Things To Do In London: Wednesday 11 November 2015

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Enter the murky world of London at night with author Matthew Beaumont, and discover the mysterious, semi-criminal figure of the nightwalker. There's also a chance to meet Matthew after his talk, and to buy signed copies of his book, Night Walking, whilst enjoying a drink in the museum bar. London Transport Museum, £10/£8 concessions, 6.30pm-9pm

The largest Diwali and Hindu New Year celebrations in the country are open to all; food stalls open in Gibbons Park from 4pm and at 8.30pm the skies are filled with fireworks 8.30pm. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, free

Expert guides take you under their cloaks and show you the hidden Harry Potter sights of London including the real spot Diagon Alley was based upon. Meet at TKTS Booth, Leicester Square, £10, 12 noon

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Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2006) directed by Ice-T is a documentary on the rise of rap music. It's being screened as part of a week-long tribute to hip hop film culture. Catch the film at House of Vans, Tunnel 2 — Cinema Screening Room, free, showing 5pm and 7pm

Sip cocktails and share a platter of tasty grub whilst taking in the impressive views of the city at night, 28 floors up. Galvin At Windows, Green Park, £29, 6pm

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Get your taste buds running wild at this two-hour tasting treat. Experts from Tea Studio have put together these delicious pairings of tea and cake for you to enjoy, so it'd be rude not to. Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands, £20, 7pm

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Artist Dan Whiteson takes this life drawing class with a difference; there'll be delicious food and drink, and an eclectic playlist, all while you improve your artistic skills. The Exhibit, Balham, £7, 7.30pm

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John Kearns headlines an impressive line-up at Dogstar in Brixton tonight, with Lolly Adefope, Tamar Broadbent, Adam Hess and Joz Norris also on the bill. £8, prebook, 7.45pm

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Good cause of the day

Fundraising concert in aid of UNICEF Syria Children's Appeal

Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly flexes her lungs at this fundraising concert for Syrian refugee children presented by Sean Rafferty. Meanwhile, the orchestra, comprised of musicians from the LSO, RPO, BBC Phil, Philharmonia, and Britten Sinfonia will perform Beethoven's 5th symphony and more. All profits go to Unicef. St James's Church, Piccadilly, £15-£20

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