Things To Do In London This Weekend: 23-24 January 2016

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Get inspired at the Adventure Travel Show. Image: Adventure Eyes

BE ADVENTUROUS: The UK's only show dedicated to discovering the world off the beaten track, the Adventure Travel Show comes to Olympia London this weekend. The venue will be crammed with specialist adventure travel companies and packed with inspirational talks for you to attend. Weekend ticket £12/day ticket £8 (under 16s go free), prebook, 9am-6pm (Saturday), 9.30am-5pm (Sunday)

CYCLE REVOLUTION: The humble bicycle has got its own exhibition at the Design Museum. This ride through contemporary British cycling, from commuting to the Olympics, looks at where design and innovation might take the riders of the future. See bikes galore — from Bradley Wiggins’s 2015 Hour Record bike to the earliest prototype Brompton in existence, and many more. £13.65, just turn up, 10am-5.45pm

HAIRY THINGS AT THE TATE: Get up close with steel car bumpers and 4,000 metres of knotted human hair at Behold — Indian artist, Sheela Gowda's huge Tate Modern installation. Part of the Material Worlds display. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

ICE SKATING: You can still get your skates on at Broadgate Ice Rink, near Liverpool Street Station. The magical rink in Exchange Square suits skaters of all ability (skate aids in the form of cute penguins are even available) and is surrounded by restaurants and bars for you to chill in afterwards. Tickets from £13, prebook, until 25 February

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KEVIN HART: The Ride Along comedy star and rather funny stand up, Kevin Hart brings his What Now? tour to London this weekend. His past tours, Laugh At My Pain and Let Me Explain received rave reviews, so be prepared for some serious funny business. Choose from Wembley on Saturday or the O2 on Sunday, so you can catch him wherever you are. See website for booking details and prices.

Saturday 23 January

Get into the groove with Voga. Image: Lobo Pop Art

GET INTO THE GROVE WITH VOGA: If you're a yoga bunny with a Madonna side trying to get out, try this upbeat work out. Voga — a hybrid of both yoga and iconic 1980s dance beats. With the same health benefits of yoga plus added motivational music, you'll be vogue-ing in no time. £10, prebook, 11am

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RIDE THE ROAD TO RUIN: The relationship between Londoners and their booze is as old as the city itself. Join Hazel on A Road To Ruin: Londoners And Their Booze — an alcohol-themed walk around the city. You'll discover the history of Drover's Road, where you'll visit interesting buildings including an 'in and out pub', a world famous inn, a brewery and two gin distilleries. What dry January? £12, prebook, 11am-12.30pm

DRUMMING AND DANCE: Get the family dancing at the British Library's Drumming And Dancing Family Workshop this Saturday. Inspired by the West Africa, Word, Symbol, Song exhibition, enjoy African-inspired drumming and dance activities. Free, prebook, 1pm-3pm

HAVE A BALL WITH BATH BOMBS: Get soapy making handmade bath products with Naz. You'll have a sweet-smelling Saturday as you learn how to craft soaps, bath salt bars and colourful bath bombs. Learn the techniques to colour, shape and add fragrance to your creations and get a fabulous stash of your products to take home. All materials are included. £29, prebook, 2pm

RUBY WAX WORLD: Bringing her new show, Sane New World, to London, veteran comedienne and mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax, bursts into the West End. This one-woman performance sold out on its UK tour, so catch her hilarious, informative take on mental health while you can. From £19.25, prebook, 3pm/ 7.30pm

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COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS: Learn to shake it or stir it at Cartizze. This cocktail masterclass will teach you how to get your flair on with a bellini on arrival, nibbles throughout and two cocktail masterclasses. You'll get to try out your new-found skills and drink what you make. £30, prebook, 6pm

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BURNS NIGHT AT THE CUTTY SARK: The historic ship comes alive with Burns Night celebrations this Saturday. Throw on your Tam O'Shanter to dance the Gay Gordons and strip the willow under the stars. Explore the ship, sing sea shanties and have a wee dram in honour of Robert Burns. £25/£20, prebook, 7pm

