Things To Do In London: Monday 18 January 2016

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Add a canine touch to your cinema experience this Monday. Image: Bruce Biege

Start your day with these reads:

Did you know that Selfridges is on the same road as the Brecon Beacons? Or that you can see the Scottish Parliament from a road that passes through Islington? There are some pretty long roads here in London, so go exploring with London's Longest Roads And Where They Lead To.

They're famous and seen by millions every day, but what goes on Behind The Piccadilly Circus Signs? We went for a peek behind some of most well-known advertisements in the world.

The Crime Museum Uncovered exhibition is currently running at the Museum of London. Watch our video when we popped in for a chat with curator Jackie Keily.

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Catch up with all the weekend's biggest news stories.

Things to do today:

THE LOST LIBRARY OF JOHN DEE: Scholar, Courtier, Magician: The Lost Library of John Dee opens today at The Royal College of Physicians. Take a fascinating glimpse into the mind of the Elizabethan mathematician, magician, astronomer, astrologer, imperialist, alchemist and spy through his personal library. Free, just turn up, 9am-5pm

CATCH A CONCERT: Wigmore Hall welcomes Zagreb-born pianist/composer Dejan Lazić. His piece, 3 Istrian Dances Op. 15a, compliments Schumann’s Waldszenen Op. 82 and Haydn’s final piano sonata, which he'll also play in this lunchtime concert. £13/ £11, prebook, 1pm

ANNE-MARIE TALKS HUSBANDS: Stage and screen actress, Anne-Marie Duff (Shameless, Suffragette), takes the stage at the National Theatre to discuss her role in the current production of Husbands and Sons. Libby Purves chairs this informal chat with the award-winning actress. £5/£4, prebook, 3pm

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY: The Museum of Childhood commemorates Martin Luther King Day, in partnership with Journey to Justice. Rapper/actor MC Naga will perform and speakers include award-winning writer and photographer Eithne Nightingale, Professor Gordon Lynch, Michael Ramsey and Dr Michael McMillan, curator of The West Indian Front Room. £10/£7, prebook, 6.30pm-9.30pm

DOG-UMENTARIES: If you like your cinema with a canine touch, drop into 1000 Londoners: City of Dog — a night of short films at Hackney Attic dedicated to the capital’s dogs, including Londonist’s own house pooch Toby. £5, prebook, 7pm

UPCYCLE YOUR LIFE: Wake up your wardrobe with AfroRetro's UpCycling Workshop at Drink, Shop and Do, near King's Cross. Take an unloved t-shirt (or buy one there for an extra £3) and print a new design for it or give it a complete make-over into a fringed scarf to keep warm. Get customising with beads, sequins and macramé knotting. Creative and cosy all in one. £15, prebook, 6pm/8pm

Add some bounce to Monday. Image: Funzing

JUMP INTO FITNESS: Bounce into January with this low impact, high energy trampolining workout. This Monday, join Andrea for Jumping Fitness Trampoline Workout — a springy way to get fit. The workout can help increase your stamina, burn up to 1,200 calories and boost cardiovascular fitness. Trampolines provided, so just bring yourself. You'll be like Tigger in no time. £12, prebook, 8pm

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Good cause of the day

This Monday is apparently the gloomiest day of the year, so brighten up with Gloom Aid at the 100 Club. Supporting mental healthy charity, CALM (campaign against living miserably). The line up includes Robert Newman (Entirely Accurate Encyclopedia of Evolution), Edinburgh winner Adam Riches, Newsjack’s Nish Kumar and loads of other shiny happy people. So come along and get cheerful while supporting a seriously important cause. £12, see website for tickets, 6.30pm