Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by Covent Garden. Scroll down for information on Covent Garden's After Hours events in July.
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Things to do today:
PARENT+BABY MATINEE: Bring your baby to Stanley's Film Club in South Norwood and watch the Oscar-winning Amy, a documentary about Amy Winehouse which only uses archived footage to tell her life story. £7, just turn up, 10am (film starts at 11am)
INTERACTIVE SEMINAR: See how technology can both help and hinder our health at the University of Greenwich's Body<>Tech Colloquium. Using interactive games, learn how we will care for our bodies both online and in the future. Free, book in advance, all day from 11am (until 26 August)
TIME PORTAL: Explore Victorian London and the beginning of Wimbledon tennis in a theatre experience created by the studio responsible for Oscar-winning film Gravity. Sponsored by Stella Artois, this event includes two drinks. £15.50, book in advance, all day from midday (until 10 July)
FRANK TURNER EXHIBTION: In the tunnels below Waterloo station, view intimate photos from Ben Morse's eight years on the road with his friend, singer Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls. Apply for tickets for an exclusive performance by Frank Turner on 13 July. Free, just turn up, all day (until 31 July)
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: Discover how the rave culture of the late 80s influenced local youth culture and nightlife in East London, at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen's Origins East exhibition. Sign up for a panel discussion with the photographers and DJ Bill Brewster on 12 July. Free, just turn up, all night from 5pm (until 22 August)
HAIKU WALK: Walk and talk, write and recite... Join the Museum of Walking in Deptford and create a haiku about what home means to you. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm
JOURNALIST TALK: Hear Jonathan Grun, former editor of the Press Association and a journalist for over 40 years share stories and scandals of Westminster politics and personalities. £10, book in advance/ just turn up, 6.30pm
SOMERSET HOUSE CONCERT: Listen to the twice Grammy-nominated neo-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote as they play Somerset House, supported by jazz/punk/funk band Melt Yourself Down. From £29.50 (+booking fee), book in advance, 7.30pm
MUSICAL COMEDY: Be entertained by the Tongue Fu team in their new spoken word musical comedy before they head to the Edinburgh Fringe. £8.50 (+booking fee), book in advance/just turn up, 9.30pm
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Pamper yourself at the Covent Garden Beauty Spot
Covent Garden After Hours kicks off tonight with a late night event focusing on all things beauty.
Over 50 of the iconic area's stores are staying open late, plus there are make-up masterclasses and brand offers from the likes of Charlotte Tilbury and Kate Spade. Molton Brown is offering free hand massages, and KIKO Milano make-up experts host a workshop on the new skincare range.
Have a makeover before striking a pose in front of the 32,000sqft of mirrors wrapped around the Market Building — if that's not worth a selfie we don't know what is.
For more information on After Hours, visit the Covent Garden website #CGAfterHours.
Good cause of the day
CHOCOLATE+WINE MASTERCLASS: Be wined and Divined with Fairtrade and farmer-owned company Divine Chocolate at Fairly Square Bar. Ticket proceeds go towards bringing two young Ghanaian people from cocoa growing farmer communities to the UK. £30, book in advance, 7pm
Our daily pick of Funzing events
SOCIAL SALSA NIGHT: Shake your hips, learn how to salsa and make new friends in Piccadilly Circus. £6, 5/12 July
MUSIC PUB CRAWL: From Oasis's What's the Story Morning Glory? in Berwick St to Madness's Absolutely at Chalk Farm station, spend your afternoon on a tour of album cover locations. £12, 16 July/20 August/17 September