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Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 26 April 2016

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by Brosé, the luxury events team who are throwing a fabulous party this April bank holiday — scroll down to find out more.

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Things to do today:

YOGA: Bring your best downward dog to Soho for Sweaty Betty's free yoga class. Suitable for all abilities, today's class focuses on restoring body and mind through static and flowing poses. Free, prebook, 9.15am

PIANO PROFESSORS: Both professors at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen have enjoyed international careers, also recording versions of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka. Hear them together at Conway Hall. Free, prebook, 6.15pm (drinks reception)

LITERARY DEATH MATCH: Head to Southbank Centre for a war of the words. Hear four authors read their most eclectic work as they fight for the Literary Death Match crown before a panel of judges. £12, prebook, 7.30pm

It's an alien double bill today. Image: Beckie

ALIEN DAY: Celebrating all things extra-terrestrial, Hackney Attic presents a double bill of Alien and Aliens, from directors Ridley Scott and James Cameron, with Sigourney Weaver starring in both. £12-£14, prebook, 6.30pm

LONDON DREAMTIME: Professional storyteller Vanessa Woolf and musician George Hoyle fill you in on folktales of glamorous rebels, unlikely heroes, adventures and myths as part of Cityread London 2016 at Teddington Library. £3, prebook, 7pm

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Deluxe partying at Mondrian this April bank holiday

Feel like you deserve a little luxury? Of course you do — so head to Brosé's Aprés Ski pop-up shindig on the rooftop of the beautiful Mondrian Hotel, 11.30am-6pm on Saturday 30 April.

Bank holiday weekend's definitely a good excuse for a spot of day drinking, plus while the sun's shining you'll get glorious views from your 12th floor vantage point. Beats come courtesy of DJ royalty Miguel Campbell.

The Rumpus Room will be transformed into a ski chalet for the occasion — expect quirky touches like snow cannons, Alpine cocktails and the odd reindeer. And if you get there in the first 45 minutes there's delicious mountain-style canapés and cocktails on the house.

Get your tickets now from £22.50 per person, or from £112.50 for a group table.

Aprés Ski London takes place on 30 April from 11.30am-6pm at the Mondrian Hotel's rooftop, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD. Tickets are £22.50 per person and can be booked online in advance.

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by Brosé.


SPEED LISTENING: Bring your playlist and headphones to this music friendship project at The Bowler. Share tunes with strangers while munching on meatballs (veggie balls available too), then switch around the room and meet someone new. £12, prebook, 7.15pm

STILL LIFE: For a modern take on still life, pop into this pop up drawing workshop at The Nines Peckham. Alice and Becky will take you through an evening of drawing and painting. You even get to take a kit of materials home with you to continue creating. £30, prebook, 7.30pm

IAIN SINCLAIR: Launching the paperback edition of his book, London Overground — A Day's Walk Around The Ginger Line, Iain Sinclair joins filmmaker John Rodgers to present a screening of the film based on the book. Be one of the first to see it in progress at Close-Up Film Centre. £12/£10, prebook, 8pm

COMEDY: The Cutting Edge slices into the Comedy Store this Tuesday with its mix of the topical and downright entertaining. Think TV panelshow without the censorship, as the Cutting Edge team responds to this week's news with skilled stand-up and more. £16, prebook, 8pm


Good cause of the day

Let's get quizzical at tonight's WVS Quiz Night in Wimbledon Village. With all proceeds going to World Horse Welfare, grab your friends or neigh-bours and prepare to be grilled on your general knowledge. You even get food included, nosebag optional. £20, prebook, 7.30pm, 26 April 2016