Things To Do In London Today: Monday 22 July 2013

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See The Royal National Theatre of Fools in action tonight at Mimetic Festival

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at DoubleTree Hotel by Tower of London, and outside Country Hall on Belvedere Road. Free, see site for terms and conditions

ARCHITECTURE: Today's your last chance to see the Design Museum's Lesser-known Architecture exhibition. Free, just turn up

ART: It’s a Kind of English Magic is a new display at the British Council by English artist artist Jeremy Deller (who won the Turner Prize in 2004) which aims to give UK audiences a flavour of Deller’s larger exhibition, English Magic, currently on show at the Venice Biennale. Free, just turn up, until 21 September

SCIENCE: The Science Museum's new summer holiday attraction, The Energy Show, starts today, offering live demonstrations and 'explosive family theatre'. Prices vary, prebook, until 31 August, 11.30am and 1.30pm

TOTES: Get guided through the screen-printing process by artists Heather Martin and Jessica Shattock at Drink Shop Do in King's Cross, and take home your very own printed tote bag as a memento of your artistic wanderings. £12, prebook or just turn up, 6.30pm

BOOK LAUNCH: Santa Montefiore launches her novel The Secrets of the Lighthouse at Waterstones Kensington. Free, prebook, 7pm

FOLK: Folk-rock band This Is The Kit perform at the Old Queens Head tonight as part of The Next Collective. £10/£8, prebook for cheaper tickets, 8pm

IMPROV: Shoreditch Church hosts an improvised music night with guitar, piano, sax, clarinet and cello. Free, just turn up, 8.30pm

PUPPETS: Mimetic Festival enters its final week so don't miss out on the visual spectacles still on offer. Tonight, cartoon collides with clown theatre courtesy of the Royal National Theatre of Fools. £13.50-£9, prebook, 9pm

ENJOY THE SUN: It's a Monday, meaning the pubs are less busy. Perfect opportunity, then, to try out London's best roof terraces and beer gardens. We've also got the top ice cream vendors sussed.


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Good Cause of the Day

See the sights of London by night by joining Maggie's Culture Crawl on 20 September 2013. The 15 mile night time hike will take in wonderful buildings such as the London Eye, the Gherkin and the Foreign Office, and you'll be treated to some delicious food and tea along the way. The event is inspired by Maggie's Cancer Centres, beautifully designed buildings located on hospital grounds across the country, offering emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, and all money raised goes towards this excellent charity. £40 to register and sponsorship target of £250, register online, 20 September 2013

London Connection Puzzle

So, did you work out the solution to last week's puzzle? The clue-words were GI, LI, MT and IT and the connection is that they're all Inns of Court (Gray's Inn, Lincoln's Inn, Middle Temple and Inner Temple). Congratulations to Peter Berthoud of Discovering London, who was first to spot the link (after just two clues). He'll be setting this week's puzzle, which starts tomorrow.

London Weather, by Inclement Attlee

Another musical forecast today, sung to the tune of 'I Can't Dance' by Genesis. No reason, other than my sadistic need to give you a Monday-morning ear-worm.

Hot sun, beating down
Burning my feet just walking around
Hot sun, making me sweat
Top deck is too stifling and the seats are all wet.

I can't walk, I can't 'train'
Sitting on the bus, mostly praying for rain
I can't Tube, I can't hike
Only thing to do is get myself a new bike.

Remember: always carry a bottle of water in this heat.