Things To Do Today In London: Friday 6 May 2016

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Things to do today:  

PROJECT AWESOME: It's going to be a scorcher, so grab great views of the city on your workout with Project Awesome at Primrose Hill. Free, just turn up, 6.30am

LAMBETH PALACE: The oldest continuously cultivated garden in London, rarely opened Lambeth Palace welcomes the public today. Get started on spring with a bounty of scented blooms. £5, just turn up, 12pm-3pm

MAP OF LONDON: See Fuller's intricate hand-drawn map of London as it goes on display at Notting Hill's Palm Tree Gallery today. More than the usual landmarks, his creation incorporates personal details, memories and visions. Free, just turn up, 11am

TABLE TENNIS FIGHT CLUB: The elite ping pong society has an open session tonight, so if you think you can handle some serious bat-action, get thee to Somers Town Sports Centre and prepare to chop and block. £19, prebook, 7pm-9pm

CAMPFIRE CLUB: Gather round the smokey fire in Mile End with music from Jeff Warner and Orlando Seale, plus drinks from the well stocked bar at a secret location. £8-10, prebook, 7pm-11pm

EASTERN PROMISES: Underground music makers Love Cult bring their brand of beats, sounds and dark narratives to Shoreditch Church for an evening of eastern promise. It's their first time in London, so check them out before they hit the big time. £5 (+bkg fee), prebook, 8pm

Grab a Midnight Movie with these guys. Image: amika san

CORRIE COMEDY: Yep her off the telly, Wendi Peters brings her lively mix of songs, stories and brownies to St James's Studio this Friday, with her show Let Me Sing and I'm Happy. £30/£25, prebook, 8pm

MIDNIGHT MOVIES: Saviour of London insomniacs and night owls, Midnight Movies are back for a one-off special of The Blues Brothers at Curzon Soho. With music from London City Voices, exclusive artwork, prizes and bespoke cocktails (hopefully blue ones), this is one all night party that's worth staying up for. £20.33, prebook, bar open from 9pm

ELECTRO SWING: White Mink are ready to plunge you into the world of Electro Speakeasy tonight at The Grand. With musical explosiveness led by the Swingrowers, just back from their US tour. Gatsby would be proud. £17.50, prebook, 9pm

Good cause of the day

There's just time to get involved in the British Red Cross Red Shoe Walk this Sunday. Supporting people in need worldwide, from refugee crises to victims of terror attacks, the British Red Cross has been doing good since 1863. Throw on your red treads and get ready to walk an adventure through the heart of London, with games and activities along the way. Registration costs just £10 and you can sign up on the British Red Cross website. Start the walk anytime from 9am-1pm, 7 May