Things To Do Today In London: Friday 8 July 2016

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Things to do in London today is sponsored by Stella Artois.

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Things to do today:

FREE-FROM FESTIVAL: Discover how to live with allergies and intolerances without missing out. Cooking classes, talks and food aplenty. £10, book in advance, all day from 10am (until 10 July)

ART WORKSHOP: Develop your drawing and painting skills as well as your understanding of wildlife conversation at all-day workshop Illustrating the Wild World. The class is both inside an art studio and outside in the nearby nature reserve. Profits are split between the maintenance of Woodberry Wetlands nature reserve and London Wildlife Trust's conservation work. £49.50, book in advance, 10am

JAPANESE SUPPER CLUB: Get a taste of Tokyo with a five-course meal at a secret location in Angel. BYOB. £29.90, book in advance, 7pm

LONDON CHAMBER CHOIR: Listen to Londinium finish their 10th anniversary season with music celebrating nature. The choir will be singing pieces by Elgar and Mendelssohn, along with more recent artists such as Cecilia McDowall at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn. £15, book in advance, 7.30pm

FASHION+ART EVENING: Be inspired by late British artist Winifred Knights as you listen to talks, make broaches and hat pins at a vintage accessories-making workshop and watch a catwalk show with modern adaptations of Knights's style. £25, book in advance, 7.30pm

VEGETARIAN SUPPER CLUB: Get all of your five-a-day at Wild Thyme Food's vegetarian feast in Limehouse. Wine for each course is included, and one school breakfast per guest is donated through Magic Breakfast charity. What more of a reason do we need to eat healthily? £35, book in advance, 7pm

STORY WALK: Join an evening of stories and poetry as you discover the life of Catherine Eddowes. Pay what you can, book in advance, 8pm

Things To Do In London This Weekend is sponsored by Stella Artois.

Visit Victorian London and the First Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Step into the streets of Victorian London: a murky yet exciting place filled with big characters. Run into a debonair detective and a certain Queen Victoria, in this experience from reputed immersive theatre team Les Enfants Terrible.

Meanwhile two brands are just starting to make their mark on the city. Experience the little-known tennis tournament called Wimbledon, and a new Belgian beer being served up to Londoners for the first time — from a brewery known as Artois.

The Time Portal runs from 7-10 July from noon to 9.40pm. Tickets cost £13.50 - £18 (including a £1 booking fee) for each 40-minute theatrical experience, including two free drinks. Visit to find out more.

Good cause of the day

CHARITY MUDDY RUNS: Scramble around a muddy 5km obstacle course and raise money for Cancer Research UK at women-only Race for Life Pretty Muddy. From Clapham to Finsbury, Stratford to Hammersmith, there are runs across London. Free, book in advance, various times and dates (13 July - 16 October)

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Our daily pick of Funzing events

SANDAL WORKSHOP: Learn how to make your own leather sandals just in time for summer at this day workshop in East London. £80, 16 July

SRI LANKAN COOKERY CLASS: Meet new friends and flavours in a half-day class led by Sri Lankan native Numi where you'll discover how to make tasty dishes like egg hoppers and tamarind chilli fish curry. £45, 17/31 July