Things To Do In London Today: Friday 13 May 2016

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For starters, there are loads of events talking place today for Museums At Night.

SOUTH BANK FOOD MARKET: Street food, artisan specialities — all types of tasty morsels take over Southbank Food Market this Friday. Even if you're not hungry, visit Southbank Centre Square to inhale the scrumptious smells and see the colourful cuisines. Free, just turn up, 12pm

MAKE HUMOUS: Celebrate International Humous Day (yep it's a thing) by learning how to make it from expert teacher, Boaz. He'll take you through the process — from choosing chickpeas to creating exciting variations on this much-loved dish. £15, prebook, 6.30pm

VOGUE FILM: As part of Vogue: A Century Of Style, the National Portrait Gallery presents Tom Ford's directional debut, A Single Man. Based on the Christopher Isherwood novel, it stars Colin Firth as an academic mourning the death of his lover. £7, prebook, 6.30pm

CRIME LITERATURE: Get involved in some sleuth-like goings-on at Criminal Worlds: Detective Fiction In Europe as part of the European Literature Festival. Taking place at the British Library, the event will lift the lid on the current scene of European detective fiction. £12/£10, prebook, 6.30pm

BODYSNATCHERS: It's the Night Of The Bodysnatcher at The Old Operating Theatre with this creepy talk from bodysnatching expert, Kirsty Chilton. The dark setting of the museum is the perfect place to learn about the gruesome history of grave robbing. £6-£8, prebook, 7pm

Join London Dreamtime for torchlit tales (see below)

SPIRAL: See a selection of six short plays from some of the city's best writers, directors and actors at Spiral, Theatre N16 at The Bedford. £12, prebook, 7.30pm

MUSIC: London-based band Salt play their brand of alt rock at Camden's Dublin Castle. They're making waves at UK festivals so hear them in a small setting while you can. £7/£5, just turn up, 7.45pm

COMEDY: Hoopla presents some of the city's most exciting improv at The Miller. Be part of the action with this on-the-spot comedy evening with two great spontaneous comic groups. £5, prebook, 8pm

UNLUCKY AGAIN: Join Vanessa Woolf and George Hoyle of London Dreamtime for a lantern-lit night of horrific urban legends and site specific ghost stories in a scary secret location in Peckham. £5, prebook, 9pm

Good cause of the day

Support Futures For Kids by strolling to the office today with FFK Walk To Work. Sign up online, start from one of four points and get walking. Gentle strollers, all day rollers — everyone's welcome whatever your fitness level. £25 sign-up fee, various start times from 5.30am, 13 May