Things To Do Today In London: Monday 20 June 2016

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LAST CHANCE: Today's the final day of this Marilyn Monroe exhibition at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. The free display features Marilyn memorabilia including dresses worn by the actress and some of her personal letters. Free, just turn up, 10am-7pm

SPITALFIELDS SILK MERCHANTS: As part of the Immigrants of Spitalfields Festival, there's a lunchtime talk by textiles expert Mary Schoeser with stories of rich silk merchants and hard-working journeymen weavers. Takes place at Hanbury Hall. £6.47, book in advance, 1pm-2pm

NIGHT KAYAK: Grab your oars and take part in a night kayak along the Thames from Limehouse Basin to Greenwich. You'll be under the guidance of experienced instructors, with complete novices welcome. The trip finishes with dinner in the Cutty Sark pub in Greenwich. £50, book in advance, 6pm-8pm

AUTHOR READING: Douglas Cowie, author of Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago, is at Owl Bookshop in Kentish Town, where he'll read from the novel and answer questions about it. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

BREXIT DEBATE: Just days before the EU referendum vote, the Bloomsbury Institute hosts a debate on the potential Brexit. Panellists include economist Jonathan Portes, Conservative politician Geoffrey Van Orden and Allie Renison of the Institute of Directors. £10/£6, book in advance, 6.30pm

DANISH DINNER: Tuck into a five course tasting menu of Danish cuisine at The Bottle Shop near Tower Bridge. The Danish supperclub, by HYGGE Smørrebrød, will serve up dishes including pickled herring and Danish pork fillet, plus there are beers paired with each course. £27.57, book in advance, 7pm

SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: Deptford Cinema continues its Shakespeare On Film series with a screening of Throne of Blood, a 1957 film based on Macbeth. Age 18+. £5/£3.50, book in advance, 7.30pm

SUMMER SOLSTICE WALK: To mark the Summer Solstice, City of London Guide Paul Baker leads a walk through High Barnet and Monken Hadley, which claims to be the second most haunted village in England. Might be wise to bring a torch. £9/£4, book in advance, 7.30pm

SWING OUT: Pack your dancing shoes and get to London Wonderground at Southbank Centre for an evening of 1940s style dancing complete with live swing music and all the jitterbugging you could ever need. £12.50, book in advance, 7.45pm

Good cause of the day

Book now for tomorrow night's film screening raising money for Doctors of the World UK. Watch BBC documentary Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis, following volunteers and charities working to help refugees all the way from Lesbos to Calais and Dunkirk. More information and tickets.

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JAMAICAN RAGGA DANCE: Never heard of Ragga dance? It's a blend of traditional Jamaican social dance moves and hip hop — and you can learn some of the steps at this class. Taking place near Liverpool Street, the class is open to dancers of all levels (including beginners). £10, 24 June, 6.15pm

GLUTEN-FREE PASTA: Being gluten-free doesn't mean that pasta's off the menu, and you can learn to make your own gluten-free pasta at this masterclass. Learn all you need to know about shaping the pasta and pairing it with sauces, before tucking into what you've made. £35, 26 June, 10.30am

LONDON BIKE TOUR: Hop on a bike and take a tour around the City of London, along the River Thames, through Borough Market and onto Docklands and the East End, picking up plenty of history and trivia as you go. £28/£22, 23/24/25 June, 2pm