Things to do in London today

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By Time Out London editors |

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

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Things to do, Film events

Facebook Presents: Beyond The Screen

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Social media giant Facebook is going analogue for these screenings of six short films all about people trying to use the online world to do something positive in the real world. 

The Height of the Storm
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Theatre, Drama

‘The Height of the Storm’

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Grab tickets to this elliptical, meditative exploration of grief by French playwright Florian Zeller. Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins are brilliant in this story of a troubled marriage. 

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Things to do, pop-ups

Soup With A Smile

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Visit Soho’s first pop-up soup restaurant where stars such as Richard Hammond, Lorraine Kelly and Angellica Bell will be serving up bowls of broth. All proceeds will go to Centrepoint, to help young homeless people in winter. 

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‘Fashioned from Nature’

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If you‘ve watched Stacey Dooley's recent BBC doc about how the fashion industry is affecting the natural world, don't miss this exhibition at the V&A. Find out how the beauty of nature has inspired fashion for hundreds of years and how our clothes have devastatingly exploited the natural world. 

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Things to do, Talks and lectures

Black British Excellence in the Music Industry: Are We There Yet?

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Join this discussion with Hak Baker - former member of grime collective BOMB Squad, DJ Chuckie Lothian, former reggae artist and academic Mykaell Riley and Antonia Odunlami, founding member and music editor at gal-dem, about black excellence and identity in the industry.

Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Bar of the Week: Ziggy’s

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Hit up this Ziggy Stardust-themed bar at the Hotel Cafe Royal for cocktails inspired by Bowie songs - wham bam, thank you, ma’am! 

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Giovanni Bellini, 'The Dead Christ'. Copyright Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Photo: Jörg P. Anders.
Art, Painting

‘Mantegna and Bellini’

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See two masters of Italian painting go head-to-head. If you want to understand the Renaissance, this show is a good place to start. 

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Rachel Maclean 'Feed Me' (2015) © the artist. Image courtesy of Science Gallery


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London's brand new Science Gallery opens its doors with a show looking at addiction and getting better. It's casting the net far and wide, looking at everything we're 'hooked' on from hard drugs to iPhones.

Francis Upritchard, courtesy of Kate MacGarry, London and the Barbican. Photo by Angul Mill

Francis Upritchard: ‘Wetwang Slack’

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Check out this world of alien ceramics, haunted creatures and bizarre jewellery. It's like all your favourite museums in one place. 

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