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Things to do in London today

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Photograph: Mark Box
By Time Out London editors and Angela Hui |
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There are thousands of things to do in London every day, taking place in weird, wonderful and gorgeous venues across the capital. To make your choice of what to do today a little easier, we've picked our favourite things to get you started. If you're looking for things to do this weekend too, check out our guides to what's on in London this Friday, this Saturday and this Sunday. Planning even further ahead? Here's all the great things going on in London each month

RECOMMENDED: read the full Time Out London hot list here

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Photograph: The Breakfast Club
Things to do, Food and drink events

Breakfast Club Pancake Specials

The Breakfast Club, Soho

Missing Pancake Day? OG brunch spot The Breakfast Club special Shrove Tuesday creations are still available across all their restaurants. Tuck into a Lemon Meringue Mess pancake or see if you can stomach the Ham, Egg & Chips special. 

Flippin’ ’eck! Batter get a load of the city’s best pancakes

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Social Eating House
Photograph: Social Eating House
Restaurants, British

Social Eating House

Soho

Start the week as you mean to go on and head to Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred Soho restaurant which celebrates good British cooking, using native ingredients such as Devon crab, herdwick lamb and Cumbrian pork. 

Scope out more of Soho’s best restaurants.

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Steve McQueen
Photograph: Steve McQueen '7th Nov. 2001' Video still © Steve McQueen. Image courtesy of the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery and Marian Goodman Gallery
Art

‘Steve McQueen’

Tate Modern, Bankside
5 out of 5 stars

Nothing says Monday quite like some heavy art that weighs on your shoulders. New work from the winner of the Turner Prize and an Oscar might be painful, but it’s incredibly moving stuff.

See more of the capital’s amazing art scene.

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Photograph: Damien Wootten
Things to do, Exhibitions

‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’

Osterley Park and House, Osterley

This is your last chance to delve into the wonderful world of Judith Kerr and her children’s classic at this fiftieth-anniversary exhibition. See Kerr’s childhood drawings and tuck into roar-some tiger-themed treats.

Read more classics at London’s best bookshops.

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<p>Cherrelle Skeete and Ibinabo Jack in 'The High Table' at Bush Theatre</p>
Theatre, Drama

‘The High Table’

Bush Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush
4 out of 5 stars

Take a seat at ‘The High Table’ and catch this impressive debut play from Temi Wilkey. It’s an ambitious look at queer love and how a lesbian wedding gets thrown off course.

Stick these must-see upcoming theatre shows in your in diaries.

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Humble Pizza
Photograph: Steven Joyce
Restaurants, Vegan

Humble Pizza

King’s Road
3 out of 5 stars

If a pizza’s vegan does that count towards one of your five a day? We’d like to think so. Grab your slice of humble pie and order the Roma: olives and mushrooms on a focaccia base. 

Get a pizza the action at London’s best pizza restaurants

Venue says A plant-based perspective on the world’s most popular meal. We create and deliver healthy vegan alternatives to the classic Italian pizza.

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Photograph: Sony Pictures
Film, Comedy

‘Greed’

3 out of 5 stars

Take advantage of cheaper Monday cinema tickets and see this scathing mockumentary that hones in on the grotesque inequality between Steve Coogan’s retail billionaire and the female garment workers who toil on his trendy clothing line.

Get up to date with the latest in the world of cinema.

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Murder Inc
Photograph: Murder Inc
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Murder Inc

Fitzrovia
3 out of 5 stars

Come early doors to this gangster-themed bar, for a list of £7 ‘freeloader’ drinks. Drinking this cheaply in central London feels a bit like you’re breaking the law. 

Bag a delicious deal with the city’s best happy hours

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Photograph: Antonio Verrio 'The Sea Triumph of Charles II' (c.1674). Image courtesy of The Royal Collection Trust
Art

British Baroque: ‘Power and Illusion’

Tate Britain, Millbank
4 out of 5 stars

Go for Baroque at this gorgeous exhibition in Tate Britain where you’ll see saucy, courtly, hideous paintings from the seventeenth century that are full of drama, intrigue and sex.

Keep busy around Tate Britain with our Pimlico guide.

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Photo: Courtesy of Neon
Film, Drama

‘Parasite’

5 out of 5 stars

Still haven’t managed to catch the Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’? See why everyone's raving about this dazzling social-satire-cum-home-invasion drama. 

Read our interview with director Bong Joon-ho.

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