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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, Sainsbury's in Sydenham, Walthamstow Assembly Hall and the usual donor centres. See site for terms and conditions.
DESIGN MUSEUM: John Lewis: How We Live Today at Design Museum kicks off. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of London’s famous department store, the museum dedicates a pop-up exhibition to John Lewis. £12.40/£9.30, until 21 September
CARDINAL BURNS: British Comedy Award winners and BAFTA nominees Cardinal Burns are onstage at the Soho Theatre for two weeks. Many of the shows are already sold out so we suggest you book quickly. £17.50/£15, prebook, 7.30pm every day until 20 September
TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL: The largest fleet of Tall Ships to visit London in 25 years brings with it opportunities to board the Tall Ships moored along Greenwich waterfront, fireworks displays, free cultural performances, music, and a crew parade and festival procession. Free to watch, until 9 September
LET'S DANCE: Head to Drink Shop & Do in King's Cross and learn the choreography of Beyonce's hit Run The World (Girls). Bring your comfy clothes and prepare yourself for the dance floor. £10, prebook, 6-8pm and 8.30-10.30pm
WATCH CRICKET: The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in Moorgate hosts an afternoon of cricket in aid of The Sick Children's Trust. Everyone is welcome: there will be an afternoon tea break and by buying tickets you get the chance to have dinner with the cricketers. £200-£10, prebook, 2pm-6.30pm
BRITISH LIBRARY: Alan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian, shares his views on freedom of the press at the British Library. The talk examines his career at the newspaper and his media battles fought over the years. £8/£6, prebook, 6.30pm
MUSIC NIGHT: Head to the Social in Piccadilly and enjoy a free evening of music. On stage, Like Swimming and Lauren Shera showcase their new albums. Free, just turn up, from 7pm
POLARI: Southbank Centre’s LBGT literary salon, Polari, hosts author Joanna Briscoe talking about her latest novel, Touched. Briscoe is joined by writers including Carole Morin, Trudy Howson, Collin Kelley and Juliet Jacques. The shortlist for the Polari First Book Prize 2014 is also announced tonight. £5+bf, prebook, 7.45pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Tonight, the Comedy Store in Piccadilly presents Laugh Till It Hurts, a comedy gig in aid of Mind. The line up includes Gordon Southern (MC) Stewart Francis, Barry Cryer, Katherine Ryan, Jason John Whitehead, John Moloney, Ray Peacock, Marlon Davis and Jeff Innocent. £13+bf, prebook, 8pm
From the Archive
From our series Dining Beyond Zone 1, on this day last year we suggested Frizzante at Hackney City Farm. Still worth a visit, we reckon.