Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 15 February 2018

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CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Feast your eyes on more than 700 mechanical beauties at the London Classic Car Show, while you steadfastly try to ignore the cost to the environment and your wallet. Excel London, from £25, book ahead, 15-18 February

TIME TRAVEL CLUB: Get the kids over to the National Archives to learn all about the legendary campaigners that got women the vote — there’s also the chance to make your own suffrage badges. National Archives (Kew), for ages 7-11, £7.50, book ahead 10.30am-midday

TONGUE FU: Jam packed with improv, wordplay and audience participation, Tongue Fu for Kids is aimed at 7-11 year olds and their parents, and promises a comedic music and literature mash up with a wordy focus. Royal Albert Hall, £11.20, book ahead, 11am and 2pm

FASHION EXHIBITION: See the work of rising stars at the annual London College of Fashion MA exhibition. MA18 will showcase unique work by the university’s postgrad students.  OXO Wharf, free, just turn up, 15-18 February

PRE-TINDER LIFE: Learn how lesbians connected and networked before the days of the world wide web — this talk is all about Arena 3, the first lesbian newsletter which began 1964. LSE (Holborn), free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm

Head to the London Classic Car Show

OH MY DOG: Hot dogs, that is —this pop-up has got all sorts of sausages on the menu, including the incredible Chilly-Steak Dog and Deputy Dog. Vegans can indulge as well, with plant-based hot dogs such as seiten sausage with vegan cheese and braised bourbon jackfruit chilli. Old Nun’s Head (Nunhead Green), 6pm-10pm (until 16 March)

RAF HISTORY: A talk exploring the early years of the RAF, an institution which only started life in 1918, will take you through the challenges and trials of the youngest member of the Services. Royal Aeronautical Society at No. 4 Hamilton Place, free, book ahead, 6.30pm

CAMDEN ROCKS: London punk-rockers Ghouls are the headliners for The Monarch’s edition of Camden Rocks — supporting acts like KidBrother promise a night full of head-banging rock in NW1. The Monarch, £8, book ahead, 6.45pm

FOOTIE QUIZ: The Old Queen’s Head has got a reputation for a very decent pub quiz — this one, though, is all about the beautiful game. Football heads and sport geeks should head to what’s being called the ‘best quiz of the year’ — there’ll be money to win, and pride to gain. Islington, £2, book ahead, max. 6 per team, 7pm-10.30pm  

BLANK MANUSKRIPT: Hailing from Salzburg, this ArtRock group are bringing their fusion of genres and complex rhythms to Great Portland Street for tonight’s gig. The Venue, £6, book ahead, 7.30pm-11pm

Good cause of the day

Make your way to Peckham Levels for BelEve’s charity event — these guys work with young girls aged 8-18 to empower them. With stalls, performers and workshops, this event hosted by Radio 1Extra’s Melody Kane boasts live music and plenty of girl power. All profits go to BelEve. Peckham Levels, from £11.31, book ahead, 4pm-8pm

Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing…

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. 
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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

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

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

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