Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 26 June 2019

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Free outdoor cinema in Paddington

Things to do

VICTORIAN CITY: London Metropolitan Archives runs a guided walk focusing on the architecture of Sir Horace Jones, born 200 years ago. He designed Tower Bridge and Smithfield and Billingsgate Markets, plus plenty of other buildings to be seen along the route. Monument station, £10, book ahead, 11am-1pm

OUTDOOR CINEMA: Cross your fingers for good weather as Merchant Square hosts an outdoor screening of 2017 film Battle of the Sexes. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, it tells the true story of the 1973 tennis match between world number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ Bobby Riggs. Merchant Square (Paddington), free, just turn up, 5.30pm-7.30pm

HISTORY IN THE PUB: London Historians' latest History In The Pub evening looks at the history of the book trade in London, from its earliest beginnings to the 20th century. Four speakers, a speed quiz and plenty of prizes feature. The Sir Christopher Hatton, £6, book ahead, 6.30pm-9pm

TAP TAKEOVER: Ahead of Canada Day next Monday, Canadian brewery Collective Arts takes over the taps at Tate Modern for an evening of beer and art. Sup tasters of the brews while admiring artworks also created by the brewery. Tate Modern, £19.95-£23.95, book ahead, 6.30pm-11pm

Pride is the theme of Science Museum's late

MUSEUM LATES: Science Museum keeps the doors open for its monthly late. This time the theme is Pride, with events and activities marking the Pride in London Jubilee. Listen to Europe’s longest running LGBTQ+ choir, the Pink Singers, hear from Bishopsgate Institute archivists about the Stonewall riots, browse the exhibitions or bust a move at the silent disco. Science Museum (South Kensington), free, book ahead, 6.45pm-10pm

ARCTIC EXPEDITION: Helen Czerski knows a thing or two about Arctic expeditions — she spent last summer living close to the North Pole, studying the weather. Hear her talk about her experiences, including the challenges of living in those conditions — and of adapting back to normal life. The Royal Institution (Mayfair), £16/£10/£7, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB: Get involved in a discussion about Disobedience by Naomi Alderman, as bookseller Nick Cordingly leads this edition of the LGBTQ Book Club. The novel was published in 2006 and follows a rabbi's lesbian daughter as she returns from New York to her Orthodox Jewish community in Hendon. Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, free, just turn up, 7pm-8.30pm

Laugh Train Home comedy night

BRUSSELS: This month's Dash Cafe focuses on the international city of Brussels (/Brussel/Bruxelles). Short films, poetry and architecture are used to explore how the city — made up of different communities, languages, governments and neighbourhoods — functions. Rich Mix (Shoreditch), £5, book ahead, 7.30pm

CAPERNAUM: Catch a screening of Capernaum, the first film directed by an Arab women to be nominated for an Oscar. It's the Lebanese story of a streetwise 12-year-old boy who sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him, after he's jailed for violent crimes. After the screening there's a discussion, and a chance to try Lebanese snacks. Harris Academy South Norwood, £8.50/£7/£5, book ahead, 7.45pm-10pm

There's a late at the Poetry Library

POETRY LATE: The National Poetry Library stays open late for a salon evening with poets Mary Jean Chan, Keith Jarrett and Kai-Isaiah Jamal. Hear readings of their work in the recently-refurbished Hayward Gallery Cafe, with views over Waterloo Bridge. Southbank Centre, £10, book ahead, 8pm

COMEDY: Laugh Train Home comedy night serves up sets from Josie Long and Erich McElroy. Long offers a preview of her new show Tender, while McElroy focuses on more political issues. The Four Thieves (Battersea), from £7, book ahead, 8.15pm-10.30pm

Good cause of the day

Book ahead for Fundraise Your Voice, a musical theatre show raising money for the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, with West End stars including Carrie Hope Fletcher. Find out more and book tickets.

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