Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 3 April 2018

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JUST YOUR TYPE: Are you a font fetishist? Does the mere mention of comic sans consume you with rage? If so, Trapped in Zone One's new typography exhibition is for you. Check out brand new works from six artists and grab yourself a limited edition t-shirt. Hanbury Hall (Brick Lane), free, book ahead, 8am-5pm, until 9 June

MORNING ON MARS: Join Royal Observatory astronomers for a morning of children's activities dedicated to the Red Planet. Visit a state of the art digital planetarium, handle meteorites and take a virtual walk on Mars. Suitable for ages 7+. Royal Observatory (Greenwich), £8.20, just turn up, 10am-12pm, until 11 April

REVOLUTIONS REVEALED: 1968 was a tumultuous time in human history. Let The National Archives transport you back in time to the Parisian student protests and the Vietnamese Tet Offensive in this illustrated talk. The National Archives (Kew), from £4, book ahead, 2pm-3pm

CLAY DAY: Who says clay and cocktails don't mix? Get stuck into an evening of moulding madness and create pint-sized party scene while sipping your favourite adult beverage. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), free when you buy a drink, just turn up, 6pm

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Is human gluttony costing us the Earth? An expert panel including former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and philosopher Tim Freke discuss how changing our eating habits could save the planet in Food, Facts and Fantasy from the Institute of Art and Ideas. The Store (The Strand) from £8, book ahead, 6.45pm

Combat a comedic contrarian.

BREAKING BANDS: From vintage soul to indie rock, The Fix, in association with BMI, is here to bring you the best new bands about to hit the big time. Tonight's show includes live performances from Paul Weller collaborator Nia Wyn and Lana Del Rey soundalike Emma Beatson. The Social (Little Portland Street), free, just turn up, 7pm-12am

LIFE OF BRIAN: If you're mourning the end of the Easter festivities, remember to Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. A mildly blasphemous movie night isn't a bad place to start — head down to Genesis Cinema for a free screening of the achingly funny Monty Python classic Life of Brian. Genesis Cinema (Whitechapel), free, book ahead, 7pm

SHORT FILM FEST: The Euro Shorts International Film Festival continues at Prince Charles Cinema. Watch a diverse array of bite-sized films from around the world, including The Feast, a dystopian fairy tale for the #MeToo age starring Harry Potter alum Katie Leung. Prince Charles Cinema (Soho), from £15, book ahead, 7pm

DEVIL'S ADVOCATE: Comedian Chris Betts unleashes his inner contrarian in a live game show that pits him against the audience. The gloves are off as Chris is forced to argue against anything his spectators say, no matter how ridiculous or convoluted his claims become. The winning side gets a prize. 2 Northdown (King's Cross), £3, book ahead, 7.30pm

THE SLEEPER: After a powerful run in Edinburgh, The Sleeper hurtles into London. Weaving together real-life testimonies of Syrian refugees, Henry C Krempels innovative new play follows the story of a British writer aboard a European sleeper train who naively reports a refugee she finds hiding in her bunk. The Space (Westferry Road), £14, book ahead, 8pm-9pm, until 14 April

Good cause of the day

Eight plucky comedians goes head-to-head in a series of five minute sets on the theme of 'feminist talking points'. All profits from the show will be split between two organisations; The Phoenix Project for Mama Biashara and Index on Censorship. The former works in remote areas of Kenya to rescue girls who are escaping FGM, forced marriage and rape while Index on Censorship is a campaigning publishing organisation that monitors threats to freedom of speech.

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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


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

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