Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 15 June 2016

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Wander Millwall Dock today. Image: CRUZERISM

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MILLWALL WALK: Explore some of London's most important maritime history on this riverside walk. Stroll from Millwall Docks, across the Thames Path to Greenland Dock, the Isle Of Dogs and Island Gardens. Expect spectacular views, whatever the weather. £10, prebook, 11am

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Discover more about the Jacobites with Dr Jacqueline Roding. She's dropping into Waterstones Tottenham Court Road to discuss how the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion was a turning point of British History. £3, prebook, 1pm

FOR THE LOVE OF ITALY: Party Italian-style at The House of Peroni. This pop up packed with style has taken over Proud East with food from Francesco Mazzei (Chef Patron of Sartoria in Mayfair), plus a fully-stocked Italian deli. Mixology master Simone Caporale has the cocktails covered too. Free entry, just turn up (prebook experiences at a cost), 5pm-11pm, until 1 July

RED GALLERY: Justin Robertson presents The Explorer's Choice at the Red Gallery. The celebrated musician, DJ and producer has curated a free three-day get together crammed with art, live music, discussions and DJ sets. Be prepared to be amazed, fascinated and entertained. Free, prebook, 6pm

KITCHEN BEAUTY: Cook up a storm of beauty at Boxpark Shoreditch. Learn how shea butter is made, how essential oils can be used to benefit your body and create a bespoke body cream. £15, prebook, 6pm-9pm

Join the discussion into London's housing crisis tonight. Image: Andy Worthington

LIFE OFF THE LADDER: With the prospect of owning a property in London moving further  away each year, The Guardian's Aditya Chakrabortty gets the discussion going about long-term renting, at the Royal Geographical Society tonight. £10, prebook, 7pm

POP HORROR II: Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the closet, the city's campest pop disco party hits the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. I Still Know What You Donna Summer throws horror video mash ups into a blender with some of London's edgiest cabaret stars. £5, prebook, 7pm

COMEDY: Rachel Parris of Austentatious fame brings her Edinburgh preview, Best Laid Plans to The Night — with a collection of songs, stories and stand up about not having it all. She's joined by the "clown monster" John-Luke Roberts plus Gareth Gwynn and Jillian Young. £5.50, prebook, 7.30pm  

Good cause of the day

Registration's closed already for this year's Prudential RideLondon, in aid of children's charity Variety but you can still volunteer to get involved on 31 July. There are loads of ways you can help with fundraising, cheering and supporting the riders on the day. Sign up on the Variety website.

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Whip up some soap with Naz

HANDMADE SOAP: Make your own soaps and bath bombs with this workshop near London Bridge. Naz will take you through the basics, then you'll get stuck into making your own — and have loads to take home too. £29, prebook, 2pm, 25 June

Leap into a Parkour workshop

PARKOUR: Get fit in a new way with Matthew's parkour workshop. He'll take you through techniques in a safe way so you'll come away with a better understanding of parkour, maybe a few achy muscles, and definitely wanting to do it all over again. £8/ £5, prebook, 1pm, 19 June

See a new side to Spitalfields with Kate

UNIQUE SPITALFIELDS: Explore the Spitalfields area with London blogger Katie in Experience The Unique Spirit of Spitalfields. A 90-minute journey through this east London spot, from its past as fields and nursery gardens, to the present as a fashionable district packed with famous markets, Katie's detailed knowledge of the area will help you discover its secrets. £12/ £10, prebook, 11am, 19 June