Things To Do In London: Tuesday 25 November 2014

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Photo of St Katharine Docks by Jutiar Salman from the Londonist Flickr pool.

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ST KATHERINE DOCKS: Tower of London Chaplain, Rev Canon Roger Hall, gives a talk on St Katharine, the Royal Hospital named after the Saint (1147 to 1825) and its precinct of more than 4000 people. The event takes place at the Quayside inside the dock. Free, just turn up, 11am

FILM SCREENING: The Grant Museum hosts a screening of 1975 movie One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing. The film is followed by a free drinks reception and a private view of the Museum. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

MUSEUM TALK: The daughter of photographer Lord Snowdon talks about the iconic work of her father including portraits of royals, celebrities and cultural icons at the V&A Museum. £9/£7, prebook, 6.30pm

DOWNTON XMAS: Join a charity Christmas reading featuring some of the characters of Downton Abbey TV series. The event takes place at St Georges Hanover Square close to Oxford Circus, all money raised will help Tomorrow's People national employment charity. £45, prebook, 6.30pm

BOOK LAUNCH: Head to Waterstones in Notting Hill Gate where author Hattie Holden Edmonds presents her first book Cinema Lumiere - with wine too. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

SCIENCE IN A PUB: The Czech Centre in London hosts How to Find a Meteorite, a free talk at the Cittie of Yorke pub in Chancery Lane. Czech geologist and geophysicist Günther Kletetschka speaks about meteorites, his work at NASA and other things extraterrestrial. Free, just turn up, 7pm

CRAFT EVENT: The Make Escape craft night returns to the Hackney Empire. Get in the festive spirit with Christmas crafting, this time inspired by the knitting book Faux Taxidermy Knits by Louise Walker, who will be launching her latest work during the night. Free with all materials provided, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY: The Chronicles of Pat Cahill comedy gig takes place tonight at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston. The show features an exceptional cast which includes Pat Cahill himself, John Kearns and Freya Parker. £4.30, prebook, 7.30pm  

LIVE MUSIC: The Schubert Ensemble performs tonight at Bishopsgate Institute. The repertoire will include John Woolrich, Chausson and Dvořák. £15/£12, prebook, 7.30pm

ADULT FAIRYTALES: The Forge in Camden hosts an evening of fairytales for grown-ups presented by the Crick Crack Club. Tonight's Fairytale is called 'The King & The Corpse'. £10/£8, prebook, 7.30pm

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Salvation Army Int Hq, The Hop Exchange in Southwark Street, Cathedral Hall in Victoria and the usual donor centres. See site for terms and conditions. Scared of donating blood? Watch our video.

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Good Cause of the Day

Visit Fine Cell Work charity's Christmas Emporium on Thursday 27 November. All the crafty items sold in the market are produced by detained people across UK. The event takes place at the 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill, from 10am until 4pm. Entry is free.

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Chris West

Your pic is actually where the ancient Hospital was sited at St Katharine Docks. Thank you Londonist for the publicity. There is so much history here in this small area.

Jerry Clack

Went here last week on a glorious sunny day, took this