Things To Do In London: Friday 4 July 2014

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Flamingo Pier takes place tonight in Hackney. Details below

Flamingo Pier takes place tonight in Hackney. Details below.


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at St Olave Parish Hall in Fenchurch Street, outside no. 73 Alleyn Park in Dulwich, Brookside Methodist Church in East Barnet and St John Centre in Isleworth. See site for terms and conditions.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Anyone wishing to celebrate US Independence Day can choose from a number of events in different venues around town. See Londonist’s round-up.

GRADUATE SHOW: BA Design students from Chelsea College of Arts present their final year work at Habitat in King’s Road. Free, until 26 July   

GUIDED WALK: Explore the surroundings of Cannon Street, discover hidden treasures and hear the forgotten history of the area on this guided walk. The meeting point is Cannon Street station. £10/£7.50, prebook, 11am

VINTAGE TEA: Petit Miracle Interiors shop in Shepherd’s Bush hosts an afternoon of family fun activities. The schedule includes tea and pastries, upcycling workshops for parents and storytelling for children. £35 (1 adult+1 child), prebook, 1pm-4pm

CARNIVAL: Waterloo Carnival is a day-long celebration in the Lower Marsh area. It kicks off with morning children’s activities and continues with a carnival parade, circus workshop and other various family fun. Check website for family programme. Free, just turn up, from 1.30pm

FLAMINGO PIER: Head to The Counter Cafe in Hackney and celebrate US Independence Day with an LA themed evening. Expect cocktails, food and music — all Californian style. £5, just turn up, from 6pm

FILM SCREENING: The Grant Museum of Zoology presents the screening of 1935′s The Call of the Wild, which is followed by a free drinks reception in the museum. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

COMEDY: Hop on board the Tattershall Castle, just opposite the London Eye, and titter away to an evening of stand-up comedy with The Boat Show Comedy Club. You can choose between sitting and standing. £13.50/£11, prebook, 8pm  

MOONSHINE MUSIC: The Bussey Building in Peckham hosts an evening of traditional US country music featuring acts including the Doel Brothers and DJs Bobby and the Duke. £5+bf, prebook, 8pm-2am   

FOOD POP-UP: Taste a selected combination of Japanese dishes including traditional soup, marinated squid, and salmon. This is a BYO event and it takes place in a secret location in Shoreditch, which will be announced once you book your tickets. £29, prebook, 8pm

CLUBBING: The Working Men’s Club in Bethnal Green hosts Hi-Brow, where it’s suggested you dress to impress. Disco tunes and karaoke play through the night. £5+bf, prebook, 9pm 

MUSIC NIGHT: The Coffin Dodgers Disco is a music event over-28s, taking place at The Phoenix in Cavendish Square. A perfect occasion for clubbers who don’t want any ‘kids’ in their way while moving on the dance floor. Expect blues, rock and indie — no dubstep at all. £7+bf, prebook, 10pm 

CULT CINEMA: The Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley hosts a late screening of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. Certainly an alternative way to celebrate US Independence. £9.50/£7, prebook, 11.45pm 

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Good Cause of the Day

On Saturday 5 July join the themed walk about Human Rights and Civil War led by a City of London Guide. Explore St Paul’s and Cheapside and find out about the area’s connections with the English Civil War (1642-51). The walk is a raising funds for Amnesty International. £10/£7.50+bf, prebook, 11am-1pm  

London Connection Puzzle

Your full set of clues are LEONARD STREET, GREAT GEORGE STREET, MATTHEW PARKER STREET and BREWERS GREEN. What’s the London connection? No need to email in, as we already have a winner.

From the Archive

Part of our foody series ‘Dining Beyond Zone 1′. On this day last year we suggested our readers try the Italian restaurant Luciano’s London in Lee. It serves Neapolitan dishes just two stops from Lewisham.

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