Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 20 September 2016

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Heist Bank explores why pizza and beer make the perfect match.

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Things to do today:

LITERARY WALKING TOUR: Explore important locations linked to authors and poets who have lived and loved in the City of London with a tour led by an official City of London guide. £8-10, book in advance, 11am

BAYEUX TAPESTRY: Design historian and chair of the Textile Society, Dr Brenda King, is at the Society of Antiquaries in Burlington House talking about the Bayeux Tapestry, the oldest surviving record of the the 1066 Battle of Hastings. Free, book in advance, 1pm

ARCHITECTURE ON FILM: Filmmaker Jem Cohen's latest film explores urban life and architecture in cities including Istanbul, New York and St. Petersburg. The screening at Barbican is followed by a Q&A. £11.50, book in advance, 6.30pm

BRITAIN AFTER BREXIT: David Smith, former Economics Editor of The Sunday Times, speaks at LSE about Britain's short-term and long-term future in the wake of Brexit. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

FILM QUIZ: You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat Film Quiz is back at Hackney Attic. Grab your friends and text your knowledge of the flicks. £5, book in advance, 6.30pm

PIZZA AND BEER: Find out why pizza and beer go so well together with Heist Bank's resident beerspert (beer-expert) and other speakers in Paddington. Drink three beers with slices of fresh, wood-fired pizza and have the pairings explained to you as you go. £15, book in advance, 7pm

CAMPFIRE: Huddle around the Nest Collective's campfire listening to stories and live music, and taking part in singalongs. Takes place at Glengall Wharf Garden in Peckham. Tonight's performance comes courtesy of gypsy-jazz musician Lulo Reinhardt. £8/10, book in advance, 7pm

FREE COMEDY: Head to Top Secret Comedy Club in Drury Lane for a night of free improv comedy. Free, 8pm

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Cocktail Masterclasses From The Buffalo Trace Bourbon Team

Learn how to make cocktails from the Buffalo Trace Bourbon team, or just sit back and sip one, as Hackney House in Shoreditch is transformed into the Buffalo Bourbon Empire for London Cocktail Week.

Six top venues in London have created a menu for you to sit back and enjoy; or head for the Elmer T Masterclass Room for a whiskey sampling session, or learn how to make cocktails.  

One of the best seats in the bar will be at one of the ‘bar stool sessions’ — where bar staff will take you through a tasting menu of four cocktails over an hour, while telling you tall tales.

October 3-7, Hackney House, Curtain Road. For more information and to book a table, masterclass or bar stool, see the website.

Good cause of the day

COMEDY GIG: Carl Donnelly and Ellie Taylor are part of the line up at Strongroom Bar & Kitchen Shoreditch's comedy night. The event is free but please donate to Amnesty International UK collection at the end of the night. Free (donations encouraged), book in advance, 7pm

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Our daily pick of Funzing events

SAUCY SOUTHWARK: Get your tickets now to discover the raunchy past of Southwark on a guided tour led by an award-winning history blogger. £12, 21 September/9 October

SILK KIMONO WORKSHOP: Make a kimono jacket tailored to your body and taste with a 90 minute workshop in North London. £20, 20 October/4/18 November