Things To Do Today In London: Friday 16 February 2018

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HYGGE HIDEAWAY: Experience the Danish way of life at this pop-up boasting all things Nordic. Join in with a relaxing yoga session, or indulge in some mouth-watering traditional Scandi treats such as Danish blue cheese on rye, plenty of smoked salmon, and an abundance of cinnamon buns. Regent’s Place Plaza, just turn up, 11am-3pm

GRUFFALO’S CHILD: Head to Stratford’s Discover Story Centre for a screening of The Gruffalo’s Child on the last day of half term. Tickets include access to the entire centre plus the Story Garden. Stratford, £7, book in advance, 11.30am

SPECIMEN ON SHOW: This unique art event at the Pathology Museum allows guests to get up close to the museum’s specimens —think hearts and various body parts, so not one for those with a weak stomach. Drawing encouraged, and tea and coffee will be provided. Smithfield, £7, book in advance, 1.30pm-4pm

ART LATES: If you’ve never been to Dulwich Picture Gallery, this is the time to check it out. See the artworks out of hours at this Valentine’s-themed late, where you can enjoy a cocktail, get creative in a workshop or have a portrait painted. Dulwich, £12, book in advance, 6pm-10pm

SUFFRAGETTES: Christabel Pankhurst, daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, is the subject of this LSE lecture, which looks at one of the most notorious campaigns for the parliamentary vote for women. LSE, Holborn, free, just turn up, 6.30pm-8pm

Head to the Science Museum for a film about maths genius Ramanujan

GOLDEN HINDE: Listen to folk music on a boat — although this one’s not going anywhere. Across the Seais a night of performance on the Golden Hinde II, the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s famous ship, with music from bands playing sea shanties and haunting folk tunes. Dress warm. The Golden Hinde II, £10, book ahead, 7pm-10pm

MATHS AT THE MOVIES: Starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons, 2015 film The Man Who Knew Infinity, all about the life of maths genius Ramanujan, will be screened in conjunction with the Royal Society. Stay for the panel discussion afterwards, about how one individual transformed how scientists explain the world. IMAX Cinema at Science Museum, £5, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm

FREE COMEDY: Listen to a selection of up-and-coming comics. Oh Boy, Comedy! will see sketches, stand-up and more from both award-winning and newbie performers. Expect the absurd, weird, but inevitably funny. The Albany (Great Portland Street), £5, book ahead, 8pm-10pm

JAZZ VS. JUKEBOX: Hoxton Hall is hosting eclectic variety show Jazz vs. Jukebox. With a line-up of stunning wordsmiths and singers who intertwine jazz improvisation and spoken word,  this mash up of poetry and music will get your weekend off to a flying start . Hoxton Hall, £9, book in advance, 9.30pm-11pm

LITERARY LAUGHS: The Vaults is back with Christopher Bliss’ Literary Salon, the book-themed comedy act that dishes out the ‘best advice’ when it comes to writing. Hosted by misfit literature grad, Chris, all advice is to be taken with a pinch of salt. The Vaults, £9.50, book in advance, 10pm-11pm

Good cause of the day

Pick up some bargains and give to good causes at the same time — this Charity Shop Hop in South Kensington and Central London is guided by pros who really know their stuff, and will take you to the best spots. Get your tickets in advance and be prepared for some serious shopping.

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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