Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 10 November 2016

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Oysters 3 at Cecil Sharp House.

WOMEN ON SCREEN: From the culture of cosmetic surgery in Lebanon to a women's activist in El Salvador, see a range of short films about women's lives from some of London's best female filmmakers. The screenings at Hackney Picturehouse are followed by a panel discussion. £7 (+booking fee), 6pm

DANCING LONDON: Whether you're a dad dancer, twerkaholic or ballroom dancer, boogie the night away at Loop Bar to raise money so that some of the most vulnerable Londoners can get the legal advice they deserve. Donations from £10, book in advance, 6pm-1am

BEAUTY>IMMORTALITY: Who was Underground legend Frank Pick? Join BAFTA-winning and Turner Prize-nominated artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell at the London Transport Museum to discover his legacy, and the meaning behind the new installation at Piccadilly Circus station. £10, book in advance, 7pm

ART SALON: Imagine having a cosy night in somebody's living room with Commonwealth Literature Prize-winning jazz-playing Amit Chaudhuri. Head to Blackheath and you can do just that. With a glass of wine too. £25, book in advance, 7pm

FOLK ROCK MUSIC: Join the three legendary founder members of Oysterband at Cecil Sharp House for an evening of music from every era of their careers. They'll tell crazy stories to accompany the songs. £15 (+booking fee), book in advance, 7pm

ORIGAMI WORKSHOP: Turn a blank piece of A4 paper into a masterpiece with a hands-on origami workshop in Hackney Wick from expert Michael Trew. He's created origami for Pandora, PlayStation and Harrods Magazine. £50 (for two people), book in advance, 7pm

BOOZY PUB QUIZ: Gather your five most alcohol-savvy (or just alcoholic) mates, and head to The Water Poet for a big boozy pub quiz. Expect blind drinks tastings and beer-based questions. £25 per team of six, book in advance, 7.15pm

FREE FILM: Head to The Cat's Back in Wandsworth for a free screening of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Meryl Streep film telling the story of one of the world's worst (yet lovable) singers. Free, just turn up, 8pm


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FIRE WALK: If the thought of walking barefoot on burning embers makes you wince, don't do it — you can always watch other people. The ZSL Firewalk raises money for wildlife. £15, book in advance, 6pm


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London's Grime & Punishment Tour


Learn about London's debauched, drunken and disorderly history on this tour of the sordid side of the West End. Have you heard the story of the 15ft high tsunami of beer which rushed through the streets of London? Or about London's unluckiest theatre and most morbidly-located church? This tour will take you from the Covent Garden to Somerset House, entertaining you with tales of hangmen and criminals, prostitutes and paupers and the eccentric characters of Georgian London along the way.   Get tickets

Unlock Urban Camden: Street Art Tour


Camden's known for its street art, but how much do you really know about it? Explore the street art of Camden, and learn about the people who make it from an insider. You''ll visit pieces of street art that are off the beaten track, and get an insight into their possible meaning and inspiration. This two-hour tour will enable you to see Camden in a new light. Get tickets

Hidden London Tour


Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You'll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area's links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets

The Ultimate Harry Potter London Tour


Get sorted into one of the four magical houses of Hogwarts, and go in exploration of the city’s famous filming locations on this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll meet your guide outside the Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is showing, and set off on your journey across town - following in the footsteps of Deatheaters, visiting the inspiration for Knocturn Alley, and marvelling at the Ministry of Magic. And you better brush up on your Potter knowledge, because you can earn points for your house along the way, by taking part in trivia quizzes. The winners? You’ll find out when the tour ends at Platform 9 3/4… Get tickets