Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 26 October 2016

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Explore autumnal Greenwich Park. Photo: ChristinaGrieve.

Things to do today:

AUTUMN EXPLORATION: Keep the kids occupied this half-term by taking them to Greenwich Park to investigate the trees, and the seeds and animals that depend on them during the winter. £15 (per family), book in advance, 10.30am

ODDLY DRAWN OBJECTS: Head to Haunt Gallery's new exhibiton to see objects take unexpected forms, and placed in unusual settings. Free, book in advance, all night from 5pm

G&T WORKSHOP: A gin and tonic isn't just for summer... learn how to make delectable gin-based cocktails at The Hoxton. £5 (+booking fee), book in advance, 6pm

SMILEY AND ME: MC (and former sparring partner to late reggae star Smiley Culture) Asher Senator is at the Barbican, mixing book discussion with musical performance to bring you the vibes of the 70s and 80s. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

BAFTA MASTERCLASS: Britain's Got Talent is in its 10th year and has won best entertainment programme three times — Picturehouse Central is holding a panel discussion so you can find out what it takes to make an award-winning entertainment programme. £16, book in advance, 6.30pm

BAKE OFF FINALE: Whether you're team Andrew, Jane or Candice, head to The Clapham Grand for outrageous amounts of cake, a soggy bottom competition, and a screening of the Great British Bake Off finale. There's even an afterparty until midnight. £1 (or free if you bring a cake), book in advance, 6.30pm

SCIENCE OF STRESS: Find out how stress affects us and how it impacts our mind, with neuroscientist Vincent Walsh and a panel of experts. Royal Institution. £14, book in advance, 7pm

DANISH FILM: Travel to 1970s Denmark at Stanley's Film Club in South Norwood with a screening of The Commune, directed by BAFTA-nominated Thomas Vinterberg. £8, book in advance, 7pm (film starts at 8pm)

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Last chance to get your tickets to Alexandra Palace's spectacular fireworks display

Time is running out to get your tickets for the ultimate firework night at Alexandra Palace.

For the first time, the popular display will take place over two nights (4 and 5 November), and promises to be much more than just fireworks — this is a full-on festival.

Ally Pally will have ice skating to wear you out, and bonfires to warm you up, as well as a full-scale German Bier Festival inside the palace and a fully immersive Day of the Dead Parade. Fill up on street food and craft beer, and indulge in a glass of mulled wine to take the November chill away.

A high tech laser display will take place before the start of the show — an incredible firework spectacular against the beautiful London skyline.

Adult tickets are £11, children under 10 go free – book yours here to avoid disappointment.

Good cause of the day

CHARITY FEAST: Three of London's best chefs are uniting at Tower Bridge's Blueprint Café to create a delicious feast in aid of children's charity Coram. There'll be an exclusive auction too, with items including a trip to Champagne and even the chance to raise Tower Bridge. £80, book in advance, 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

A Secret London Tour

How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. 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

Paint Ceramics and Bring Your Own Prosecco!

If you've never paired ceramics and prosecco before, why on earth not? It's a match made in heaven as Sam and Diana, co-creators of 'Make Your Own', prove at their wonderfully welcoming ceramic painting workshop. Pull up a stool, don an apron and get to work on your very own mug, plate, tile, bowl or ornament. They provide the ceramics as well as a selection of patterns, and will show you exactly how to transfer designs and paint to your heart's content. It's BYO so feel free to pop the prosecco and enjoy the company of like-minded Londoners as you get stuck into your creations.  Get tickets