Things To Do In London: Tuesday 21 July 2015

Underground secrets

As you whizz about on a subterranean journey from Greenford to Oxford Circus, or Epping to Stratford, take a couple of minutes out to learn about the secrets of the Central Line. Which is the least-used station on the network? And where can you wait at an award-winning bus shelter? Find out here.

Things to do

Live music at Jazz Club Soho

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Head to The Phoenix on Cavendish Square to join in with Dawn Chorus, a new, pre-work choir. Led by expert vocal coaches and supported by the live karaoke brand Rockaoke, wake yourself up with rock and pop songs. £7, 7.30am
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Every third Tuesday of the month The Fleming Collection hosts Lunchtime Yarn — a peaceful knitting session. You’ll be knitting blankets and clothing for charity Knit for Peace. All materials supplied. Free, just turn up, 1pm-3pm

Join specialist tea merchants The Tea House at Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge for a three-course meal and traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Learn all about Sencha, Matcha and Teaware. £45, 5pm
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Lyrix Organix present a screening of their film We are Poets alongside spoken word performances and live music. Poet Dean Atta will be in conversation with director of Apples and Snakes Lucy Crompton-Reid as well as performing his own poetry. £7, prebook, 6pm

Head to The Jam Tree in Clapham for a nine course Mediterranean extravaganza using fresh and seasonal ingredients, accompanied by live music and great Greek atmosphere. £40, prebook, 6pm-11pm

Join a guided walk marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, looking into London society at the time, Wellington's stomping grounds in St James's and how news of the victory was received by the Prince Regent and commemorated artistically. £9/£7, just turn up, 6.30pm

Literary Speed Dating uses pretty much the same method as regular speed dating, with four minutes to chat to each person before moving on to the next. But this time, the talk is all about books, from Harry Potter to George Eliot. Age 25-40. Takes place at Nordic Bar in Soho. £20, 7pm
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Art Macabre holds a life drawing workshop at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston, based on the work of fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Practice your life drawing and fashion illustration skills by the Regent's Canal. Age 18+. £20, 7.30pm
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Sketch and character comics Alison Thea-Skot and Lazy Susan preview their Edinburgh shows at The Betsey Trotwood in Clerkenwell. £4, just turn up, 7.30pm

Giacomo Smith's House Band hosts a night of Gypsy, Swing and Stride music at Jazz Club Soho, featuring London musicians. £15, 8.30pm
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Good cause of the day

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival opens today at venues around King’s Cross. Homeless performers from Streetwise Opera are first up for a 30 minute show exploring the joy, humour and darker undertones of TV watching. £7.50/£9.50, prebook, 7pm

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