Things To Do Today In London: Friday 11 November 2016

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Today's Things To Do Today In London is sponsored by I Love The 90s at 02 Islington. Scroll down for a retro party.

Hear the London Mahler Orchestra at Southwark Cathedral. Photo: IanVisits

DESIGNER POP UP: Update your wardrobe for winter with bargain designer items at the Octavia Foundation's Brompton Road branch's pop-up sale. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm (until 12 November)

ARMISTICE DAY: Remember our fallen heroes with a Ceremony of Remembrance at the Imperial War Museum. The two-minute silence is followed by a violin performance played on an instrument made from trees from the battlefields of the western front. Free, just turn up, 11am

WAR AND HYDE PARK: From barrage balloons to allotments, take a walking tour to discover the role Hyde Park played during the first and second world wars. £5, book in advance, noon

NIGHT MARKET: Head to Old Spitalfields for a night market of magic and the myths of east London... There are magicians, mind readers, street food, live music and tour guides sharing the myths (and realities) of the area. Free, just turn up, 5.30pm-9pm

WINNING GAMES: Are you a bad loser? Never lose again after hearing The Times's science editor Tom Whipple explore how to always win, at the Royal Institution. £14, book in advance, 6pm

ADVENTURE TALK: Wildlife TV presenter Steve Backshall regales with tales of travelling from Arctic to the Antarctic, scaling the world's highest peaks to the depths of the rain forest in his talk at the Royal Geographical Society. £25, book in advance, 7pm

BISHOPSGATE BALLROOM: Waltz the night away at Bishopsgate Ballroom. If you need a few dancing tips, take a dancing lesson with Nick Miles. £10, book in advance, 7pm-11pm

COMEDY: Get your daily dose of laughter from QI's Sara Pascoe and comedy improv and hip hop performers Abandoman at Bush Hall. £19.25, book in advance, 7pm (show starts at 8pm)

CANDLELIGHT CLUB: Dress to impress and be whisked to the roaring 20s in a speakeasy. Grab a martini and boogie to live jazz in the candlelit venue. From £25, book in advance, 7pm-midnight


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I Love the 90s at 02 Islington

Spice Girls fans and Wonderwall wailers should save their 90s enthusiasm for a Friday night at the 02 Academy in Islington. Every week from 10.30pm till the early hours, I Love The 90s bring their retro hits and party vibes to Angel for a night of nostalgia.

Running since 2007, this popular party has gone from strength to strength, and is now London's ultimate place for all you Common People and Wannabes. With tickets starting from just £4, this is not just cheap and cheerful, this is bargainous and brilliant. There are even opportunities to queue jump! if you book online for this party of epic proportions, expect insane moves and mass singalongs and those guilty pleasures that all you Backstreet Boys and Mysterious Girls can't resist!


Good cause

SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL: Take a magical musical journey listening to Mahler's Symphony No.2 'Resurrection' by candlelight. All proceeds go to the Royal British Legion and Cancer Research £5-£25, book in advance, 7pm


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