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Things to do today:
TEA HISTORY TOUR: Discover the history of tea and the sites in London related to it on a walking tour. Visit the burial sites of tea-famous people and discover the tea heritage of Monument, £11.21, book in advance, 10.30am
SPORTS CARNIVAL: Try volleyball, capoeira and football at Tower Hamlets Council's Sporting Carnival to celebrate the Rio Olympics. The family-friendly event will have live music, funfair rides and arts and crafts. Free, just turn up, from 11am
BEER FESTIVAL: Over 900 real ales are on offer at the Great British Beer Festival in Olympia, and there are plenty of pub games and other pub-based activities. £11, book in advance, from noon (until 13 August)
BRAZILIAN CINEMA: As part of the Horniman Museum's Festival of Brasil, watch 2002 film City of God, about one of the most notorious slums in the world, where residents are lucky to reach the age of 20. Free, just turn up, 6pm-8.30pm
PHOENIX FRINGE: Have a laugh at gags from David Trent, Hal Cruttenden and Luke Toulson at the Phoenix Fringe. Takes place at The Phoenix on Cavendish Square, just off Oxford Street. £8/10 (£20 for all three shows), book in advance, 7pm
BRIXTON CREATIVE NIGHT: Simon Mole is hosting this month's Straight Out The Box event at Pop Brixton. The line up of spoken word artists includes Jan Blake and John Berkavitch. £8/10, book in advance, just turn up, 7.30pm
IMMERSIVE GIG: Ivor Novello nominated musician Matthew Herbert uses Ron Arad's 360° installation Curtain Call to exhibit the sounds of a naked body over 24 hours for A Nude. The music of Lail Arad will be playing at the live music/video experience. £20 (+booking fee), book in advance, 7.30pm
Good cause of the day
Feeling brave? There's still time to book a place in tomorrow's Streak For Tigers at London Zoo. Strip off, run round the zoo, and raise money for Zoological Society of London's conservation projects.
Our daily pick of Funzing events
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: To ensure your photos perfectly capture your memories, this three hour workshop will show you how to take advantage of the manual mode on your DSLR camera. £45, 13 August
BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH: Start your Saturday with a delicious meal and bottomless prosecco at west London pub The Imperial. £35, 13/20/27 August