Things To Do Today In London: Monday 19 March 2018

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BOW-WOW HAUS: Canine 'barkitecture' takes centre stage in a new display of doggy dream homes. Catch them before they're auctioned off in aid of Blue Cross. St Pancras International, free, just turn up, 7am-11pm, until 26 April

MORNING MENTORS: Fancy yourself as a foodpreneur? Get tips on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign from industry experts on this pre-work plod from Soho to Borough Market. The early bird gets the worm! Whole Foods Market (Soho), £13.37, book ahead, 8am-9am

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Get up close and personal with the work of artist Mary Pritchard, whose fascination with her mother's brass microscope and scientific research has given birth to a brand new exhibition of teeny-tiny proportions. Guildhall Library (Aldermanbury), free, just turn up, 9.30am-5pm, until 16 May

WINE DOWN: Toast the start of London Burgundy Week at this wine-tasting masterclass. With host Romain Taupenot guiding you through nine different appellations from his own collection, you'll be connoisseur before you can say à votre santé. Cabotte (Bank), £30, book ahead, 6pm-7pm

PONDER AT ST PAUL'S: Political philosopher Michael J Sandel leads a lively debate on addressing cultural and economic insecurity in his lecture Democracy and the Common Good: What do we Value? He'll stick around for a book signing, too. St Paul's Cathedral, free, book ahead, 6.45pm-8.45pm

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REBEL GIRLS: A cadre of creatives, including author and historian Diane Atkinson, discuss the role of artists and storytelling in bringing the narratives of suffragettes to life for a millennial audience. Islington Arts Factory (Holloway), free, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

SARTORIAL STORIES: Chase & Status' Saul Milton shares his musings on Moschino, as he chats to fashion archivist Susanna Cordner, about a single garment out of his 1000 piece-strong collection from Italy's cheekiest fashion house. London College of Fashion (Marylebone), free, book ahead, 7.30pm-8.30pm

CRAZY IN LOVE: Party like it's 2003 at a dance class that will teach you to boogie like Queen Bey herself. Best pack your trainers and leave the killer heels to Beyonce, though. Drink Shop Do (King's Cross), £15, book ahead, 8pm-10pm

HEAVENLY HARMONIES: Community choir Kensingston Singers promise an evening of rich melodies at their spring concert, in aid of Pembridge Hospice. They'll be joined by special guests and a cappella fellas The Buzztones. Christ Church (Kensington), £8-£10, just turn up, 8pm

FREE UNTIL FAMOUS: American ex-pat comic and noted misanthrope Lewis Schaffer is back with his bewildering performance piece — he's trapped in a multi-occupancy council flat in Nunhead and making the worst of a bad situation. The Kings Arms (Nunhead), free, book ahead, 8pm-10pm

Good cause of the day

Award-winning eatery M Victoria Street is hosting a pop-up dining experience in honour of women's empowerment month. Sample five courses of culinary delights, followed by a champagne reception. All the proceeds from Chef Michael Reid's special menu will be donated to Not For Sale — a global initiative working to end human trafficking.

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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

The London Cheese Crawl


Whether you’re a pre-grated cheddar sprinkler or mimolette fan, this cheesy walking tour will delight your senses. Starting off at a cheese counter in Mayfair that has been serving for more than 300 years, you'll tour the city's best dairy delights - including Fortnum & Mason, where the royals get their fix.   Get tickets

The British Museum Tour - Ideas That Made Our World


Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. 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