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Temperatures are meant to drop slightly today, but keep yourself cool over the coming days with a trip to one of London's many outdoor pools and lidos.
Things to do
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National Portrait Gallery opens a new photography exhibition about the life and work of actress Audrey Hepburn. See more than seventy images, including classic and rarely seen prints from leading twentieth-century photographers. £10/£8.50, prebook (some dates have sold out already), until 18 October
PHOTOGRAPHING THE HOME FRONT:
London Metropolitan Archives in Finsbury offers a chance to explore photographs of London during World War Two, suffering the effects of enemy fire, but continuing to operate, regardless. Free, prebook, 3pm
NORTH KOREAN DEFECTOR:
Hyeonseo Lee, who managed to flee her home country of North Korea at the age of 17, is at Frontline Club in Paddington to talk about her story and her struggle to rebuild and gain a new identity. £12.50, 7pm
As part of RLSB's London Without Limits festival, there's a blindfold run training session in Hyde Park. Give blindfold running or guided running a go, ahead of the blindfold run at the Olympic Park in September. Free, just turn up, 7pm
The Malachite Theatre Company bring a performance of Twelfth Night to the gardens of The Geffrye Museum in Hoxton. Bring a picnic and a blanket, food and drink also available to purchase on site. £13.20/£11, prebook, 7.30pm
ST PAUL'S CONCERT:
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment join the Choir of the Enlightenment to perform Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 in the setting of St Paul's Cathedral. Part of City of London Festival. £13.50, 8pm
Good cause of the day
Tonight, Starfish Greathearts Foundation hosts a classical concert at Rosslyn Hill Chapel in Hampstead Heath. South African born pianist Renée Reznek, international flautist Nancy Ruffer and the Afro-Jazz musician Pinise Saul will be accompanied by jazz composer and musician Simon Wallace. Money raised goes towards supporting vulnerable children affected by HIV an poverty in South Africa. More information and tickets.
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