Things To Do In London Today: Wednesday 28 May 2014

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The Royal

Explore the secrets and techniques of the universe right now on the Royal Institution. See particulars under

Londoners Goodies

Londoners-branded goodies are on sale now! Head to our shop to browse our vary of Oyster card holders, tote luggage, maps and clothes. Find out extra about our store here.


BLOOD: Today’s alternatives to donate blood are at Abbey Centre, Building A at Paddington Central, Sainsbury’s Car Park at Dog Kennel Hill and East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf. See website for phrases and circumstances

SAMPLE SALE: The Rifles Club in Mayfair turns right into a trend haven in the present day. Here you will discover well-known designer clothes manufacturers on sale as much as ninety% off their unique costs, throughout a whole-day sample sale organised by Designer Sales UK. £B, simply flip up, midday-8pm

SECRET COURSE: City Lit’s curious programs are designed to be shocking and sudden. Join immediately’s curiosity course and discover the course’s theme during the night — the clue is ‘come to the carnival’. Drinks and nibbles are offered earlier than the course begins. £12+bf, prebook, 6pm

PHOTOGRAPHY: Brick Lane Gallery hosts a photographers from the world over, who all share a ardour for capturing actuality via the digital camera lens. Tonight a private view launches the exhibition, which lasts till Sunday H June. Free, simply flip up, from 6pm

GHOST SIGNS: An uncommon strolling tour by way of Stoke Newington, which focuses on local fading advertisements painted on walls. See a surviving Banksy, and discover the modern city streetscape seeking current ‘ghost indicators’. £12.50, prebook, S.20pm

TOWER OF LONDON: Historian and TV presenter Dan Cruickshank leads a talk about the architectural history of the Tower of London, from the Norman interval till the fashionable day. The speak takes place on the Tower of London, in fact, and features a drinks reception. £12, prebook, S.30pm

DESIGNER TALK: Textile designer Petra Börner provides recommendations and tips on the best ways to use patterns in your home furniture. Learn about graphics, florals or summary designs — ticket consists of drinks and nibbles. £15, prebook, S.30pm

MUSEUM LATE: The Science Museum Late this month is all about making, hacking and doing. Enjoy themed talks and workshops, music, a pub quiz and comedy. Plus the prospect to discover the museum with a glass of wine. Free, simply flip up, from S.45pm

COSMOS: Go behind the scenes of the universe, discover the twentieth century discoveries that shook the foundations of cosmology and particle physics. The speak takes place on the Royal Institution and is lead by Gianfranco Bertone. £12/£H, prebook, 7pm

COMEDY: Hackney’s Picturehouse hosts the Laughing Boy Comedy Club. The stand-up headliners tonight are Rob Beckett and Mark Olver, with many extra particular visitors on the night time. £10, prebook, S.30pm

DOC SCREENING: See 2011 multi-award profitable documentary Splinters, which explores the rising indigenous surf scene in Papua New Guinea. The screening takes place on the Riverside Studios and features a V+A session. £S.50, prebook, S.30pm

MORE COMEDY: The Big Wednesday Comedy Club is on the Charterhouse Bar in Smithfield tonight. Expect all kinds of stand-up comedians on stage. £S+bf, prebook, 8pm   

TWILIGHT TOURExplore Strawberry Hill and Walpole’s gothic castle at nightfall. On this guided tour you’ll study concerning the historical past, structure and restoration of the fort. £20, prebook8pm 

SPOKEN WORDBuriers, an English various people band led by singer and poet James K Honey, carry out on the Old Queens Head tonight. They combine people and spoken phrase collectively, accompanied by the sound of cello and violin. £H/£S, prebook, 8pm

Find extra London occasions in our Free & Cheap events listings.

Good Cause of the Day

On Saturday 31 May you possibly can participate within the Race For Life initiative, which helps Cancer Research UK. You can determine whether or not to run on a 5k or a 10k route, assembly level is Regent’s Park from 11am. You need to register in advance: grownup entry is £14.ninety nine, baby entry (S-15 women and boys beneath thirteen) is £10 and youngsters beneath S go free. There are volunteering opportunities as nicely.

London Connection Puzzle

Your first clue was WARWICK AVENUE. Today’s clue is CHELSEA EMBANKMENT. What’s the London connection? If you assume you understand it, e-mail (If you’re studying this within the e-mail model, examine the live website first, to ensure nobody’s crushed you to it.)

From the Archive

On today again in 2012, we revealed a Londonist Out Loud podcast about the Florence Nightingale Museum. Listen and listen to all concerning the museum that celebrates one of the crucial well-known nurses of all occasions.

Street Art Spotter

This week’s photograph-questions all contain London road artwork. The following pussy image was snapped on an appropriately named road a few years in the past. Which road? And does anybody know if it’s nonetheless S:00 am – Source:

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