Things To Do In London Today: Thursday 24 April 2014

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Ice cream meets art at Hunt & Darton Cafe.

Ice cream meets art with Hunt & Darton Cafe.

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall in the City, Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton, The Old Town Hall in Stratford, Sainsbury’s in Sydenham and Central Library in Bromley. See site for terms and conditions

STEALING BANKSY: Starting today, the Me London Hotel hosts a Banksy-themed exhibition. Few tickets left at time of writing, but be quick. £17.50, prebook, until 27 April

SHAKESPEARE TALK: As part of Shakespeare Week, Guildhall Library has a talk about reading Shakespeare’s plays when they were first published. £5, prebook, 6pm

WHISKY AND TAILORING: Get a sneaky peek inside the doors of Saville Row and learn about the history of the tailoring craft at Chivas Whisky Open Row. Tickets include two complimentary cocktails, whisky tasting and a cocktail making masterclass. £15, prebook, 6.30pm

VIKINGS LIVE: The British Museum’s Viking exhibition is taking part in a special cinema event, Vikings Live, with demonstrations and close-up photography of the artefacts on display. London cinemas taking part include Rich Mix, Enfield Cineworld and Empire Bromley. Various prices, prebook, from 7pm

ARTY EVENT: In concomitance with its latest exhibition Pangaea, Saatchi Gallery has an evening of African-inspired music and live dance performance in the charming set of the exhibition. The ticket includes a drink as well. £5, prebook, 7pm  

ICE CREAM: Gatti’s Ice house at the Canal Museum plays host to Hunt & Darton Cafe for one night only, celebrating the history of ice cream with interactive performances, games, and of course, ice cream. £15/£8, prebook7pm

SOUL MATEStory Jam‘s monthly storytelling night for adults focuses on the theme of soul mates. Tonight’s storytellers are Sarah Liisa Wilkinson and Alice Fernbank. Takes place at Canvas & Cream in Forest Hill. £7, just turn up, 7pm

ALBUM LAUNCH: Liz Green, past winner of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, launches her new album O, Devotion!, at Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. £10, prebook7.30pm

NORDIC NIGHT: A new Nordic music night continues at The Lexington tonight. With atmospheric Swedish pop, Danish pop and Norwegian electro-folk, we’re expecting something like a hyperlocal Eurovision. £7/£5, prebook, 7.30pm

VINTAGE VEHICLES: Park It In The Market, the monthly gathering of pre-1990 vintage cars and bikes takes place at Greenwich Market, with vehicles arriving in convoy from Blackheath Hill. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

TALENT FINAL: Hamburger Queen, the “talent show for fat people” has reached it’s finale, with the final taking place at Bloomsbury Ballroom tonight. £15, prebook, 8pm

GHOST TALK: The London Fortean Society presents the forgotten story of the Poltergeist Prince of London. Go back to the 1950s, and listen to the story of a communicating poltergeist that might have been the Lost Dauphin of France during the Revolution, seriously. The talk takes place at Dirty Dicks pub in Bishopsgate. £3/£2, prebook, 8pm 

EVIL COMEDY: This Month’s Apocalypse at Leicester Square Theatre stars comedian Paul Thorne and uses songs and comedy to explore evil. Guest is Jo Caulfield. £6/£8, prebook, 9.30pm


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Good Cause of the Day

A group of Londoners are trying to put together a musical documentary about 160 WW2 veterans and they need your help to kickstart it. The veterans will travel to Holland in a fleet of 80 London black cabs. To read more about the project, or to make a donation to get the film made, visit the Kickstarter page.

London Connection Puzzle

Your clues so far have been ST SEPULCHRE and ST GILES. Today’s addition is ST BOTOLPH. What’s the London connection (other than that they’re all City churches)? No need to email in, as we already have a winner. Final clue tomorrow.

From the Archive

Enjoy the early morning view of Trafalgar Square from the comfort of your own home with this interactive panorama by photographer Will Pearson. Extra points for spotting the kissing couple.

Name That Pub!

In which London pub did we photograph this koi carp enjoying a cool glass of Kronenbourg? If you have no idea, or want to check your guess, perhaps you can find the photo lurking somewhere in our new ‘best London pubs‘ microsite.

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  • Randomly London

    Sorry to see no one guessed the pub. It’s of course the Blind Beggar in Whitechapel – http://theblindbeggar.com/