What we're reading:
- London's new feminist gallery to open in Camberwell.
- Famous Paddington Bear statue stolen from Portobello Road shop.
- How to meet new people in London.
- Cyclist breaks Penny Farthing world record in Herne Hill.
- New play looks at loneliness in London.
Things to do:
TOMORROWTOWN: It's your last chance to see Emina Čamdžić's Sarajevo-inspired art exhibition. Through her conceptual sketches and watercolour works she reveals a multicultural city — where east meets west — striving to surpass stereotypes of its war-torn past. 508 Gallery (Chelsea), free, just turn up, 10am-6pm
ART DECO ARSENAL: Experience the glamour of the 1920s and 1930s in the north London neighbourhood of Arsenal. Footprints of London will take you on a walking tour to discover the art deco architecture of N4 and N5. Meet in Arsenal (precise location given on ticket), £12, book ahead, 11am-12.30pm
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: Think you know Covent Garden? Think again. This morning stroll will take you down its lesser known streets and alleyways, from the site of a burial ground to a former leper hospital and rookery. Cheery stuff, then. Meet outside Amba Hotel (Charing Cross), £12, 11am-12.30pm
ALLY PALLY DISCOUNT EVENING: Listen to swing, drink Pimm's, and meet the north London bee keepers at Alexandra Palace Garden Centre's summer discount evening. There's 10% off all in store purchases (or 15% if you sign up for a Capital Gardens Privilege Card). Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, free entry, just turn up, 6pm-8pm
PROTOTYPE: Prepare to be plunged into a sci-fi landscape that covers the aftermath of the Galveston Hurricane, the auto industry, the birth of cinema, and much more, as Genesis Cinema hosts the UK premiere of Blake Williams' experimental 3D feature Prototype. Genesis Cinema (Stepney Green), £7, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
Sounds Like London: our picks today
June brings the Mayor of London's Sounds Like London campaign to the capital — a month-long celebration of both women in music and London's grassroots music scene. Here's our pick of today's Sounds Like London events:
SAMANTHA WHATES: Celebrity hangout and drinking den The Phoenix Artist Club reverberates with the spellbinding voice of Samantha Whates. It's a sound so rich and warm, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were out in the wind wrapped up in merino wool. Phoenix Artist Club, £10, 6.30pm-9.30pm
WIZARDRY QUIZ: If you've got a soft spot for Hogwarts' most evil misunderstood house, we've got the Harry Potter pub quiz for you. Spectacular Pub Quizzes are putting on a trivia night dedicated to all things Slytherin, so don some emerald and silver robes and let's put that preternatural sense of ambition to good use. Concrete (Shoreditch), £20, book ahead, 7pm-9.30pm
MICHAEL HURLEY: Septuagenarian alt-folk icon Michael Hurley crosses the pond to perform his vast catalogue of tunes. Expect odes to aliens, women and tea. Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, £8, book ahead, 7.30pm
LGBT ASYLUM SEEKERS: Members of the Actors for Human Rights network read first-hand accounts of LGBT+ people seeking asylum in the UK. Hear about their experiences in their home country and on arrival in the UK. The Old Library (Camberwell), free — donations encouraged, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm
OLIVIA CHANEY: London-based musician Olivia Chaney has just released her second album, Shelter. It's produced by Thomas Bartlett, who has worked with the likes of David Byrne, Florence Welch, and Sufjan Stevens, so expect big things from this live folk performance. Hoxton Hall, £15, book ahead, 8pm-10pm
KIERAN HODGSON: A show about how politics can rip apart even the closest of relationships doesn't sound like a barrel of laughs, but character comedian Kieran Hodgson may just surprise you. In his new show, he dives into history to weave an epic tale of how Britain joined Europe in the first place. 2NorthDown (King's Cross), £6, book ahead, 9pm
Good cause of the day
Explore ideas of home, community, and identity with the help of four speakers at The Department Store. You'll also get to see the end result of the Giant Dolls' House project, a collaborative installation made out of cardboard with the help of local families. All proceeds from ticket sales to go to homelessness charity Shelter.
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
London is a city of incredible transformation. With structural remains that date back to ancient history still in existence, this unique walking tour takes in Lost London in all its former glory. From the Titanic booking office to the graveyards of man's best friend, you'll discover the weird and wonderful places that used to exist in the capital but are now only committed to memory. Using old photographs, newspaper cuttings and stories from the past, you'll be amazed at what has largely been written out of our history books... Get tickets
Whether you’re a pre-grated cheddar sprinkler or mimolette fan, this cheesy walking tour will delight your senses. Starting off at a cheese counter in Mayfair that has been serving for more than 300 years, you'll tour the city's best dairy delights - including Fortnum & Mason, where the royals get their fix. Get tickets
Take to the waters and glide about in this beginner paddleboarding session. By the end of it, you'll be standing up and paddling solo, and there's plenty of help on hand to improve your technique. Change of clothes required. Get tickets
Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. Get tickets