Things To Do Today In London: Friday 23 March 2018

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TALES ON THE THAMES: It's your last chance to take your water babies for a River Thames storytelling adventure. Hop aboard the Thames Clipper at London Bridge and enjoy family favourites including We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Guess How Much I Love You on the journey to Battersea. Under 5s sail for free. London Bridge City Pier, from £6.50, book ahead, 10.15am

EASTER ART FAIR: Head down to the Royal College of Art Battersea and browse a selection of bespoke wares at the Student's Union inaugural Easter fair. Buy ceramics, jewellery, textiles, illustrations and zines and support designers of tomorrowall profits go directly to the students. RCA Dyson Building (Battersea), free, just turn up, 12pm-8pm

VEGAN TREATS: Indulge your sweet tooth at The Vegan Treat Shop, a pop-up to mark the launch of Baileys Almande. Dairy-free devotees don't have to miss out on a sugar high, with vegan-friendly favourites such as tiramisu and chocolate eclairs on offer. The best bit? It's all free. The Vegan Treat Shop (Soho Square), free, just turn up, 1pm-7pm

COSTUME MAKING: Having reproduced historically accurate costumes for portrayals of  figures like Sir Robert Dudley and Prince Albert, costume design and making tutor Daniel Kinne shares the secrets of stitching for the silver screen at this taster class. Morley College (Lambeth), £5, book ahead, 1.30pm-2.30pm

LAMPLIT TOMB: Sir John Soane's Museum is showing off its greatest treasure in a whole new light. The Belzoni Sarcophagus will be illuminated by contemporary installations that mimic the lamplit celebrations held when it was first acquired. Indulge in treats inspired by those Sir John himself served as you explore the wonders of the ancient world. Sir John Soane's Museum (Lincoln's Inn Fields), £30, book ahead, 6pm-9pm

Free desserts with a vegan twist

AXE TO GRIND: Tired of Tinder? Dangerous Date Night offers a singles night with a difference. Meet new people while you learn the art of axe throwing, with the support of professionals. Perfect for wannabe lumbersexuals. Whistle Punks (Vauxhall), £40, book ahead, 6.15pm-10.30pm

FEMINIST FESTIVAL: Celebrate radical softness and explore insectional feminist activism at AWOMANfest, which is taking over DIY Space for London all weekend. The festivities kick off with a welcome party this evening, where you'll find body painting, all-female DJ sets and a drag king performance. DIY Space for London (Peckham), £10, book ahead, 7pm-11pm, until 25 March

BREXIT MEANS BREXIT: Named for Theresa May's near-iconic referendum catchphrase, this new contemporary dance performance investigates the UK's collective mental health following the polarising vote to leave the EU. Siobhan Davies Studios (Southwark), £5, book ahead, 7.30-9pm

ASH KOOSHA: The experimental sounds of Iranian multi-instrumentalist and VR visionary Ash Koosher are coming to Rich Mix as part of Convergence 2018. He's joined by electronic duo Wyles & Simpson and Girlhood. Rich Mix (Shoreditch), £12, book ahead, 7.30pm-11pm

ROCKAOKE: Be the star of your own rock show at Club de Fromage meets Rockaoke. Air guitar is entirely optional as you sing your heart out to your signature jam, with the backing of a live band. Then dance the night away at London's cheesiest throwback party. Stanley Halls (South Norwood), £15, book ahead, 9pm-2am

Good cause of the day

Art on a Postcard raises funds for The Hepatitis C Trust by hosting secret auctions of postcard-sized artwork. Previous contributing artists have included Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and Cecily Brown, though you'll only discover who painted your miniature masterpiece after placing a winning bid. This weekend they've got the gavel ready at The Other Art Fair in Victoria's House's Saatchi Lounge.

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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

Forgotten Old London


Tales of torture and plagues await you on a historical walk around London -- see bombed out ruins, discover Medieval markets and even visit a Roman ampitheatre. £12 Get tickets

A Secret London Tour


Cross gas lit alleyways and stroll by ancient pubs as you discover forgotten parts of London. See the world's smallest police station and visit London's most superstitious hotel on a walking tour covering everything weird, wonderful and London. £12 Get tickets