Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 8 November 2016

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RED LIGHTS OF SOHO: Wander through sexy Soho, discovering the area's connections to the founder of communism, Casanova's mistress, and the UK's most successful pornstar. All proceeds to Stonewall. £10, book in advance, 6.30pm

POLICE AND FRAUD: Fraud affects not only bank accounts, but confidence too. Chris Geany, City of London Police’s Commander, explores the various faces of fraud and its increasing threat from cyber crime. £5 (+booking fee), book in advance, 6pm

POST MORTEM: Warning: if you're easily squeamish, look away now. Dr Lishman uses a live model at the Old Operating Theatre to show how post mortem examinations have changed over the years and what you can find out from a dead body. (There will be no real blood or body parts.) £6.50, book in advance, 6.30pm

EVOLUTION OF GENES: Wonder why you got your mum's intelligence but not grandad John's dashing looks? In her talk at the Royal Institution, geneticist Aoife McLysaght explores how genes evolve. £14, book in advance, 7pm

SHAKESPEARE'S GARDEN: How was Edward VII's mistress Daisy connected to Shakespeare and his garden over two centuries later? Find out in garden historian Sir Roy Strong's talk about the restoration of Shakespeare's garden at the Royal Geographical Society. All proceeds to the National Gardens Scheme. £20, book in advance, 7pm

BACKYARD COMEDY CLUB: Joel Sanders probes the mind of Adam Bloom, the man comedians go to when they want to improve their jokes. Backyard Comedy Club £10 (+booking fee), book in advance, 8.45pm


Tonight (well the early hours of Wednesday morning) is when we finally see who the next US president is. Here are a couple of Hillary V Trump events:

MAKE AMERICA SLAAAAY AGAIN: Grab an American beer and pretzel, and see comedians from both sides of the pond perform standup about the impending doom state of the US of A. The show is followed by a more serious panel discussion, and Hackney Showroom will be open late, showing a live stream of election news coverage. £8, book in advance, 8pm until late

PRESIDENTIAL PARTY: Play Trump Tower Jenga, feast on an American-inspired all-you-can-eat buffet, and watch the election drama and results unfold at Dinerama in Shoreditch. Have a pint of Obama's favourite beer and spend nine hours partying presidential-style with Brits and Americans (and maybe even women and Mexicans too...) £50 (+booking fee), book in advance, 8pm until 5am

TRUMPAGEDDON: Head to Kings Head Theatre to hear satirist Simon Jay explore the apocalyptic vision of the US if Trump becomes the next POTUS. £18, book in advance, 8.45pm


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STAND UP FOR REFUGEES: Frankie Boyle, Sara Pascoe and Richard Herring are among the line-up of comedians performing at Conway Hall in aid of Help Refugees, a charity providing assistance to refugees in Calais, Lesbos and Athens. £15, book in advance, 7pm (show starts at 7.30pm)


Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...

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

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

A Secret London Tour


How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets

Forgotten Old London


Have you visited London's Roman ampitheatre? What about London's Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you've lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you're sure to learn something new about London. Get tickets