Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 6 February 2018

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At Borough Market School, children have been taught by Borough Market to make soup – one of the best ways to use up leftovers and save them from being among the 1.9 million tonnes of vegetables wasted every year by UK households.

What we’re reading

  • "London streets don't need to look like a 1940s that never happened".
  • Prosecco House: a London bar dedicated to the Italian fizz is now open.
  • Queen enlists help of Duchess of Cambridge to host London Fashion Week event at Buckingham Palace.

Things to do

SUFFRAGETTE EXHIBITION: Come face to face with life-sized images of central figures of the suffrage movement to mark 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act was passed. This was a landmark victory which gave the first women the right to vote. Trafalgar Square, free, just turn up, 9am-7pm

SOUPER LUNCH: Make your way to Borough Market to get your hands on a warming bowl of soupy goodness all made by local children using surplus vegetables, with profits going to FareShare. Borough Market, 12-2pm

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: A talk unravelling the complexities of Britain’s publicly-subsidised, privately-operated railway system and delving into how political aspirations to take it back into the public sector might be realised. UCL, Darwin Lecture Theatre, free, just turn up, 1.10pm-1.55pm

JU JITSU: Reckon you've got what it takes to become a martial arts master? Join this free taster session for anyone who thinks they'd like to give this form of Japanese self-defence a stab. Theatre Deli (Broadgate), free, just turn up 7pm-9pm

THE GUILTY FEMINIST: The Guilty Feminist podcast is joining forces with the Guardian for lively discussion, debate and stand-up comedy to celebrate 100 years of progress. London Palladium, £25, book ahead, 7pm-9.45pm

Get ready for a night of exhilarating adventure as the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon.

MUSIC FIX: Get your dose of new tunes and up and coming bands at The Social. On the first Tuesday of the month, The Fix hosts all the best new and exciting performers for a free night of midweek music. The Social (Little Portland Street) free, just turn up, 7pm-10pm

CAKE: Listen to hot, new comic talent, fresh out of the metaphorical comedy over, at Cake comedy night, held above a vintage shop in Hackney. Paper Dress Vintage, £6, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL: Adrenaline junkies can live vicariously through the fearless explorers and intrepid film-makers you'll encounter at this awe-inspiring film festival. New Wimbledon Theatre, £16, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.30pm

HAMMER & TONGUE SLAM: Spend the night listening to UK hip-hop legend Jam Baxter spit bars while Elvis McGonagall brings the poetry. The Book Club (Shoreditch), £7.77, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.30pm

THE SOCIETY OF STRANGE: Improv group The Society of Strange spins tales of the macabre and uncanny out of audience suggestions in a show that blurs comedy with horror. So, the weirder the audience, the weirder the show then? Etcetera Theatre Camden, from £10, book ahead, 9pm

Good cause of the day: Dine at a Syrian supper club

Treat your taste buds to delicious Syrian cuisine whipped up by two London food bloggers, who are donating all the proceeds to UNICEF for Syrian refugees. Your ticket includes a glass of wine. The Canvas Cafe (Spitalfields), £37.27, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

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

A Secret London Tour


Cross gas lit alleyways and stroll by ancient pubs as you discover forgotten parts of London. See the world's smallest police station and visit London's most superstitious hotel on a walking tour covering everything weird, wonderful and London. £12 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

Paint Ceramics and Bring Your Own Prosecco!


If you've never paired ceramics and prosecco before, why on earth not? It's a match made in heaven as Sam and Diana, co-creators of 'Make Your Own', prove at their wonderfully welcoming ceramic painting workshop. Pull up a stool, don an apron and get to work on your very own mug, plate, tile, bowl or ornament. They provide the ceramics as well as a selection of patterns, and will show you exactly how to transfer designs and paint to your heart's content. It's BYO so feel free to pop the prosecco and enjoy the company of like-minded Londoners as you get stuck into your creations.  Get tickets