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

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


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

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

Sex, Death and Shopping: The Soho Tour


We all know Soho is changing - and fast. But does the Soho of decades past - fiercely independent, occasionally seedy, always flamboyant - still exist? Antony Robbins claims it does - if you know where to look. A former director at the Museum of London, Robbins now leads walking tours of Soho, delving into the area's past and present. His Sex, Death and Shopping tour covers scandals of yesteryear through to present-day erotica - taking in hidden gardens, sinister histories, and little-known facts of famous places. A bit sinister. A bit salacious. And exceedingly well-tailored. It's a tour to have you falling in love - or lust - with this part of London all over again.  Get tickets