Things To Do Today In London: Friday 10 August 2018

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FEATHERS AND FLIGHT: The eagle has landed at the RAF Museum. We repeat — the eagle has landed. See the museum's falconry display featuring real live birds of prey, and learn more about their links to aircraft design on a new discovery trail. The Royal Air Force Museum (Colindale), £1, just turn up, 10am-6pm, until 11 August

FEELING CHEESY: The Laughing Cow has enlisted celebrated chef Paul Hannigan to whip up some scintillating meals using the lunchbox fave as his core ingredient. Sample delights such as mac and cheese, and raspberry and white chocolate pudding for free. The only catch is that you need to share a selfie. Old Spitalfields Market, free, book ahead, 10am-6pm, until 11 August

100 YEARS, 100 DAYS: Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the sheer scale of the conflict, the first world war transformed the British Army beyond all recognition. Discover how it evolved at this talk with Dr Peter Johnston. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, book ahead, 11.30am-12.30pm

PEEKING IN THE PORTRAIT: This Camden Fringe show melds physical theatre and photography to explore what happens after the camera flashes, and what it means to exist as both object and subject. The Lion and Unicorn (Camden), £8, book ahead, 2pm, until 12 August

DEEP FREEZE: Thanks to this absolute beast of heatwave, -196°C sounds tempting right now. Join the Hanson family in exploring the weird and wonderful effects of liquid nitrogen on all sorts of household objects. Prepare for a whole lot of destruction. The Royal Institution (Mayfair), £16, book ahead, 6pm

Rubber ducks + liquid nitrogen = absolute carnage at The Royal Institution.

CARVE IT UP: Unleash your inner Geppetto with the help of our media partner, Wembley Park. They're welcoming Guerrilla Arts for an evening of totem-pole carving led by artist and sculptor Stephen Stockbridge. Wembley Park, £10, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SING-A-LONG: Fans of box office sensation The Greatest Showman can sing their hearts out to the guilty pleasure on one giant screen. Stick around for the after party to get your groove on at a silent disco packed with  your favourite musical hits. The Grand (Clapham), £10, book ahead, 7pm-10pm/10pm-3am

TIMELESS: Thanks to a disastrous trip to the dentist 10 years ago, Martin is incapable of making new memories — leaving his partner with the unenviable task of explaining that it's no longer 2008 every single day. Basically, Mixed Up Theatre's Timeless is bit like 50 First Dates, except with a London cabbie in the place of Drew Barrymore. The Hen and Chickens Theatre (Camden), £9, book ahead, 7.30pm

JOHNNY GUITAR: The eternally fierce Joan Crawford plays an iron-willed saloon owner falsely accused of murder and robbery in this film. Join Vienna in the fight to clear her name with the help of her mysterious ally Johnny Guitar. BFI Southbank, £12.65, book ahead, 8.40pm

OLD DIRTY BRASSTARDS: This excellently-named tweed-clad 10-piece takes you favourite party jams gives them a brass-based revamp. From Pharrell to Fleetwood Mac, you name it, they'll put a horn on it. The Blues Kitchen (Brixton), £5, book ahead, 9pm-2am

Good cause of the day

Fancy launching yourself off the highest rooftop helipad in Europe? Don't panic, you'll be safely strapped in on this charity abseil in aid of London Air Ambulance. Sign up today and start working towards your £300 fundraising target before abseiling down the outside of The Royal London Hospital on 15-16 September.

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Lost London Walking Tour


London is a city of incredible transformation. With structural remains that date back to ancient history still in existence, this unique walking tour takes in Lost London in all its former glory. From the Titanic booking office to the graveyards of man's best friend, you'll discover the weird and wonderful places that used to exist in the capital but are now only committed to memory. Using old photographs, newspaper cuttings and stories from the past, you'll be amazed at what has largely been written out of our history books...   Get tickets

Paddle Boarding in East London - Beginners


Take to the waters and glide about in this beginner paddleboarding session. By the end of it, you'll be standing up and paddling solo, and there's plenty of help on hand to improve your technique. Change of clothes required.  Get tickets

A Secret London Tour


How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets

Dating Against Humanity


Struggling to find someone who shares your dark sense of humour? This twisted speed dating event can help. A group of 30-40 people will take part - with equal male/female ratios - and play a few rounds of the hilarious (and slightly dark) card game, Cards Against Humanity. After the event, connect with those who you found suitably sinister using a unique online matching system.  Get tickets