Things To Do Today In London: Friday 14 October 2016

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Things to do today:

AFTERBITE: Ever wondered what the view is like from inside a lion's mouth? Explore mouths from the inside at a light-hearted visual experience in Borough Market. At 2.30pm and 3.30pm, Professor Abigail Tucker and her research lab from King's College London will discuss the mouths on display. Free, just turn up, exhibition runs 7-16 October, talks take place today only

CHOCOLATE SHOW: Indulge your sweet tooth at the Chocolate Show London at Olympia. Mingle with chocolate royalty, watch a fashion show of clothes made from chocolate, and pick up skills in the Chocolate Theatre. £12.50-£15, book in advance, 14-16 October

NORMAN CONQUEST: To mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, Professor David Bates is giving an after hours lecture at the Tower of London. £15, book in advance, 6pm

BEST SCIENCE MOMENTS: Dr Karl will answer questions like 'How many bananas do you need to eat to die of radioactive poisoning?' at a lecture exploring science's best bits at the Royal Institution. £14, book in advance, 6pm-7.30pm

CAMPFIRE CLUB: Singalongs, story-telling and special guests are present around The Nest Collective's campfire at From The Factory, close to Bow station. Performers include the Florence Lawrence Chorus. £8/£10, book in advance, 7pm-11pm

INSIDER LONDON: Accessories designer Fred Butler has created London-inspired pieces for the likes of Björk and Lady Gaga. Join her at the Victoria and Albert Museum for a talk about London's most inspiring locations. £10, book in advance, 7pm

OKTOBEERFEST: A live DJ set kicks off Wild Card Brewery's Bavarian-inspired beer festival tonight. Choose from over 30 beers to taste, including a specially brewed raspberry wheat beer. Free entry, just turn up, from 8pm (until 16 October)

FOLK MUSIC GIG: Multi-instrumentalists The Shee are celebrating ten years together by performing at Kings Place. £9.50/£12.50, book in advance, 8pm


Good cause of the day

MUSIC GIG: Newton Faulkner, Andy Jordan and Badly Drawn Boy are all performing at See Through Sound in aid of Royal National Institute of Blind People. Those in the audience are given 'sim specs' to simulate living with sight loss. £25, book in advance, from 5.30pm (concert starts at 7pm)


Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...

Lost London Walking Tour


London is a city of incredible transformation. With structural remains that date back to ancient history still in existence, this unique walking tour takes in Lost London in all its former glory. From the Titanic booking office to the graveyards of man's best friend, you'll discover the weird and wonderful places that used to exist in the capital but are now only committed to memory. Using old photographs, newspaper cuttings and stories from the past, you'll be amazed at what has largely been written out of our history books...   Get tickets

Paddle Boarding in East London - Beginners


Take to the waters and glide about in this beginner paddleboarding session. By the end of it, you'll be standing up and paddling solo, and there's plenty of help on hand to improve your technique. Change of clothes required.  Get tickets

Bizarre London Tour


We love London. It's pretty odd though, isn't it? Our city is a treasure trove of weird goings on, so why not delve a little deeper? Join your tour guide and explore a different side to London, full of things you won't see on the tourist trail - from magnificent old churches, to monuments, architecture to pubs... this one won't disappoint.   Get tickets

Forgotten Old London


Tales of torture and plagues await you on a historical walk around London — see bombed out ruins, discover Medieval markets and even visit a Roman ampitheatre. £12 Get tickets