Things To Do In London: Tuesday 16 February 2016

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by Shakespeare's Globe, whose summer season is now open for booking — scroll down to find out more.

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Go on a bear hunt today (no, not a real one) Image: Valerie

Must-read stuff:

London's skyline is changing by the week. We've put together a video timeline of London's tallest structures so you can see what's been going on (and up).

It's not just about going on a bear hunt this week, the city's chock-full of grizzlies all the time: from Paddington to Pooh. Here's where the best bears are to be found in London.

It's been frrrreezing the past few days, but how cosy is a tube carriage in winter? We took a thermometer underground and went to investigate.

Read all about it!

A new mural, Victoria line overcrowding and hidden water cannon: catch up with the latest London news.

Things to do today:

NEW EXHIBITION: British painter Jenny Wheatley's newest solo show opens today at Llewellyn Alexander in Waterloo. Expect oil landscapes and colourful interiors influenced by her frequent worldwide travels. Free, just turn up, 10am

MICHAEL ROSEN'S BEAR HUNT:  Former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen's work comes to life at Discover: Children's Story Centre. Step inside an enormous chocolate cake or splash your way through a bear hunt. £5, prebook, 11am-5pm

CAMDEN MUSIC TOUR: The soundtrack to Camden is a who's who of talent. From Winehouse to Hendrix, Jagger and Barrett, hear how these icons shaped the worldwide music scene. You'll hear some of their best loved songs on this walking tour and have a chance to visit famous Camden Market too. £12, prebook, 3pm

PERSONALISED FASHION: Wake up your wardrobe with AfroRetro's UpCycling Workshop. Take an unloved t-shirt (or buy one there for an extra £3) and print it a new design. Experiment with colour, shape and technique to create something unique. Move over Mugatu. £18, prebook, 6pm/8pm

TALKING BOOKS: Get chatting books at Housmans tonight over The Influencing Machine. Author Mike Jay discusses the fascinating tale of incurable lunatic James Tilly Matthews, who insists his mind is being controlled by a machine. £3 (redeemable against purchase), just turn up, 7pm

Pop-up paint some pop art this Tuesday. Image: Ian Burt

POP UP LICHTENSTEIN: Get painting your own replica of one of the best loved Pop Art pictures. Professional brush-master Gareth will talk you through the basics of Roy Lichtenstein's Oh Jeff — but with wine in one hand and a brush in the other, you're free to put your own creative stamp on the canvas. Everything's included and all abilities welcome. £32, prebook, 7pm

COMEDY: Head to Dogstar in Brixton for sets by Sara Pascoe, Tom Parry, Jordan Brookes, Joe Davies and all MC’d by Tom Webb. £5/£7, prebook, 7.30pm

CRICK CRACK V DAY: Whether you've got post-Valentine buzz or blues, head to Rich Mix for Crick Crack Club's This Thing's Called Love for saucy stories, raunchy romances and titillating tales. £8/£6, just turn up, 8pm

POLITICAL LAUGHS: Here’s a friendly comedy club night with a brain: Lolitics encourages comedians to try out new material with a political twist. Nick Revell, Will Seaward, Lydia King, Rachel Wheeley and Chris Coltrane are on stage at Camden’s Black Heart tonight. £3, just turn up, 8pm

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Get tickets for a season of Wonder at Shakespeare's Globe

Oh wonder! Booking is now open for the Globe's summer season, Wonder, promising magical productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth and inventive stagings of The Taming of the Shrew and Imogen, a reframed version of Cymbeline.

Wonder is the brainchild of new Artistic Director Emma Rice, who joins the Globe from Kneehigh — the innovative company behind Brief Encounter. As well as directing Bardic favourites, Rice brings her ingenious company to the hallowed Bankside boards with the family-friendly 946 — The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips over the summer holidays.

Book now for a season of enchantment — plump for seating or snap up a £5 groundling ticket while you can.

Get booking for a Wonder-ful summer at the Globe.

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by Shakespeare's Globe.

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, 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