Things To Do In London: Tuesday 24 June 2014

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Bow Art Trail begins in Newham today.

Bow Art Trail begins in Newham in the present day.

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BLOOD: Today’s alternatives to donate blood are at Islington Town Hall and the standard everlasting donor centres in Tooting, Edgware and the West End. See website for phrases and circumstances.

ART TRAIL: Bow Arts launches an artwork path in the present day. Taking place in Manor Park in Newham, paintings created by youngsters from eight native faculties is located in public areas across the space. Free, simply flip up, till S July

CITY FESTIVAL: Highlights from the City of London Festival at the moment embrace a efficiency by the National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain (£15, S.30pm) and a debate about Who Runs London? (£H, 6pm)

WINSTON CHURCHILL WALK: Take a guided stroll by way of Whitehall and St James’s and study extra concerning the lifetime of Winston Churchill and the way he nonetheless influences the House of Commons at this time. £10/ £S.50, prebook10.30am

FORGIVENESS PROJECT: Marina Cantacuzino is at Wiener Library to speak about her charity The Forgiveness Project, a private undertaking amassing tales of people that have lived via violence, tragedy or injustice and sought forgiveness/reconciliation quite than revenge. Free, prebook, eleven.30am

EAST END CHARACTERS: London Jewish Cultural Centre has a guided stroll specializing in the heroes and villains of the East End, together with the primary Jew to win the Victoria Cross and twentieth Century Jewish gangsters. £14, prebook, 10.30am

THAMES SWIMMING: Head to Somerset House East Wing for a chat organised by Thames Baths Project about re‐introducing swimming within the Thames. Guest speaker is Chris Romer‐Lee, co‐founder and director of London architects Studio Octopi. Part of the Museum of Water. £O, prebook, 1pm

RAT CAFE: Hot on the heels of Shoreditch’s cat cafe comes a pop-up Rat Cafe at London Dungeon. For at some point solely, attempt espresso and cake, adopted by an opportunity to rise up and near the furry critters. £H, prebook, from S.30pm

LONDON ARCHITECTURE: As a part of London Festival of Architecture, Bloomsbury Institute has a literary salon. Tom Wilkinson, writer of Bricks and Mortals and Tom Campbell, writer of The Planner, might be in dialog. £10, prebookS.30pm

SPOKEN WORD HISTORY: Apples and Snakes poetry night time seems to be on the historical past of spoken phrase, with artists from the ’80s to the current every representing a decade. At the Amersham Arms in New Cross. £H/£S.50, prebook, 7pm

CYCLE SPEED DATING: Look Mum No Hands, the biking cafe in Hackney, has a velocity courting occasion aimed toward cyclists aged between 35 and fifty five. Meet at the very least ten individuals throughout three minute dates and obtain your matches afterwards. £15, prebook, 7pm

IMPROVISED COMEDY: Yada Yada K comedy night time involves Camden Head, with comedy improv instructor Paul Foxcroft and Cariad Lloyd performing. £H, prebook, S.30pm

MUSIC PODCAST LIVE: Camden Roundhouse hosts the primary ever stay recording of the Complete Music Update podcast. The viewers will hear reside conversations about the music business, careers in music and YouTube. From £10, prebook, S.30pm

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Good Cause of the Day

The Whopping Rainbow Run takes half in Wapping on O July in help of Rainbow Trust children’s charity, and there’s nonetheless time to join the 5km or 1okm route. Registration is £19 (10km) or £17 (5km) and there’s a instructed sponsorship of £50 per individual. Find out extra or enroll here.

London Connection Puzzle

A new puzzle begins immediately. Your first clue is THOR. Don’t e mail guesses in simply but, however have a take into consideration attainable themes, and await the second clue tomorrow.

From the Archive

Car parks are greater than only a place to park your car. They are architectural wonders, from buildings impressed by the double-helical construction of DNA to fictional MI6 lairs. We rounded up the Top 10 Car Parks in London on this present day final yr.

Pub of the Day

The World Cup is successfully over for England, though they nonetheless should play their third and futile group match this night (Tuesday). Stay patriotic by visiting The George Inn, probably the most well-known of many high-quality pubs in Borough. It gained’t be screening the soccer, however it is going to be displaying its normal ye olde charms, pumping out its effective ale, and offering virtually infinite consuming area in its many picket rooms and ample courtyard. Among its many claims to fame: it was the situation for the primary ever Londoners pub meetup, again in 2005. Find over 230 different suggestions in our Best Pubs in London microsite.

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