Scotch Egg Challenge

The Scotch egg – a British cuisine triumph (a statement you won’t hear often in global culinary circles) – is celebrated with this competition to crown the finest egg. Chef-boffin Heston Blumenthal’s The Hinds Head Pub, Hammersmith’s Thatched House and egg street food legend Egg Boss will compete among 20 entrants to impress celeb judges, including Scotch egg inventors Fortnum & Mason.

Duck, goose, quail and beetroot-infused offerings, with kangaroo even making it on the ingredients list, will be among the samples.

September 25. 7pm-11pm, free
The Ship. Wandsworth
41 Jews Row, SW18 1TB  
Station | Wandsworth Town


Tattoo Convention

The eighth Tatts-Con rolls into town with its sleeves up and its artwork on display.

There are 300 of the world’s most famous tattoo artists (including Miami/ NYC Ink star Ami James) with 13 halls to browse, ample ops to get some new designs and a schedule of out-there acts and performers, too.

September 28-30. From 12pm, £20+
Tobacco Dock, E1W 2SF
Station | Shadwell


Distorting Views Exhibition

Mexican street artist  Ciler joins up with UK compatriot 3D street artist Cityzen Kane (and el Jimador tequila) for this street art mashup.

The duo will collaborate for a one-off co-produced mural, and there will be a host of other new works by the pair on show in this east London exhibition, too.

Sept 28, 6pm-9pm. Sept 29-30, 1pm-6pm, free
Brick Lane Gallery, E1 6SA
Tube | Liv St


Kevin Bridges

The Glaswegian stand-up who crash-landed on the comedy circuit in 2008, climbing the ladder from small local halls to arena and DVD fame, returns for round two – The Story Continues – with this five-night stint at the Apollo.

Catch him while you can; next time round he’ll be doing the O2, guaranteed.

Sept 28-Oct 1. 6.30pm, £25
Hammersmith Apollo,W6 9QH
Tube | Hammersmith

Science Uncovered

Three hundred of the museum’s scientists will be on hand to answer any and all of your questions as the Natural History Museum opens its doors for this late evening of science, education and cocktails.

The event allows the public to get their hands on artefacts such as prehistoric fossils and get behind the scenes in the labs where the work is done.

There will be seven bars, 19 science stations, and even a ‘virtual autopsy’, as science truly comes alive.

Natural History Museum, free
Sept 28. 4pm-11pm
 Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD 
Tube | South Kensington


Pearly Kings and Queens Fest

With their pearl-adorned ‘Smother Suits’, the Pearly Kings and Queens are as London as they come.

Their Harvest Festival today will feature music from marching bands, a special Harvest Festival service at St Mary-le-Bow church, as well as hordes of Pearly Royals dressed to impress, of course.

Sept 30. From 1pm, free
Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street,
EC2V 5AE  Bank


Shoreditch Street Party

Hackney’s creative centre and hub of cool plays host to this summer kiss off party, which sees the likes of NYC production powerhouse Marc ‘MK’ Kinchen, garage star Todd ‘the God’ Edwards, and house/techno pioneer Paul Woolford on the decks, with food stalls and more. See the summer out in style.

Sept 29. 1pm-8pm, £15
Earl Street, EC2A 2AL
Tube | Liverpool Street


Photos: The Natural History Museum, London