Things To Do In London Today: Friday 29 December 2017

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Watch an innovative telling of A Christmas Carol, at Dickens' old digs

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CHRISTMAS IN LONDON: If you don't want the festivities to end, take a look at our Christmas in London page where we've gathered all the information you need to make the most of the festive season in London.

ICE SKATING: Burn off those excess calories, by taking to the ice at one of London's seasonal skating rinks. Various prices and dates, booking recommended.

SOUTHBANK: Combine a trip to the Winter Market (free) with a visit to a Finnish style rooftop sauna (£15-£25, booking required) on Southbank, and leave feeling completely relaxed AND stocked up with goodies to see you into the New Year. Kids' show Slava's Snowshow and ABBA exhibition Super Troupers are also on at Southbank Centre if you want to make a day of it. Until 30 December

HENNA PARTY: Let the little ones have some fun before they go back to school at Museum of London's Henna Party. Find out what henna's used for, why it's important — and of course, create your own designs. Free, just turn up, 12.30pm/2.30pm, 29 and 31 December

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Head to the townhouse where Charles Dickens himself once lived to see A Christmas Carol performed by RSC actor Dominic Gerrard. Charles Dickens Museum (Bloomsbury) £22 (including museum visit), book ahead, 3pm/6pm (and other dates)

Batman Returns at Prince Charles Cinema

DOLLY PARTON: Not the lady herself, unfortunately, but a performance of her best-loved songs by Our Lady J, a singer who counts Parton herself among her fans. Southbank Centre, free, just turn up, 5.30pm

MUSICALS CONCERT: Love musicals? Get yourself to Barbican for a performance of songs from Oliver, Chicago, Les Mis and more, by leading ladies of the West End. £16.50-£42.50, book ahead, 7.30pm

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GREAT GATSBY: Party like it's the 1920s at Cecil Sharp House's Great Gatsby themed party. The Art Deco Orchestra will perform jazz and dance music from the era, with party games and competitions as well. Period dress encouraged. £16/£13, book ahead, 7.45pm

BATMAN: Get your dose of comic book action at Prince Charles Cinema's screening of 1992 film Batman Returns. £8, book ahead, 9pm

Not got your New Year's Eve plans sorted yet? Take a look at our guide to what's on in London, and get planning, pronto.