Things To Do Today In London: Friday 5 October 2018

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CREATIVE CARTOGRAPHY: Adam Dant's exhibition of London maps offers a welcome antidote to Google's, reimagining common street views with scenes of immense detail to illustrate and embellish the city's past, present and future. Richmix (Shoreditch), free, just turn up, 9am-11pm

BRIXTON BAZAAR: Shop small at The Department Store today as the space plays host to 14 coveted independent brands touting everything from photography to jewellery and skincare under one roof — you're spoilt for choice. The Department Store (Brixton), free, just turn up, 9.30am-5.30pm

NOMAD BARBER: The brains behind Nomad Barber have teamed up with Ubisoft to celebrate the launch of the latest Assassin's Creed videogame by dishing out slick Spartan Fade hairstyles for free. If you're in need of a trim and fancy an update on your short back and sides, look no further. Boxpark Green (Shoreditch), free, just turn up, 10am-7pm

CANADIAN DELICACIES: What's better than cheesy chips? In a word: Poutine, a Quebecian dish that makes all your cheat day dreams come true and is on sale alongside a selection of Canadian treats as part of an Air Canada pop up. Buy something to be in it to win it for free flights. The Poutinerie (Spitalfields), free entry (the poutine costs money), just turn up, 12pm-3.30pm

PUBLISHERS' FAIR: Photo Book London will be setting up shop for the second year running as one of the biggest independent publishers' fairs. Appealing to exhibitors, networkers and buyers alike, it is a great showcase for artists and publishers and gives punters a chance to catch the scene's zeitgeist. Old Truman Brewery (Shoreditch), free, just turn up, 5pm-9pm

See the life and loss of Whitney Houston

MARYLEBONE MEDICAL TOUR: Get your stompers ready for this Marylebone walking tour covering all things pills, skills and toothaches to mark the 70th birthday of our darling NHS. Medicine as you've never seen it. The King's Fund (Oxford Circus), free, book ahead, 6pm-7.30pm

GIN FEST: Sample the best of mother's ruin at the Catford Gin Festival, there's 20 varieties on show and due to the drink's hip revival, a ton of mixers to slurp along with them, as well as vegan street food and a dash of live music. Catford Broadway Theatre (Catford), £25, book ahead, 6pm-11pm

RENAISSANCE RECITAL: Join The Lovekyn Consort for their enchanting performance of English and Spanish music. Playing in the glorious Golden Hinde ship, they transport you to Elizabethan stages and taverns, and battles in Imperial Spain. The Golden Hinde (London Bridge), £7.50, book ahead, 7pm-9.30pm

WHITNEY HOUSTON: A screening of the documentary Whitney, an intimate look into the life and death of the superstar singer featuring footage and recordings not available anywhere else. Prepare to be inspired and heartbroken. Harris Academy (South Norwood), £9, book ahead, 7.45pm-10.30pm

THE FLOP: Book to witness hijinx in Highgate with this raucous impotence themed comedy play. The Parisian set show is accompanied by live music and unfeasibly large wigs, not to be missed. Jacksons Lane (Highgate), £10, book ahead, 8pm-9pm

Good cause of the day

Sign up by 5 November to take part in a mass London tree planting as part of the Mayor's efforts to clean up our air and make the capital a National Park City. In partnership with the Woodland Trust, you can receive two tree packs for your household and be part of the movement to add 75,000 trees to London.  

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