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Things to do in London today

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By Time Out London editors and Angela Hui |
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Guilty Pleasures at KOKO
Photograph: Mark Box

There are thousands of things to do in London every day, taking place in weird, wonderful and gorgeous venues across the capital. To make your choice of what to do today a little easier, we've picked our favourite things to get you started. If you're looking for things to do this weekend too, check out our guides to what's on in London this Friday, this Saturday and this Sunday. Planning even further ahead? Here's all the great things going on in London each month

RECOMMENDED: read the full Time Out London hot list here

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Photograph: London Model Engineering Exhibition
Things to do, Consumer shows and conventions

London Model Engineering Exhibition

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace

See tiny planes, trains and automobiles at this convention dedicated to all manner of transport models. Look out for some James Bond memorabilia on show too.

Calling all vehicle enthusiasts. See bigger wheels at the London Transport Museum.

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Photograph: Twentieth Century Fox
Film, Drama

‘A Hidden Life’

4 out of 5 stars

See this newly released, powerful biopic based on Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian farmer who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II, directed by the legendary Terrence Malick.

Find out what else is on in cinemas now.

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Photograph: ‘Grease’
Things to do, Film events

Sing-a-Long-a ‘Grease’

Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square

A vocal warm-up and hand-jive class kick off this screening, so you can be on full rock ’n’ roll form to sing along to the teen musical’s enduring hits. Peachy keen? arrive in your best T-Bird or Pink Lady get up and make use of the free interactive prop bag you'll be given when you arrive.

See more film in London

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The Arrival, Bush Theatre
Photograph: Marc Brenner
Theatre, Drama

‘The Arrival’

Bush Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush
4 out of 5 stars

Ending tomorrow, catch director Bijan Sheibani’s achingly bittersweet debut play about two brothers separated by adoption. 

Check out the best new theatre shows opening this month.

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Michael B. Jordan in Just Mercy
Photograph: Jake Netter
Film, Drama

‘Just Mercy‘

4 out of 5 stars

Catch this real-life death-row drama starring Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx. It’s a timely watch that argues passionately for justice. community and kindness.

Fill your diary with the must-see films of 2020.

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Photograph: Suzi Tros
Restaurants, Greek

Suzi Tros

Notting Hill
4 out of 5 stars

In need of a good Friday night dinner? Head to this Greek bistro and casual spin-off of Mazi, next door. Great food, charming service and a buzzy atmosphere, Suzi Tros has the lot. 

Gorge at the city’s best Greek restaurants

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The Canary and the Crow
Photograph: The Other Richard
Theatre, Off-West End

The Canary and the Crow

Arcola Theatre, Dalston

Middle Child brings its Edinburgh hit about a working-class black kid at grammar school to London. It’s an energetic and thought-provoking production.

Discover more off-west end shows in London.

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