Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 16 November 2016

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Things To Do

Hear the story of London's oldest fire engine at the Museum of London.

WALKING WORKSHOP: London is labelled with tube roundels, graffiti, shopfronts, street signs... we could go on. The Museum of Walking's tour around St Pancras shows off some of these labels, and invites you to make your own. £20, book in advance, 11am

FREE SPEECH: From bakers refusing to make cakes for gay weddings to a nurse dismissed for wearing a crucifix while at work; Conway Hall is holding several panel discussions exploring religious freedom in the world today. £6, book in advance, noon-5pm

LONDON'S OLDEST FIRE ENGINE: What does it take to reconstruct London's oldest fire engine? Conservation expert Rob Payton discusses is at the Museum of London, explaining how to create the perfect replica using just an old, Victorian photograph. Free, book in advance, 3pm

HUMAN CADAVERS EXHIBITION: Meet artist Mia-Jane Harris at the launch of her exhibition, which highlights the beauty of the human form with close-up photos of human cadavers. The display at Barts Pathology Museum is not for the faint-hearted, but entry does include wine... £9 (+booking fee), book in advance, 6.30pm

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The sounds of operatic trio Tre Amici fill St James's Church with everything from opera to their take on modern pop music. £16.50-£33, book in advance, 7pm

MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY: Move over Heston Blumenthal: take a molecular gastronomy class in Clapham and learn how to combine food and chemistry for a top notch dinner. £45, book in advance, 7pm

DUTCH ART: Elisabeth de Bièvre argues that the Dutch Golden Age was heavily influenced by the urban development of different cities. Dutch Centre. £10, book in advance, 7pm

INSPIRING ENTREPRENEURS: Have your own business but not sure how to make it big? Journalist Nadine Dereza moderates a conversation with the founders of Charles Tyrwhitt and The White Company about how they turned their small businesses into empires. Network after the talk with at the British Library with a drinks reception. £10, book in advance, 7pm


Ananke Calliope Coral by Juliette Mahieux

FRACTURED MYTHICAL WOMEN: Women in motion splinter apart in these beautiful oil paintings that reference history and multiculturalism. Find these paintings by Juliette Mahieux Bartoli in this excellent Wandsworth gallery. Pax Romana at Kristin Hjellegjerde, 533 Old York Road, SW18 1TG, free. 11 November - 21 December ★★★★☆ [Tuesday-Saturday]


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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

Couple Painting - Dating With a Difference


Get creative with your partner in this date night with a difference. Between you, you’ll get to create your very own piece of artwork on a large canvas. Help is on hand if you need it, but freestyle pieces are always encouraged… Get tickets

Secrets of the Square Mile


The City of London is home to spectacular skyscrapers, but it’s also home to some fascinating history. Join Matt on a tour of the Square Mile’s ancient alleyways, old churches and imposing architecture - including two sites associated with the occult, and one of the City's most haunting memorials to the power of the Blitz.  Get tickets