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Last chance to see Aleksandra Mir’s exhibition about Donald Trump headlines

DESTINATIONS: If the chilly weather has got you dreaming of warmer climes, head to Destinations Travel Show for inspiration for your next holiday. Tourist boards and travel companies from all over the world are on hand to offer you advice, but our favourite part is the Stanfords Travel Writers Festival. Olympia London £11 (extra charge for some events/classes), book ahead , Until 3 February

CHINESE NEW YEAR: Oink! Advance celebrations for the Year of the Pig happen this weekend, including free events at Museum of London Docklands and Cutty Sark (included in admission). The family-friendly celebrations include crafts, storytelling and dance and theatre performances. 2-3 February

LONDON PISCO WEEK: Take part in a week-long celebration of the national spirit of Peru. London Pisco Week — previously known as Pisco Sours Week — brings special Pisco deals to more than 15 bars and restaurants across the capital, including £5 Rose Pisco Sours at La Bodega Negra, and £14 Ayacucho Martinis at Nobu. See the full list of venues. Various locations, book your free voucher to get the deals at each venue, 2-8 February

LAST CHANCE: See massive US tabloid covers dating back to before Donald Trump’s presidency, revealing details of his business dealings, political aspirations and personal life. It covers the period 1986-2000 and this is the final weekend to see it. Hayward Gallery (South Bank), free, just turn up, until 4 February

SIX NATIONS: Planning to cheer your rugby team on? Take a look at our guide to the best places to watch Six Nations in London. Various prices and locations, until 17 March

MAKING MEMORY: The latest exhibition at Design Museum looks at how a building can shape our perception of events. Celebrated architect Sir David Adjaye OBE demonstrates ways in which architecture and form can be used as storytelling devices. Design Museum (Kensington), £12, book ahead, 2 February-5 May

CHRISTIAN DIOR: The V&A’s new blockbuster exhibition charts the history of Christian Dior (the fashion house as a whole and its namesake designer), from 1947 to the present day — and the influence they’ve wielded over the fashion industry. V&A Museum (South Kensington), £20-£24, book ahead, from 2 February


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Saturday 2 February

Watch March of the Penguins at Barbican

WARHOL POLAROIDS: The inaugural exhibition at this new gallery displays 60 photos — both portraits and self-portraits — taken by Andy Warhol in Polaroid form. Artists, actors, politicians and friends of Warhol all feature, with a self-portrait from 1979 taking centre stage. Bastian Gallery (Mayfair), free, just turn up, 2 February-13 April (Tuesday-Saturday)

HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY: A rare chance to meet members of the Household Cavalry. Serving soldiers are on hand to talk about their jobs at this family-friendly event, which also goes into how the horses are cared for and trained. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, just turn up, 10am-4.30pm

BOOM CYCLE: Start your weekend with a dance party on a bike. Boom Cycle is a chance to get your sweat on under the guidance of trained instructors — you choose how far and how fast you cycle. The event includes a post-cycle brunch and mimosas at Hubbarb & Bell. The Hoxton (Holborn), £30, book ahead, 10.30am-1pm

RAILWAYS AND RADICALS: Follow the route of the buried River Fleet on this guided walk, which uses it as a base to cover some of the architecture and buildings in the area, including train stations, railways viaducts and Grecian villas. King’s Cross station, £12/£10, book ahead, 10.30am-12.30pm

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS: Kids must be accompanied by adults, and adults must be accompanied by kids at this bargain-price screening of March of the Penguins, a documentary about the journey of Emperor penguins. It’s introduced by Will McCallum, Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK. Barbican Cinema, £3.50, book ahead, 11am

CRAFTY FOX MARKET: One of our favourite London craft markets, Crafty Fox is pitching up in Elephant & Castle for the day, with a selection of curated craftspeople and makers selling their wares. Signwriters It’s A Good Sign, illustrator Lydia Ripper and jeweller Victoria Williams are among the 30+ stalls. Mercato Metropolitano (Elephant & Castle), free entry, just turn up, 11am-5pm

