Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 6 December 2016

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Dulwich Picture Gallery is launching Dulwich Winterlights

TOY STORY: Love Toy Story? An interactive exhibition at House of Vans in Waterloo explores all things to do with the film. Immerse yourself in the world of Andy's toys, to mark the launch of the new Vans X Disney Pixar Toy Story collection. Free, just turn up, until 11 December

A DULWICH CHRISTMAS: Get that festive feeling as Dulwich Picture Gallery kicks off its Christmas season with Dulwich Winterlights. Launching today, you can enjoy Christmas treats including mulled cider, hot chocolate and mince pies, create a festive family photo, and listen to classics from pop-up choirs. Various prices, book ahead, until 18 December

CHRISTIE'S LATES: Get crafty with jewellery-making workshops, hear experts talk about art and enjoy a post-work drink; Christie's auctioneers in South Kensington is open late to celebrate its 250th anniversary.  Free, just turn up, 6pm-8.30pm

CHRISTMAS WITH THE MUPPETS: What could be better than a bit of Dickens, a bit of Kermit and mince pies? Head to the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square for a screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol and enjoy a complimentary mulled wine and mince pie with the festive classic. £11, book ahead, 6.25pm

DED TALKS: Fancy a night of laughter and science? Then head over to the Harrison Gastro & Hotel for DED Talks: Ideas Worth Burying and listen to visitors of Christmas past talk about their ridiculous science, complete with hilarity and flaws. £5.90, book ahead, 7pm-10pm

CHEEKY CHRISTMAS CRAFTS: Running out of gift ideas? Make something cheeky for your Secret Santa and friends (but probably not your mum) at Drink, Shop & Do in King's Cross. Have festive fun and cocktails with Cheeky Christmas Crafts. From £5, just turn up, from 7pm

John Kearns is hosting a stand up show at Battersea Arts Centre tonight

LET'S BE FRIENDS: Fancy being friends with a comedian? Well then, head over to Pleasance Theatre for Matthew Crosby's show, Let's Be Friends. The show is part of the theatre's Work In Progress series. £5, book ahead, from 7.45pm

A JOHN KEARNS CHRISTMAS: Treat yourself to some festive stand up comedy from John Kearns at Battersea Arts Centre. Kearns recorded his family 2011 and 2012 Christmas dinners, only to listen to them four year later. £12.50/£10, book ahead, 8pm, 6-10 December

WINTER CONCERT: Sit back and enjoy a night of music at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, with performances from Bryn Tefel, and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Hayley Wetenra and 11-year-old Alma Deutscher. £19-£29, book ahead, 8pm-10pm

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BLOODWISE-BEATING CANCER: Head over to Royal Albert Hall for Bloodwise's Christmas With The Stars. For a night of music and goodwill, join BBC Radio 2's Frank Renton and his Concern Brass and the West End Chorus and give to a good cause. Various prices, book ahead, 6.45pm

Huma Bhabha

TERRIFYING TOTEMS: Three sculptures made from cork loom over us intimidatingly. These works by Pakistani born artist Huma Bhabha are certainly memorable, even if the other works in this exhibition aren’t. Huma Bhabha at Stephen Friedman, 25-28 Old Burlington Street, W1S 3AN, free. 22 November - 28 January ★★★☆☆ [Tuesday-Saturday]

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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