Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 12 July 2018

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PEA-SY DOES IT: At the risk of sounding like your mum — eat your peas! Not only are they healthy, easy to prepare and pretty damn versatile, today is your chance to try these tiny green heroes as you never have before. The Pea Place cafe is popping up in Brick Lane to bring you such delicacies as pea, mint and honey ice cream, pea and aubergine curry, and peas-on-toast. The Canvas Cafe (Brick Lane), just turn up, 8am-4pm

DESIGNER CRAFTS EXHIBITION: With ceramics, jewellery, furniture, metal and textiles, there's plenty of fine craftsmanship for you to eyeball at The Society of Designer Craftsmen's annual exhibition. If a piece takes your fancy, you can purchase it, too. Chelsea College of Arts (Westminster), free entry, just turn up, until 21 July

THE THIRD DIMENSION: See the 3D artworks of Sue Haskell at her first solo show. Inspired by the interplay between pattern and repetition, light and shadow, and contrast and texture, her work provides a refreshingly optimistic pop of colour. Plateaux Gallery, Thomas Goode & Co. Limited (Mayfair), free, just turn up,  until 31 August

PRINT FAIR: Tart up your boring bedroom walls with some shiny new art prints, courtesy of the DIY Art Market. They've got over 50 exhibitors offering unusually affordable works. DIY Art Shop (Dalston), free entry, just turn up, 5pm-9pm

RETRO RUSH HOUR: Strut your stuff to seventies hits at St Pancras International. Nostalgic party purveyors Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet are pitching up at rush hour to boogie with you. So don those flares and hop aboard the soul train! Betjeman Statue, Grand Terrace, £10, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Seventies dancing at St Pancras International.

EASTERN ENCOUNTERS: If you haven't yet checked out The Royal Collection's Splendours of the Subcontinent exhibition, now would be the time to do so. This showcase of South Asian art is staying open late for an evening packed with performances — including Mughal-inspired dance, traditional music, and poetry from Imtiaz Dharker. The Queen's Gallery (Buckingham Palace), £15, book ahead, 6.30pm-9pm

SUMMER EVENING SCREENINGS: Soak up that sunshine on the Brunel Museum roof garden — complete with delicious street food and cocktails — before descending into the world’s oldest railway tunnel shaft for a film screening. Just like Brunel would have wanted it. Brunel Museum (Rotherhithe), £25, book ahead, 6.30pm-10pm (partner)

MARINA WARNER: Cultural historian, novelist, and mythographer Marina Warner drops into the offices of indie mag TANK for their monthly Book Talk with editor-at-large Shumon Basar. Your ticket includes a free drink and TANK's Summer Reading issue. TANK (Great Portland Street), £8, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

WYLDE FEASTS: Tuck into a guilt-free feast that's packed with probiotics at a gut-nourishing supper club. Nutritional therapist Flo and chef Joss will bring you five courses of nutritious deliciousness, including home ferments, gazpacho soup, and rhubarb pudding. St Peter's Church (De Beauvoir Town), £28, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.30pm

POWER STATION STAND UP: A grandad's lost pigeon and parents who appoint their son as their couple therapist feature heavily in this Fringe preview double bill — because what are families good for if not providing some stellar stand up material? See jokers Hayley Ellis and Jack Barry perform tonight at Battersea Park Power Station. The Village Hall, Circus West Village, £10, book ahead, 8pm-10.30pm

BETTY DAVIS: Celebrate the trail blazer that is funk queen Betty Davis at this screening of the documentary-animation Betty: They Say I'm Different. Director Philip Cox will be there to take your questions. Rich Mix (Shoreditch),  £11, book ahead, 8.45pm

Good cause of the day

The Friends of Missing People quiz returns with brain teasers, spot prizes, and their traditional tin-foil sculpture competition. All the money raised will go to the charity's hotline, which provides free, confidential, 24/7 support to the 180,000 people who go missing in the UK each year and the families left behind.

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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

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 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

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