Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 10 July 2018

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NATIONAL PIÑA COLADA DAY: If you've been riding London's summer heatwave, you're going to need something to help you cool down. That's where Young's comes in. Simply pop in to your nearest participating boozer and get your hands on your complimentary Malibu Piña Colada. Multiple venues, free but you'll need to download the Young's app first, all day

AZZEDINE ALAIA: Follow Azzedine Alaïa's journey from sculptor to couturier to the stars, whose personally constructed garments have been worn by the likes of Greta Garbot, Grace Jones, Michelle Obama and Rihanna.  The designer himself personally selected the pieces for this exhibition before his death last year, spanning the early 1980s to his last ever collection. The Design Museum (Kensington), £16, booking recommended, until 7 October

BST OPEN HOUSE: Even if you didn't manage to nab tickets to see your favourite acts at British Summer Time, you can still get in on the fun at their Open House, which runs until Thursday. Head to Hyde Park for alfresco screenings of musicals old and new, free live music, and hip hop bingo. Hyde Park, just turn up, 10.30am-10.30pm

IMAGO: Having spent nine months holed up in the studio, the Imago Art Group are ready to show off the fruits of their labour. Expect works of great delicacy, vibrant eruptions of colour and texture, and mindful explorations of process and material. Espacio Gallery (Bethnal Green), free, just turn up, until 15 July

FULHAM PALACE WALK: Wander around Fulham Palace's beautiful botanical garden over a glass of wine with Head Gardener Lucy Hart. She'll fill you in on the site's colourful history and give you a sneak peek at her future plans for it. Fulham Palace, £8.50, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Celebrate one of couture's most rebellious outsiders at the Design Museum.

VINO BEANO: Calling all fizz fanatics — The Vino Beano are letting their Grower Champagnes, cava, prosecco and English sparkling wine flow at the Royal Society of Sculptors. That's a whole lotta bubbles. The Royal Sculptors (South Kensington), £30, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.30pm

WAR ON WONGA: Cast your mind back to the summer of 2013, when the Archbishop of Canterbury vowed to put payday lenders out of business by promoting Britain's network of credit unions. Five years on, the man himself — alongside a panel of politicians, finance experts, and theologians — look at what prompted this call and where we are on the road to a fairer financial system. St Paul's Hammersmith, free, book ahead, 7.30pm

LOCKED UP: Two trapped men try to escape their mysterious cell in a battle against desperation and in search for the truth. Can they remain rational enough to piece to together the various components of their absurd situation, or will they buckle in under the emotional pressure? Find out in Bear In The Air's Locked Up. Tristan Bates Theatre, £15, book ahead, 7.45pm, until 28 July

BEARD: Part romance, part nightmare, this darkly intimate comedy show has been generating plenty of buzz. See Baby Come Back, the brainchild of award-winning comedy duo Beard, before it hits the Fringe. Pleasance Theatre (Islington), £5, book ahead, 7.45pm

MASUD MILAS: Find out how a Hong Kong-born man who is half Kenyan, half English, and now resides in the UK finds his place in an identity-obsessed world. Comic Masud Milas returns to Angel Comedy Club with his brand new show. The Bill Murray (Islington), £5 to reserve a seat/pay what you want OTD, book ahead, 9.30pm-10.30pm

Good cause of the day

There's still time to get involved with Race for Life in Hyde Park, which takes place at the end of the month. Sign up today and, whether you walk, jog, or run the 10k route, you'll be raising valuable funds for Cancer Research.

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Paddle Boarding in East London - Beginners


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Forgotten Old London


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A Secret London Tour


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