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Earth Hour 2015: where to watch tonight’s blackout

Posted at 5:52 pm, March 28, 2015 in Fun London
Earth Hour ©Jiri Rezac

If you’re out and about on Saturday night and it all goes dark and a bit eerie, don’t fear – it’s not down to a really wide-spread powercut, nor is it a second attempt at last week’s dismal excuse for an eclipse, it’s for Earth Hour.

What’s Earth Hour?

Major landmarks, businesses – and hopefully you lot too – turn out the lights for an hour as part of a demonstration for action against climate change. Now in its ninth year, the event started out in Sydney courtesy of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and has now grown into a worldwide celebration of our lovely planet, with 7,000 cities expected to take part.

When is Earth Hour?

At 8.30pm sharp on Saturday March 28.

Which London buildings are taking part?

London landmarks taking part include the Old Vic Theatre, London EyeSouthbank Centre, BFI Southbank, BFI IMAX, the National Theatre and the OXO Tower. The Tower will also be putting on a ‘special display’ to mark the occasion.

Where should I go to watch the action?

Head to the OXO Tower Restaurant, Sea Containers or Skylon for a candlelit meal. Plus, Skylon and the Park Plaza hotels are brewing up special Earth Hour themed cocktails.

Anything else I need to know?

A troupe of cuddly WWF pandas have descended on the city to encourage us all to take part – they had lots of LOLs riding Boris bikes, hiding in phone boxes (sooo London) and generally frolicking around the city yesterday. Spot them in real life and you’ll could win a special prize.

WWF Pandas

So go on – don’t let London, or the pandas, down – take part and help heal the world, make it a better place, etc., etc.

Pledge to take part in WWF Earth Hour.

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