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30 great things happening in London this week

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It’s always a struggle going back to work after a bank holiday weekend, but hey, at least it’s only a four day week! Here’s our guide to what’s going on this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. (Parents might want to peruse our guide to half term as well.)

All week

Grab the little ‘uns and save some cash – children go free at The View From The Shard, Southwark.

Entertain the kids at: The Beasts, Lyric Square, Hammersmith, Outfits Throughout the Ages, Royal Air Force Museum, or Ravenous Reptiles, Grant Museum of Zoology.

Tuesday

Have a laugh as New York comic Michael Che covers big world issues and street culture at his latest show Cartoon Violence, Soho Theatre.

Relive Winehouse’s timeless tracks at Cine-Gigs Amy Winehouse: ‘I Told You I was Trouble’ at The Jazz Cafe, Camden.

Find some romance at a screening of ‘Casablanca at The Rooftop Film Club, Queen of Hoxton.

Gigs: Swans, Electric Brixton, Cloud Nothings, Scala, King’s Cross, Katy Perry, The O2, Tower Hamlets, and 20 more.

Wednesday

Have a chin wag with essayist Geoff Dyer at An Evening with Geoff Dyer and Alain de Botton, The Tabernacle, Westbourne Green.

Turn your kid into a mini Spielberg at Animate This!, Discover Greenwich.

Watch a trio of stories, dance, music and film at The Tales of Hoffman, Stratford East Picturehouse.

Gigs: The Flaming Lips, O2 Academy Brixton, White Denim, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Kit Downes Quintet, 606 Club, Chelsea, and 18 more.

Thursday

Tackle philosophy, feminism and relationships with comedian Sara Pascoe vs The Truth, Soho Theatre.

Go to a screening of mystery thriller ‘Blue Sunshine‘ at ICA, Nash House, or A Leni Riefenstahl Evening at The Cinema Museum, Dugard Way.

Classic kids’ TV show In the Night Garden Live comes to the stage with puppets and a full-size Iggle Piggle at The O2.

Sneak your way into the Audience with Howard Marks, drug smuggler turned author and comic, Kingswood House.

Gigs: Courtney Barnett, Islington Assembly Hall, Grouplove, Heaven, Trafalgar Square, Quantic, Koko, Camden, and 22 more.

Or why not…

Watch hit films: ‘The Two Faces of January‘, ‘Bad Neighbours‘, or ‘Maleficent’, which is out on Wednesday.

Catch a limited run show before it ends: ‘Grounded‘, ‘Donkey Heart‘, ‘Birdland‘. 

Try recently reviewed restaurant Uni for some fusion cuisine.  

And don’t forget the best of the blog!

★ Take it to the roof: London’s hottest rooftop bar openings

★ Win a ride in the driver cab of a new tube train

★ Holey hell! It’s the world’s most expensive doughnut

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