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There are more events every night in London than you could possibly go to in a lifetime. So here are just supply a few random ones here that you might not have thought of but where you will enjoy an unusual night out.

Any comments - or a suggestion for a London secret? Please e-mail me.

Entertainment

Sing-A-Long
A Sound Of Music

Come dressed as a nun. Come dressed as a brown paper parcel, tied up with string. But just come along and sing, sing, sing. Don’t worry: there are subtitles to help you recall the words.

Prince Charles Cinema
(details right). Event held about once a month on Fridays at 7.30pm; Tickets: £14.50
www.soundofmusiclondon.com

Prince Charles Cinema

Tucked away between Leicester Square and Chinatown, this cinema offers great value for money  (films from £1.50) and a chance to watch again on the big screen a wide mix of old favourites.

7 Leicester Place WC2
Tel: 0870 811 2559
Tube: Leicester Square
www..princecharlescinema.com

Barfly

The Barfly is famed for launching the careers of such bands as Coldplay, The Darkness and Franz Ferdinand. It’s a place to catch new bands before they, hopefully, become famous.

49 Chalk Farm Road NW1
Tickets: 0870 9070999
Tube: Chalk Farm
www.barflyclub.com

Cabbage Patch

Winner of many regional awards, as pub of the year and best music entertainment pub, the Cabbage Patch is also home to the Eel Pie Club every Wednesday night, a chance to see some legends of British music.

67 London Road, Twickenham
Tel: +44(0)20 8892 3874
Rail: Twickenham
www.eelpieclub.com

BBC

Watch the recording of a TV show for free (at Portland Place, you can be in the audience for a radio show). You provide the laughter and applause, while getting an insight into how a programme is made. Demand can be high, so book well in advance.

BBC TV Centre W12
Tube: White City
BBC website

Half-Price tkts Booth

Open seven days a week, from 10am to 7pm, this is the best place for cheap theatre tickets. On Sunday, it’s open from noon to 3pm, selling only matinee tickets. Make sure it’s the official booth - not one of the unofficial ones nearby. There is free wifi Internet access in the square.

Leicester Square WC2
Tube: Leicester Square
www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk

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