Things To Do In London: Thursday 17 December 2015

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Things to do today:

TRAFALGAR SQUARE WALK: Meet outside Charing Cross station for A Trafalgar Square Travesty tour. This lighthearted walk will test how well you know one of the world's most famous squares, with all proceeds going to The Connection, a charity which supports homeless people. £7/£9, prebook, 2.30pm

KIDS' CHRISTMAS CRAFTS: Take children along to Little Marshans craft class near Waterloo where they'll learn how to make pompoms and other yarn-based crafts. Free, just turn up, 3.30pm-5.30pm

FREE WHISKY MASTERCLASS: Warm your cockles with free tastings at The Whisky Shop in Piccadilly. Fans of the spirit can try the £200 Johnny Walker Blue Label, and King George, which will set you back a whopping £800 (should you buy the bottle). Free, just turn up, 5pm-7pm

FOLK MUSIC: Folk lovers will be interested in Rosie Hood's special performance at Cecil Sharp House, which marks the end of her year-long BBC Performing Arts Fellowship. She'll be joined on stage by other quality artists. £10, prebook, 7pm

LITERARY NIGHT: For those in search of some literary fun head to The Finborough Arms for Scriggler Live featuring writers Anna Beecher and James Bunting plus live music from London's MRI. £7+bf, prebook, 7pm

NIGHT MARKET AND CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Pick up homemade products and chat to the makers at the Geffrye Museum's night market. There are also DJs, and a fully stocked bar. Free, just turn up, 4pm-9pm. Once you've done your shopping, relax at the candlelit christmas concert with a mince pie and a glass of sherry or port — included in your ticket. £17/£20, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Santa’s in the dock at This Is Your Trial at The Grotto’s temporary City home. Josie Long and Arthur Smith are the lawyers, with Tim Fitzhigham and Tiernan Douieb as judge and clerk. £7, prebook, 7.30pm

INTERACTIVE GAME SHOW: Liven up your Thursday evening at Theatre Delicatessen where production company Are You Game? is entertaining audiences with a blend of cabaret and interactive theatre. Expect live art, circus and comedy. Depending on how involved you get, you might just win some prizes too. £12, prebook, 8pm-midnight

Tickets for today:

FILM FOR £8: Cinema fans should snap this one up, For just £8 you can watch any film, any time in any Vue Cinema across London.

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KEW CHRISTMAS TRAIL: Head to Richmond to explore Kew Gardens after dark now it's all decked out for christmas. Let kids loose on the vintage fairground rides while you pick up last minute gifts from the Christmas fair. Tickets are £16, 6pm-8.15pm

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CINEMA IN THE SNOW: Take all the family along to see Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas at 20th Century Theatre's pop-up screen in Notting Hill. £20, 7.30pm

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COMEDY DRINKING SHOW: Drink writers Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland have come up with the genius idea of getting their audience tipsy with free samples while they entertain at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury. Entry includes museum exhibits. £17.50, 6.15pm

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ICE SKATING: You can skate in London from Wembley to Westfield, Finchley to South Kensington, Canary Wharf to Hyde Park. Check out our round-up and take advantage of some special ticket offers, like skate sessions at Winterville for just £3.50.

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Good cause of the day

Victoria Park Singers, a 100 strong community choir will be belting out christmas tunes to raise funds for Bow and Hackney food banks at St John at Hackney Church in Hackney. They will be mixing things up with a jazzy Jamaican number and a Dutch carol alongside the more traditional Christmas tunes. £8/£10 or £10/£12 on the door, prebook, 7.30pm

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