Things To Do In London Today: Monday 21 March 2016

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See some of London's beautiful buildings on today's Lost River walking tour (see below). Image: David Skinner

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Things to do today:  

DESIGNING FOR A LIVING CITY: Trace the Barbican residential development's controversial design through this exhibition. Including Chamberlin, Powell and Bon's 1971 layout and landscape plan, original fittings, illustrations and film, see how they planned to accommodate 6,000 people over 35 acres. Free, just turn up, 10am

GARDENING GROUP: Get your green fingers to King Square Gardens to help the EC1 Men's Shed spring clean their garden. Assist with planting new seedlings and get some to take home and nurture yourself. Tuck into tea and cake afterwards at the St Luke's Centre. The event is part of Find Your London Festival. Free, prebook, 1pm-3pm (sponsored listing)

KEN LIVINGSTONE: The ex-London Mayor pops in Waterstones, Piccadilly, to discuss his new book, Being Red, with Left Book Club founder, Anna Minton. He'll reflect on his time at the city's helm and provide his insight into the current mayoral race. £5, prebook, 2pm

Sip rum and taste Rococo chocolates this Monday. You're welcome. Image: Rosie Tulips

RUM AND CHOCOLATE: Barrio Soho teams up with El Dorado rum and Rococo Chocolate to get your pre-Easter week started. Tonight taste a selection of fine rums, paired with exquisite chocolates and discover new combinations of flavour. Your ticket price also includes a rum-based cocktail. £20, prebook, 6.30pm

LOST RIVER WALK:  Follow the trail of one of London's lesser-known waterways in the company of photographer Peter Coles. Join the Museum Of Walking for Stalking The Hardy Ash — packed with many photographic features finishing at the famous Hardy Ash in Old St Pancras Graveyard. £15/£10, prebook, 6.30pm

SCREEN PRINTING: Feeling crafty? Pop along to Drink Shop Do this evening and learn how to screen print your own tote bag or tea towel with the help of textile mistress, Zeena Shah. Make your own stencils and create bespoke pieces, easily — all materials, a tote bag or tea towel are included. We'll just call you Warhol. £17, prebook, 7pm

SELLING OUT: Catch a screening of Selling Out — a night of short documentaries about the less ordinary shopkeepers based in the city. Read our article on it here. Tonight head to Hackney Attic for stories of some of London's most unusual shops. £5, prebook, 7pm

MEDITATION SESSIONS: Life coach and meditation expert, Maria, invites you to a session of relaxation and discussion. She'll show you how to reach your full potential through accessing your self-belief and getting rid of negative thoughts. £22, prebook, 7pm

GET UP, STAND UP: Feeling funny this week? Have a crack at Comedy Cafe's open mic night, Get Up Stand Up. One of Shoreditch's most welcoming nights, you can come down and sign up, see some of London's emerging funny people, plus a special featured act. Free, just turn up, 8pm

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Commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire with a 360° view of London this Easter — climb The Monument for spectacular City views!

The iconic stone column stands 202 feet away from the Pudding Lane spot from which the fire started; Wren and Hooke’s masterpiece continues to stand watch over the City, witnessing the ever-changing fabric of the buildings below.

Though there are taller buildings in London, none have the historic importance of the Monument. And at just £4 a ticket, it's a steal! Get yours now.

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by The Monument.

Good cause of the day

London's oldest brewery, The Ram Brewery, presents a quiz spectacular in aid of disability charity Scope. Think beer, questions, answers and then more beer, in the company of a sterling quiz master and some humble prizes. There are limited tickets available for March's quiz this Wednesday, so grab them while you can. £40 per team, prebook, Wednesday 23 March, 7pm