What we're reading
- Unsung buildings of Victorian London.
- A chunk of Robin Hood Gardens is going to be reassembled at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
- Apparently Bristol is better than London. Find out why.
- How did Greenwich's driverless pods cope with last week's snow?
- Frida Khalo's intimate belongings coming to the V&A.
- Was it a mistake for Tate to launch its Picasso exhibition on International Women's Day?
Things to do:
LUNCHTIME CONCERT: The BBC Singers are on hand for this lunchtime concert which celebrates the work of two great composers; Claude Bebussy, and Ildebrando Pizzetti, who he inspired. Barbican, £14, book ahead, 1pm
LEIGHTON LATES: Leighton House Museum's monthly late night opening takes place tonight, giving visitors a chance to explore the building in a different atmosphere. Tickets include a complimentary drink, and there will be live music from the Meg Morley Trio. Leighton House Museum (Holland Park), £10, book ahead, 5.30pm-9pm
MUSEUM LATE: London Transport Museum stays open late tonight for an adults-only evening of talks, workshops and tours, all inspired by the golden age of the 1920s and 1930s. London Transport Museum (Covent Garden), £15/£12, book ahead, 6.45pm-10pm
BARGEE: 1964 film The Bargee is being screened on board an actual barge tonight. It follows a pair of cargo-carrying boats up the Grand Union Canal to Birmingham. Barge Fiodra (Paddington Basin), £10, book ahead, 7pm-9.30pm
BLOOD AND TEARS: Give yourself a bit of a fright on this horror walk, which covers execution sites, serial killers, conspiracy theories and secret tunnels. Age 12+. Barbican station, £12, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
ARAB COMEDY: Arabs are not funny, or so the saying goes. Tonight, a group of female Arabic comedians will prove that it's not true. On the line-up are British-Lebanese actress Isabelle Farah and Lebanese-American comedian Janine Harouni, MC'd by Esther Manito. Rich Mix (Shoreditch), £12-£15, book ahead, 8pm
LIVE MUSIC: Having supported the likes of Elton John and Whitney Houston, and received praise from Stevie Wonder, it'll be a right treat to see soul singer Tony Momrelle performing live tonight. Hideaway (Streatham), £17.50, book ahead, doors 7pm, show 9pm
IN YOUR HEAD: Get ready for a night of inspiring spoken word and musical performances, courtesy of It's In Your Head. The night aims to tackle the stigma of mental health within the black community. Gerry's Bar, (Stratford), £10, book ahead, 7pm-11pm
Good cause of the day:
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Fancy some Dim Sum fun? From making and rolling the dough to preparing the fillings and forming the parcels, William will show you everything you need to know to become a Dim Sum pro. William will also teach you the etiquette of Dim Sum - learn what to order and how to order, in Cantonese! Get tickets
Could you spent hours on end satiating your morbid curiosity by researching serial killers? Hey, you're not alone. Insight into the criminal psyche is a fascinating topic and one covered in this talk by retired police officer, Paul Harrison. You'll encounter the stories of three of the UK's worst serial killers, from their childhoods to their crimes. With over four decades of experience in the Criminal Justice system, join Paul to work through the facts, uncover the details, and get inside the heads of these killers to discover what truly motivates a murderer. Get tickets
Ever fancied yourself as Robin Hood? Join the 2020 archery team in London Bridge and discover how to shoot. The 1.5 hour 'get started in archery' class will teach you how to shoot (relatively) accurately as well as the scoring system and key archery terminology. The session finishes with a mini-competition where you can show off your new-found skills. Get tickets
We all know Soho is changing - and fast. But does the Soho of decades past - fiercely independent, occasionally seedy, always flamboyant - still exist? Antony Robbins claims it does - if you know where to look. A former director at the Museum of London, Robbins now leads walking tours of Soho, delving into the area's past and present. His Sex, Death and Shopping tour covers scandals of yesteryear through to present-day erotica - taking in hidden gardens, sinister histories, and little-known facts of famous places. A bit sinister. A bit salacious. And exceedingly well-tailored. It's a tour to have you falling in love - or lust - with this part of London all over again. Get tickets