Things To Do In London: Friday 28 November 2014

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London Brewers' Market is at Old Spitalfields Market


BREWERS' MARKET: London Brewers' Market is back at Old Spitalfields Market today and tomorrow. Over 30 breweries are present, with their tasty brews on tap and bottled, to enjoy on site or take home. It's also the perfect place to source an Xmas pressie for that beer-worshipping family member. Free, just turn up, from 12pm

WINE CAR BOOT: Head to Old Spitalfields Market for a car boot sale where each boot is an independent wine shop. Eash seller brings five of their favourite wines for visitors to taste, buy, drink or take home. Tickets are £10 which includes five samples, a Govino glass to keep, and a bottle carrier. Prebook, 2pm-1opm

HOROLOGY WORKSHOP: Go behind the scenes of the clocks section of National Maritime Museum's Ships, Clocks and Stars exhibition. The horology workshop is led by curators Jonathan Betts and Rory McEvoy. £20/£24, prebook, 2pm

EGYPTIAN LONDON: Head to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and enjoy a free evening of themed activities. Explore an occult mapping of London with Roger Luckhurst, discover your future with a fortune teller and dance at a 1920s disco. Free,prebook, 6pm-9pm

FRIDAY TRANSPORT LATES: London Transport Museum stays open late for an evening celebrating all things bus. Activities include talks, a bus trivia pub quiz, the chance to make a balloon-powered bus, live music and bus themed cocktails. 18+ only. £10/£8, prebook, 6.45pm

FREE LECTURE: The Goethe Institut presents a free lecture on board the HMS President, chaired by Professor Christopher Clark, namely this year’s Brady Lecture, titled How Europe Went to War in 1914. The lectures are in honour of Philip Brady, a reader in German at Birkbeck College. Free, prebook by emailing, 7pm

COMEDY: Are you of a Certain Age? So are Flip Webster and Maggie Bourgein. Go to the Canal Cafe Theatre in Little Venice and discover why comedy isn’t just a youngster’s game. £11.50/£9.50, prebook, 7.15pm

BRAZILIAN MUSIC: Music duo Adriano Adewale and Marcelo Andrade both hail from Brazil. Contemporary and modern influences from the country can be heard in their music, tonight performed at the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe. £10, prebook, 7.30pm

3D GEOMETRY: Imagine a three-dimensional maze from which there is no escape: how can you map it? Is there a way to describe what all possible mazes look like, and how do mathematicians set about investigating them? Tonight's Friday Evening Discourse at the Royal Insitution is led by professor of mathematics Caroline Series. £17/£11, prebook, 7.50pm

BRIXTON CEILIDH: Head to Lambeth Town Hall for an evening of live music and Ceilidh dancing in aid of the UK's oldest hospice, Trinity. BYOB. £20/£10, prebook, 8pm

ANIMAL SELFIES: As part of Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photogapher of the Year exhibition, a panel of wildlife photography experts, chaired by BBC Wildlife Magazine editor Matt Swaine, discuss the use of camera traps to get photos of elusive animals, and whether photos taken via this method are comparable to more traditional methods. £20/£18, prebook, 8pm

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at City Temple on Holborn Viaduct and the usual donor centres. See site for terms and conditions. Scared of donating blood? Watch our video.

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Good Cause of the Day

From now until 17 December, Hampton by Hilton Waterloo hotel on Waterloo Road is collecting donations of toys and Christmas gifts for children at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Gifts must be new, and suggestions include board games, baby gyms, train sets, blankets and colouring sets.

From The Archive

Two years ago saw the launch of our Where to Play Sport in London series. Part A covered archery, aikido, aerobics and more. Give it a read — you might find your new favourite hobby.