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Things to do in London today

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Head down to one of the thousands of things to do in London today taking place all across the capital. We've picked our favourite things to get you started and, if you're making plans for things to do this weekend too, check out our guides to what's on in London this Friday, this Saturday and this Sunday.

RECOMMENDED: read the full Time Out London hot list here

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The Wonders and Challenges of Human Space Flight

Are astronauts fundamentally changed as people by their experiences in space? How does prolonged weightlessness affect the body? These are just some of the questions being discussed at this conference held in the Science Museum’s IMAX cinema. Talks will focus on the culinary, ethical, medical, psychological, and sensory effects of space and pioneering chef Heston Blumenthal’s will speak about creating space food for Tim Peak. 

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Wednesday January 18 2017
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Restaurant of the Week: El Pastor

This taco joint in a railway arch next to Borough Market comes from the Hart Brothers (Sam and Eddie, of Barrafina fame). The excellent, Latin-vibey music is cranked up loud; staff are smiley and obliging and the lighting is set to ‘looking good, baby’. Try the 'Gringa' quesadilla and beef shortrib. 

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South Bank
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The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined

The Barbican’s latest exhibition is a dazzling show about taste and vulgarity in fashion. With over 120 objects spanning 500 years, it’s a dense and diverse exploration: from that US Vogue cover starring ‘Kimye’ to a dress by John Galliano so overflowing with fabric even Marie Antoinette might have had second thoughts about it. Ultimately, the show exposes how fluid taste is - it’s both thought-provoking and a feast for the eyes.

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Barbican Centre , Barbican Until Sunday February 5 2017
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David Bowie Musical Walking Tour

Celebrate the Brixton-born superstar by discovering his south west London roots in this guided tour. As well as exploring some rarely celebrated landmarks, including Bowie’s birthplace and primary school, classic hits, such as Starman, Heroes, Life on Mars - to name just a few, will also be performed en route. 

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Various , London Until Wednesday January 10 2018

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8 comments
Allan S
Allan S

If only we could get into London but all the train Sevices on our area are closed for engineering works as per usual at holiday times.

Rachel H
Rachel H

Come down to Clapton Jumble Trail for some bargains #claptonjumbletrail - Glyn Road & Chatsworth E5

Michael R
Michael R

Just saw the `kink's musical Sunny Afternoon yesterday. Great show The music holds up The story is very engaging and the audience started a standing ovation for the last ten minutes of the show.  An inspiring evening WELL WORTH SEEING. NOW IF ONLY THE WEATHER WOULD WARM UP.

Ryan S
Ryan S

Don't live or work here it's horrible! Come on a holiday instead!

Kamel K
Kamel K

i love this amazing land , & i'll like to travel & work there , it's  a pleasure for me thank's