Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 29 November 2017

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Chroma throws the audience headfirst into a space where digital and analogue worlds dramatically collide.

What we’re reading

  • Mayor of London calls on councils to ban fracking.
  • Transport for London blames Brexit uncertainty for surprise fall in passenger numbers.
  • London goes from being region with smallest gender pay gap to having the greatest, shows data.
  • Sadiq bans fast food outlets opening within 400m of London schools.

Things to do

ICELANDIC HOTDOGS: Make this Iceland sensation — we're talking the country, not the frozen supermarket chain — your next casual lunch date. These free-range, grass-fed, organic and hormone-free hot dogs from Chilly Katz are a treat for meat eaters everywhere. 18 Beadon road, £4, just turn up, noon-11.30pm

CHROMA: Who doesn't love an optical illusion? Encounter self-animating ball pits and interactive light installations in the darkness of Tunnel 1 underneath Waterloo Station, a trippy collaboration between House of Vans and Studio PSK. House of Vans, free, just turn up, 6pm tonight, 29 November-17 December

WINTER CINEMA: Tuck into popcorn as you watch dark 1960s satire Dr Strangelove tonight, surrounded by 100 years of Royal Air Force History. RAF Museum, £13, book ahead, 6pm-9pm, until 30 November

FRANK OCEAN TRIBUTE: Frank Ocean fans will love this spoken word/Ocean mashup, which sees poets, rappers and singers perform over Frank Ocean instrumentals picked at random by the DJ and pianist. Black Cultural Archives, £11.35, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.30pm

LATE DEBATE: From driverless cars and delivery drones to virtual reality, find out what's on the tech horizon at this museum late, where you can meet inventors, watch interactive demonstrations, and see world class exhibitions. London Transport Museum, £15, book ahead, 6.45pm-10pm

A parlour peddling yummy Icelandic hot dogs is opening in Hammersmith today.

HACKNEY FLASHERS: In need of a little punkspiration? Fill your head with the work of the Hackney Flashers, a 1970s women's photography collective and 1980s agency Format, which captured politically significant moments, such as the Greenham Common women's peace camp and LGBT Pride Marches. Bishopsgate Institute, £11, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

FOOD BANK AS IT IS: This sell-out show from food bank manager Tara Osman is a timely and poignant depiction of what it's like for people using food banks beyond the stats you hear on the news. Jeremy Corbyn is a fan. Garden Court Chambers, £8, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

PIZZA PARTY: Pizzaholics prepare to munch your way through 1,000 slices of pizza (do share, won't you?), while listening to beats from star DJs. All this while top London bars Radio Alice, East London Liquor Company, and Happiness Forgets battle it out to see who can mix up the best cocktail. Radio Alice Hoxton, £16.50, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

BOOK TALK: Discover the secret life of 20th-century figures through the unfiltered thoughts they left behind in their diaries, as told in a new book from Travis Elborough. The Wheatsheaf, Fitzrovia, £5, just turn up, 7.30pm

SKATE LATES: Get your skates on and glide, slip and slide to top tunes curated by Peckham-based Balamii radio station, then warm up with a drink from Fortnum's Lodge Bar. Somerset House, £19.35, book ahead, 8pm, 9.15pm and 10.30pm

Good cause of the day: Join Amanda Holden as she opens Light Sky in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Join TV personality Amanda Holden in what is possibly the most futuristic-sounding charity event ever. The Light Sky turns messages to your loved ones into Christmas-themed 3D holographic animations, which are then projected into the sky. If you spot an iPad-wielding attendant, feel free to share a message yourself. Observation Point, Southbank, free, book ahead, 5pm

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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