Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 15 April 2014

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Seldfridges Old Hotel hosts a free skate park until 19 April. Details below

Join the free women-only event tonight at Selfridges’ pop-up skatepark. Details below

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at St James Square, Brewers Hall, The Hop Exchange in Southwark Street and Preservance Works in Hoxton. See site for terms and conditions

CYCLING TOURRichmond Panorama Cycling Tour lets you discover Richmond, Teddington, Kingston and their surroundings. Tour starts from Richmond Station at 10.15am, it lasts approximately six hours including breaks, tickets include cycle hire and entrance to Strawberry Hill House. £55-£25, prebook, from 10.15am 

FAMILY FUN: The Royal Artillery Museum has prepared a special family package for the Easter Holidays: the price of £4.50 + entrance to the museum for a child includes fun activities like face painting, a tour into a tank, a workshop and more. Families (two adults + two children) pay £21.50 and tickets include childrens’ activities as well. On until Saturday 19 April, just turn up, 11am-1pm or 2-4pm

DIRECTOR TALK: Director Adam Penford talks about the new production of Alan Ayckbourn’s play A Small Family Business at the National Theatre. £4/£3, prebook6pm

POP-UP SKATING: Selfridges Old Hotel hosts a free skate park in its structures, until 19 April. Entrance is free and so is hire of the skating equipment. Tonight there’s a special women-only skating event. Free, just turn up, from 6pm 

BILL BRYSON: The popular author talks to Professor Jim Al-Khalili of The Royal Society about why science is important. Despite having received several honorary accolades, Bryson claims he was rubbish at science at school. We think it’ll be popular, so get there early. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

CINEMA QUIZYou’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat is the film-themed quiz that tests your knowledge about cinema. This time the touring quiz takes place at the Hackney Picturehouse. £4, prebook, 6.30pm

IRISH STORYTELLINGWaterstones Piccadilly hosts an evening of live Irish storytelling with June Peters and Xanthe Gresham, introduced by Christina Oakley Harrington, in celebration of the publication of Cuchulainn and the Crow Queen. Free, pre booking essential by email7pm

WORKSHOP: Feel like renovating your wardrobe? Tie Dye High Five is a workshop that will teach you how to dye your t-shirts and clothes creatively. The workshop takes place at Stories bar (Broadway Market) and tickets include a drink. £15, prebook, 7.30pm

BRAINY: Maths mixes with psychology in the talk An Adlerian Approach to Addition, led by specialist Mary-Rose Pearsall in Holborn’s Conway Hall. £7/£4, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Four comedians improvise a show based on the suggestions of the audience. The East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf hosts the event featuring Stephen Frost, Andy Smart, Steve Steen and Ian Coppinger. £15, prebook, 7.30pm


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Good Cause of the Day

Get tickets in advance for Yard Life Festival this Easter weekend, which is fundraising for MS Research. The two-day festival takes place on Saturday 19 April from 2pm-midnight & Sunday 20 April from 2pm-3am, with a rich line-up of musicians and DJs performing at the Islington Metal Works in Angel. £35+bf (whole weekend)/£25+bf (daily), prebook, Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 April  

London Connection Puzzle

A new puzzle, set by last week’s winner Peter Hunt, starts today. Your first clue is DUCKETT. Have a think about possible associations, but please don’t email in a potential solution just yet…wait for the second clue tomorrow.

From the Archive

Have you ever visited Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park? Maybe you didn’t know that it’s a designated Local Natural Reserve. On this day back in 2012 we shared a picture of Tower Hamlets Cemetery gravestones being warmed by the sun, taken by Natalie Clarke on Flickr.

Name Those Stairs!

It’s the photo puzzle everyone is talking about: Name Those Stairs! In which large London building will you find this distinctive staircase? Can you name two other distinctive staircases in the same building?

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  • Alison Wroblewski

    The staircase is in the Somerset House, I believe East Wing recently put in I believe in 2012. The two other staircases that are of note in Somerset House are The Stamp Staircase in the South Wing as well as the Nelson Stair.

    • MattFromLondonist

      Excellent knowledge Alison. Well done.