What we’re reading
- 22 average London tourist photos created by layering hundreds of photos of iconic London attractions on top of each other.
- 100 years of women's suffrage marked with women artists filling London Underground.
- 'You can't afford to get upset': behind the scenes with London's 999 operators.
- Peek inside the oldest house still standing in the City of London: Farringdon's 41-42 Cloth Fair.
- The top London dining neighbourhoods of 2017.
Things to do
TOWER OF LONDON ICE RINK: Although some of London's rinks stay open into spring, today's your last chance to glide around the Tower of London's moat. Head there this evening when the castle walls will be illuminated by hundreds of pretty snowflakes. Tower of London, £15, book ahead, 11am-9pm
KEW GARDENS: Make your way to Kew Gardens for a morning storytime session, winter flower making, or brush up on your nature knowledge on a group tour of the Davies Alpine House. Today is the last day of Kew's winter programme, which means we're one step closer to Spring. Hurrah! Kew Gardens, £13, book ahead, 10am-3.30pm
THE CITY IS OURS: It's your last chance to catch this engaging exhibition exploring the challenges faced by cities around the world and some of the solutions being implemented. Museum of London, free, just turn up, 10am-6pm
WESTMINSTER TREASURE HUNT: See the London sights on this treasure hunt. Once you've booked you'll receive your treasure hunt pack. Complete the route on your own, in a couple or as a group and don't forget to let the organisers know what time you start so they can book you a table at the finishing Treasure pub, where you'll get 20% off your bill. Big Ben, £14.99-£34.99, book ahead, 10am-10pm (and various other dates)
CROYDON WINTER FESTIVAL: Croydon Winter Festival packs up its fairground rides, Bavarian bar, grotto and ice rink after today so you'd better get a move on. Ashburton Park, £9.95/£7.95, book ahead, noon-10pm
RAPUNZEL: Puns abound, but no cliches can be found in this theatre performance of Rapunzel. Today is a relaxed performance, designed to welcome people with an Autism Spectrum, sensory or communication disorder or learning disability. Read our four star review here. Theatre Royal Stratford East, £10-£32, book ahead, 1.30pm-4.30pm today, until 13 January
VEGAN TAKEOVER: If you're going vegan for 2018 (or just for January) head to Walthamstow Village, where Plant Dawgs is serving up its plant-based take on the hot dog. The Nag's Head, (Walthamstow), just turn up, Mondays throughout January
AFTERTHOUGHT: Give your mental health a little TLC at this meditation session led by AfterThought. Once you're feeling suitably relaxed, local clinical psychotherapist Becca Allgood-May will chat about the benefits of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). R.A.W Lab (Royal Albert Wharf), £5 (cash only), just turn up, 7pm
MUNDO LINGO: Made a New Year's Resolution to learn a new language? This couldn't be easier in London, where around 300 people from all over the world meet regularly to learn each other's lingo. Join the Mundo Lingo Facebook group to be in the know about future events. Tonight's meeting is at Edgars Bar (Broadway Market). Free, just turn up, 7pm-11pm
JOSEPH MORPURGO: Better snap up tickets for this monstrously funny, multimedia comedy performance from Joseph Morpurgo. They won't hang around for long. Read our four-star review of Hammerhead. Soho Theatre, from £9, book ahead, 8pm, until 6 January
Good cause of the day:"Rebuild, Rise Up!", a Hurricane Benefit
Hurricanes Irma and Maria left Caribbean cities and islands devastated. The issues might seem far away but the help doesn't have to be. In fact, you only need to go as far as Ronnie Scott's. On Sunday (7 January), musicians are coming together for a night of blues and soul, with all proceeds going towards the Anguilla Foundation, in partnership with Anguilla Red Cross. Ronnie Scott's, £100-£150, book ahead, 6.30pm, 7 January
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