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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Large Assembly Hall in Chingford and Minster Church Hall in Croydon. See site for terms and conditions.
CITY LIFE: A new exhibition, City Life, opens at Store Street Gallery in Bloomsbury today. David Hinchliffe and Julia Whitehead both showcase their work, which is inspired by cities. Until 12 July
ROOFTOP VENUE: Roof East, a rooftop bar, cinema and urban park opens in Stratford today. Rooftop Film Club will show films there throughout the summer. Prebook for cinema and certain other events. Until September
VAUXHALL REGENERATION: Everyone is invited to learn about the Nine Elms and Vauxhall regeneration project at the two-day long exhibition at Bolney Meadow Community Centre in Vauxhall. There will be family activities and talks throughout, as well as free shuttle buses to get there. Free, just turn up, 3pm-8pm
HOMOSEXUAL HISTORY: Cultural historian Matt Cook is in conversation with Lynne Segal at The Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch, exploring homosexuality and home life in London in the 20th century. £7.50/£5, prebook, 6.15pm
DEATH RITUALS: Head to the Florence Nightingale Museum in St Thomas’ Hospital for a talk about how World War One changed our perceptions of death. Many families were left without bodies to bury or graves to visit, causing society to move away from the complicated Victorian mourning rituals. £8, prebook by email, 6.30pm
LOWER LEA LESSON: Footprints of London guide Rob Smith leads a walk themed around the industrial history of the Lower Lea river, including the Victorian architecture of the area, and talks about what is planned for the future. All money raised will be donated to the Thames Ironworks Heritage Trust. £10/£7.50, prebook, 6.30pm
CITY LIVING: Around 75% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. Tonight the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington has a panel debate about the impact urban living has on our wellbeing and what we can learn from other cities around the world. Part of the RGS’s 21st Century Challenges series. £10/£7.50, prebook, 6.30pm
LEGAL DOCUMENTARY: DocHouse is at the ICA on The Mall for a screening of Watchers of The Sky, a documentary about the life of lawyer and linguist Raphael Lemkin. He coined the word genocide and set the stage for the Nuremberg trials and the creation of the International Criminal Court. £10/£8/£7, prebook, 6.30pm
RAILWAY HISTORY: The Honeywood Museum in Carshalton hosts an illustrated talk about the Surrey Iron Railway by David Butler. £3.50. prebook, 7.30pm
CARTOON TALK: Satirical cartoonist Roger Law is in conversation with British TV and radio producer John Lloyd (Blackadder, Not the Nine O’Clock News, QI, Spitting Image) at House of Illustration in Kings Cross. £8/£5, prebook, 7.30pm
POP-UP: Jardim is an interactive pop-up show where fashion meets drawing and garden design. Expect fashion collections on display, live drawing and flower installations to animate the atmosphere at Stoke Newington Studios. Free, just turn up, from 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Book ahead for tickets to LionAid’s fundraising gig on 29 June. The event, at the Boston Arms in Tufnell Park, has a line-up of bands including The Ded Hot Chilli Peppers and Robbie Fox. There will also be a charity auction. Tickets are £10 in advance or £5 if bought before 28 June, with money raised going towards supporting African lion conservation projects.
London Connection Puzzle
Your clues so far have been THOR and ODIN. Today’s addition is CEDRIC. What’s the London connection? No need to email in…lots of people already guessed it from the first two clues.
From the Archive
Earlier this week we published this map of where photographs are taken in London. Last year, this map of smartphone usage in London was published, showing iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices locations.
Pub of the Day
The beautiful weather is set to end on Friday, so let’s squeeze in one last ‘outdoor’ pub. Today’s pick is the London Apprentice, out in Isleworth. Its sweeping views from a bend in the Thames are worth the trek, if you’re not already a dweller in these parts, to sink a few pints. It’s also one of the oldest pubs in London, even claiming Henry VIII as a former patron (he managed to get through six, not all of them with heads). See over 230 other recommendations in our Best Pubs in London microsite.