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It's Friday! And there's going to be a heatwave! (Maybe). Let's see what's happening this weekend and next week in London, starting on Friday 5 June.

Eat like a Georgian

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The Georgians knew what they were doing. It was all lavish parties, big wigs and merriment, before the Victorians arrived and everything got very boring and no one could look at an ankle.

 

Taking us back in time, the Georgian Dining Academy will be throwing a one-off candlelit dinner at the Simpson's Tavern, London's oldest chop house, on Thursday 11 June. Miss Kitty Pridden will be hosting a three course meal, full Georgian style, with wine, port and some good old-fashioned entertainment. Dressing up is optional but strongly encouraged. Tickets from £60.

 

Have a safari supper

London Zoo is throwing open its door for animal bedtime. From tonight at 5pm, right through to Friday 17 July, every Friday night will be the 'sunset safari'. Set off on the trail to see the animals enjoying their evening meal and being put to bed. There are performances, talks, and then live music and a world-food market as you wind up at safari base camp. Tickets from £20.

 

Head to the big lunch

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From 12pm on Sunday 7 June everyone is welcome to the Big Lunch in the Olympic Park. Bring a picnic, your best blanket and come and enjoy the buffet of entertainment including storytelling, face painting, treasure hunts, magic shows, cookery demonstrations, music, puppet shows, and special dance performances from Sadler's Wells. It's free!

 

 

Feel the love

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From Saturday 6 June right through to the end of August, the Southbank Centre is kicking off its Festival of Love. Expect exhibitions, music, art, a mass wedding and even an urban beach! Check out Bleecker St Burger's shack under Hungerford Bridge for American craft beer, milkshakes and New York-style burgers. There'll be Snog frozen yogurt atop a pink Routemaster bus, a bike cafe called Look Mum No Hands, and cocktails and oysters on another double-decker bus called the Bloody Oyster. It's free!