Things To Do In London Today: 24 September 2012

A new daily post, highlighting the best things to do around town today. We welcome additions in the comments.

Events

  • CHARITY: London's Air Ambulance team (not all of them, obviously) will be in a Routemaster in Trafalgar Square today and all week giving medical demonstrations and hosting live events. All day
  • FILM: Tickets for the London Film Festival go on general sale. 9.30am
  • GIVE BLOOD: Head along to Conway Hall in Holborn to donate some of your red stuff. 9.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm
  • PUBS: We've got quite a crowd together already, but if you're in the Greenwich area and fancy a pint, drop by for the Londonist pubcrawl round Greenwich. 6.30pm
  • LITERATURE: Michael Rosen and friends commemorate silliness pioneer Edward Lear at Kings Place. 7pm
  • CRAFT: Cut and Stick present a night of "tea and biscuit themed craftyness" at Paper Dress Vintage, Curtain Road, Shoreditch. 7.30pm
  • MUSICAL: New Beatles musical Let It Be opens at the Prince of Wales Theatre. 7.30pm
  • THEATRE: Or catch Insufficiency, a new play about the science of bubbles, at Riverside Studios. 7.30pm
  • OPERA: Das Rheingold, the first part of Wagner's Ring Cycle, opens at the Royal Opera House. 7.30pm
  • DISCUSSION: What's the future of social media? A panel involving such notables as Zoe Margolis (Girl With A One Track Mind) and Richard Horton (Nightjack) discuss the subject at Westminster Skeptics in the Pub. 7.30pm

Random Fact of the Day

You've probably seen these brightly coloured buildings behind New Oxford Street, known as Central St Giles — they're hard to miss. But did you know they're by Renzo Piano, the same architect as the Shard? The coloured panels are ceramic rather than painted so those vibrant hues should never fade. Joy! Image: Richwat2011 in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Weather

Dull, rainy with middling temperatures...a typical autumnal day, in other words. Take a brolly. BBC Weather.

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Lauren Wellicome

Guessing you mean 12:30 p.m. (not a.m.) for the blood donation. Or maybe they are that hardcore. Loving the morning update!

Bernard

Keep it up! I like the last moment inspiration.

Stuart

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