Things To Do In London Today: Monday 7 November 2016

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Head to Old Street for US election events

US ELECTION POP UP: Cheerleading performances, American food and a spoof polling station take over part of Old Street station to mark the US election, for one day only. Free, just turn up, all day

MORE THAN PAPER: From the fabric covers for Torah scrolls to the silk escape maps of Berlin, British Library’s resident textile conservator Liz Rose discusses the beauty of variety and textiles in a lunchtime lecture. £5, book in advance, 12.30pm

PORTUGUESE WINE TASTING: Whether your preference is white or red, there are over 130 wines from the Douro region to sample at The Vinyl Factory Soho. There's live music from Portuguese DJs, and tapas from chef Leo Carreira. £10, book in advance, 5pm-9pm

LONDON RUN: Love London? Love running? Take a guided 12km running tour around the city, picking up both London history and fitness tips as you go. There will be photo stops along the way to. £30, book in advance, 5.45pm-8pm

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: Kids' author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer is known for breaking taboos and even has a museum dedicated to him and his art in France. Hear from the man himself at Waterstones Piccadilly. £5, book in advance, 7pm

INAPPROPRIATE CARDS: If you're already thinking about Christmas, head to Drink Shop Do and spend the evening making inappropriate Christmas cards. The results probably won't be suitable for posting to your gran. Free with a drink, just turn up, from 7pm

DIGITAL WORLDS: Are video games art? Digital arts expert Dr Magnus Moar joins artists to discuss the connections between digital artefacts such as video games and art at the Museum of London. £15, book in advance, 7pm

VICTORIAN HUMOUR: A panel of modern-day comedians make use of the many Victorian one-liners, sketches and even mother-in-law gags unearthed in the archives of The British Library. Will they make you chuckle, or make you say "we are not amused"? £12, book in advance, 7pm-9pm

THE FANTASIST: Puppetry, physical comedy and dancing help Robert Cawsey fuse imagination and reality in his one man sketch comedy act at The Soho Theatre. £12.50, book in advance, 8.30pm


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Good cause of the day

Feeling brave? Book now to take part in London Zoo's Fire Walk this Thursday and raise money for conservation projects in the UK and round the world. £30 +  £150 fundraising target — more information and booking here.


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