Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 24 April 2018

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Avante garde cellist Rotten Bliss brings cinematic soundscapes to Haringey.

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LOVE NOT LANDFILL: Select a brand new outfit with the help of a professional stylist before a fashion photographer snaps you modelling your new look — all  for free. Sound too good to be true? All you need to do is bring some unwanted clothes to swap and pay a £15 deposit (don't worry, you'll be reimbursed as long as you actually turn up) and you'll be free to rummage through a textile recycling factory's massive collection of clobber. L M Barry Textile Recyclers (Canning Town), £15 deposit, book ahead, 10am-12pm

BURIAL RITES: This immersive exhibition in the freshly restored Brompton Cemetery Chapel explores death and burial in a variety of cultures, the product of discussion with local communities in Earl's Court and Chelsea. Brompton Cemetery, free, just turn up, 10am-5pm, until 12 May

MILLICENT FAWCETT: See the unveiling of one of the most significant statues of our time — the very first statue of a woman to grace Parliament Square, and the first one there to be created by a woman. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, poet Theresa Lola and Caroline Criado Perez, the woman who campaigned for the statue, are among the attendees waiting for Gillian Wearing OBE's tribute to suffragist Millicent Fawcett to be revealed. Parliament Square (Westminster), free, just turn up from 10.45am, 11am-12pm

CITY WALKING TOUR: Let an award-winning London Blue Badge Tour Guide show you the 2000-year history of the City of London. Find out how the financial district changed the way we speak and discover vibrant Victorian markets, medieval churches, and secret gardens in this city within a city. Meet at Monument tube station, £20/£21.49, book ahead, 10.30am-12.30pm

CARYN AND CLAYTON: To mark Fashion Revolution Week, former i-D Magazine fashion editor, presenter and sustainable fashion advocate Caryn Franklin chats to womenswear designer Sadie Clayton about the latter's career highs and lows, and the challenges of being a mixed-race woman campaigning for diversity in the fashion industry. Kingston School of Art (Kingston upon Thames), £3, book ahead, 6pm-8pm

Lose yourself in the music at Club Yoga.

YOU'VE BEEN FRAMED: Portraiture used to be all about pomp and ceremony. But today's sitters and artists generally favour sincerity over swagger. At the Royal College of Physicians, one of the few institutions that still commissions portraits of its leaders, a trio of artists explore the commission process, the use of symbolism in contemporary portraits, and our enduring fascination with the medium. Royal College of Physicians (Regent's Park), £8, book ahead, 6pm-8pm

CLUB YOGA: Get high on life at a yoga class with a difference. Club Yoga offers a fun, flowy practice set to deep house music in a moodily lit environment. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), £5 suggested donation, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.30pm

OPEN MIC FILM NIGHT: Enjoy an evening of short films introduced by their makers, as Kino London returns. If you've got a short attention span, fear not — each flick is just six minutes or less. Plus, there's free popcorn. Candid Arts Trust (Islington), £4.78, book ahead, 7pm-10pm

TOMORROW AT NOON: Catch a preview of three fierce new productions by women playwrights. Tomorrow at Noon, comprised of Jenny Ayres' Glimpse, Emma Harding's The Thing Itself, and Morna Young's Smite is a contemporary female response to Noel Coward's Tonight at 8.30. The show goes on for the following two Mondays and Tuesdays, but the cheap tickets are for one night only. Jermyn Street Theatre (St James's), from £15, book ahead, 7.30pm, until 15 May

ROTTEN BLISS: Self-styled folk horror project Rotten Bliss kicks off her Eastern Visitation tour at New River Studios, where she'll be showcasing self-made instruments and eerie cello-based soundscapes. She's joined by folk musician David CW Briggs, with DJ Radio 4 Play rounding off the night. New River Studios, Haringey, £5 suggested donation, just turn up, 7.30pm-11pm

Good cause of the day

The Canvas Cafe in Shoreditch offers drool-worthy vegan food but as well as being kind to your belly (and to the animal kingdom), it's also a really worthwhile social enterprise that supports and enables the launch of new ideas that improve the lives of others. In the past, it has helped launch the world's first Museum of Happiness, a doggy daycare and refugee-supporting supper clubs to name but a few. Plus, you get to write on the walls.

Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...

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

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

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

Forgotten Old London


Have you visited London's Roman ampitheatre? What about London's Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you've lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you're sure to learn something new about London. Get tickets