Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 25 October 2016

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Things To Do In London Today is sponsored by the Museum of London. See below for details of an exciting programme of after-dark activities.

Meet the inhabitants of Bushy Park. Photo: Bruce Biege

Things to do today:

ARGENTINIAN WINE FESTIVAL: Sample over 40 of Argentina's best wines accompanied by snacks, live Argentinian music, a contemporary art exhibition, and more at this Argentinian wine festival in Shoreditch. £30-£100, book in advance, until 28 October

BUSHY PARK: Explore the autumnal beauty of Bushy Park, and discover the trees and seeds that the animals depend upon over winter at this family-friendly activity morning. £15 (per family), book in advance, 10.30am-12.30pm

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Find out how and why reading for pleasure is good for your health in Professor Alice Sullivan's lunchtime talk at UCL. Free, just turn up, 1.15pm

MEDICAL MISADVENTURES: Historian and author Tessa Harris discusses the biggest medical misconceptions of the 18th century at the Old Operating Theatre, including the bed that allegedly helped fertility. £8, book in advance, 7pm

POETRY DISCUSSION: To mark the 25th birthday of the Forward Prizes for Poetry, prize recipients Don Paterson, Emily Berry and Jackie Kay are performing works from their collections, as well as discussing the challenges of contemporary poetry. British Library. £10, book in advance, 7pm

COSY SCIENCE: Head to the Cittie of Yorke pub in Holborn to learn what meteorites can tell us about the solar system, and win prizes at the quiz hosted by Cosy Science. Free, just turn up, 7pm

BRIXTON COMEDY: Brixton's experimental comedy night at The Ritzy features Ken Cheng and Michael Stranney among others. Proceeds go to local Brixton causes. Pay-what-you-can, book in advance for guaranteed entry, 7pm

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT: Pianist Sunwook Kim performs the sounds of Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven in his recital at Wigmore Hall. Get a ticket for £5 if you're under 35. £5-£36, book in advance, 7.30pm


Explore a side of the city you've never seen before

Photo: Ant Deeley

Discover the illicit, the hidden and the wild side of the city through parties, night walks, secret bars and live performances at the Museum of London, starting this weekend.

When the sun sets, the Night Museum comes to life in a week of special events dedicated to nightlife. The free events include experimental electronic music, talks, tours of the city's night sounds and a huge party celebrating the excitement, diversity and history of London's clubs scene.

See the museum as you've never seen it before, and uncover a new side to the city.

The Night Museum runs from 29 October-4 November. For full details and to book the events, see the website.


Good cause of the day

COMEDY GROTTO: With a line up including Sarah Kendall, Lou Sanders and Tom Rosenthal from Channel 4 show Friday Night Dinner, The Comedy Grotto takes place at The Star of Kings in King's Cross tonight. Proceeds go to the Mainspring Arts charity, an organisation making the arts accessible to everyone. £8, book in advance, 8pm


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

The London Cheese Crawl


Whether you’re a pre-grated cheddar sprinkler or mimolette fan, this cheesy walking tour will delight your senses. Starting off at a cheese counter in Mayfair that has been serving for more than 300 years, you'll tour the city's best dairy delights - including Fortnum & Mason, where the royals get their fix.   Get tickets

The British Museum Tour - Ideas That Made Our World


Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. 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