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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street and the usual permanent donor centres. See site for terms and conditions
SCREENWRITING: As part of the literary festival at Keats House, James Ragan offers a screenwriting workshop for people of all levels. Ragan has worked on films including The Godfather and The Deer Hunter. £15/£12, prebook, 11am
ZOOLOGY ARTEFACT: The Grant Museum of Zoology in Bloomsbury has a lunchtime event where PhD student Elizabeth Jones talks about one specific object from the museum’s collection. She also talks about her work on ancient DNA and the search and recovery of genetic material from fossil plants and animals. Free, just turn up, 1pm
SKEPTIC FILM: An Honest Liar is about magician, writer and skeptic James Randi, and is being screened at Conway Hall in Holborn, followed by a Q&A session with director Justin Weinstein. £7.50, prebook, 5pm
ART DEBATE: As part of the exhibition Kenneth Clark — Looking for Civilisation, Tate Modern has a panel debate about the impact of economics and power on the contemporary art scene, using Clark’s legacy as a starting point. £12, prebook, 6.30pm
GAME OF THRONES: If you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss this Games of Thrones evening at House of 90 Main Yard at Hackney Wick, which consists of a team tournament and a feast. If you go in costume, you get a free cocktail. £10, prebook, 7pm
NEW FASHIONISTAS: Fashion commentator Lady Kinvara Balfour discusses designers such as Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Holly Fulton, Erdem, Marios Schwab, Jonathan Saunders and David Koma at the V&A Museum. £15, prebook, 7pm
CLASSICAL MUSIC: There is a classical music concert at King’s Place. The programme includes Ravel’s miniature concerto for harp and Gran Partita in B-flat, as well as Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 for 13 wind instruments. From £16.50, prebook, 7.30pm
ROLLERSKATING: The London Friday Night Skate starts from Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner and is open to all skaters able to stop, turn and control their speed on hills. Free, just turn up, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Next Friday the Whizz Kids Neon Nightwalk takes place, giving participants a chance to see London lit up at night and learn little-known facts about the city. There is still time to register, for a £20 entry fee and minimum sponsorship of £150. Register or find out more here.
London Connection Puzzle
Your full set of clues are CASTLE BAYNARD, TOWER, COLEMAN STREET and BISHOPSGATE. These are all Wards of the City of London, but what specifically connects the four? At the time of writing, the puzzle remains unsolved, so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you have it.
From the Archive
Geeks across the city rejoiced last year when TfL unveiled five LEGO tube maps, each showing the network at a different period from 1927 to the near future.
Pub of the Day
Continuing our series of pub recommendations, today we give some love to the Water Poet in Spitalfields. Not only does it have a beer garden (a rarity in the City fringes) in which to enjoy the sunshine, but it also screens World Cup matches. Add in an excellent range of ales, superior pub dining and a grizzly/grisly history next door, and you have the perfect pub. You’ll find over 200 other suggestions in our growing Best Pubs in London microsite.