance and keep fit while doing so. £10, 8 April, 6.15pm
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13. BECOME A RADIO DJ: Thinking about a career on the radio? Learn top tips and secrets from Sofia, who's been a radio presenter for 15 years. She'll tell you everything about voice control, body posture and dealing with your audience. £65, 9 April & more dates, 11am

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Learn the secrets of a healthy breakfast from Sophia

14. HEALTHY BREAKFAST: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Sophia knows it well. Join her for a hands-on experience where you'll learn her three must-try breakfast recipes combining fibre, proteins and good fats. Sample the recipes plus get some drinks and snacks while you prepare the food. £20, 9 April, 11am
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15. TUBEOPOLY: Cryptic puzzles, strategy and teamwork, all set in the underground world of the tube. Grab your team members, a smartphone and compete to be master of the Tubiverse on this interactive treasure hunt. £15, 9 April & more dates, 1pm
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16. CALIFORNIA SUPPER CLUB: Hosted by two Californian sommeliers and one chef, this supper club takes you on a journey to the sunny West Coast. Enjoy three delicious courses paired with matching wines plus a glass of bubbles and canapés on arrival. Ideal for meeting new people while enjoying food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere. £49, 10 April, 2pm
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17. SECRETS OF SPITALFIELDS: Wander around the Liverpool Street and Aldgate area while Katie, a born and bred Londoner, peels back the centuries and invites you rediscover the rich history of Spitalfields. £12/£10, 10 April & more dates, 11am
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18. TRAMPOLINE WORKOUT: Join fitness instructor Andrea for a 50-minute high intensity workout on a trampoline in north London. If you're up for trying something new, subscribe to a session and get jumping! £12, 11 April, 7pm
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19. GAME OF THRONES COMEDY: if you're counting the days until the beginning of the new season, join this GoT themed comedy evening in Hammersmith. 10 stand up comedians will make sure your evening is packed with jokes about the swords and sorcery hit. Free, 12 April, 7.30pm
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20. UNCAGED LONDON: Cabaret lovers ahoy! Join an evening of sexy burlesque, comedy and more, in Leyton featuring award-winning performers and outstanding acts. £15, 12 April, 8pm
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21. COPYRIGHT TALK: Whether you're starting a new business or working for an established company, you should consider copyright and brand as part of your strategy. This talk and Q&A, led by expert lawyer Jeremy Morton, will give you an insight into the world of intellectual property and its importance nowadays. £10, 13 April, 7pm
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Discover the secrets of Westminster, join a free guided walk

22. SECRETS OF WESTMINSTER: Explore Westminster as you've never done before — join expert tour guide Andrew for a two-hour walk. He will unveil secrets and lesser-know facts of one of London's most famous areas. Free, 14 April, 2.30pm
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23. APRIL MADNESS: Head to this fab Mad Hatter's Tea Party for all kinds of fun and frolics. Hosted by a mad tea specialist and a crazy cook, there'll be laughs and surprises throughout the two-hour bash. £32, 15 April, 7pm
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24. FREE FILM CLUB: The Canvas Cafe in Shoreditch hosts a free film screening every Friday evening. Book your place and enjoy a cosy cinema in their basement and an ever-changing film programme. Free, 15 April & more dates, 7pm
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25. MYSTERY STREET GAME: Join a treasure hunt style game based on the popular Guess Who. You and your team mates will have clues to follow, riddles to solve and Watson to deal with in order to eliminate the possible targets one by one. Just form your team and get ready for intrigue and adventure! £15, 16 April & more dates, 11am
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26. JAPANESE BONDAGE: Self-suspension artist and London-based performer Gestalta leads this day-long workshop about shibari, the Japanese art of rope bondage. Aimed at couples, this workshop will teach you the basic type of knots and wraps as well as the story behind this ancient Japanese tradition. £100 per couple, 17 April, 1pm
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Unravel mysteries and solve clues at this treasure hunt around Rotherhithe

