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Things to do today:
SAVILE ROW: Join Footprints of London guide Michael Duncan to explore Savile Row, the area that has been synonymous with tailoring for more than two centuries. Hear about the tailors and their famous customers throughout this period. £12/£9, prebook, 2pm
CLIMATE CHANGE FILMS: Shorts On Tap screen a selection of short films on climate change at BFI South Bank. Screenings are followed by a panel discussion with special guests and experts. Free, prebook, 2.30pm-4.30pm
PHILIP LARKIN: Head to the British Library for an evening of the poetry of Philip Larkin, read by Neil Dudgeon, Deborah Findlay and Freddie Fox with an introduction by Alan Yentob. This special edition of Josephine Hart Poetry Hour celebrates the recent unveiling of a plaque dedicated to Larkin in Poet's Corner at Westminster Abbey. £12, prebook, 6.30pm
DIVE WITH YOU: Asia House hosts a screening of Chin-Yuan Ke’s documentary Dive With You, about the evolution of Taiwan’s relationship with the whale shark across the past two decades. £8, prebook, 6.45pm
CHRISTMAS JUMPER: Get your hands on sequins, baubles, tinsel, felt and glitter to create your own Christmas jumper at The Truscott Arms in Warwick Avenue. Materials, template and jumper included. Alternatively, cut out the faffing and treat yourself to one of these Christmas jumpers. £30, prebook, 7pm
COMEDY: We've nicked loads of Christmas traditions from Germany, so we might as well go the whole Schwein and see Henning Wehn's authentic German Christmas do at Leicester Square Theatre, until Sunday. £15-£18.50, prebook, 7.15pm
LIARS LEAGUE: Storytelling event Liars League moves to a different venue, The Albany on Great Portland Street, for its Christmas shindig. Tonight's theme is kith and kin — head along to hear heartwarming family tales. £5, just turn up, 7.30pm
Top tickets for tonight:
DURAN DURAN: If the thought of Wild Boys just got you all aquiver you can grab last minute tickets to this gig at The O2 tonight for £42.50. Yes, they're promoting their new album but you won't let them leave without a thorough probe of the 80s back catalogue.
GROTTO OUTRE: Forget about fuddy duddy Father Christmas, it's all sexy Santa Claws, Elf Kings and the Kissmas Fairy in Shoreditch's grown-ups only Grotto Outré. Kaleidoscopic Christmas tunnels, ice cave and enchanted gardens mixed up with impromptu performances as you wend your way, all accompanied by a bangin' soundtrack at Canvas One, the Back Building. Tickets include a taste of the Elf King's elixir. Take your office party? Good luck.
DERREN BROWN: If you're fascinated by this man's skills yet too scared to sit in the stall in case he gets you, then you could use this offer on seats in the gods of the Shaftesbury Theatre. Watch from on high, know where the exits are.... showtime 7.30pm, tickets £16.25
ICE SKATING: Have you been persuaded to take to the ice yet? There are seasonal skating rinks from Wembley to Westfield, Finchley to South Kensington, Canary Wharf to Hyde Park. Check out our round up and take advantage of some special offers on tickets.
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Good cause of the day
Find your good cause of the festive season with our guide to Christmas volunteering in London.
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