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...

Paddle Boarding in East London - Beginners

Take to the waters and glide about in this beginner paddleboarding session. By the end of it, you'll be standing up and paddling solo, and there's plenty of help on hand to improve your technique. Change of clothes required.  Get tickets

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

A Secret London Tour

Cross gas lit alleyways and stroll by ancient pubs as you discover forgotten parts of London. See the world's smallest police station and visit London's most superstitious hotel on a walking tour covering everything weird, wonderful and London. £12 Get tickets

The Westminster Ghost Walk

The afterlife is an intriguing subject, but how close to ghosts do we truly want to get? For those with a fascination of all things spooky, test your limits with The Westminster Ghost Walk. You'll explore this deeply historic and fascinating area of London and hear tales of ghosts, poltergeists and body snatchers along the way. Your experienced guide will lead you through dark alleyways, haunted buildings and human burial grounds - sharing the chilling secrets London has long been hiding in its past.  Get tickets