Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 14 February 2019

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Things to do

VALENTINE'S DAY: Not got tonight planned yet? Browse our guide to Valentine's Day events in London and get booking. We've even included some ideas for romance-themed food and drink.

CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Love vintage vehicles? The London Classic Car Show will really get your engine  revving. Wander among all manner of old cars, chats to fellow enthusiasts, hear from experts, and watch the vehicles in action on the Grand Avenue runway. ExCel, various prices, book ahead, 14-17 February

IS THIS TOMORROW?: In this new exhibition, ten groups of artist and architects offer their vision of the future, including machines which dispense emotions, and microbes which generate new possibilities for housing. Whitechapel Gallery, £12.95/£9.50, book ahead, 14 February-12 May

BACK TO BABY: Introduce your little one to the sounds of classical music. Bach To Baby is a series of concerts aimed at babies, toddlers and their parents, and true romance is the theme of today's concert, featuring work by Schumann, Mendelssohn and Fauré. Foundling Museum (Bloomsbury), £12, book ahead, 10.30am

ALAN TITCHMARSH: Book yourself a Valentine's day rendezvous with TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh. Lunch tickets have sold out, but you can still book a morning ticket. He talks about the history of the garden at Strawberry Hill House, included items from the current Lost Treasures exhibition. Strawberry Hill House (Twickenham), £30, book ahead, 10.30am

Alan Titchmarsh is at Strawberry Hill House

CURATOR TOUR: Join a curator for a closer look at the National Army Museum's current exhibition about Alfred Munnings. The war artist, famed for his equine paintings, gave a unique insight into the role of horses in military operations. National Army Museum (Chelsea), £10.50, book ahead, 11am

JUBILEE STRING QUARTET: The impressive Shaw Library is the setting for this week's lunchtime concert, performed by the Jubilee String Quartet. On violin, viola and cello, the group perform music by Haydn, Schubert and Bartók. LSE (Holborn), free, just turn up, 1.05pm-2pm

KATIE MITCHELL: The work of theatre director Katie Mitchell — responsible for current NT production When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other — is discussed today. Playwright Dan Rebellato chats to some of the people who have collaborated with Mitchell in the past. National Theatre, £30, book ahead, 2pm

WHAT IS LOVE: The Royal Institution takes a look at the science behind love. Laura Mucha, author of Love Factually, and Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence Kate Devlin discuss the past, present and future of our most intimate relationships. Royal Institution (Mayfair), £16/£10/£7, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

FOLKLORE SOCIETY: This month's South East London Folklore Society event focuses on The Lore Of Love. Learn about different pieces of romantic folklore, mainly from the British Isles, including love charms and divination — with a bit of voodoo thrown in. The Old King's Head (Borough), £5/£2.50, book ahead, 8pm

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Good cause of the day

Book ahead for the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at the Royal Albert Hall at the end of March. The likes of Rudimental, Take That and The Script all perform gigs, and there's plenty for comedy fans too. Find out more and book tickets.

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