Things To Do Today In London: Friday 8 June 2018

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TICKLED PINK: Pub chain Young's is celebrating World Gin Day early with a freebie. Simply head to one of their London watering holes and enjoy a complimentary serve of the brand new Beefeater Pink Gin. All Young's Pubs (London), free, just turn up, 8-10 June

INVISIBLE REALM: Enter a place devoid of time and space, a place where all that is unseen comes to life. Welcome to the Invisible Realm, an exhibition featuring six artists inspired by the cosmos, the art of balance, liminal spaces, the invisible, and the unreal. Lauren Baker Gallery (Covent Garden), free, just turn up, 8 June-14 July

REQUIEM FOR CROSSBONES: Centuries ago, in a then-notoriously lawless part of London, a final resting place for prostitutes, paupers, and those otherwise deemed unfit or unable to be buried in consecrated ground was established. Over 400 years later, artist Emily Peasgood honours their memory with a new site-specific sound installation. Hear her haunting soundscape and leave your own message of remembrance at this burial ground. Crossbones Garden (Bankside), free, just turn up, 12pm-7pm, until 1 July

CARDBOARD CARNIVAL: Taking inspiration from the music of Camille Saint-Saëns, with a little help from Charles Darwin and a whole lot of cardboard, the Cardboard Carnival pushes the boundaries of puppetry to create a simple but enchanting animal-themed show for your little ones. Little Angel Theatre (Islington), from £11, book ahead, 1pm


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Sounds Like London: our picks today

June brings the Mayor of London's Sounds Like London campaign to the capital — a month-long celebration of both women in music and London's grassroots music scene. Here's our pick of today's Sounds Like London events:

DOC BROWN: Rapper, comedian, writer and actor, Doc Brown has done it all. Hear him chat about said all and bringing underground culture into the mainstream. Platform LDN, free to enter ballot, 5pm-9pm

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO: Singer Angélique Kidjo reinterprets the classic Talking Heads album Remain In Light. She's taking the African elements touched on in that album and turning them up to 11. Royal Festival Hall, £15-£45, 7.30pm


Folk music from across three continents comes to a very historic ship.

PECKHAM LEVELS OPEN STUDIO: A visit to a multi-storey carpark has never been so exciting. For the first time ever, Peckham Levels is opening all seven floors of its studios for you to explore. Discover a buzzing community of creatives, see short films, and take advantage of special offers on a shedload of artisan products. Peckham Levels, free, book ahead, 6pm-11pm, until 10 June

ACROSS THE SEA: Hop aboard a historic galleon and let a wave of music transport you across the seven seas. The Golden Hinde hosts an evening of folk music from Tibet, China, Wales, Turkey, Denmark and Latin America. The Golden Hinde (Bankside), £7.50, book ahead, 7pm

THE MARSYAS TRIO: Celebrate the centenary of women's suffrage with a night of women-led classical music. Flute, cello, and piano outfit The Marsyas Trio present an intimate chamber recital of music written by 19th and 20th century female composers. Ironmongers' Hall (Shaftesbury Place), £9/£14, book ahead, 7.30pm

RUN TO THE DEEP: Fancy an impromptu 10k that takes you to the deepest depths of the ocean? It's World Oceans Day, and to mark the occasion, The British Science Association has created an immersive app to accompany your run that lets you explore the Marianas Trench while keeping your feet firmly on dry land. Hyde Park Bandstand, £25, book ahead, 6.30pm-8pm

THE BROADGATE GARDEN SOCIETY: London's top female improvisers want to use your family stories to explore new histories before your very eyes. Tell them about your grannies, eccentric aunts, and other prominent women in your lives for a one-night-only show in conjunction with the City of London’s Women: Work And Power programme. The Nursery Theatre (Finsbury Avenue), £5, book ahead, 8pm-10pm

Good cause of the day

Wish are launching their Women's Mental Health Network with a fundraising night of live music, poetry, and comedy showcasing brilliant female voices who are championing change in the mental health system. Featured acts include comedian Jessie Cave, singer Misha B, and poet Charly Cox.

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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

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

Paint Ceramics and Bring Your Own Prosecco!


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

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