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At low tide, the Thames foreshore is a slimy bazaar of London history. We took a tour of the Rotherhithe foreshore — see what we found.
Things To Do
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Today is the start of Barbican’s Mexican film season, screening classic Mexican musicals, comedies and dramas from the 1930s, 40s a
nd 50s featuring female stars of the era including Dolores del Rio and María Félix. Various prices, prebook, until 7 May
Explore the diverse neighbourhood of Marylebone on this walking food tour, led by chef and ex-restaurateur Michelle Francis. Try tastes as diverse as sausage rolls to exotic Middle Eastern fare, while learning about the history and architecture of the area. £68.50, 10.30am
BOND IN MOTION:
Seen the James Bond exhibition at London Film Museum yet? It features original vehicles seen in the films including the Aston Martin DB5, the Lotus Esprit S1, motorcycles, boats, and aircrafts, plus concept art and storyboards from the production’s art department. £9.50-£14.50, from 11am
Take part in a bar crawl with a historical and cultural twist, complete with re-enactments, quizzes and improv comedy, starting at St Paul’s Cathedral. Visit historical spots, including some Shakespearean haunts, having a drink or two as you go. Age 18+. £15, 3pm
Truman’s Brewery in Hackney Wick (NOT the one on Brick Lane) holds its first summer Yard Party, with beer, food, games, and a chance for you to check out the brew kit, with tours around the brewery. 5.30pm-10pm
William Banks Blaney, the founder of WilliamVintage, a company specialising in the finest vintage haute couture, talks about his new book, 25 Dresses, at the V&A Museum. £10/£7, prebook, 6.30pm
Steve Truglia, one of only 300 people in the world to hold the Associate of the Inner Magic Circle distinction, performs his show of mind-bending, card-cheating, and scamming at Courthouse Hotel in Oxford Circus. £20, 7.30pm
Oscar-nominated composer Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez leads a concert with music from the highly-acclaimed film Birdman. Takes place at Odeon in Leicester Square. £25-£35, prebook, 7.30pm
If you steer clear of poetry or spoken word nights thinking they’ll be over-earnest, difficult, uncomfortably emotional, high-brow or boring, Fraff at Rich Mix is a night for you because it’s NONE of those things. £10/£8/£6, prebook, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Petit Miracles is a small Shepherd’s Bush charity which supports entrepreneurs and offers them a hub from which they can start their businesses. Their two shops, upstairs in the West 12 shopping centre, are at risk of closure due to not receiving many visitors — so if you’re in the area, why not drop by and show them some love?
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