Things to do today is sponsored by CommuterClub.
What we're reading
- The Horniman Museum is getting a butterfly house.
- When the Suffragettes embarked on a rather muddy march.
- An empty bus at peak time? Something's not right...
- Come on then, which one of you tipped concrete down a Peckham's drain?
- London's most forgotten functioning railway station?
- The world of the 1950s Piccadilly party girls.
Things to do
TREEHUGGER: Reconnect with nature via virtual reality. Treehugger is an interactive media installation aimed at shifting our mindset from consumerism to conservation. Southbank Centre, free, just turn up, noon
NIGHT MARKET: Get that loving feeling with a late night Lovers Market. Get your hands on hampers and fresh cut flowers. Or get cosy with a screening on Breakfast at Tiffany's. Old Spitalfields Market, free, just turn up, 5.30pm-9pm
LOVE LATE: Bask in the warmth of Soane's Museum's Valentine's Candlelit Late. Wander through the Georgian hallways, and soak up live music. Take a sideways look at romance and love with micro-talks throughout the night. Sir John Soane's Museum, £30, book ahead, 6.30pm/7pm/7.30pm/8pm
SPANISH LOVE: Explore the nature of relationships with CinemaAttic on Friday night. A short film showcasing Spanish language films, CinemaAttic explores how humans seek and maintain love. Hackney Picturehouse, £5, book ahead, 7pm
LONDON LINES: How have London many maps been created over the centuries? Join author and broadcaster Travis Elborough for London Lines: Mapping the Metropolis. British Library, £10/£7, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
DANCE: Be stress free on Friday night with The Get Down. Dance to 70s jams, don your best flares and fringe, and expect glitter and glow-sticks on Friday night. Drink, Shop & Do, free until 10pm, £3 after
KITTY IN BOOTS: See drawings by Quentin Blake at the House of Illustration. He's better-known for illustrating Roald Dahl's work, but these drawings were intended for a recently re-discovered Beatrix Potter book, The Tale Of Kitty-In-Boots. House of Illustration, £8.25, book ahead, until 26 February
CARTOONS: Future Shock: 40 Years of 2000 AD celebrates one of Britain's publishing phenomenons. 2000 AD's iconic characters, including Judge Dredd, have had a lasting impact on popular culture. See 80 pages of original artwork displayed from each decade of the comic. Cartoon Museum, £7, £5, £3, just turn up, until 27 April
CROSSRAIL: The Crossrail project has given archaeologists the chance to explore London's most historical sites. See the archaeological discoveries of the project as they are put on display to the public for the first time. Museum of London Docklands, free, just turn up, until 3 September
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Stage review: Fantastical Mr Fox
It is a hedonistic and hectic life in this one-hander about a man called Charlie. He can't sleep. He lost his job, lost his girlfriend and there is this fox following him about. Played by Ben Aldridge, you are never quite sure what is real and illusory. But there's a thrilling and pulsating soundtrack by Chris Bartholomew underscoring the madness. It's very much worth taking a trip down the foxhole. Run The Beast Down, Finborough Theatre, Finborough Road, SW10. From £14, until 25 February [Tuesday-Sunday] ★★★★☆ Paul Ewing
Art review: Tender punk
There are bright mohawks and leather jackets aplenty. But these drawings capture a more tender side to punk culture, exploring emotion through colourful illustrations. It's an insightful and visually stunning exhibition. Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies, House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, N1C 4BH. £7.50, until 14 May ★★★★☆ [Tuesday-Sunday]
Good cause for the day
CAT-WALK: Help raise money for cat and dog shelters with celebrity fundraising fashion show K9 Katwalk. 55 Exhibition Road, free/donation, just turn up, 7:30pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
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
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
Struggling to find someone who shares your dark sense of humour? This twisted speed dating event can help. A group of 30-40 people will take part - with equal male/female ratios - and play a few rounds of the hilarious (and slightly dark) card game, Cards Against Humanity. After the event, connect with those who you found suitably sinister using a unique online matching system. Get tickets
If you've never paired ceramics and prosecco before, why on earth not? It's a match made in heaven as Sam and Diana, co-creators of 'Make Your Own', prove at their wonderfully welcoming ceramic painting workshop. Pull up a stool, don an apron and get to work on your very own mug, plate, tile, bowl or ornament. They provide the ceramics as well as a selection of patterns, and will show you exactly how to transfer designs and paint to your heart's content. It's BYO so feel free to pop the prosecco and enjoy the company of like-minded Londoners as you get stuck into your creations. Get tickets