Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 29 November 2016

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Things to do

Paprika film screening at UCL

FOLLOW YOUR NOSE: Unleash your inner canine as you wander around Greenwich, led by your nose. On this Sense Safari, run by the Museum of Walking, learn about the history of smell and then put your new knowledge into practice. £20, book in advance, 11am-12.30pm

BLAKE'S LONDON: This walk guides you through artist William Blake's time in Lambeth. This was his most creatively fruitful time and you'll be able to see why the area inspired him so much. Free (donations welcome), just turn up at the steps of the Imperial War Museum, 11am-1pm

MICHAEL MORPURGO: Daunt Books in Marylebone hosts legendary children's author Michael Morpurgo. The former Children's Laureate will chat and sign his new books: Greatest Animal Stories, Didn't We Have A Lovely Time and The Fox And The Ghost King. Free, book in advance, 4.30pm

PAPRIKA SCREENING: UCL's artist in residence, Kara Chin, introduces a screening of the seminal animé film, Paprika. It explores the boundaries between dreams and reality, which has influenced Chin's work greatly. Donation necessary in order to book tickets, 6.30pm-8.30pm

MORRIS DANCING: Get the handkerchiefs and sticks out, it's time for some Morris dancing. It's held at Cecil Sharp House in Camden, with a beginners' class first, and an advanced class later, with the two set to overlap so students can learn from their peers. £5, just turn up, beginners 6.30pm-8pm, advanced 7pm-9pm

INAPPROPRIATE CHRISTMAS CARDS: Tap into your naughty side and create the most inappropriate Christmas card possible at Drink, Shop & Do in King's Cross. Free entry, just turn up, 7pm

TASTE LONDON WINE: The city's only winery, London Cru, is having a tasting of its 2015 vintage in West Brompton. All seven wines will be available to taste along with some from previous years. £25, book in advance, 7pm-9pm

MANLY COMEDY: Sheraz Yousaf presents his new comedy show The Pursuit of Manlyness at The Betsey Trotwood on Farringdon Road. He attempts to strike at the root of what it means to be a man and whether it can be taught. £6, book in advance, 7.30pm

BRITISH CHINESE THEATRE: Foreign Goods Last Forever at Theatre503 in Battersea aims to highlight the work of female British Chinese playwrights. The show will feature six extracts from different productions. £12, book in advance, 7.45pm

RNB, JAZZ, CABARET AND SASS: Musician Lily Atkinson performs her unique blend of R'n'B, jazz, cheeky cabaret and sass at St James' Studio. £25, book in advance, 8pm


Good cause of the day

DISCO CRAFT NIGHT: Make your own disco ball in aid of charity. Learn to create your own sparkly accessories and knit something for the dance floor at The Make Escape. It's held at Hackney Attic, all materials are provided, bring along a charitable donation for MIND, 7.30pm-11pm


Copyright Sean Scully, courtesy of Timothy Taylor

ABSTRACT DARKNESS: Think of Sean Scully as a modern day Rothko with these stripy abstract paintings. Much like the great man himself, the works are at their best when using a darker palette. The lighter works fail to convince. Sean Scully: Horizons at Timothy Taylor, 15 Carlos Place, W1K 2EX, free. 2 November - 17 December ★★★☆☆


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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