Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 24 May 2018

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TARKA KINGS: Still Is Still Moving, a new exhibition from artist Tarka Kings, combines figurative studies, landscapes and bits of text in a series of unashamedly beautiful and intricate drawings. Offer Waterman Gallery (Mayfair), free, just turn up, until 20 June

AWFUL AUNTIE: David Walliams' hit children's book Awful Auntie takes to the stage in a family-friendly production about a nefarious aunt on a diabolical mission to cheat her niece out of a tidy fortune. Churchill Theatre (Bromley), from £16, book ahead, 1.30pm/7pm, until 27 May

SOHO'S STREET NAMES: What's in a name? Find out the stories behind Soho's street names and discover how the district wears its multicultural influences with pride. Society of Genealogists (Islington), £8, book ahead, 2pm-3pm

J.CREW SUMMER DO: Fashion blogger Freddie Harrel is taking over J.Crew's Regent Street store to talk you through her favourite summer clobber and sort you out with a new look. There's also light bites, fizz, and 20% off all purchases. J.Crew (Regent Street), free, just turn up, 5pm-8pm

PLAN B: Daunting though the prospect may be, it's never too late to go back to education. Plan B, Birkbeck's mature learning programme, is here to make the whole shebang just a little bit easier with an academic study skills workshop and taster lecture. University Square Stratford, free, book ahead, 6pm-8pm

Loyiso Gola's politically charged comedy promises laughs aplenty.

GAMES NIGHT: Parents, take a night off from the kids with a chilled out, grown-ups only games night at The Sheriff Centre. As well as your favourite classic board games, they've got live music, and a bar bursting with drinks and nibbles. Just try to keep things civil during Monopoly, yeah? The Sheriff Centre (West Hampstead), free entry, just turn up, 6pm-9.30pm

TATE TAP TAKEOVER: Lovers of beer, cheese, and fine Welsh produce, this one's for you. Swansea-based microbrewery West by Three are taking over the taps at the Tate Modern's late opening with a special selection of craft brews to match three artisan Welsh cheeses. Tate Modern (South Bank), from £15, book ahead, 6pm-10.30pm

DRAG KARAOKE: Sashay through a Stars In Their Eyes-style glitter curtain and get ready to sing your heart out at this new east London karaoke joint. As well as all you amateurs, some of the city's fiercest drag queens with be taking to the disco ball-clad stage. The Karaoke Hole (Dalston), £5, book ahead, 6pm-2am

STREET FOOD AND SCREENING: Start your adventure with cocktails and street food in the Brunel Museum garden, before descending into the world’s oldest railway tunnel shaft for a film screening. How’s that for a cinema experience? Brunel Museum (Rotherhithe), £25, book ahead, 6.30pm-10pm (partner)

INDIGENOUS LONDON: Discover a new view of London through the eyes of the Native Americans who have travelled to the city, willingly or otherwise, since the 1500s. Captives and diplomats, poets and performers alike, you'll find out how their entanglements with an imperial capital profoundly shaped the city at this museum late. Benjamin Franklin House (Charing Cross), £7.48, book ahead, 6.30pm-8pm

LOYISO GOLA: Hot on the heels of appearances on Mock the Week and The Now Show, one of South Africa's best loved comedians is bringing his satirical wit and philosophical contemplations to Soho. Get ready to unlearn everything you think you know about politics, race and history with Loyiso Gola. Soho Theatre, £13, book ahead, 7.30pm

Good cause of the day

The Contact Collective is hosting its annual spring party, with all proceeds going to a charity that supports families with disabled children. You'll enjoy live music, a photography private view, and drinks that keep on flowing.

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

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

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