Things To Do In London: Tuesday 2 February 2016

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Explore Churchill's scientists today. Image: Terry Moran

Must-read stuff:

We love a good video, especially one showing London at its best. So here's a record-breaking timelapse of London to make your Tuesday better.

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If you've been perusing pictures of old cigarette ads on our homepage, take a look at the history of tobacco in London. We can't let Churchill take all the credit.

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Things to do today:

CHURCHILL'S SCIENTISTS: 50 years since his death, the Science Museum explores how Churchill's science fascination helped win the Second World War. Discover how radar, antibiotics, genetics and nuclear power helped the quest for victory. You can even see Churchill's very own siren suit. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

ELLEN TERRY: Legendary Dame Eileen Atkins brings her one-woman take on Ellen Terry (widely considered the greatest Shakespearian actress of the 19th century) to the Globe. Performing over 10 parts, she explores the dimensions of the Bard's most famous females. £10-£62, prebook, 2.30pm

LEARN TO MAKE BRUNCH: If you're craving a relaxing Sunday already, get some brunch-brewing tips with Alla from Two Chicks. She'll share her cookery secrets for making proats (protein oats), protein pancakes and omelettes. You'll get to make your own and do a bit of sampling too. All you need now is the weekend. £15, prebook, 6.30pm

Make magic with eggs and Two Chicks.

CHRISTIE'S LATE: Celebrate modern art this Tuesday at Christie's. Sip drinks, learn from speakers on all types of design, see Picasso ceramics and enter the Famous Art Couples Quiz. This is what the South London salesroom gets up to after dark. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

CHAPEL CINEMA: Gold Diggers of 1933 — a classic Warner Brother's movie with Joan Blondell. Tap along to songs including We're In The Money at this showing at Bethnal Green's Chapel Cinema. Free, prebook, 6.45pm

ANIMATION NETWORKING: BAFTA-winning animation studio, Blue Zoo, invites you to a design screening and networking event for all animation creatives at Cafe 1001 on Brick Lane. Great prizes to be won and a chance to chat about all things drawing. Free, just turn up, 7pm

RPO ORCHESTRA: Celebrate the 70th year of the RPO with this Royal Albert Hall concert. Illan Volov conducts Roslavets, Ravel and Shostakovich alongside pianist Ingrid Fliter. World-class music in one of London's most famous venues. £10, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Mitch Benn and the Distractions are back at The Phoenix on Cavendish Square for their regular musical comedy night, with guests Jonny and the Baptists, Neil Innes and Gary le Strange. £8.80, prebook, 7.30pm

HIP HOP NIGHT: Red mist fills East London this Tuesday as Lord of Rage arrives at The Laundry. Atlanta rapper OG Maco smashes into London as part of his European tour. Expect original hiphop from the U Guessed It artist. £10, prebook, 8pm

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There's a new city of Love...

With Valentine's Day peeking round the corner at us like a cheeky little cupid, we're talking dating in London at Conway Hall. London Is Dating matches up a panel of daters and dalliers to discover all about how we meet people in London. Whether you're a swiper, a speed dater or a believer in the "meet cute", we want to hear your views on dating in the Big Smoke.

Ticket holders will also be invited to try our Londonist Lover-In questionnaire where we try and seat you with other like-minded people on the night. You never know who you might meet.

Head to the event page to buy tickets for London Is Dating on 11 February, 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8/£5


Good cause of the day

Join The Big Tea Cosy in support of The Haven — a breast cancer charity based all over the UK. From 8-14 February, get together with friends, families, colleagues and anyone else, to take tea while raising money for breast cancer support. With a cake stand or a chocolate digestive, however you take your tea, take it for charity this month. See website for details.

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Churchill also said "Scientists should be on tap...but not on top"