Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 25 May 2016

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See a new side to Africa with a day of short films. Image: Massmo Relsig

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Things to do today:  

AWESOME: Give your day an amazing start with Project Awesome's fitness movement at The Scoop, Tower Bridge. Expect dazzling views of the city, before it gets ruined by all the people. Free, prebook, 6.30am

AFRICA DAY: Shorts On Tap celebrates African culture with a selection of films at BFI Southbank. Explore the country through the eyes of different filmmakers and see London's big screen ones to watch. Free, prebook, 2pm

Sleepover with the pride at ZSL London Zoo from today. Image: Simon Goldsworthy

LION LODGE: ZSL London Zoo's ultimate overnight experience, Gir Lion Lodge, is open for booking from today. Doze off to the sound of roars in the backyard of some of nature's most fabulous creatures. We loved it when we went. From £378

DOVETAIL TRIO: Cecil Sharp House presents The Dovetail Trio, and accomplished musicians Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, in an intimate evening of traditional folk music. Enjoy their distinctive voices and instrumental talent. £12, prebook, 7.30pm  

COMRADES: Conway Hall commemorates 100 years since general military conscription passed into law in the UK. Author Cyril Pearce (Comrades In Conscience), Lois D Bibbings (University Of Bristol) plus songs by Helen Chadwick Song Theatre, provide a fitting tribute to those who have lost their lives over the past century. £10, prebook, 7.30pm

THE JEST: Camden Comedy Club prepares for stage invasion tonight by Sketch Off winners The Jest, plus some funny folk they're bringing along — including Revan and Fennell, Glenn Moore and Kit Sullivan. Funny stuff for the price of a pint. £5, just turn up, 8pm

MILK AND BONE: Montreal music duo Milk and Bone bring their clear vocals and sultry piano melodies to Birthdays in Dalston tonight. With track names like Coconut Water, it's set to be refreshing night. £8, prebook, 8pm

PUNK SCIENCE: It's far cooler than science ever was at our school — the Science Museum's Late, Punk Science, mixes the fascinating with the hilarious, as they put an entertaining spin on new concepts and theories. £9, prebook, 8.30pm

Good cause of the day

There's still time to register for the Cancer Centre Abseil 2016, taking place next month. Attach yourself to a sturdy rope and edge your way down Guy's Hospital. Before the centre even opens, you'll be able to say you've scaled its walls, while helping a fantastic cause. Places cost £25-£30, 12pm-8pm, 4 June