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39 bloomin’ marvellous things happening in London this week

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Make the most of your week by filling your diary full of London’s fabulous performances, pop-ups and parties. Here’s our guide to some of the great things going on this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

All week

Enjoy loads of performances, films and food at More London Free Festival, The Scoop at More London.

Eat my shorts! Watch a mythological version of ‘The Simpsons’ in ‘Mr Burns‘, Almeida Theatre.

Get yourself along to the East End Film Festival, one of the UK’s biggest film festivals offering international premieres, masterclasses and arts events.

Freshen up your wardrobe at the Browns Sale, Sloane Street, the Fendi Fun Pop-Up at Harrods, and The Dover Street Market Summer Sale.

Sample a few types of dance at the bargain shows part of Sadler’s Sampled dance festival, Sadler’s Wells.

Have a wander around  free art shows featuring work by Moyra Davey and David Hockney.

Check out who’s playing at the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2014, east London venues.

Splish splash! Watch a film in a jacuzzi at Hot Tub Cinema.


Watch ‘Wayne’s World’ at Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton.

Gigs: Sun Ra Arkestra/Marshall Allen, Cafe Oto, Dalston; Joshua Homme, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank; Keaton Henson, Queen Elizabeth Hall; South Bank, and 14 more.


Nobody puts baby in the corner! Put her in the front row for ‘Dirty Dancing’ at Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton.

Discover how figurative sculpture has been reinvented at The Human Factor, The Hayward Gallery.

Unleash that sweet tooth on the cake and cocktail club with Lilly Vanilli and Pearl’s, The Cat & Mutton, Broadway Market.

Celebrate documentary film and the next generation of filmmakers at Open City Docs Fest.

Check out what’s on at this week’s Heals Summer event, Tottenham Court Road.

Gigs: Lucinda Belle, The Lexington, Angel; Radkey, Southbank Centre; Happyness, Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston, and 21 more.


Forks at the ready for the start of outdoor food festival Taste of London, Regent’s Park.

Soak up the electronic sounds of Zomby at The Nest, Dalston.

Take a vibrant journey through history at the opening of Making Colour, National Gallery.

Get psyched for a screening of ‘American Psycho’ at Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton.

Enjoy gore-enthusiasts and ‘Simpsons’ guest stars Penn & Teller‘s version of their spectacular Vegas show, Hammersmith.

Gigs: Hawk House, The Courtyard Theatre, Old Street; Lone, Red Gallery, Old Street; Kasabian, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and 23 more.


Pretend you’re in Thailand at Half Moon Party at Bar Rumba, Piccadilly.

Gigs: Cherry Ghost, Islington Assembly Hall; Dan Nash, Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar, Angel; Jordan Marsh, Boisdale Canary Wharf, and 16 more.

Or why not…

Watch a recently released film: ‘The Fault in Our Stars‘, ‘Of Horses and Men‘ or ‘Oculus‘.

Go to recently reviewed restaurant ‘Bilbao Berria‘ to bask in Spanish culture and Basque cuisine.

Oh and then there’s always the football! Here are some ace World Cup Parties.

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