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These days, the Churchill War Rooms are probably London's worst kept secret. But what most people still don't know is that there is a secret bunker below Churchill's secret bunker, largely unexplored but believed to reach as far as Houses of Parliament. It's usually strictly off limits, but we managed to get inside.
Things To Do
LAST CHANCE: Sculptor Richard Serra displays four of his large scale works at Gagosian Gallery — one of which required the gallery to be rebuilit before the exhibition began. ★★★★☆ Free, until 28 February
DANCING DRACULA: Extra dates have been added to Dracula! (Mr Swallow — The Musical) at Soho Theatre — yep, someone's made the famous horror story into a comedy musical, and it (mostly) works. ★★★☆☆ £10-£20, prebook, until 12 March
LIVE MUSIC: Horniman Museum in Forest Hill hosts a live performance by Katie De La Matter on the 1772 Kirckman harpsichord in the Music Gallery. Free, just turn up, 3.30pm-4pm
REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST: Recent publications in Germany suggest the Germans may have had enough of Hitler and the Holocaust. This UCL debate discusses what would happen if Germany stopped commemorating the holocaust — would the rest of Europe (and the world) follow? Free, prebook, 5pm
FILM QUIZ: Barbican Film Quiz takes on an Oscar theme. Do you know your Coen from your Kazan? Or your Cameron from your Crowe? £2, register, from 6pm
DESIGN WORKSHOP: The London Society has teamed up with experts to run a design workshop, providing an introduction to landscape architecture and urban design, suitable for those without any experience working in the built environment. £9/£7, prebook, 6.30pm
SHORT FILMS: Bar Shorts film club is back at The Book Club in Shoreditch with a post-Valentine's showcase of short films and animations, showcasing all that is good, bad, ridiculous and sexy in love. Free, prebook, from 7pm
MARY BARNES: Playwright David Edgar and Dr. Joseph Berke discuss the life and works of painter Mary Barnes at Nunnery Gallery in Bow. £12/£8, prebook, 7pm
COMEDY: Last time we saw Sarah Kendall she was very, very pregnant. No worries about sudden baby exits at the Soho Theatre tonight, where she starts a run of her show Touchdown, about under 14 rugby, broken hearts and braces. £10-£15, prebook, 7.15pm
DOCTOR BARNARDO: Three authors of books about Thomas Barnardo are at Bishopsgate Institute to discuss his life, and his work making a difference to the lives of children living in Whitechapel slums and the rest of the East End. £9/£7, prebook, 7.30pm
LITERARY DEATH MATCH: Watch four authors battle it out to the dea- oh, fair enough, just to be crowned the night’s winner. Three judges pass cutting commentary on the competitors, who are Stuart Evers, David Whitehouse, Molly McGrann and Rebecca Wait. At Century Club on Shaftesbury Avenue. £8/£10, prebook, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day
There's still time to sign up for Vertical Rush, a race up the staircase of the 42 floors of Tower 42. It takes place on 3 March, raising money for Shelter.
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