Things To Do In London Today: 21 December 2012

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We've no idea who the copyright owner of this pic is. We'll deal with the ensuing lawsuit after Armageddon.

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GIVE BLOOD: Your last chance to donate blood, before rivers of the stuff flow through the city. Head along to Stoll in Fulham or the Ecology Pavilion in Mile End. Free, just turn up, see website for times

FILM: Today’s films at the Pop Up Screen near Brick Lane are Elf (noon), Edward Scissorhands (4pm) and Bad Santa (7pm). £4, prebook

PROTEST SONG: Remember that highly offensive song by the Amateur Transplants about the London Underground? A group of disgruntleheads will be singing it outside London Underground HQ at 55 Broadway today, in protest at the forthcoming Tube drivers’ strike. To avoid arrest, the lyrics have been changed to incorporate ducks and punts…still not sure about the ‘rifle’ line though. Free, just turn up, 12.30pm

HARK: Is that the sound of Gabriel’s trumpet? 4pm

MUSEUM LATES: Unwind after work with a spot of culture at the British MuseumNatural History MuseumV&ANational Gallery or National Portrait Gallery. Free, check websites for closing times and events.

WHIMPER: Flinch, cringe, cower and whinge, attempt to evade all detection, as the coming catastrophe approacheth. 7pm

PARTY: Plenty of venues are holding end-of-the-world parties. We could list them all out again, or you could take a look at the doom-defying listings that Time Out London put together. That’s right, we have no reservations about recommending a competitor. We’ll all be burning together in a few hours.

COMEDY: The last time Sam Simmons was at the Soho Theatre we were slightly terrified and definitely amused. He’s back with a new show running until 5 January. From £12.50, prebook, 9pm 

PERISH?: Asteroid impact? Nuclear holocaust? Large Hadron Collider goes awry? Unleashed Balrog? We don’t yet know which form Gozer the Gozerian will choose, but prepare thyself for a strong bout of doom. Headphones on, and crank up that Godspeed You! Black Emperor album to 11. 10pm

UNSUBSCRIBE: So, the end of the world never happened. Londonist lied to you through the medium of lies. We can only suggest you unsubscribe to these emails right away and follow a less credulous publication. Midnight

Random London Fact of the Day
Our favourite, and least plausible Doomsday scenario is homegrown. In the 1860s, Reverend John Cumming made the following prediction during a sermon in Smithfield: “…the forthcoming end of the world will be hastened by the construction of underground railways burrowing into infernal regions and thereby disturbing the Devil”. Perhaps, then, today’s Apocalypse will be triggered by one of the Crossrail boring machines hitting the gateway to Hell.

London Weather
Today’s climactic conditions have been well covered by japesters on the Internet already. So here, for those who haven’t already seen it, is the forecast:

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Just remember, the Mayans would have been six hours behind us. We can’t breathe easy until 6am on 22 December.

Things to do in London Today will return in the New Epoch. (Probably 3 January, depending how much holiday your doom-drained editor decides to take.) Merry Christmas everyone!

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  • minahildolll

    aslam u alikum. i m muslim so i cant believe on maya calender bcz i can just believe on ALLAH and HIs rules…………. ALLAH AHFIZ…. plz b regular in prayar

  • Guest

    Should that tube protest song not be sung out outside ASLEF union HQ? TFL agrees with travellers that their “are making scandalous demands”. Love the geeky url for today by the way! :)

  • Bernard

    Should that tube protest song not be sung outside ASLEF union HQ?
    TFL agrees with travellers that they are “are making scandalous demands”.
    Love the geeky url for today by the way! :)