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Things to do in London today

The day's best events, all in one place – it's your social emergency saviour for things to do today

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Head down to one of the thousands of things to do in London today taking place all across the capital. We've picked our favourite things to get you started and, if you're making plans for things to do this weekend too, check out our guides to what's on in London this Friday, this Saturday and this Sunday.

RECOMMENDED: read the full Time Out London hot list here

1

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

No, not ‘Jeremy Kyle: The Musical’. Transferring from cult success at the Edinburgh Fringe is ‘Shit-Faced Shakespeare’, an anarchic adaptation of the Bard’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ where one member of the cast gets tanked up before curtains up. 

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Leicester Square Theatre , Leicester Square Until Saturday August 27 2016
2

Pere Ubu

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David Thomas's veteran avant-garage headliners continue to surprise and delight with their wit and twisted pop. Here they're playing to support their new album 'Carnival of Souls', a typically weird-sounding beast inspired by the 1962 horror film of the same name.

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Corsica Studios , Elephant and Castle Thursday August 25 2016
3

Brixton Beach Boulevard

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A big, bold new summer pop-up hits Brixton for 14 weekends of daytime parties on a rooftop beach. Miami circa 1982 is the inspiration and cocktails, DJs, retro film screenings, food stalls and live sports broadcasts are all on the cards, so slick back that hair, pull on a white tuxedo and hope for some suitably tropical weather.

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Valentia Place , Brixton Until Sunday August 28 2016
4

Mr Hyde National Burger Day

Bag yourself a juicy discount at over 700 London restaurants celebrating National Burger Day this year. Patty lovers can sign up for the deal then dine at places like Honest Burger, Byron, Honest Burger and Patty & Bun for cheap. On top of that, Mr Hyde will be hosting a party at Hawker House for 3,000 of their readers.

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Canada Street , Rotherhithe Thursday August 25 2016

Tickled

A hugely entertaining doc about the bizarre 'sport' of competitive tickling

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Now Showing

The Shallows

Just when you thought it was safe to back into the cinema... It's Blake Lively vs shark in this riveting thriller

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Now Showing

Wiener-Dog

King of indie sadism Todd Solondz returns with a seriously non-heartwarming shaggy dog story

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Now Showing

Cosmos

The late Polish director Andrzej Zulawski's idiosyncratic final film is frustrating and at times astonishingly beautiful

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Now Showing

Black

A compelling new spin on 'Romeo and Juliet' set in a notorious neighbourhood in Brussels

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Now Showing

Suicide Squad

Don't expect it to make sense, and this punky, colourful supervillain flick is great fun

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Now Showing

The BFG

Steven Spielberg adapts Roald Dahl's book into a warm and welcoming family-friendly adventure

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Now Showing

Finding Dory

Pixar's long-awaited sequel to their beloved underwater adventure is lots of family fun

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By: Time Out London Things To Do

Comments

5 comments
Rachel H
Rachel H

Come down to Clapton Jumble Trail for some bargains #claptonjumbletrail - Glyn Road & Chatsworth E5

Michael R
Michael R

Just saw the `kink's musical Sunny Afternoon yesterday. Great show The music holds up The story is very engaging and the audience started a standing ovation for the last ten minutes of the show.  An inspiring evening WELL WORTH SEEING. NOW IF ONLY THE WEATHER WOULD WARM UP.

Ryan S
Ryan S

Don't live or work here it's horrible! Come on a holiday instead!

Kamel K
Kamel K

i love this amazing land , & i'll like to travel & work there , it's  a pleasure for me thank's