Things to do Today in London is sponsored by Revealed 2016.
- Get into the Houses of Parliament for free.
- Why is there a dome on top of Kennington Station?
- Explore the cavernous shelter underneath Clapham.
Things to do today:
CAKE TASTING: Bakery Konditor & Cook are opening their doors in Southwark for tastings. We can't wait. £10, book in advance, 5pm
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Follow the journeys of an American superstar track athlete and a South African barefoot runner towards one of the most controversial moments in sporting history, at the 1984 LA Olympics. Followed by Q&A with runners Zola Budd and Mary Decker, and the film's director and producer. £16, book in advance, 6.30pm
SCIENCE COMEDY: Have a giggle and learn some cool facts from the Science Museum's resident comedians Punk Science. After the show, explore gaming exhibits as part of the museum's Lates. £9, book in advance/just turn up, 7.30pm
WHISKY-JAZZ TASTING: Does sound affect flavour? Pop down to Kansas Smitty's in Broadway Market to see if melody and tempo have an impact on your dram. £8, book in advance, 6.30pm
TERRARIUM WORKSHOP: Make your own indoor terrarium (a glass container housing plants or animals) with Geo-fleur at Hilton Bankside. £30, book in advance, 6.30pm
OPEN MIC NIGHT: Listen to poets and musicians at Jawdance, Rich Mix's monthly open mic night. Sign up on the night for your chance to perform alongside some of London's biggest names in spoken word. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm
COMEDY: Laugh your socks off at an improvisational comedy show, followed by two Edinburgh preview shows at the Dogstar, Brixton. Three performances for a fiver - what's not to like?! £5, book in advance, 7.30pm
FOLK MUSIC GIG: Let multi-instrumentalist Jerron Paxton transport you to the 1920s with blues-influenced pieces. Vesuvo will also be playing their twist on traditional Italian music at The Old Queens Head. £10/£12, book in advance/just turn up, 8pm
Book now to discover nature in the city
Know how much nature there is in the London Bridge area? More than you might think in a place associated with sleek modern architecture such as The Shard — and there's a special month-long campaign to help you discover it all.
To whet your appetite, Revealed 2016 brings a programme of events to Potters Fields Park on 28-30 July, where you can learn how to create cocktails with fresh herbs, make your own healthy make-up with a natural beauty workshop, and craft instruments from vegetables with the London Vegetable Orchestra.
Workshops take place on Thursday and Friday evenings, and on Saturday all day — it's best to book in advance, although there will be a few places available on the day if you arrive early.
All month long there are art installations inspired by nature all around London Bridge — such as a red phone box reclaimed by plants and flowers made from paint pools.
Revealed 2016 events are curated and programmed by Fantasy High Street on behalf of Team London Bridge. They take place at Potters Fields Park from 28-30 July, with installations on view throughout August. Find out more at atlondonbridge.com
Good cause of the day
POETRY OPEN MIC: Whether you're the next William Shatner or you've never read poetry aloud before, have a go with The Poetry Society in aid of Medecins Sans Frontieres. Free (donations encouraged), just turn up, 7.30pm
Our daily pick of Funzing events
INDIAN FOOD TOUR: Come with an empty belly to taste a range of Indian delights from the best restaurants of Brick Lane. £40, 6/12/20/27 August
ANCIENT TRIBAL DRUMMING: Join an open djembe drumming circle and learn traditional African rhythms with London African Drumming. £15, 2/9/16/23 August