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32 great things happening this week in London

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Yes you’re back to work, having a post Eurovision comedown and you’ve got the Monday blues, but it’s only two weeks until the next Bank Holiday! Wahey! For now, make the most of the week with our guide to all the best bits happening this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

All week

Grab some painkillers, This May Hurt a Bit is on at St James Theatre, Victoria (no humans are harmed during this performance).

Sniff out your own scent at Selfridges’ new Fragrance Lab.

Comedy: Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!, Soho Theatre, Marcus Brigstocke – Je M’Accuse – I Am Marcus, Soho Theatre, Andrew Maxwell’s London Loves, Peckham Liberal Club and more.


Catch the epic original 1954 ‘Godzilla at Greenwich Picturehouse.

Gigs: Tune-Yards, Village Underground, Shoreditch, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Jazz Cafe, Camden, Courtney Love, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and 13 more.


You need no force to get you down to this Star Wars Night – Episode One: Revenge of the PithBethnal Green Working Men’s Club.

Gigs: Tigran Hamasyan, Jazz Cafe, Camden, Drive By Truckers, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Slow Club, Various venues and 18 more.


Dress up and head over to Royal Ballet: Serenade/Sweet Violets/DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse, Royal Opera House.

Watch Nick Payne’s new play ‘Incognito at Bush Theatre.

Gigs: Jagwar Ma, Electric Brixton, The Handsome Family, 100 Club, Oxford Street, McCormack and Yarde Duo/Elysian Quartet, Vortex, Dalston and 17 more.


Chuckle at some big name comedians and raise money for charity at Comedy for Depression, Union Chapel. Win-win!

Attempt to knit a plane (yes really), and enjoy live music and cabaret singing at Museums at Night 2014: Public Service Broadcasting, Royal Air Force Museum.

Watch some creative choreography at The Measures Taken, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House.

Get some fresh air and a dose of Arthur Miller at All My SonsRegent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Nipple tassels at the ready for the start of the London Burlesque Festival, Conway Hall, Holborn.

Gigs: Benjamin Clementine, Koko, Camden, First Aid Kit, Islington Assembly Hall, We Were Evergreen, Scala, King’s Cross and 27 more

Or why not…

Watch a hit film: ‘In Bloom‘, ‘Bad Neighbours‘, or ‘The Wind Rises.

Try out these recently reviewed restaurants: Rotorino, Cat & Mutton, Barnyard.

And don’t forget the best of the blog!

 Ten immersive experiences to dive into in London

★ Meow watch this! A 24-hour online cat channel

★ The Shine Night Walk returns to the streets of London this September

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