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What: An annual peek into some of the capital’s most intriguing buildings, with a photography competition for the under 12s.
Why: It’ll blow the house down.
When: Sat. & Sun., times vary.
Where: Venues across London. For locations and bookings, go to londonopenhouse.org.
What: A beautifully illustrated book by Alice Melvin for number novices.
Why: It’s a page-turner.
When: Just before bedtime.
Where: Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG (020 7887 8888).
Peter and the Wolf
What: Mime, music and puppets with the Sea Legs Puppet Theatre.
Why: The world’s a stage.
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Where: Tricycle, 269 Kilburn High Rd., NW6 7JR (020 7328 1000).