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ALICE AND WONDERLAND EXHIBIT OPENS:
View some of Lewis Carroll's original manuscripts and illustrations to mark the 150 year anniversary of the novel. British Library, free, 9.30am-5pm
HYDE PARK WINTER WONDERLAND:
London's number one Christmas destination opens today: get in the festive spirit with Christmas markets, food and drink, and live music. Free (rides and experiences cost extra), opens at 5pm-1opm
Step back in time to a 1920s-inspired playground. DJ Grandmaster Flash provides the soundtrack under a marquee where cocktails are served by flapper girls. And you can taste culinary delights from the best of Camden Market. Solomon's Yard, Camden Market, £5, 6pm-12am
TASTE OF LONDON:
Foodies: Tobacco Dock is the place to be this weekend. Taste of London: The Festive Edition features top-tier chefs like Tom Kerridge, Marcus Wareing and José Pizarro, food from the best of the capital's restaurant scene, tastings, cookery demonstrations, a market and more. Get a tasty 20% discount with the code 'Londonist'. Tobacco Dock, Wapping, £12, 6pm-10pm
BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY:
After some big time 60s and 70s nostalgia and hit after hit, you'll be dancing the night away at this celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Indigo at the 02, Greenwich, £38.30, 7pm
THE ULTIMATE DINNER PARTY:
Enjoy a four-course meal with punch, make new friends, have a ball — and you won't need to clean one dish. Dinner parties don't get much better than this. The Little Yellow Door, Notting Hill, £35, 7pm
Perfect the art of speaking to strangers at this evening of 'social skydiving', with giant games, quirky question cards and a team of minglers to make sure everyone is making new friends and having a good time. Boxpark, Shoreditch, free, prebook, 7pm
AN EVENING WITH NOEL FIELDING:
Stand-up from the hilarious star of The Mighty Boosh where he'll immerse you in his wacky world with comedy, live animation and irreverent music. Fairfield Hall, Croydon, £16.35, 8pm
Roll up, roll up, for a night of laughs and entertainment — jugglers, hula hoopers, dancers, contortionists, magicians and comedians keep the circus surprises coming. The Aeronaut, Acton, £10, 9pm
HIP HOP VS RnB:
MC Pranksta hosts this hoedown which will see Shortee Blitz (Kiss FM) and hip hop maestro Mr Thing competitively playing an eclectic mix of their favourite songs. Jazz Cafe, Camden, £6.60, 10pm
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