Things To Do In London: Thursday 25 February 2016

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See Albert's secrets today on this tour. Image: David Bank

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Things to do today:

ROYAL ALBERT HALL: Go behind the scenes at one of London's most famous landmarks on this secret history tour of the Royal Albert Hall. In a building steeped in stories, discover the iconic Londoners who've visited in the past. £10, prebook, 1pm

FOOD OF TOMORROW: Discover the food of the future at this Imperial Fringe event in South Kensington. Munch scientific cake, dig into your gut to find out what bacteria lives there and taste test engineered cheese. Free, prebook, 5pm

NEIL JORDAN: Oscar-winning film director, screenwriter and novelist, Neil Jordan (The Crying Game), discusses his newest novel, The Drowned Detective, and his Hollywood career at the V&A tonight. £10/£7, prebook, 6.30pm

RAF TALK: Operation DYNAMO — the evacuation of Dunkirk saved the lives of many allied troops in the second world war, but came under intense criticism from personnel involved. Tonight's RAF Museum talk, Aerial Defeat, discusses the contribution of Bomber and Costal Command and how effective the RAF were in supporting the mission. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

Join a really really, like ridiculously good looking party (see below). Image: Funzing

STAR WARS DAY: Gosh London hosts day celebrating all things Star Wars. Concept artist Glyn Dillon talks about his work on the recent film and signs copies of his new book, The Art of Star Wars. Free, just turn up (but be early, there are limited seats), 7pm

ZOOLANDER PARTY: Get your Blue Steel on for a London Fashion Week Zoolander Party. Slip into your best Derelikt fancy dress and bring any really, really like ridiculously good looking people to share your table. Sip from Grey Goose cocktails (including the Mer-Man and Blue Steel), nibble on photogenic food and compete for Best Dressed Model. Minimum £30 per head spend, prebook, 7pm

POETRY: "Like mud wrestling, only with words" is how poetry gig, Bang Said The Gun describes itself. If you like your spoken word more spirit than sonnet, get yourself to the Bloomsbury Theatre for tonight's show. £15/£12.50, prebook, 7.30pm

DANCE: See Andreas Constantinou's award-winning solo dance, ReDoing Gender 1.5, an energetic piece exploring a man's search for identity, in a double bill with In The WOMANhouse — four female performers experiencing what it is to be male. At Laban Theatre, Creekside. £16/£12, prebook, 7.30pm

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Good cause of the day

Feast on a banquet by expert chefs, Monica Galetti, Mark Sargeant and John Campbell while helping Hospitality Action. Offering assistance to those in the hospitality industry, this charity helped over 100,000 people in the UK with 24/7 support last year.

Do your bit while enjoying a three-course meal, wine, champagne and canapés from these award-winning food wizards, at Brasserie Jöel, Westminster Bridge. Each chef will present on the night, giving an introduction to their course. It'll be like your on the Great British Menu, only better. £135 per person, see website for booking details. 7pm