Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 11 October 2016

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Visit the Tower of London after hours. Photo: NickyJameson

Things to do today:

LUNCHTIME THEATRE: Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, comedy The Gin Chronicles: A Scottish Adventure is the lunchtime performance at St Bride Foundation near Blackfriars. £7, book in advance, 1pm

MARY POPPINS TOUR: Visit the locations that inspired PL Travers' novel, Mary Poppins, and discover the the difficulty of bringing Mary from the page to the stage. Tour starts at St Paul's station. £15, book in advance, 1.30pm-3pm

SCIENCE CABARET: Ada Lovelace Day celebrates women in science, so do just that by attending an evening of comedy, music and complete geekery at The IET. Speakers include a planetary physicist, computational biologist and mathematician. £20-£25, book in advance, 6.30pm-9.30pm

BLOOD AND JEWELS: Learn about the myths behind the jewels and have a go at drawing crowns at the Tower of London's after hours drawing event by Art Macabre. £24, book in advance, 6.30pm-8pm

PASTA WORKSHOP: Learn how to make farfalle, tagliatelle and tortelli from scratch at a 90-minute pasta workshop at Cafe Murano in Covent Garden. £50, book in advance, 6.30pm

DNA REVOLUTION: Vivienne Parry OBE chairs a discussion at the Royal Institution questioning whether we can predict somebody's chance of getting cancer, and what help current DNA tests really are. £14, book in advance, 7pm

LIFE DRAWING: Hone your artistic flair at a life-drawing class at Gallery Sensei in SE15 — there's a bar to help you release your creativity too. Free, just turn up, 7pm

Good cause of the day

CHARITY WALK: Sign up for a charity walk with a difference — Action on Hearing Loss' 10-mile walk around Regent's Park and Hyde Park finishes with afternoon tea in West London. The walk is on 15 October but today (11 October) is the deadline to sign up. Register for £30 and pledge sponsorship of £50.