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Things to do today:
CHRISTIE'S LATES: Try your hand at life drawing, have a go at valuing a painting, learn what to look for when buying one, or just watch Wimbledon at Christie's auction house's monthly late night opening. Free, just turn up, 6pm
ARCHITECTURE TALK: Join artist Richard Wentworth and The Observer's architecture critic Rowan Moore as they talk about London's changing skyline and our changing identities. This discussion at Bold Tendencies (a multi-storey carpark and art space in Peckham) also marks the launch of Wentworth's book Known Unknowns. Free, book in advance, 6pm
HISTORY TOUR: Discover important London landmarks and commemorate the Battle of the Somme with a walking tour around Whitehall and St James's Park, focusing on the year 1916. £10/£7, just turn up, 6.30pm
FOOD BLOG TALK: Want to start your own food blog? Learn some tips from the guys behind What Dad Cooked, a food blog set up by two brothers who thought their dad's cooking deserved some recognition. The event is part of Waterloo Food Festival. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm
FEMINISM IN POP: Listen to Radio 1's Clara Amfo and DJ Lulu LeVay in conversation with The Observer's Miranda Sawyer as they discuss the image of female musicians in the entertainment industry. Takes place at the House of Barnabas in Soho. £15, book in advance, 6.30pm
WAYNE HEMINGWAY TALK: Hear from Wayne Hemingway, the founder of fashion label Red or Dead and the mind behind Vintage Festiva,l as he talks at the London Transport Museum about the new uniform he designed for TFL staff. £10, book in advance, 7pm
OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING: Watch 90s classic Wayne's World for free at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Snuggle up with blankets and tuck into street food to celebrate the start of summer (we're not making promises on the weather, ming). There's a different classic every Tuesday throughout July. Free entry, just turn up, 7pm (film starts at sunset)
BOOK TALK: Author Travis Elborough talks about the history and future of parks in London at The Wanstead Tap, to tie in with the launch of his new book, A Walk In The Park. £5, book in advance, 7.30pm
Today's Things To Do In London 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 12 noon to 9.40pm. Tickets cost £13.50 - £18 (including a £1 booking fee) for each 40-minute theatrical experience, including two free drinks. Visitwww.ebplive.co.uk/stellaartois to find out more.
Good cause of the day
SOUTH AFRICAN CONCERT: Listen to a variety of music from South African performers in aid of Starfish Greathearts Foundation, a charity supporting children in South Africa affected by HIV and poverty. From opera singer Golda Schultz, to international flautist Nancy Ruffer, expect a bit of everything. Takes place at Rosslyn Hill Chapel in Hampstead. £35, book in advance, 7.30pm
Our daily pick of Funzing events
BURLESQUE SHOW: Watch a variety of performers at the East of England Burlesque Festival's charity matinee, taking place in Leytonstone. Thirty performers at all stages of their careers will take to the stage, with all profits going to Mind, the mental health charity. £5, 31 July
DIM SUM CLASS: Learn how to make restaurant-standard Dim Sum, pronounce the Cantonese names properly, and sample Chinese teas in this half-day experience. £35, 5/9/10 July