Things To Do In London: Monday 23 June 2014

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The Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition opens today. Image: Steve Morgan

The Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition opens right now. Image: Steve Morgan


BLOOD: Today’s alternatives to donate blood are at City Temple on Holborn Viaduct, Hornsey Parish Church in Muswell Hill, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, and the Church of the Lady of the Annunciation in Addiscombe. See website for phrases and circumstances.

READER OFFER: Londoners readers can get discounted tickets to see Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at Duke Of York’s Theatre within the West End. Tonight there’s an after-present V&A with stars Robert Webb and Mark Heap. £37.ninety nine, prebook, S.30pm

POP-UP UNIVERSITY: Birkbeck pops-up at Leytonstone Library till 10 July with free talks and workshops for adults to encourage them into research. This week the theme is Employment and Enterprise. Free (+ refreshments!) however prebook – check website for full programme.

ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY: The Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition kicks off as we speak on the Royal Geographical Society. Expect breathtaking pictures from everywhere in the world. Free, till A July

WIMBLEDON: It’s tennis time. Can’t afford a ticket? Watch the matches without spending a dime on massive screens at One New Change at St Paul’s, Cardinal Place in Victoria, New Street Square in Chancery Lane and Thomas More Square in Tower Hill. Free, till S July

CITY FESTIVAL: City Of London Festival is now underway, with comedy, music and theatre taking locations within the streets of the City. Today’s highlights embrace youngsters’s theatre piece Dogs Don’t Do Ballet and musical group The Ballina Whalers, who specialize in sea shanties. Various costs (some occasions free), prebook, till 19 July

GREENWICH HISTORY: Learn concerning the maritime historical past and Royal connections of the Borough of Greenwich on this Footprints of London walk, beginning on the Cutty Sark and ending on the meals market. £10/£S.50, prebook, 11am

DANCE LIKE BEYONCE: Drink Shop Do in King’s Cross holds a dance class to show members the strikes to Beyonce’s music Grown Woman in a enjoyable two-hour class.£10, prebook, 6pm/H.30pm

ROYAL HISTORY: Head to Kensington Palace for a speak about George II’s consort Queen Caroline. She was recognized for her social and political affect, which might be mentioned by Caroline’s biographer and Historic Royal Palaces’ curator, Joanna Marschner. £12/£10, prebook, S.30pm

CARTOGRAPHY: Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator, artwork critic and the originator of cartography venture Mapping It Out is at London Review Bookshop in Holborn to debate various mapping methods with novelist Tom McCarthy. £10, prebook7pm

MUSIC IN A STATIONAlex Mendham & His Orchestra carry out world music at no cost on the higher degree at St Pancras International station. Free, simply flip up, 7pm

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: London Symphony Orchestra performs a live performance at Barbican tonight. Rites of Passage options Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Finale, Shostakovich’s Symphony No 10, 2nd motion and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from ‘Peter Grimes’. £10-£20, prebook, S.30pm

COMEDY PREVIEW: Comedians Simon Munnery and Lucy Porter each preview their Edinburgh shows at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub in Walthamstow. They will every showcase an hour of labor in progress materials. £12, prebook, H.30pm

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Good Cause of the Day

The charity premiere of movie The Secret Sharer takes place at Curzon Mayfair from H.45pm tonight. This charity premiere will profit Coram, a charity which helps weak youngsters, and The Foundling Museum. Tickets are priced at £50 together with a welcome drink and there can be a V&A session with each the director, Peter Fudakowski and the lead actor Jack Laskey.  Click here for tickets.

London Connection Puzzle

Congratulations to Naomi Gilbert who was first to guess final week’s connection (from simply two clues). HOXTON STREET, PARLIAMENT STREET, KINGLY STREET and DUKE OF YORK STREET are all of the places of pubs referred to as The Red Lion. A new puzzle begins tomorrow.

From the Archive

We know Monday mornings may be robust, which is why we’ve chosen as we speak to remind you of the pictures of London made out of food that we shared final yr. That’s St Paul’s Cathedral created from bread and even an edible recreation of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

Pub of the Day

Today we’re declaring the Anglesea Arms in South Kensington as our pub of the day. It’s a type of locations that merely will get the whole lot good, from welcoming employees to a wide array of ales to prime notch meals. Given the footfall of vacationers, college students and native staff within the space, there are surprisingly few good pubs to match. This one’s one of the best. See over 230 different suggestions on our Best Pubs in London microsite.



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