Things To Do In London Today is sponsored by Nespresso and Rooftop Film Club.
Things to do today:
AFTER WORK PARTY: Head to Scalpers menswear shop in Carnaby for an after-work party. Tuck into a complimentary Estrella Galicia beer and popcorn, watch a live performance from Scalpers’ campaign model, Ashley Radford, and get 10% off items in new Scalpers collection. Free, just turn up, 6pm-8pm
COLLAGE ART: Peruse Steven Quinn’s one-night only collage exhibition Rewind Tomorrow at the Hoxton Basement. Free, just turn up, 7pm
SWING DANCE & JAZZ: Listen to the sounds of the glamorous pre-war era at Wilton’s Music Hall. Put on your glitziest attire and prepare to dance the night away to Benoit Viellefon and his orchestra. £15/20, book in advance, 7pm
SUNSET SAFARI: Huddle around a campfire with your family and learn about the nocturnal animals who live in Hyde Park. Then, explore the park with the resident bat expert and investigate the moth traps you set up earlier. £12, book in advance, 7pm
HACKNEY FILMS: Watch a selection of short films from Hackney-based artists who use film and video media. Takes place at Hackney Attic as part of the venue’s film festival. Free, book in advance, 7.30pm
ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHY: Learn about the art of calligraphy and why it’s so important to Islam, from Dr Nassar Mansour, one of the most distinguished contemporary calligraphers. The talk at Asia House is followed by a demonstration. £7, book in advance, 7.30pm
VICTOR VICTORIA: 80s musical film Victor Victoria starring Julie Andrews and set in 1935 is being screened at Regent Street Cinema. Continue the Prohibition theme at the after party at Arts Theatre Club. £12, book in advance, 8pm
Win Rooftop Film Club tickets and a Nespresso coffee machine
If you’ve not made it to a Rooftop Film Club screening yet this summer, here’s your chance.
One lucky Londonist reader will win two tickets to a screening at one of Rooftop Film Club’s impressive rooftop locations. Enjoy a Nespresso iced coffee while watching an iconic film as the sun sets over the London skyline.
The lucky winner will also receive the new-look Nespresso CitiZ&Milk coffee machine and an iced coffee hamper.
Feeling lucky? For more information and to enter the competition, click here. Competition closes on 30 August.
Good cause of the day
AMNESTY WALK: Take a guided walk of Bloomsbury in aid of Amnesty International. Learn about Virginia Woolf and her tumultous love life, Britain’s first female doctor, and other remarkable females of the area. £12, book in advance, 6.30pm
Our daily pick of Funzing events
DISUSED TUBE TOUR: Find the abandoned tube stations of central London, and learn about London’s second underground railway. Get your tickets here. £10, 12-22 September
SINGLES’ ROOFTOP PARTY: Don’t miss out on a party for singles at Kensington Roof Gardens, complete with cocktails, a barbecue and games. £10, 23 September