27. ROTHERHITHE TREASURE HUNT: Discover the historical area of Rotherhithe while taking part in a fun treasure hunt around its docks and river paths. Solve clues about the river, engineering and maritime adventures — all welcome. £15/£8, 17 April, 2pm
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28. DELICIOUS DIM SUM: Having grown up in a Chinese restaurant and run three of his own, Will knows a thing or two about Asian cuisine. He'll guide you step-by-step through making and rolling the dough, preparing the fillings and forming the parcels. The result is invariably delicious. £35, 18 April, 11am & 5pm
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29. CRAZY CAMDEN: One of London's most vibrant areas, Camden's a perfect pub crawl location. Free shots, live music, discount on drinks and free entry to some of the best bars in the area — this is a ready made night out. You just need to tag along. £16, 18 April, 7.30pm
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30. TASTE SRI LANKA: Numi is on a mission to introduce you to the hidden culinary treasures of Sri Lanka — come join her and discover a whole new cuisine at her home-based cookery school in Battersea. You'll learn how to make four traditional dishes and get tips and recipes while making new friends. £70, 19 April, 10am
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31. SELF DEFENCE CLASS: Ever wanted to try martial arts? Join this lesson with expert teacher Jai and learn techniques including locks, throws, punching, kicking and fighting on the floor. With over 10 years of trial and error, Sifu's fighting style comprises of practical real life street combat techniques. £8/£6, 19 April, 6.45pm
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32. SMARTPHONE FILMMAKING: With films like Tangerine being shot on iPhone, now's the time to embrace the full potential of this pocket gadget. Tech startup founder Imran shows you how. £10, 20 April, 6pm
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33. MAYFAIR ART SCENE: Tour some of the most prestigious and under-the-radar art galleries in Mayfair, guided by the expertise of Calanit. She will take you around the area, you'll discover new contemporary artists and get the chance to discuss the artworks along the way. £15, 21 April, 10.30am
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Mmm... Did you say tapas?

34. TAPASMANIA: This one-off supper club celebrates the classic favours of Spanish cuisine — think olive oil, jamon, tomate and much more. The menu includes 10 different tapas plus olive oil tastings and plenty of tips and suggestions to cook traditional Spanish food at home. £35, 22 April, 7pm
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35. GHOST WALK: Join an experienced and fearless tour guide for an after-dark walk exploring haunting stories of London. Hear spooky tales from the ancient City of London, visit its most ghost-riddled buildings and stories including the Black Dog of Newgate Prison and the spectre of the Bank of England. £11/£8, 22 April & more dates, 7pm
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36. LEARN TO SEW: Your mum never taught you how to use a sewing machine? No worries, Craig is on a mission to get Londoners confident with seams, zips and hems. His three-hour workshop will teach you the basics of using a sewing machine — all materials will be provided. £21/£15, 23 April & more dates, 10am
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37. TEA & MEDITATION: Join Lera, who studied tea both in London and China, on this meditation experience accompanied by a Chinese tea tasting. Meet like-minded people while relaxing yourself in a beautiful location close to Tower Bridge. £12, 24 April, 1pm
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38. PAINT VAN GOGH: Like painting? You don't need any previous experience to join this Pop Up Painting session dedicated to Van Gogh. Taking place in Bromley, the lesson will be led by an artist and will include all art supplies — and you'll be able to take home your creation! £26, 25 April, 8pm
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39. BURLESQUE TALENT SHOW: To Infinitease & Beyond is a burlesque talent show evening where the audience gets to judge the acts on stage (and laugh at them too).  Perfect for cabaret lovers. £10, 26 April, 8pm
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40. START YOUR BLOG: Successful blogger Hana has been writing online for over eight years. Whether you're thinking about starting your own blog, or improving your current one, this workshop will give you plenty of insightful tips about online writing, content strategy and social media. £30, 26 April, 7pm
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41. SECRETS OF  THE WEST END: Katie, creator of Look Up London, has organised this 45-minutes guided walk which unveils the secrets hidden behind London's glitziest district. The event is part of the V&A Performance Festival and takes place in the museum. Free, 27 April, 1pm
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42. HOLISTIC SUPPER CLUB: The Elmore Jam is the newest supper club in town, mixing Michelin-trained chefs with talented musicians. This time the menu is all about holistic food — that means delicious dishes free of gluten, dairy and sugar. Your ticket includes a four-course meal with drink on arrival and live music during the evening, the event is BYOB so make sure you stop for some drinks beforehand. £46, 28 & 29 April, 7pm
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Try a storytelling and campfire experience with Nest Collective

43. CAMPFIRE CLUB: Acoustic folk club The Nest Collective are hosting an evening campfire in Mile End. Get ready for sing-a-longs, storytelling, special guests and who knows what else. £10, 29 April, 7pm
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44. TEQUILA & MEZCAL: If you associate tequila with shots and slammers, this tasting session will help you discover a whole new drink. Alcohol expert Julia will offer you six different types of Mexico's most famous spirit accompanied by different nibbles each time. £30, 29 April, 7pm
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45. OUTDOOR FITNESS: Exercise and keep fit during this hour-long workout, where you will intertwine exercise and relaxation. Even better, you'll be outdoors in the beautiful surroundings of the Olympic park. £10, 30 April, 10.45am
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Last Updated 30 March 2016