Things To Do In London: Monday 23 June 2014

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The Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition opens today. Image: Steve Morgan

The Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition opens today. Image: Steve Morgan

Listings

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at City Temple on Holborn Viaduct, Hornsey Parish Church in Muswell Hill, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, and the Church of the Lady of the Annunciation in Addiscombe. See site for terms and conditions.

READER OFFER: Londonist readers can get discounted tickets to see Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at Duke Of York’s Theatre in the West End. Tonight there is an after-show Q&A with stars Robert Webb and Mark Heap. £37.99, prebook, 7.30pm

POP-UP UNIVERSITY: Birkbeck pops-up at Leytonstone Library until 10 July with free talks and workshops for adults to encourage them into study. This week the theme is Employment and Enterprise. Free (+ refreshments!) but prebook – check website for full programme.

ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY: The Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition kicks off today at the Royal Geographical Society. Expect breathtaking photos from all over the world. Free, until 4 July

WIMBLEDON: It’s tennis time. Can’t afford a ticket? Watch the matches for free on big screens at One New Change at St Paul’s, Cardinal Place in Victoria, New Street Square in Chancery Lane and Thomas More Square in Tower Hill. Free, until 6 July

CITY FESTIVAL: City Of London Festival is now underway, with comedy, music and theatre taking places in the streets of the City. Today’s highlights include children’s theatre piece Dogs Don’t Do Ballet and musical group The Ballina Whalers, who specialise in sea shanties. Various prices (some events free), prebook, until 19 July

GREENWICH HISTORY: Learn about the maritime history and Royal connections of the Borough of Greenwich on this Footprints of London walk, starting at the Cutty Sark and ending at the food market. £10/£7.50, prebook, 11am

DANCE LIKE BEYONCE: Drink Shop Do in King’s Cross holds a dance class to teach participants the moves to Beyonce’s song Grown Woman in a fun two-hour class.£10, prebook, 6pm/8.30pm

ROYAL HISTORY: Head to Kensington Palace for a talk about George II’s consort Queen Caroline. She was known for her social and political influence, which will be discussed by Caroline’s biographer and Historic Royal Palaces’ curator, Joanna Marschner. £12/£10, prebook, 6.30pm

CARTOGRAPHY: Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator, art critic and the originator of cartography project Mapping It Out is at London Review Bookshop in Holborn to discuss alternative mapping techniques with novelist Tom McCarthy. £10, prebook7pm

MUSIC IN A STATIONAlex Mendham & His Orchestra perform world music for free on the upper level at St Pancras International station. Free, just turn up, 7pm

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: London Symphony Orchestra performs a concert at Barbican tonight. Rites of Passage features Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Finale, Shostakovich’s Symphony No 10, 2nd movement and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from ‘Peter Grimes’. £10-£20, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY PREVIEW: Comedians Simon Munnery and Lucy Porter both preview their Edinburgh shows at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub in Walthamstow. They will each showcase an hour of work in progress material. £12, prebook, 8.30pm

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Good Cause of the Day

The charity premiere of film The Secret Sharer takes place at Curzon Mayfair from 5.45pm tonight. This charity premiere will benefit Coram, a charity which supports vulnerable children, and The Foundling Museum. Tickets are priced at £50 including a welcome drink and there will be a Q&A session with both the director, Peter Fudakowski and the lead actor Jack Laskey.  Click here for tickets.

London Connection Puzzle

Congratulations to Naomi Gilbert who was first to guess last week’s connection (from just two clues). HOXTON STREET, PARLIAMENT STREET, KINGLY STREET and DUKE OF YORK STREET are all the locations of pubs called The Red Lion. A new puzzle starts tomorrow.

From the Archive

We know Monday mornings can be tough, which is why we’ve chosen today to remind you of the images of London made out of food that we shared last year. That’s St Paul’s Cathedral made from bread and even an edible recreation of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

Pub of the Day

Today we’re declaring the Anglesea Arms in South Kensington as our pub of the day. It’s one of those places that simply gets everything just right, from welcoming staff to a wide selection of ales to top notch food. Given the footfall of tourists, students and local workers in the area, there are surprisingly few good pubs to match. This one’s the best. See over 230 other recommendations on our Best Pubs in London microsite.

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