Things To Do Today In London: Monday 2 July 2018

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MAPS OF LONDON: We love a bit of creative cartography. Get a unique view of London’s history at this exhibition of fine art maps by Adam Dant, presented alongside The Map House’s antique collection. The Map House (Knightsbridge), free, just turn up, until 14 July

JANE BROWN: Get a glimpse of British life across six decades at this retrospective of esteemed photojournalist Jane Brown. From post-war austerity, to the rise of modern celebrity culture, her documentary and portraiture work on assignment for The Observer is candid and timeless. Proud Central (Charing Cross), free, just turn up, until 12 August

WHERE THE WILD THINGS WENT: Meet the ZSL scientists working to save some of the world’s most elusive and endangered species. From tracking sharks in the British Indian Ocean Territory, to studying the deep sea floor off the coast of Greenland, they’ll show you how they monitor some of the world’s richest habitats. The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition (St James’s), free, just turn up, until 8 July

RIOTS NOT DIETS: Be part of the conversation about how dieting affects your body and mind at a panel discussion chaired by Becky Young of the Anti Diet Riot Club. Your ticket includes a welcome drink. Young Vic Theatre (Waterloo), £7, book ahead, 6pm-8pm

BEAT THE BUGS: If you’ve got a somewhat morbid fascination with disease and the body, now’s your time to shine. Explore the Royal College of Nursing’s archives, get crafty with quilt making and play  infectious games at their library Late. The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre (Cavendish Square), free, book ahead, 6pm-10pm

The fun’s infectious at this RCN Late.

ROY AYERS: The Godfather of Neo-Soul comes to the Jazz Cafe for a six-night residency. Tonight, he performs alongside Miraa May. Jazz Cafe (Camden), £30, book ahead, 7pm-11pm, until 7 July

FALSE ALARM: Nonsensical non-sequiturs and grooving to The Blue Danube — this isn’t your usual courtroom drama. See Virgilio Piñera’s False Alarm, the story of a murder trial that takes a nosedive into absurdity, as part of Out of the Wings theatre festival. Cervantes Theatre (Southwark), £10, book ahead, 7.30pm

RISING STARS: As part of Pride In London, the city’s LBGT+ community will be showing off their diverse talents and keeping you entertained all night long. There’s music, dance comedy, acrobatics, and even a choir. Underbelly Festival (South Bank), £19, book ahead, 7.45pm

BOOGIE LIKE BRITNEY: Indulge in a bit of 90s nostalgia by learning how to shake your stuff to Britney’s breakout hit. This dancing masterclass will teach you all the moves to Baby One More Time. It’s a gym clothes and trainers affair, so best leave the inappropriate school girl outfit where it belongs — in the past. Drink, Shop & Do (King’s Cross), £15, book ahead, 8.30pm-10pm

ALEX EDELMAN: Jigsaw-loving Nazis and tribalism are just two of the topics this Edinburgh Comedy Award winner will be covering in his third solo show. See Alex Edelman, fresh off of a performance on Conan and stints supporting Beck and Ricky Gervais. The Bill Murray (Islington), £5, book ahead, 9.45pm-10.45pm

Good cause of the day

Cally Beaton and Tez Ilyas headline this charity comedy night in aid of the Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund. All the proceeds from ticket sales will help fund NERF’s work supporting rural communities affected by the devastating 2015 earthquake.

Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing…

At 225 meters long – and the height of 9 double-decker buses – this isn’t one for the faint-hearted. Are you brave enough to take on London’s longest zip line? Take in spectacular views of the city skyline before zipping down one of three exhilarating wires with your mates.  Get tickets

Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You’ll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area’s links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets

How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London’s most superstitious hotel. On Matt’s tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets

You might not have heard of Andy Leek, but he’s likely already brought a smile to your face. His public art project, Notes to Strangers, saw him plaster London’s streets in motivational posters, positively influencing the lives of many Londoners. In this talk, you’ll get a rare chance to meet Andy and hear the story behind his inspirational project.  Get tickets

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2018-07-01 15:45:10 – Source: londonist.com