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TOWN HALL TALKS: Can you name London's first black mayor? Find out all about him at Made By Migrants: Battersea and Beyond. This collection of talks at Battersea Arts Centre also covers the Windrush generation, and the need for a new migration museum in the UK. Free, book ahead, from 6pm
SHAKESPEARE'S ASTRONOMY: Astronomy featured heavily in Shakespeare's plays. Head to the Museum of London for Shakespeare's Astronomy, an exploration of the Bard's use of the night sky in his work. Free, just turn up, 6pm-7pm
HISTORY OF ANATOMY: Learn about Medieval anatomy, body-snatching and the Church's relationship with body parts. Professor William Ayliffe is at Barts Pathology for Anatomy Museums: Past, Present and Future. £9.99, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.30pm
LONDON FOOD LINK: Get healthy with Winter Warmer in Covent Garden. Hear inspiring stories from the people trying to make London's food even better, get some great grub and enjoy a vegetarian dinner. From £11.01, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.30pm
SCIENCE MUSEUM LATES: Search hard drives and venture into the dark web with this month's Lates at the Science Museum. Virtual reality crime scene with A Night of Crime and learn whether cyber crime can be eliminated. Free, just turn up, 6.45pm-10pm
BUILD A LEGO ROBOT: Put your Lego-building skills to good use at Drink, Shop & Do in King's Cross. With a group of five, build a Lego robot, give it a name and a skill, and see who wins. Free when you buy a drink, just turn up, from 7pm
COMEDY AT KINGS PLACE: Give yourself a giggle with The Pod of Maximum Damage. It's Adam Riches' Game of Thrones spoof — with endless theories about/dissections of the popular show and likewise formats. From £7.50, book ahead, from 7pm
MR POPPER'S PENGUINS: Get the kids in the festive mood with Mr Popper's Penguins at artsdepot. With music, puppets and a family of performing penguins, here's a gorgeous adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater's popular book. Various prices, book ahead, 30 November-4 December
ROBERT ADAM'S LONDON: Robert Adam peppered London with his neoclassical architecture. Sir John Soane's Museum launches Robert Adam's London today, displaying beautiful, and unseen, designs for Adam's projects in London. Free, just turn up, 30 November 2016-11 March 2017
LADYBIRD LIFE OF DICKENS: Ladybird Books launches The Ladybird Life of Dickens: An Illustrated Adventure at the Charles Dickens Museum today. John Kenney's original gouache-on-board illustrations appear alongside Lawrence du Garde Peach's words. Each illustration shows a scene from Dickens's life. Free with admission, book ahead, 30 November 2016-1 April 2017
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LAUGH TILL IT HURTS: Book ahead for Laugh Till It Hurts in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. With comedy from the likes of Kevin Day, Mae Martin and Felicity Ward, have a laugh and give to a great cause at the same time. £15, book ahead, 30 November, from 7.30pm
GENOCIDE INSPIRED: War artist John Keane creates dark paintings on the Rwandan genocides. Paintings of skulls and ones where clothes are embedded in the canvases serve as a reminder of the human life now gone. Powerful and uneasy viewing. John Keane: If you knew me, if you knew yourself, you would not kill me, Flowers East, 82 Kingsland Road, E2 8DP, free. 4 November-10 December ★★★★☆ [Tuesday-Saturday]
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Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. Get tickets