Things To Do Today In London: Monday 27 February 2017

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RESTAURANT OPENING: Ever wanted a Burgerdict? That's an eggs benedict/burger mash-up for the curious of you. Now's your chance at the new Rail House Café, which opens today and is pay what you want for their first week. Rail House Café, pay what you want, book ahead, 7.30am-10.30pm

YOUTH MUSIC: Rock, Pop and Urban Regional Festival gives musicians aged 21 and under, the chance to perform in a professional setting. See the next wave of great British talent. Rich Mix, free, book ahead, 1pm and 6pm

DISCOVER CHINA: China means a lot of different things to different people. To some it's a culture, to others a civilisation, while many just see a nation-state. This talk examines these definitions and interrogates the 'China Dream'. University of Westminster, free, book ahead, 6pm-7pm

TOWN HALL TALKS: Come to a town hall talk that examines the very nature of people congregating in large groups for talks. So meta. Battersea Arts Centre, free, book ahead, 6pm-7pm

CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY: Isabella Palumbo spent two months in Cuba taking pictures of locals and listening to their stories. She discovered a beautiful country full of potential, blocked by the myth of revolution. Come along to the exhibition's launch with dinner, drinks and cigars. MostArt Centre, free, just turn up, 6.30pm-10pm

Discover China at University of Westminster

THE TALE OF JANUARIE: The Tale of Januarie is a new opera based on Chaucer's classic The Merchant's Tale. A comedy of love and age sung in traditional Middle English for the purists. Barbican Centre, £25/£15, book ahead, 7pm

ROOFTOP STORYTELLING: Head up to the Viking bar atop the Queen of Hoxton and join award winning storyteller Giles Abbott, as he weaves a tale of betrayal and loss. Queen of Hoxton, free, just turn up, 7pm-8pm

FREE COMEDY: Right Funny Comedy is on a mission to make the people of south London laugh, by bringing them the comedy superstars of tomorrow. There are about a dozen acts, so prepare for quickfire laughs. Hawkins Forge, free, just turn up, 7.30pm

IBIZA TO NORFOLK: Martin's got a problem: he has an illness that no one understands and all he can think about is his hero David Bowie. The play was a sell-out in Edinburgh so isn't one to sleep on now that it's down south. Jackson's Lane, £14.95/£12.95, book ahead, 8pm

Art review: Smartphones swirling

Courtesy: The artist & Whitechapel Gallery

Constellations of stars are displayed on a spinning smartphone orrery. It's visually stunning and accompanied by passages of Genesis, an encompassing take on the evolution of society to our smartphone obsessed culture. Alicja Kwade: Medium Median, Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX, free. Until 25 June ★★★★☆ (Tuesday-Saturday)

Good cause for the day

The Doctors' Orchestra brings together GPs, psychiatrists, surgeons and more to perform in aid of charity. This concert at Cadogan Hall supports Freedom From Torture. The orchestra is joined by Portuguese soprano Susana Gaspar. Cadogan Hall, £32/£25/£15, book ahead, 7.30pm

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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

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

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

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