Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 9 November 2017

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Exchange Square has been given the Nordic treatment for the festive season.

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FLAVOUR GALLERY: This gallery isn't showing any old painting in a frame. This is art that changes colour, emits smell and reacts to you in the room. Once you've played with the art there are expertly mixed cocktails to be had. The Hoxton Basement, £15, book ahead, until 17 December

WINTER FOREST: Snuggle up at the Tipi Cinema in front of The Lion King, Back to the Future or Gladiator (book ahead) or fill your bags with hand-made gifts and artisan food and drink at the Nordic-inspired market next to Liverpool Street station. Exchange Square, free entry, just turn up, until 12 January

SUPERBUGS: Most of us are used to hearing about the ominous antibiotic-resistant superbugs via the news, but this exhibition delves into the scientific research behind the bugs and how to combat them. Science Museum, free, just turn up, until Spring 2019

TALES FROM THE SHED: Kids won't be told to 'shush' at this show, where they are encouraged to join in and help create the story alongside the actors. Wilton's Music Hall, £6, book ahead, 11.30am, until 11 November

ESSEX ROAD WALK: The only way is Essex Road on this tour, where you'll encounter an innovative market, an early care home and an amazing Tudor tavern. Islington Green, £12/£9, book ahead, 2.30pm-4pm

A colony of Escherichia coli, which you'll encounter in the Superbugs exhibition. © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum.

ORGANIC LIES: Are your cupboards full of organic produce? Are you being duped by farmers? Find out at this talk exposing the facts and debunking myths surrounding the organic label. Barnard's Hall, free, book ahead, 6pm-7pm

ART BUS TOUR: Six stops, ten exhibitions to choose from, three hours of gallery hopping and one route master make up this tour of west London's art scene. The Palm Tree Gallery, free, book ahead, 6pm-9pm

SUPERPOSITION: Poet, playwright and pole dancer Chanje Kunda uses erotic dance, science and words in a bold, unapologetic celebration of the female body. Stratford Circus, £13-15, book ahead, 7pm, repeated tomorrow

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY: Avid stargazers should head to this late where you can wander around the Insight Astronomy Photography of the Year 2017 exhibition and chat to members of the Flamsteed Astronomical Society. Royal Observatory Greenwich, £15, book ahead, 7pm-10.30pm

LITERARY SALON: Ascending the 202ft high Monument tower is no easy feat but pair the climb with tales about the City and nature and you'll be at the top in no time. The Monument, £20, book ahead, 7.15pm-8.15pm

FRESH COMEDY MEAT: Watch wet-behind-the-ears comedy acts work on their 'tight fives' at the legendary King's Head pub, in Crouch End. There will be laughs. There could well be some awkwardness too. £4, tickets on the door, 8pm

Good cause of the day: make your own necklace or key ring to help Good Life London charities

Create your own jewellery inspired by the current installation in the Window Box Gallery at Ace Hotel London. Sales from your ticket go to grassroots charities supported by Good Life London. Ace Hotel London, £20, 7pm-9pm

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London's Grime & Punishment Tour


Learn about London's debauched, drunken and disorderly history on this tour of the sordid side of the West End. Have you heard the story of the 15ft high tsunami of beer which rushed through the streets of London? Or about London's unluckiest theatre and most morbidly-located church? This tour will take you from the Covent Garden to Somerset House, entertaining you with tales of hangmen and criminals, prostitutes and paupers and the eccentric characters of Georgian London along the way.    Get tickets

Unlock Urban Camden: Street Art Tour


Camden's known for its street art, but how much do you really know about it? Explore the street art of Camden, and learn about the people who make it from an insider. You''ll visit pieces of street art that are off the beaten track, and get an insight into their possible meaning and inspiration. This two-hour tour will enable you to see Camden in a new light. Get tickets

Hidden London Tour


Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You'll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area's links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets

The Ultimate Harry Potter London Tour


Get sorted into one of the four magical houses of Hogwarts, and go in exploration of the city’s famous filming locations on this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll meet your guide outside the Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is showing, and set off on your journey across town - following in the footsteps of Deatheaters, visiting the inspiration for Knocturn Alley, and marvelling at the Ministry of Magic. And you better brush up on your Potter knowledge, because you can earn points for your house along the way, by taking part in trivia quizzes. The winners? You’ll find out when the tour ends at Platform 9 3/4… Get tickets