Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 12 February 2019

Get creative at Neon Life Drawing

Things to do

MUSEUM YOGA: Begin your Tuesday with a yoga class among the items on display at the Museum of Brands. The Hatha yoga session focuses on improving posture, breathing and circulation. Museum of Brands (Ladbroke Grove), £12, book ahead, 7.45am

HOLLOWAY GHOSTSIGNS: Find out more about the ghostsigns — faded painted advertising signs — of Holloway on this guided walk. Visit more than ten of the signs and learn about the businesses that used to inhabit the area. Nag’s Head area (Holloway), £12/£9, book ahead, 11am-12.30pm

FUTURE CITIES: With human populations expanding at a massive rate, what will future cities look like? How will transport systems cope with more passengers, and what will the houses of the future look like? In this lecture, Gresham Professor of Geometry Chris Budd OBE uses mathematical models to predict the future evolution of cities. Museum of London, free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm

JACK OF HEARTS: Author L.C. Rosen discusses new young adult book Jack Of Hearts (And Other Parts) — which has been described as “the sex ed class desperately lacking from high school education”. Rosen is joined by journalist Matt Cain and radio presented Calum McSwiggan for a debate about LGBTQ+ representation in fiction. Waterstones Piccadilly, £9/£5/£4, book ahead, 6.30pm

EUROPE HISTORY: Author, columnist and broadcaster Simon Jenkins is at LSE to talk about his new book, A Short History of Europe, and the lessons we can learn from European history. LSE (Holborn), free, just turn up, 6.30pm-8pm

Dan Snow presents HistoryHit Live

WOLVES OF COURT: The untold story of George Boleyn — father of Anne Boleyn — is the subject of a new book by historian Lauren Mackay. Tonight, Mackay discusses how Boleyn is often misrepresented as a grasping courtier who sacrificed his daughters, rather than a loyal and respected ambassador. Southwark Cathedral, £3/£1, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

NEON LIFE DRAWING: Life drawing gets a colourful twist in this Valentine’s edition of Neon Life Drawing. The models are artistically decorated in neon body paint, and glowing neon pastels are provided to help you recreate their eye catching colour on paper. Drink, Shop & Do (King’s Cross), £22, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

HISTORY HIT: Historian Dan Snow presents HistoryHit Live. It’s a Valentine’s special, so guests Shakespeare expert Chris Laoutaris and Professor of Cultural History Laura Doan discuss love through the ages. The British Academy (The Mall), £10, book ahead, 7pm-9.30pm

LIVE MUSIC: Singer and fiddle player Jackie Oates brings her haunting interpretation of English folk ballads to north London for an intimate gig. The Water Rats (King’s Cross), £13, book ahead, 7.30pm

POP-UP PAINTING: Recreate the London skyline in paint at this Pop-Up Painting workshop. Led by a qualified artist, plenty of guidance and advice is available, all materials are provided, and the bar is open if you need a drink or two to get the creative juices flowing. Davy’s (Canary Wharf), £30.99, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Tube ponderings with Barry Heck

Our resident tube fancier dishes out daily thoughts on the London Underground.

It’s a well known fact that the only tube station to contain none of the letters from ‘mackerel’ is  St John’s Wood. Less appreciated is that Archway is the sole station with none of the letters from ‘Londonist’.

Good cause of the day

Book now for Stand Up For Shelter, a fundraising comedy show on 21 March. Jo Brand, Josh Widdecombe, John Bishop and James Acaster are among the acts already confirmed. Find out more and book tickets.

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