Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 14 February 2018

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Take on the epic 3kg burger challenge at Roadhouse

What we're reading

  • Capital's house prices plunge into the 'red zone'.
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  • House in West Hampstead collapses from roof to basement.
  • Real fur being sold as fake at London markets.

Things to do

HALF TERM: Need to keep the little ones entertained? Look no further than our guide to kiddy friendly events happening over  half term.

BATTERSEA BOOKS: Battersea Power Station are hosting Storystock this week, a whole five days of book-themed activities aimed at kids aged 2-11. Battersea, free, just turn up, 10am-5pm

ART OF RECOVERY: This temporary exhibition showcases artwork created by wounded or sick people and their families through a project run by the Royal British Legion, looking at the impact of injury through art. Bethlem Museum of the Mind, free, just turn up, 10am-5pm, until 24 February

BRILLIANT BIRDS: Nature-inspired activities are on the cards this half term at Hyde Park's LookOut. This feathered-friend special gives kids the chance to make their own bird feeders, and grab the binoculars for some fact-filled bird watching. Hyde Park, free, just turn up, 11am-3pm

IN ZIGGY'S FOOTSTEPS: Tour through Bowie's Beckenham and learn all about where the Starman lived and performed. You'll be taken on a two hour guided walk around the area where Bowie arrived in 1969, broke and disillusioned, and four years later left as an international superstar. Beckenham, £25, book in advance, noon-2pm

Let the kids get creative at the LookOut

MAN VS BURGER: This is the last day you'll get the chance to prove yourself against a mammoth burger. Roadhouse in Covent Garden are serving up a limited edition 3kg burger until today, consisting of 6 patties all injected with a different type of cheese. Up to the challenge? Finish in 15 minutes and it's free. Covent Garden, £30, 5:30pm-8:3pm

QUEER HISTORY SHOW: Bird la Bird — an artist who straddles comedy and performance art — is here to give you a hilarious history lesson on the hidden queer histories of some of the UK's best museums. Followed by a wine reception. LSE, free, just turn up, 6:30pm-8pm

FIZZ FOR FREE: Get on the anti-Valentine's bandwagon and book a dinner for three or more — if you do, you can get a free glass of bubbly courtesy of Veuve Clicquot at Granary Square Brasserie. Their two day takeover boasts a DJ and a giant heart piñata — what's not to love? King's Cross, free, book ahead, from 6pm

IT'S A WRAP: Head to Pop Brixton to get creative and design your own bedazzled chocolate bar wrappers — with free entry and free chocolate, this is a Valentine's day winner. Pop Brixton, free, just turn up, 7pm-9:30pm

HISTORY SHOWOFFS: This Valentine's special of the classic history geek event promises a chaotic and comedic cabaret about people from the past. Performers include an archaeologist and a sex historian. Bishopsgate Institute, £9, book ahead, 7:30pm

Good cause for the day

Coffee with a conscience is the order of the day at this social enterprise café — with locations in Shoreditch and Poplar, Paper & Cup is a not-for-profit café run by local charity Spitalfield's Crypt Trust. Sip on delicious coffee and treat yourself to home-baked goodies whilst giving back to the community, and give the high-street chains a miss. Paper & Cup, Shoreditch and Poplar.

Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...

Lost London Walking Tour


London is a city of incredible transformation. With structural remains that date back to ancient history still in existence, this unique walking tour takes in Lost London in all its former glory. From the Titanic booking office to the graveyards of man's best friend, you'll discover the weird and wonderful places that used to exist in the capital but are now only committed to memory. Using old photographs, newspaper cuttings and stories from the past, you'll be amazed at what has largely been written out of our history books...   Get tickets

The London Cheese Crawl


Whether you’re a pre-grated cheddar sprinkler or mimolette fan, this cheesy walking tour will delight your senses. Starting off at a cheese counter in Mayfair that has been serving for more than 300 years, you'll tour the city's best dairy delights - including Fortnum & Mason, where the royals get their fix.   Get tickets

The British Museum Tour - Ideas That Made Our World


Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. Get tickets

Step on Board the Haunted Tube Express


The Underworld collides with the Underground in more ways that one -- from the angel that saved a tube worker from death to the ghosts of King's Cross, discover the ghoulish history of the Undergound on a tour around the city. £10 Get tickets