Things To Do In London: Wednesday 8 July 2015

The Future of London's airports

With airport expansion plans in the air, listen to what Jay Foreman had to say on the matter back in July last year in his Unfinished London series.

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Drink your way around Ealing Beer Festival at Walpole Park on a sunny afternoon. Beer selection includes local West London Breweries and we're particularly excited about the chocolate and beer tasting on Sunday. £4, prebook, until 11th July

Soundscapes is a new exhibition at the National Gallery in Charing Cross which merges painted masterpieces with new work by a range of talented musicians and sound artists, including work from DJ Jamie XX and Turner prize winner Susan Phillipsz. £9, prebook, until 6th September

Head to Windrush Square to celebrate the launch of the new Brixton Pound B£5 note. It was designed by a Turner Prize winning artist, and the localised currency aims to support local businesses by keeping money in the local area. Alongside the launch is a Give & Take market, where you can bring along your old items and swap them. Free, just turn up, 6pm-10pm

We can't think of a better setting for listening to jazz-pop sensation Caro Emerald. Take a picnic while relaxing in the lovely surroundings of Kew Gardens or sample delights from the artisan bars and food stalls on site. £52.75, prebook, 6pm
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If you have a penchant for the morbid join award-winning pathologist Dr Suzy Lishman at the Old Operating Theatre Museum who'll be exploring what a modern day post mortem examination can tell us about the life of a king in the 15th century. Not just any king but Richard III, the fella we dug out of a Leicester car park. £8, prebook, 6.30pm

Explore London life through the BFI's first retrospective of London films. Tonight the theme is transport. Choose from archive footage of London transport, A Night on London Transport (6.20pm)or Underground (8.40pm) a film set, you guessed it on the London Underground.  £10.65/£11.65, prebook, until 30th July

Catch some of the best comedy acts at Under One Roof Comedy Festival at the Landor Theatre without ever having to set foot in Edinburgh. The line-up includes Bridget Christie and Phil Wang. £7, prebook, 7pm
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Learn how to separate the monotonous wines from the rebellious ones at this Rebel wine workshop in Borough Market. £27, prebook, 7pm
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Bromance is a blend of circus performance and daring theatre which celebrates the tight bond between the performers. The show is part of the Udderbelly festival. £20, prebook, 7.30pm
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Want to inject some fun into your exercise regime? Head to Club 414 in Brixton for Ravercise, high intensity training in a club setting with live DJ. £8, prebook, 7.30pm
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Two great comedians perform work in progress at Invisible Dot in King’s Cross: from what we’ve seen of Joseph Morpurgo’s new show already, it’s going to be another belter (£5, prebook, 7.30pm) then stick around for James Acaster. £8/£7, prebook, 9.15pm

Head to subterranean jazz bar Kansas Smitty's in Broadway Market for a heady mix of bourbon and original swing music. £7, prebook, 8pm
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Good cause of the day

Take a browse through stunning backstage photos of the stars from our screens at the BAFTA Photographic Auction. Proceeds contribute to the BAFTA's charity work. Until 15th July

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Join Geoff Marshall as he uncovers the quirks of London, sharing the secrets of the London Underground and making conversation with London's statues. Subscribe to the Londonist channel to be the first to find out about our new canal series.

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