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)


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London's Grime & Punishment Tour


Learn about London's debauched, drunken and disorderly history on this tour of the sordid side of the West End. Have you heard the story of the 15ft high tsunami of beer which rushed through the streets of London? Or about London's unluckiest theatre and most morbidly-located church? This tour will take you from the Covent Garden to Somerset House, entertaining you with tales of hangmen and criminals, prostitutes and paupers and the eccentric characters of Georgian London along the way.   Get tickets

Unlock Urban Camden: Street Art Tour


Camden's known for its street art, but how much do you really know about it? Explore the street art of Camden, and learn about the people who make it from an insider. You''ll visit pieces of street art that are off the beaten track, and get an insight into their possible meaning and inspiration. This two-hour tour will enable you to see Camden in a new light. Get tickets

Hidden London Tour


Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You'll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area's links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets

The Ultimate Harry Potter London Tour


Get sorted into one of the four magical houses of Hogwarts, and go in exploration of the city’s famous filming locations on this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll meet your guide outside the Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is showing, and set off on your journey across town - following in the footsteps of Deatheaters, visiting the inspiration for Knocturn Alley, and marvelling at the Ministry of Magic. And you better brush up on your Potter knowledge, because you can earn points for your house along the way, by taking part in trivia quizzes. The winners? You’ll find out when the tour ends at Platform 9 3/4… Get tickets