Things To Do In London Today: Friday 4 November 2016

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Lucy Sparrow's been making things out of felt again.

Things to do today

SHOPLIFTING EXHIBITION: Ever seen Moët champagne or hair dying kits made from felt? Take a comical look at the UK's most shoplifted items at felt sculpture artist Lucy Farrow's exhibition at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Free, just turn up, all day from 11am (until 26 November)

PHOTO EXHIBITION: From refugees crossing borders to marches against police violence, striking images from the 2016 World Press Photo Exhibition are on display in the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre. Free, just turn up, until 21 November

FIREWORKS: Watch London light up with lasers and fireworks in two separate displays at Alexandra Palace. £11, book in advance, doors open at 4pm (first show at 8.35pm)

LOVE TO READ: What does reading mean to you? Radio DJ Gemma Cairney discusses what it means to her — as well as her activism for young people's mental health issues — at the British Library. £12, book in advance, 7pm

BONFIRE STORYTELLING: Gather around a bonfire and welcome the start of winter with cups of mulled cider, folk music and demonic tales of the unexpected. Dress up warmly — the storytelling takes place in a secret garden. £4, just turn up, 7pm

STANDUP COMEDY: Harun Musho'd takes a look at everything from Fifa and Nazi relatives to Boko Haram and his day job in HR, in his show Harun With A View at Slam King's Cross. £5 (+booking fee), book in advance, 7pm

BODY LANGUAGE: Body language, self-expression... what does it really mean? Take a class in sign language, hear from fat activists and make zines at Wellcome Collection's after hours event. Free, just turn up, all night from 7pm

SILENT DISCO: Whether you're more of a Jessica Rabbit or a Harry Potter, dress as your favourite movie star for a night of film-inspired tunes, three floors under the Royal Albert Hall. £19.82, book in advance, 10pm


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