Things To Do Today In London: Monday 26 March 2018

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SOVIET STYLINGS: Catch this exhibition of rare Soviet scores and vinyl from the collections of the Centre for Russian Music before it closes. Read between the lines and discover Soviet composers' complex negotiations with political power and their relationship to the West. Barbican Library, free, just turn up, 9.30am-5.30pm (until 27 March)

SANCTUARY OF SERENITY: If the daily grind's getting you down, a visit to the Sanctuary of Serenity might be in order. Central Saint Martins MA student Gwen van den Bout has created this interactive space in the City to provide a moment of me-time amid the chaos of The Square Mile. The Dutch Church, Austin Friars, free, book ahead, 11am-3pm

INSIDE OUT: This one's not for the squeamish —artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva's gutsy exhibition features sculptures crafted from caul fat (the tissue that encases pig stomach and intestines) and other animal organs to remind us what we're all made of. Grant Museum of Zoology (Bloomsbury), free, just turn up, 1pm-5pm (until 28 March)

LAURA BATES: The creator of the Everyday Sexism Project is at Waterstones Piccadilly to discuss her latest work, Misogynation. In this collection of essays, she explores how sexism can pervade our relationships, workplaces, and the media. Waterstones (Piccadilly), from £3.36, book ahead, 6.30pm

A BARRON OF LAUGHS: US comedian Sara Barron tries her hand at her debut Edinburgh hour. Her stylings have been likened to David Sedaris, so if you like your comedy with a generous helping of self-deprecation, you're probably in for a treat. The Bill Murray (Islington), free, just turn up, 6.45pm-7.45pm

Sink your teeth into an exhibition of internal beauty © Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva

LIVING WITH LEONARDO: Join Martin Kemp (no, not that one) for a discussion of his 50 year relationship with the work of Leonardo da Vinci. The world-renowned expert on the original Renaissance man mixes personal narratives with historical research in this exclusive talk, followed by a wine reception. Victoria and Albert Museum (South Kensington), £15, book ahead, 7pm-9.45pm

TOTES BESPOKE: Fancy adding screen printing to your catalogue of talents? Head down to Drink, Shop & Do and learn how to create your very own tote bag using paper cut techniques to create custom stencils. At the end of the night you get walk away with your custom arm candy. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), £30, book ahead, 7pm

GLASS SPLINTERS:  Inspired by the misbehaving women who made history, seven bold new pieces of writing hit the stage at Pleasance Theatre. All are written and performed by female theatremakers. Pleasance Theatre (Islington), £12, book ahead 7.45-9.45pm

CLOWNING AROUND: The end of the world is (possibly) nigh as The 4 Clowns of the Apocalypse come to Barnes. In this family-friendly theatrical extravaganza, our bumbling anti-heroes grapple with universal destruction and, erm, folding deck chairs. OSO Community Arts Centre (Barnes), £14, book ahead, 8pm

Good cause of the day

Old Spike Roastery in Peckham Rye was created with the core aim of combatting homelessness in the UK. In addition to sourcing delicious speciality beans from around the globe, the roastery provides expert training, jobs and housing support for people affected by homelessness.

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

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

Forgotten Old London


Tales of torture and plagues await you on a historical walk around London -- see bombed out ruins, discover Medieval markets and even visit a Roman ampitheatre. £12 Get tickets

Bizarre London Tour


We love London. It's pretty odd though, isn't it? Our city is a treasure trove of weird goings on, so why not delve a little deeper? Join your tour guide and explore a different side to London, full of things you won't see on the tourist trail - from magnificent old churches, to monuments, architecture to pubs... this one won't disappoint.   Get tickets