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The Party: 500 Years of Hampton Court Palace

Fireworks, period music, Tudor roast beef and champagne? We wish our birthday parties were this lavish

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Easter fun in London

Whether you plan to hunt eggs or party all weekend, get cracking with your Easter plans now

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Sensational Butterflies

Come face-to-face with tropical butterflies in a tent on the Natural History Museum's lawn

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Mac Conner: A New York Life

A Truman-hued slice of atomic-age Americana from the original Mad Man

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Craft100

A free-entry beer festival offering 80 cask ales and 20 kegs from independent and speciality breweries

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Easter holidays

The first bank holiday weekend of the year is on the horizon so grab your diary and get organising. Whether you plan to hunt eggs, party all weekend or stuff your face with chocs, get cracking with your Easter plans now.Friday April 3 – Monday April 6. 

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Sherlock Film Night

Pick up your pipe and dig out your deerstalker for this dress-up Holmes-themed film night to celebrate the close of the Museum of London's Sherlock Holmes exhibition. The most inventive costumes will win prizes and the bar will stay open late as the movies are beamed into the galleries. Book in advance.

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The Boat Race

The organisers claim that up to 300,000 spectators in London will line the four-and-a-quarter-mile Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race course from Putney to Mortlake on the afternoon of Saturday April 11 2015, with the historic boat race starting at 5.50pm. Making even more history, a women's race will take place for the first ever time from 4.50pm. So where will you be? We've put together a list of prime location pubs along the route, all perfect for a pint while you spectate.Sunday April 11. Various London venues

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The Oxford v Cambridge Goat Race

Polish your horns and belt out those bleets, because London's favourite farmyard fracas is back for a seventh year in 2015. The Goat Race is fast becoming as popular as its Thames-based rival (at least around the Time Out office), and sees three goats – one named ‘Oxford’, one ‘Cambridge’ and the third 'And' – take part in a dash around the farm. 

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Renegade Craft Fair

This market usually sets up shop stateside, but lucky for us it's made a trip across the pond and is back for a second instalment following a fantastic Christmas event last year. Designers and makers bundle into the Old Truman Brewery offering up their wares which range from stationery and jewellery, to toys, illustrated prints and super trendy cacti-filled pots and hanging baskets. DIY workshops, installations and activities take place across the weekend so you can really make a day of it.

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Tweed Run

This ten-mile charity bicycle jaunt in aid of the London Cycling Campaign takes in all sorts of iconic London locations and sees riders togged up to the nines in 1920s and 1930s cycling gear. Registration for participants costs £25, but if the exercise doesn't appeal simply dress up in your tweedy best, pack a picnic and support the riders along the way.

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London's cultural highlights

Museums

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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Museums

Top 10 museums for kids

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

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Winter activities for kids

Forget a day in front of the telly, it's time to take the kids out

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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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