HISTORY TOUR: Go behind the scenes at Somerset House and hear the history of the building, including tales of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, scientific curiosity and naval power. Somerset House, free, book from 10.30am on the day, 12.15pm/1.15pm/2.15pm/3.15pm

CREATURE CREATIONS: The Grant Museum of Zoology has some weird and wonderful creatures in its collections. Use them as inspiration to create your own work of art at this family day. Grant Museum of Zoology (UCL), free, just turn up, 1pm-4pm

VOGA: Strike a pose, Madonna-style, at this voga class. Yoga meets vogue-ing for a workout that focuses on improving flexibility and energy flow. The Hoxton (Shoreditch), £12, book ahead, 4pm-5pm

37TH QUESTION: Heard of the psychological experiment where two people each answer 36 specially chosen questions designed to make them fall in love? That’s the basis of this comedy show, The 37th Question, which picks up with Stuart and Zoe four years after they answered those questions, when it’s time for a 37th. It’s an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure style show, part of Vault Festival. Waterloo Vaults, £10, book ahead, 4.30pm

LONDON’S GOT TALENT: …or at least, north London has, as demonstrated in this talent show, raising money for North London Hospice. Singers, dancers and choirs from the local area all perform. ArtsDepot (North Finchley), £15/£10, book ahead, 6.30pm

COMEDY: After being nominated for the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, Olga Koch is back on stage trying out new jokes and material. Pleasance Theatre (Islington), £5, book ahead, 9pm

Sunday 3 February

See comedian Abigoliah Schamaun in action

NT LIVE: Watch Simon Russell Beale take on the role of Richard II, portraying a time when his weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar (what do you mean, that sounds familiar?). A live screening of the National Theatre play, streamed direct from the stage to the cinema. Rich Mix (Shoreditch), £18, book ahead, 1pm

ARCHITECTURE TOUR: If you’ve got a soft spot for the brutalist architecture of Southbank Centre, get even closer to it on this architecture tour. The route taken depends what’s happening on the day, but it’ll give you a new perspective on the love-it-or-hate-it building. Southbank Centre, £12/£10, book ahead, 2pm

DOROTHY L SAYERS: Follow in the footsteps of crime writer Dorothy L Sayers (also a prize-winning linguist, translator, motorbike enthusiast and advertising copywriter). Discover some of the places and events from her life in 1920s London that inspired the novels. Holborn Station, £12/£9, book ahead, 2pm-4pm

CLOWN CHURCH SERVICE: It’s that time of year again: hundreds of clowns in full costume pile into an east London church for the Joseph Grimaldi service, in memory of the man said to be the trailblazer of modern clowning. Members of the public are welcome but it gets very busy (think clowns-in-a-mini, but on a much larger scale, with added prayers), so you’ll want to get there a couple of hours early for any chance of getting a seat. All Saints Church (Haggerston), free, just turn up, 3pm

KINDERTRANSPORT: See a rehearsed reading of Kindertransport, a play by Diane Samuels which was previously shown in the West End. It’s about the life of Kinderstransport children both during and after the second world war, and the reading is followed by a Q&A with Samuels, and the play’s director, Abigail Morris. Jewish Museum (Camden), £15/£10, book ahead, 5pm-8pm

COMEDY RECORDING: Comedian Abigoliah Schamaun is filming her 2018 Edinburgh show, in which she traces her journey from the conservative Midwest of America to becoming an unabashedly liberal London-based comic, in front of an audience (that’s where you come in). 2 Northdown Street (King’s Cross), £5, book ahead,7.30pm

SUPER BOWL: You’ll want to book ahead for any chance of getting a seat to see Rams take on Patriots. These London venues all have special parties, screenings and menus on offer for the night. Kick-off is 11.30pm

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