Things To Do In London: Friday 13 February 2015

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Join London Fortean Society's Bleeding Heart Walk

For Your Commute

Speed up the journey to work: try bursting dramatically from the carriage, scaling the train exterior, conquering the roof and sprinting the length of the train, hopping effortlessly from carriage to carriage. Or spare yourself yourself probable death and enjoy the best James Bond scenes set in London.


VALENTINE'S: Get your Valentine's weekend under way with one of these (sort of) non cliched events. Today, choose from cats, animal seduction or Ryan Gosling.

BREAKING BAD: For this weekend only, British cartoonist Ralph Steadman's take on characters from TV series Breaking Bad can be seen at 71a Gallery in Shoreditch. Free, just turn up, until 15 February

HIGH ON THE SEAS: Trinity Buoy Wharf's new exhibition, High on the Seas, features work by sculptor Andrew Baldwin in collaboration with artist Brian Bushell, and is inspired by Baldwin's recent trip to Iceland on a boat which he built himself. Free, just turn up, until 22 February

ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPLORED: ALT CAB or Where Did It Go Wrong is a new exhibition at Canal in Haggerston looking at the alternative comedy scene from 1986 onwards. Until 7 March

BEOWULF: See classic poem Beowulf performed at Etcetera Theatre in Camden... as a musical comedy. £8.50/£6.50, prebook, 3pm/9.30pm

WOMEN IN FILM: The Trash Cannes Film Festival rocks up to the Cinema Museum in Kennington for a panel discussion: What does true gender representation look like in film?. Speakers include Gurinder Chadha (director of Bend It Like Beckham and Bhaji on the Beach), and Faye Ward (producer of forthcoming film Suffragette). £5/£3, prebook, 6pm

LONDON DREAMTIME: Join storyteller Vanessa Woolf and Nigel of Bermondsey for a candlelit night of horrific urban legends and site-specific ghost stories in a scary secret ruin in Peckham. 18+. £3, prebook, 6pm

LOVE/HATE VALENTINE'S: The Museum of Brands in Notting Hill holds its first ever late night opening. Explore the museum with food, drink and entertainment. This month's theme is Valentine's weekend coinciding with Friday 13th. 18+. Money raised goes towards the educational Museum charity. £10, prebook, 6.30pm-10pm

CITY HISTORY: Historian John Julius Norwich is at the V&A Museum in South Kensington to talk about the impact and history of some of the greatest cities from the ancient world, including Mesopotamia. He'll cover the arts and culture of such cities, and how people lived and worked in them. £9/£7, prebook, 6.30pm

BOHEMIAN LONDON: Museum of London's Bohemian City themed Late takes place tonight. Visit the galleries after hours, learn all about absinthe, try life drawing, and more. If you haven't got your tickets yet, don't forget our exclusive two-for-one offer. £12/ £18 (with exhibition entry), prebook, from 7pm

BLEEDING HEART: Scott Wood of London Fortean Society (and occasionally Londonist) leads a two-hour walk around Farringdon. Hear heart-wrenching and gory legends of Bleeding Heart Yard, the divorced statue, wife sales, husband-bothering from beyond the grave, scratching fanny, phantom black dogs, tacky love tokens, the rat love queen, the shrine of the prostitute’s graveyard and more. £5, prebook via, 7pm

COMEDY: That Thing at the Hope and Anchor in Islington features a mix of stand up, sketch and improv. Tonight’s line-up is Ed Aczel, Kate Weston, Richard Todd, Jay Cowle and Laurence Owen. £4.89, prebook, 8pm

TONIGHT'S DINNER: Don't fancy cooking tonight? Head to one of London's best Mexican restaurants to add a little spice to your Friday. Why not wash it down with a trip to one of London's secret and hidden cocktail bars.

Good Cause of the Day

Buy your ticket now to take part in Jeans For Genes' Jeanius Quiz on Monday, either at The Anthologist in Bank or The Fable on Holborn Viaduct. The evening also has a raffle, and winning teams from each bar receive dinner for five and a magnum of champagne/premium whisky. Find out more.


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