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Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

A deep, dark look at the skills and techniques used to convict criminals

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Holi festival events

Paint the town red – and blue and green – at events inspired by the Hindu festival of colours

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Make plans for Mother's Day

Get ahead of the game and plan the perfect Mothering Sunday here

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Museums

This month's museum lates

Wander London's best museums after hours, with a drink in hand

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March highlights

Holi, St Patrick's Day and Alexander McQueen at the V&A – get excited for March

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Upcoming events in the capital

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Science Museum Lates

An adult-only opportunity to explore the wonderful world of the Science Museum, beer in hand, with themed talks, workshops, activities and installations. Entry is free and regular highlights include a silent disco, a comedy show and a pub quiz. No booking is necessary, but the combination of gentle learning and bars is very popular, so do get there early.

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Gingerline Jubilee

This raucous and secretive supperclub is abandoning tradition for a new project, Gingerline Jubilee, about which we know little except that it will take place somewhere on the Jubilee Line rather than its original namesake, the East London Line. We do also know that guests will be texted clues before the event which they'll have to solve to work out where their dinner will be served. Better buy a ticket for your most switched-on friend or you might not eat. Those who do succesfully seek out their supper will be treated to most unusual entertainment, plenty of fun and some very good food. Book in advance.

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BBC Good Food Eat Well

The winter months lend themselves to hearty meals and comfort eating but it has to get warmer at some point (doesn’t it?). Treat this new healthy eating consumer show from BBC Good Food as a spring clean for your diet. Live cooking demonstrations come from chefs including Gizzi Erskine and Lorraine Pascale. An interview stage hosted by journalist Suzanne Duckett, will feature Davina McCall and healthy living sister-act, Hemsley and Hemsley. Talks at the Eat Well Forum will include advice on topics such as living with diabetes and celebrity chefs will be signing their latest books at the bookshop. Teams of dieticians with lots of different specialties will be offering personalised advice on life-long approaches to healthy living. Amongst all the talks, guidance and shopping will be plenty of stalls offering up (guilt-free) wares and tasters.

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Coram Historic Walks

Discover more about Bloomsbury in less than a lunchtime on these free 45-minute walks through the area surrounding the headquarters of Coram, a charity born from the work of The Foundling Hospital. Visit the former site of the hospital and learn about its 275-year history as well as hearing anecdotes about local royals, Charles Dickens, London's first by-pass and Bloomsbury's role as a centre for child healthcare and welfare. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance, and the route ends with free tea and gingerbread in the charity's home in Brunswick Square.

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Chiswick House Camellia Show

In addition to being a beautiful historic building, Chiswick House has a fabulous collection of camellias, with rare and important specimens of the spring-flowering shrub including one of the world's two known examples of 'Middlemist's Red' (the other is in New Zealand). The collection is housed in the Grade I-listed conservatory, designed by Samuel Ware in 1813, where you'll find all sorts of camellia merchandise (including a print by Sir Peter Blake). As well as taking in the plants on show, do also make time to stroll in the house's lovely gardens.

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RHS Secret Garden Sundays

The RHS hosts these ever-changing open days in celebration of gardening, plants and growing your own. The exhibitors change each month but the event always features a mix of florists, beekeepers, and local, independent and artisan food producers. There are also stalls selling everything visitors need to grow their own produce at home, as well as cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops and a plant fair.

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London's cultural highlights

Museums

Top 10 museums in London

Overwhelmed by the many museums in London? Here's where to start

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London's top attractions

Be sure to tick off London's biggest and best attractions

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Exhibitions in London

See what London's best museums and galleries have got on show

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Things to do with the kids

Kids

Top 10 kids activities this week

Nobody can pluck fun out of thin air – here's a little help

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Museums

Top 10 museums for kids

Most of London's museums go out of their way to entertain little ones

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Kids

Winter activities for kids

Forget a day in front of the telly, it's time to take the kids out

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Walks and tours in London

Discover London's best bits by foot

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London area guides

Explore the colourful and varied neighbourhoods of the capital

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Sport and fitness

Sport and fitness in London

Even burning fat and pumping iron can be fun in the capital

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