Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 28 November 2017

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GUILDHALL MARKET: It's the free food and drink tasters and relaxation massage station getting us excited for this festive fair, which also boasts more than 100 stalls peddling fashion, jewellery, homeware, books and more. Guildhall, £5, book ahead, 10.30am-8pm

CURLING CLUB: Put your curling arms to the test on top of London's only rooftop curling club, then kick back and gloat in a cosy igloo or '80s ski chalet. Thirsty? Just quote Londonist at the bar for a £5 Curling Me Softly cocktail or four Jagermeister shots on a ski for £5. Roof East, £10, book ahead, 5.20pm-10.40pm

CHRISTMAS CRAFTING: Wondering what to get your secret Santa? Join this cheeky Christmas crafting session, where you can hold a cocktail in one hand while you're covering a mug in naughty names in the other. Drink, Shop & Do, £5, just turn up, 6pm

MY FRO AND ME: A much-needed event examining and unraveling eurocentric ideals of beauty in the UK performing arts industry, hosted by Ayesha Casely-Hayford, chair of the brilliant Act for Change campaign. National Theatre, £7/£5, book ahead, 6pm

NOSTALGIA TALK: Forget harking back to the countryside, this panel discussion is all about nostalgia for the modern metropolis, as explored through the prism of nail bars, Victorian cemeteries, cyclogeography and spirit photography. The Garden Museum, £10-£15, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Kino London's open mic short film night returns to Candid Arts in Angel for its last screening of 2017.

OUTSPOKEN: This brilliantly curated poetry night provides a stage for spoken word artists and poets, and throws a couple of talented musicians into the mix. As it's the last show of the year, you'll be treated to four poets instead of three. Rich Mix, £10/£8, book ahead, 7pm

KINO SHORTS: Tuck into free popcorn and settle in for a night of weird and wonderful shorts, with introductions from their makers at London's eclectic open-mic short film night, the last one of 2017. Candid Arts Basement (Islington), £5/£4, book ahead,7pm-10.30pm

BOOK LAUNCH: Into stories that scare the bejesus out of you? Then prepare to be creeped out at the launch of Eight Ghosts, a collection of haunting tales from eight authors scattered across England inspired by English Heritage sites. Foyles (Charing Cross), £8, book ahead, 7pm-9pm


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FROST FAIR TALK: Back in the day, it was so chilly the Thames would freeze over and 'Frost Fairs' were held on the ice. The final fair in 1814 involved an elephant and Blackfriars Bridge. Hear more tales like this at this Talks by the Thames event. The Pier House (Chiswick), £3, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY: A chance for newbie stand-ups to test out their material on a supportive and welcoming audience (you lot), followed by a professional act. Tonight headliner Areille Souma brings her punchy, blunt and empowering set to Dalston. Farr's, free, just turn up, 7.45pm-10pm

Good cause of the day: Join a style and swish event in aid of the Flamingo Foundation

Instead of splashing out on a new wardrobe this Christmas, why not 'swish' the one you already have? Bring three items you no longer wear to be swapped between 4pm and 6pm. Stylists will be floating about if you think you need advice on a new look and a seamstress will be on hand to make any alterations to clothes you set your heart on. All proceeds go to the Flamingo Foundation. Brass Monkey, £25, book ahead, 4pm-9pm

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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

A Secret London Tour


How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets

Forgotten Old London


Have you visited London's Roman ampitheatre? What about London's Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you've lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you're sure to learn something new about London. 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