Things To Do Today: Friday 1 April 2016

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Take a trip through Lambeth Palace's secret garden today (see below). Image: Roger.w800

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Things to do today:

RAF EXHIBITION: Today's the 98th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF and to celebrate, three vintage aircraft: a Snipe, Spitfire and a Typhoon will be stationed on Horse Guards Parade. After seeing these aviation legends up close, catch a spectacular anniversary Typhoon jet flypast at 3pm and maybe even receive a gift for wearing something red...Free, just turn up, all day (flypast at 3pm)

HANDS ON SCIENCE: Get stuck into experiments at the Science Museum's Live Science experience, and assist with real research for University College London. There are loads more activities taking place at the museum today, including making rocket bunnies and joining a bubble show. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

LAMBETH PALACE: The oldest continuously-cultivated garden in London, rarely opened Lambeth Palace welcomes the public today. Get started on spring with hellebores, flowering cherries and California lilacs. £5 (kids go free), just turn up, 12pm-3pm

VBAD MARKET: Join a party of south London traders showing off their wares at Startisans on Shelton Street. From specialist brewers to vodka jelly makers, discover new tastes at this platform for start up traders. Free, just turn up, 5pm-10pm

Hungry? How about whipping up an Indian banquet?

GET CURRIED AWAY: Don't worry if you can't tell your biryani from your butter chicken; you'll learn to make a complete Indian meal with Vaibhav. All ingredients are included, meat and veggie options are available, and you get to pick what you make. Take home written notes, recipes and food. £30, prebook, 6pm.

COMEDY: Sheraz Yousaf is in the pursuit of manly-ness and it's not going well. Hear his comic journey to manhood from books through the internet and finally to the stage, at tonight's Betsey Trotwood gig. £6, prebook, 7.30pm

CHASING THE WHALE: The unique theatre of the Cutty Sark starts its spring season with Chasing The Whale: Kings of the South Seas, a whaler's life from the era of Moby Dick. Tim Erikson and Philip Hoare bring the tale to life with music, narration and film. £18, prebook, 7.30pm/9.30pm

JAZZ ON DEAN STREET: Celebrate the jazz genius of Miles Davis at Pizza Express Jazz Club. Chris Ingham starts your weekend early with the smooth tunes of his Kind of Blues show. £20, prebook, 9pm

ITCHY FEET: Let your inner fool out and do some pretty silly dancing at Itchy Feet's April Fool's Day Special in Brixton. Head to their house of fun (The Prince Of Wales) and let out your weekday stresses with soul, rock, Motown, disco, funk and swing. They even mention a treasure hunt... £8, prebook, 10pm

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Good cause of the day

Throw on an apron, pull out your cake tins, and bake something delicious, courtesy of celebrities' recipes. April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and Bowel Cancer UK wants you to bake for charity. Sell slices of cake to fund vital research or get together with others and throw a huge coffee morning. Register for your entry pack on the Bowel Cancer UK website and Be A Star, Bake A Cake. You can take part for the whole of April