Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 30 November 2016

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Things to do

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Mr Popper's Penguins is playing at artsdepot

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

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Barts Pathology Museum is hosting 'Anatomy Museums: Past, Present and Future' today

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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Good cause of the day

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


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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]


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

Step on Board the Haunted Tube Express


The London Undergound is over 150 years old, and it's seen a thing or two in its time. Are you brave enough to face the ghosts of the Underground? Travel through the home of the Bank's Black Nun, learn about the elderly angel who saved a tube worker from death, and come to face to face with Farringdon's screaming spectre. Bring your oyster card and discover the hidden secrets of the Underground. You'll need to have an Oyster card or travelcard for this event. Get tickets

Secrets of the Square Mile


The City of London is home to spectacular skyscrapers, but it’s also home to some fascinating history. Join Matt on a tour of the Square Mile’s ancient alleyways, old churches and imposing architecture - including two sites associated with the occult, and one of the City's most haunting memorials to the power of the Blitz.  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