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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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