Things To Do Today In London: Friday 21 October 2016

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Hackney Colliery Band performs in Croydon.

Things to do today:

DESIGN AND CRAFTS: Made in London's Design and Craft Fair in Marylebone showcases work by 120 national and international designers, across ceramics, wood, textiles and more. £10, just turn up, until 23 October

CONFLICT PHOTOGRAPHY: Photojournalist Rick Findler's images of the world's most conflict-ravaged places are on display at The Republic Gallery near Poplar. The photos were taken over a period of six years in places including Somalia, Iraq and Syria. Free, just turn up, until 30 October

CROYDON PARTY: Hackney Colliery Band performs two sets at the launch of CROWD, a new pop-up event space in Croydon. There will also be live DJs, two bars, and a host of local street food stalls to keep you nourished. Free, just turn up, 4.30pm-9.30pm

CABARET VOLTAIRE: Everything from Hungarian poetry to Music Concrète is on offer at Senate House to mark 100 years of the Dadaist movement, as part of Bloomsbury Festival. There will be performances in languages from Russian to Latin to Spanish. £6 (drink included), book in advance, 6pm

HOXTOBERFEST: If you fancy a beer and a Bavarian bratwurst (or three), head to Hoxtoberfest on Regent's Canal, where there'll be live brass bands, a Berlin cocktail bar and a chalet full of beer. £15-£30, book in advance, 6pm-midnight (repeated tomorrow)

SPEAK MY LANGUAGE: Author Henry Hitchings quizzes guests including Countdown's Susie Dent and the world's leading slang lexicographer about the relationship between language and identity at The British Library. £10, book in advance, 7pm

ANTIQUE SUPPERCLUB: From the French Huguenots to Brick Lane's Curry Mile, explore the foodie history of Spitalfields with a supper club at Town House, an antique shop in the area. Get tickets from seasonsupperclub@outlook.com. £45, book in advance, 7pm

BALLROOM DANCING: It doesn't matter if you have two left feet — dance everything from swing to ballroom at Rivoli Ballroom in Crofton Park, with expert guidance from Olympian and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Louis Smith. £25, book in advance, 7.30pm


Good cause of the day

SLEEP OUT: Sleep out in the gardens of Piccadilly's St James's Church to raise money for West London Day Centre which helps to get people off the streets and into paid employment. If you can't make the event, you can donate here. £20 (+£250 fundraising pledge), book in advance, 8pm


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

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