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- The Queen's House is almost ready to reopen.
- A sea of singing sea-saws is coming to Leicester Square.
- Uber is the best thing for black cabs. Discuss.
Things to do today:
DIVINE BOVINE: Explore the world through a five-course beef and wine meal at Gaucho Piccadilly, starting with a dirty beef martini. Yikes. £75, book in advance, 6.30pm
NATIONAL PARK CITY: Comedian Josie Long hosts a panel discussion at the Southbank Centre with artists, poets, economists and firefighters about what a national park city is and how London could soon become the world's first. £30, book in advance, 6.30pm
TUBE DESIGN TALK: Transport historian Oliver Green uncovers the identity of Frank Pick and how he transformed Lomdom transport. £10, book in advance, 7pm
FABER SOCIAL: Faber Social presents a night of words and music at The Social on Little Portland Street. £8 (+booking fee), book in advance, 7pm
COMEDY NIGHT: Howling Hops Tank Bar in Hackney Wick are launching their pickled egg and craft beer comedy nights with a line up including Nick Helm and Dane Baptiste. £8, book in advance, 7pm
BATTLE OF THE SOMME: Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with a talk at the National Army Museum, where four experts will discuss the myths and legacies of the battle. £7.50, book in advance, 7pm
SUPERGRASS MUSICAL: Weirdos Collective are performing their unofficial Supergrass Musical at The Finsbury. Expect new musical interpretations and animatronic sideburns. £5 (+booking fee), book in advance, 8pm
ONE WOMAN SHOW: Lotte Rice performs her Edinburgh Fringe-winning show focusing on a dialogue with Nina Simone, at Brasserie Zédel. £15, book in advance, 9.45pm
Over 200 Interior Design Brands Under One Roof
This week, King's Cross will be packed with designers and creative inspiration for Designjunction.
The show brings together over 200 interior design brands, 70 pop-up shops, 12 street food vans and four exhibition spaces, plus restaurants, architectural landmarks and creative institutions.
Londonist readers can get their hands on tickets for £6 — half the price of standard entry, meaning you can be inspired by up and coming designers' wares for less.
Designjunction runs from 22-25 September at Granary Square, King's Cross. Get your half-price tickets by quoting LONDONIST at the checkout.
Good cause of the day
NERD NITE: Explore geopolitics through sci-fi, discover how to make an alien language, and find out what makes apes different to humans — at the Museum of Childhood. Proceeds go to the Shine Trust, a charity that helps educate disadvantaged teenagers. £6/£7.50, book in advance/just turn up, 7.45pm
Our daily pick of Funzing events
FRENCH MACARON WORKSHOP: Whether your diet is vegetarian, Halal or gluten-free, learn the art of the French macaron-making in Rotherhithe — don't forget your Tupperware. £26, 30 October
ROOFTOP YOGA: Soak up the last of the summer rays on a London rooftop as you cleanse your mind and body with a yoga class — get your tickets here. £10, 24/25 September