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30 exciting events to entertain you in London this week

Posted at 12:00 pm, May 6, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Music & Nightlife

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So bank holiday is over, but the fun doesn’t stop there (and it’s only a four day working week!)! Here’s a selection of the great things happening this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday…

All week

Become king of the swingers with the Gorilla Circus, who are offering trapeze lessons in Regents Park.

Don your pirate pearls and have a lavish dinner at Osterley House among the East India Company Collections.

Don’t miss fashion exhibition Pradasphere at Harrods. It closes on Wednesday!

Tuesday

Learn about the Future of Sex at Protein Forum, Shoreditch.

Tickle your taste buds at one of the new restaurants opening today: FeraTing, Gong, Lang.

Stand up for some rising comedy stars at The Godfather, Comedy Pub, Oxendon St.

Gigs: The Sonics at Koko, Camden; Snarky Puppy at Scala, King’s Cross; Robert Cray at Barbican Hall; and 19 more.

Wednesday

Stand Up for Shelter by watching some great comedy at Wyndham’s Theatre, Leicester Square.

Teasing, tassels and tits at the gorgeously filthy burlesque night Sleaze at Lockside Lounge, Camden.

Have a mega night of video-gaming at Sega Retrotainment, Hoxton Pony, Old Street.

Gigs: San Fermin at Village Underground, Shoreditch; The Horrors at McClusky’s, Kingston; Bo Ningen at Heaven, Trafalgar Square; and 22 more.

Thursday

Drag your corpse along to club night Night of the Living Dead at The Phoenix, near Oxford Circus.

Run away to Brighton for the start of The Great Escape music festival.

Have a Big Laugh at a star-studded night of comedy, Hammersmith Apollo.

Bag a cashmere bargain at Chinti and Parker Sample Sale, 20th Century Theatre, Notting Hill.

Gigs: Lykke Li at Village Underground, Shoreditch; Nelly at The Forum, Kentish Town; The Wonder Years at Scala, King’s Cross; and 29 more.

Or why not…

Check out a newly opened exhibition: Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition 2014 at Somerset House.

Or a new theatre production: Yellow Face at the National Theatre.

Watch new hit films: Bad Neighbours, Ilo Ilo or Blue Ruin.

Let yourself be a tourist for the day and go on a magical tour: Harry Potter London Tour with Muggle Tours at London Bridge.

And don’t forget the best of the blog!

★ 56 exciting things opening in London this May
★ Five of London’s best street food markets
★ Ten immersive experiences to dive into in London
★ 62 things you’ll never hear a Londoner say
★ Amazing video lets you time travel between 1924 and 2014 in London 

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