Things To Do In London Today: 16 November 2012

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HORSES: See top pro and Olympic riders in action, marvel at mini horses and gymnastics on horseback, get practical advice and shop for equine equipment at HorseWorld Live at ExCel (and on Sunday). Tickets: adults £16 adv, children £12, more on the door, from 9am-8pm.

BUBBLES: A chocolate bubble "wonderland" opens at the Truman Brewery to promote Aero. Free, just turn up, from midday till 7pm.

PHOTOS: A new exhibition of colour photos of London women (pictured: taken in Peckham, 1997) by Dorothy Bohm opens at the Museum of London. Free to visit, open from 10am-6pm.

LUNCHTIME LECTURES: An odd couple from UCL Bite-Sized Lunchtime Lectures, as Malcolm Finlay discusses how stress affects the heart, and then Andreas Kokkinis asks ‘to whom are bank managers accountable?’. Free, just turn up, 1.10pm.

SAMPLE SALE: Get up to 80% off designer clothing and accessories at Sample Hunters sample sale, The Music Room W1. Entry £1, just turn up from 12-8pm

GIVE BLOOD: The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street and the city's Brewers Hall are where you'll find your blood donating opportunities today. Don't forget, you'll get a drink and a biscuit or two afterwards.

CZECH SOUNDS: Made in Prague festival presents Jazz at the Spice of Life, Cambridge Circus. £10, just turn up, from 8pm.

PATRIOTIC SHOPPING: Handmade in Britain's at Chelsea Old Town Hall with contemporary craft and design on sale. Entry £6/£4, just turn up from 11am to 7pm.

ROLLER SKATE: The Friday Night skate starts at Wellington Arch. Free to join, just turn up for 8pm.

MUSIC FEST: The End is Crouch End's own music festival going off all over N8 today and tomorrow. Tickets: weekend pass £20, or one day for £12.50. Starts from 6.30pm till late.

LATES: Unwind after work with a spot of culture at the British Museum, Natural History Museum, V&A, National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery. Free, check websites for closing times and events.

BADGERS: Dress monochrome and meet the Badger King and Queen at The Badger Black & White Masked Ball at Dalston's Passing Clouds. Advance tickets £8, £6 on the door before 10pm, £10 after, from 8pm-5am.

VICTORIANA MEETS BHANGRA: As the Golden Goose Party play Bush Hall, supported by She Makes War and other London music talent. Tickets £10+bf adv, £12 on the door, doors open 7.30pm.

CHARITY: It's Children in Need day. You may be asked to chuck change in buckets.

Random London Fact of the Day

There are only two places to play proper crazy golf in London: Chiswick and Palmers Green. The Florida style "Jurassic Encounter" in New Malden has been disqualified for being way too showyoffy.


Dreich. Deffo a steaming soup or stew lunch kind of day. But the good news is that Sunday's looking bright! Bloody freezing, but bright. BBC Weather tells you more.

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Random Hidden False Rumour Of The Day
The hidden false rumour will not return next week.

Photo taken in Peckham, 1997 from the Dorothy Bohm archive courtesy of Museum of London.