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Street Feast

Dalston Yard becomes a street food mecca once again as this night market returns

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Time Run

Do you have the logic smarts and leadership skills to come over all Indiana Jones and solve this immersive puzzle?

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Dram & Smoke

A supperclub for those who like their meals to scream 'North of the border'

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Food Photographer Of The Year

Over 100 pictures and films documenting delicious grub from around the world

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SPIN London - The Urban Cycle Show

This mini-festival celebrates the urban cycling scene with international brands and smaller independent makers in fixed gear, single speed, custom and BMX bikes in attendance as well as emerging cycle fashion brands, cyclic artwork, talks, demonstrations and workshops. Whizz around the UK's largest indoor pop-up test track and get hints and tips on how to do it faster, visit the Hall of Frame to find out more about the art of bike-body building or settle into the Maker's Lounge for talks and screenings from influential cycling figures and institutions.

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Upcoming events in the capital

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London Craft Week

This new week-long festival of activities and exhibitions celebrates craftmanship in all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies across London. Famous galleries and specialist workshops alike will host events to showcase both ancient skills and exciting new talent. The inaugural year will focus on central locations such as Bloomsbury and Mayfair, which have been hubs of industry and craftsmanship for many centuries.

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Imperial Festival

Imperial College London is inviting us all in to find out more about their research and work, and providing hundreds of scientists for us to quiz about it, with their annual festival of science and engineering. The full programme will be available on the Imperial Festival website nearer the time, but you can expect dozens of talks, activities, performances and installations. All ages are welcome and all events are free.

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London Pet Show

This annual fur-filled show is moving to the ExCel centre in 2015 for a weekend of barking, jumping, stroking and shopping. The fair is aimed at both pet owners and anyone looking for advice on taking the plunge. To keep both animals and humans happy, the show is divided into different zones, and visitors can meet owners and breeders and get advice on care and training for whichever creature they're most interested in.

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Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

The annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival (which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015), brings together Punch and Judy professors from around the country for a day of jolly old-fashioned fun. The grand procession at 11am is led by a brass band, and culminates with a birthday toast to Mr Punch, who was first seen by Samuel Pepys 353 years ago on the day.

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Alchemy

This ten-day festival is a celebration of South Asia's rich culture, with a line-up featuring music, dance, literature, film and fashion. In 2015 topics covered will include the area's changing cultural landscape and the juxtapositions between classical and folk traditions. Kerb street food traders will sell food inspired by the Alchemy countries in the Festival Village and Southbank Centre Square too.

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Star Wars at Madame Tussauds

Star Wars fans rejoice! A major new attraction opens at Madame Tussauds in 2015, boasting 16 life-like characters and 11 expertly finished sets from the iconic films. The experience will take over two new floors at the Baker Street site and visitors can immerse themselves within sets that range from Yoda's swamp, to the red-hot lava spewing Mustafar where Anakin turns to the dark side.

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Upcoming Time Out events

Tickets to 'Oppenheimer' plus a post show Q&A

Hailed as 'a blast from start to finish' by yours truly in our glowing five-star review, 'Oppenheimer' is one play you definitely don't want to miss this season. Get in quick for extremely limited tickets to the RSC's explosive play about the father of the atomic bomb, plus an exclusive post-show Q&A, hosted by Time Out theatre editor Andrzej Lukowski. Tickets just £39.50

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Live & Learn with Time Out

Live & Learn with Time Out is a sensational new range of classes in London. They range from evening talks to in-depth courses, and every one will deliver a uniquely memorable experience as well as genuinely useful knowledge and skills. Our tutors and speakers will be the best in the business – whether Time Out staff, major industry names or the cream of backstage talent. Tickets from £35

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Silent Disco at Altitude London

Does dancing get you high? Do awesome beats and basslines bring you up? Get your groove on at a great height and cut shapes like an experimental tailor at Altitude. While your ears and body get off on the serious sounds, you can feast your eyes on the whole of London from the top of Millbank Tower.

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Silent Disco at The View from The Shard

Dance at the top of the world - well, western Europe at least - at an exclusive silent disco at The View from the Shard. Shimmy to the soundtrack of your choice as the evening’s three DJs provide three different channels for you to listen to on your personal headphones. Or, when the moment strikes, you can completely switch off from the music and have a chat with your fellow party guests without having to shout over the crowd. It really is the perfect party.

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London's cultural highlights

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Top 10 museums in London

Overwhelmed by the many museums in London? Here's where to start

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London's top attractions

Be sure to tick off London's biggest and best attractions

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Exhibitions in London

See what London's best museums and galleries have got on show

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Things to do with the kids

Kids

Top 10 kids activities this week

Nobody can pluck fun out of thin air – here's a little help

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Top 10 museums for kids

Most of London's museums go out of their way to entertain little ones

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Harry Potter in London: tours, walks and more

If you're visiting London, here's how you can go from muggle to wizard for the day

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Walks and tours in London

Discover London's best bits by foot

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London area guides

Explore the colourful and varied neighbourhoods of the city

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Sport and fitness

Sport and fitness in London

Even burning fat and pumping iron can be fun in the capital

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