INDIE AT ALLEYCAT: Absent Kelly's Rock 'n' Roll Club brings you a night crammed with top indie acts from all over the UK. Headlining are the 80's-esque Smashing Lights, with Littlewing, France and many more. You get even more tunes from resident DJ, Codename Sparrow, who'll be spinning his favourites as it's his birthday. £6, prebook, 7pm

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LATE NIGHT LAUGHS: Top Secret Comedy Club presents a night of lol-ing in central London. Expect new material from a host of the comedy circuit's best laugh masters. Past guests have included Nick Dixon, Jamali Maddix and Mark Thomas, but Saturday's line up is top secret. £10, prebook, 8.45pm

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Sunday 24 January

All that jazz for Sunday lunch. Image: Psyxjaw

SIMON REEVE AT THE ADVENTURE SHOW: A familiar face on over 60 TV shows, Simon Reeve has visited more than 110 countries on his extraordinary journeys. He takes the stage at hthe Adventure Travel Show to talk about his own exploits and answer questions. £10/£8 (free admission to talk with Adventure Travel Show ticket), 10.30am

SECRET UNDERGROUND CHAMBER WALK: Meet at Bermondsey tube station and join a walking tour to the Brunel Museum's secret underground chamber. Go poking into the depths of the place Gulliver sailed from on his travels. Dig deep into the Grand Entrance Hall to Brunel's underground Thames Tunnel. £10/£8, just turn up, 10.45am

UNIQUE SPITALFIELDS: Explore the Spitalfields area with London blogger Katie in Experience The Unique Spirit of Spitalfields. A 90-minute ride through this east London spot, from its past as fields and nursery gardens, to the present as a fashionable district packed with famous markets, Katie's detailed knowledge of the area will help you discover its secrets. £12/ £10, prebook, 11am

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: Like your roast with a jazz soundtrack? Get stuck into three delicious courses at Boisdale Of Canary Wharf. Your happy munching will be soundtracked by Benoit Viellefon with a selection of swing numbers. Round off your weekend, Sinatra style. £37.50, prebook, 1pm

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: With the perfect backdrop of the Royal Albert Hall, Amaluna — the newest spectacle from Cirque du Soleil — makes its UK debut. The show, written and directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, marks Cirque du Soleil's 20th anniversary. Be one of the first to see their newest creation. Various prices, 3pm/7.30pm

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AMERICAN PSYCHO: Dinner and movie night at London's smallest independent cinema, The Exhibit. Christian Bale goes on a mad one as killer, Patrick Bateman in this twisted film classic. Tuck into a scrumptious dinner before the movie. £19.95, prebook, 5pm

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CHOCOLATE MAKING: Fancy spending your Sunday evening creating decadent treats? Get yourself to Regent's Canal Kitchens and immerse yourself in all things chocolate. Start with chocolate martinis, truffle sampling and chocolate tasting platters. Then learn how to create and decorate your own truffles. There'll be bags full to take home — if you can keep them that long. £56, prebook, 6.30pm

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OLD SKOOL SUNDAYS: Step back to the 90s in Shoreditch at the retro-tinged Far Rockaway. With Saved By The Bell on screen and DJs playing the best vintage anthems, Sunday nights have more than a touch of nostalgia. We almost expect Kelly Kapowski to walk in. £5, prebook, 6pm

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CINEMA SUPPER CLUB: Electrify all your senses at KinoVino, pairing both film and delicious food in one experience. This Saturday, Masterchef 2015 finalist Emma Spritzer brings a three-course Jewish feast to the table complete with kosher wine and a showing of touching documentary film, Oma and Bella. £47, prebook, 7pm

COMEDY: Festival of the Spoken Nerd do their excellent Just for Graphs show for (maybe) the last time at Queen Mary's University. Expect songs, jokes about binary and spreadsheets. £19.60, prebook, 8pm

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