Got a friend who’s always at a loose end? Know someone who’s coming to visit London? Forward them this email to make sure they’ve always got something to do in London. You can also subscribe to all of our newsletters (or pick and choose which ones you receive) here.
NEW EXHIBITION: Stour Space in Tower Hamlets unveils a solo exhibition of recent figurative paintings by Hackney-based artist David Caines. The pieces bring together unlikely groups of curious and seemingly unrelated characters. Until 2 March
FASHION EXHIBITION: Fashion and Textile Museum's latest exhibition, Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic, opens today. It's the first ever exhibition of the fashion and interior design work of Porter, who pioneered bohemian chic from her shop in Soho. £8.80, prebook, until 3 May
SHOW ‘N’ TELL: UCL PhD student Simon Maddock has chosen one object from Grant Museum of Zoology’s collection to talk about. He’ll also be talking about his research using cutting edge DNA sequencing and CT scanning on the evolutionary relationship between reptiles and amphibians on the tropical islands of the Seychelles. Free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm
MEET N JAM: A new networking event for musicians, Meet and Jam sees a house band play for the evening, plus you can bring your instrument and join in — as well as make new connections. Zigfrid Von Underbelly, free, just turn up, 7pm
LUNCHTIME QUARTET: Head to Bishopsgate Institute for a lunchtime performance by The Solem Quartet, winners of the 2014 Royal Overseas League Ensemble Prize. Free, just turn up, 1.05pm
MOZART IN LONDON: Head to the British Library for a discussion about the young Mozart’s musical development during his stay in London. Talks from Cliff Eisen and conductor Ian Page, interspersed with music. £7-£10, prebook, 6.30pm
CRIME SCENE LIVE: Natural History Museum's late night event lets visitors become crime scene investigators and work with museum experts to solve a murder mystery. Detect illegal animal trade with forensic zoology, examine maggot evidence with forensic entomologists, and use forensic palynology (no, we're not sure either) to analyse pollen from the victim’s nasal cavity. 18+. £60/£54, prebook, 6.30pm
MUSEUM LATE: London Transport Museum in Covent Garden stays open late for an event marking the end of the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition. Attend a curator talk, learn about London nightlife in the 1920s, get creative at an Art Deco workshop, take part in a pub quiz, and more. £10/£8, prebook, from 6.45pm
COMEDY: Miles Jupp headlines Bush Hall in Shepherd’s Bush tonight. And with a line-up that also features Aisling Bea, Simon Munnery and James Acaster, this promises to a be a cracking evening of comedy. £15, prebook, 8pm
COMEDY ROAST: Shedloads of comedians gather at the Camden Head to be roasted by Stuart Laws and Matt Winning, including Ed Aczel, Beth Vyse, Paul F Taylor and one of our current faves, Eleanor Morton. £3, prebook, 8.30pm
PHOENIX NIGHT: Every month, Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley hosts a late night film screening with a special guest. Tonight, actress Sophie Thompson introduces the film of her choice, Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987). £7/£9.50, prebook, 11.30pm
BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street, City Temple in Holborn Viaduct, St Pauls Church Hall in Stoke Newington and the usual donor centres. See site for terms and conditions. Scared of donating blood? Watch our video.
Find more London events in our Free & Cheap events listings. Want to see your event in these last-minute listings? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before the event, and we will consider it for inclusion. Note: due to high volumes of email, we can’t always reply.
Good Cause of the Day
Register now for tickets for Great Ormond Street Hospital's Big Hearts For Little People party this Sunday. The family event includes arts and crafts activities, food and drink, and a charity auction.
From The Archive
Last September, we got access to the roof of the Cheesegrater building in the City. It's not open to the public, so get a glance of the views it offers in our photo gallery.