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...

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

The London Cheese Crawl

Whether you’re a pre-grated cheddar sprinkler or mimolette fan, this cheesy walking tour will delight your senses. Starting off at a cheese counter in Mayfair that has been serving for more than 300 years, you'll tour the city's best dairy delights - including Fortnum & Mason, where the royals get their fix.   Get tickets

The British Museum Tour - Ideas That Made Our World

Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. 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