Things To Do In London: Thursday 18 February 2016

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Things to do today:

BIRTH OF THE SPACE AGE: This Science Museum spectacular finishes in a few weeks, so see the largest collection of Russian spacecraft ever shown in the UK while you can. Plunge into the story of the space race with artefacts used by cosmonauts, stories of missions and personal stories of those who've been to the moon and back. £14, prebook, 10am-6pm

ART IN EAST LONDON: Discover the street art scene in east London with Jesse. From its past as a criminal underworld, to its hipster present day incarnation, you'll see pieces from some of the world's most exciting graffiti artists, including Bansky, Space Invader and C215. £12, prebook, 11am

FREE MUSIC: Find sanctuary in the city at Samuel Pepys's favourite church. Let St Olave's classical recital provide perfect lunchtime relaxation. Today's musicians include flautist Alyson Frazier, and Thomas Ang at the piano. Free, just turn up, 1.05pm

Solve the secrets of Lady Chastity this Thursday

LADY CHASITY'S RESERVE: Grab your team and solve Lady Chastity's secrets to win this immersive game at the Four Thieves. It's a dark and mysterious tale with a sprinkling of comedy. We had fun when we went. £16, prebook, 6.15pm

SHORTS ON TAP: It's all about Spain at this week's Shorts On Tap at 93 Feet East. Their Road Map series of short films features Q&As with some directors and plenty of chance to network with fellow film fans. £3, prebook, 7pm

EAT LIKE A GLADIATOR: Feast like you're in ancient Rome at this Gladiator's Dinner. Put on your finest toga and sample a huge menu of fighter-inspired dishes. Begin with a spiced cocktail in the secret east London banqueting room and step back in time. Armour optional. £45, prebook, 7pm

THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP: Hands up if you couldn't get out of bed today? We all love our sleep, but why do we need it? This Royal Institution event explores the science behind the snoring, explaining how we could live better if we understand our sleep rhythms. £14/£10, prebook, 7pm

COMEDY: You’d be crazy to miss a line-up like this. See Sarah Kendall, Jen Brister, Sofie Hagen and Mae Martin are all at the Bush Theatre to make you chuckle. £12, prebook, 7.30pm

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Good cause of the day

War Child presents Passport To Brits Week at Bush Hall. Get in the mood for Britain's biggest music awards while helping War Child — a charity for children affected by global conflicts. Bloc Party, Frank Turner, Professor Green, Florence and the Machine, and even Coldplay, will be bringing the noise at more than a week's worth of charity concerts. Prices and times vary, from 15-26 February 2016