Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 1 April 2014

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Mokoomba at Rich Mix, see below.

Mokoomba at Rich Mix, see below.

Listings

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Aegis Media in the West End, Asda Car-Park in Old Kent Road, East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf and White City Community Centre. Free, see site for terms and conditions

EXPRESS LONDINIUMExpress Londinium takes in the sites of the Square Mile, from Mansion House to Leadenhall Market, in just over an hour. It’s likely to get booked up so be quick. £5, prebook, 1pm

LJCC: The London Jewish Cultural Centre has two events lined-up today: you can choose between the Literature Walking Tour of Jewish Spitafields led by artist and author Rachel Lichtenstein (£12, prebook by phone, 11am), or the talk about old and modern slavery (£15, prebook, 2pm)

VIKING WALK: For English Tourism Week, join a qualified City Guide on a walk about Vikings in London. Meeting point is at the City Information Centre. Free, just turn up, 3pm

HAVE A PINT: The Hack & Hop Pub in Blackfriars presents 4 Corners Of London, a beer night showcasing some of London’s finest craft beer talent. Four different breweries from four different parts of town are represented, and there will be food as well. £20, prebook by email6pm

GET CRAFTY: Think Make Do is a crafty workshop organised by two mixed-media artists, taking place at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. This time they’ll teach you the secrets of Block Printing. £15+bf, prebook, 7pm 

BALLOONATICS: Head to Drink, Shop, Do in King’s Cross to see extravagant and colourful balloon creations. Free, just turn up, 7pm

THEATREA Small Family Business is a funny play about entrepreneurial greed, which returns to the National Theatre where it premiered in 1987. It will be on stage until 27 April — tonight the preview. £15, prebook, 7.30pm

DANCE SHOW: Love&Sex is a dance performance tonight at The Place, in Euston. The dance show will be preceded by a curtain raiser titled How Dare you? performed by Re:Position London. £15/£13, prebook, 8pm

MUSIC: Listen to the electrifying and eclectic mix of pan-African styles and Tonga rhythms played by Mokoomba. They’ll perform tonight at Rich Mix in Shoreditch. £10, prebook, 8pm

POETRY SLAM: Hammer & Tongue Hackney is an independent poetry event taking place at the Hysteria Bar in Dalston. Expect live spoken word and open mic slam with guests John Osborne and Emma Jones. £5/£4, prebook by email8pm


Good Cause of the Day

Find artistic inspiration at the Charity Life Drawing Class at the Eastbourne House of Arts, in Bethnal Green. The lesson is led by contemporary artist Christina Mitrentse and the money raised will support Refuge Women Charity. Tickets include a glass of wine. £15/£12, just turn up, 7.30pm

London Connection Puzzle

A new puzzle starts today, and your first clue is BEADLE. Don’t email in just yet, but have a think about possible themes in advance of tomorrow’s clue.

From the Archive

It’s April Fools Day today! Have a look at our Fools Round Up from this day last year.

Name That View

A tricky one today. Where in London will you find this view?

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  • Rebecca Pullenayegum

    Name that view – from Barnet Hill, near the corner of Milton Avenue, looking south towards Dollis Valley Estate?

    • MattFromLondonist

      Spot on! Well done, Rebecca.