What we're reading
- A lovely listicle of London's damaged and vandalised artworks.
- Frances McDormand backs Grenfell billboards campaign after her Oscar win.
- Eel Pie Island resident and wind-up radio inventor, Trevor Baylis, has died.
- 30 secrets of Chiswick's mosaic house.
Things to do:
LIFESAVING PRINTING: Could 3D printing be used to save lives? Award-winning scientist Anna Plosjaksi gives a lunchtime talk about the future of 3D printing and how it could help in the areas of prosthetics and drug-delivery. Bring your sarnies. Wellcome Collection (Euston), free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR: Bela Guttmann was the world's first celebrity football coach. He was also a Hungarian who narrowly escaped the Holocaust. Author David Bolchover, who wrote Guttmann's biography, is discussing his life, and the book, as part of Jewish Book Week. JW3 (North Finchley), £8, book ahead, 2.30pm
DR JOHNSON: Samuel Johnson, most famous for the dictionary he compiled, frequented the area around Fleet Street and the City of London. Follow in his footsteps on this guided tour. Meet outside Dr Johnson's House, £5/£4, just turn up, 3pm
RUDYARD KIPLING: Kipling is best known as the author of The Jungle Book, but his final fictional work on India was The Eyes Of Asia, a fictional collection of letters telling the story of four Indian soldiers in the first world war. Historian and author Charles Allen will discuss the work to mark its centenary. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, book ahead, 6pm-7.30pm
ITALIAN CINEMA: Italian film Rainbow: A Private Affair is being screened, preceded by an introduction by, and followed by a Q&A with, the film's director, Paolo Taviani. Set in Italy in summer 1943, it's the story of an elegant love triangle set against the backdrop of the anti-fascist movement. Ciné Lumière (South Kensington) £12, book ahead, 6.30pm
NEW COMEDY: We've enjoyed comedian Liam Williams' work in the past, so we're looking forward to seeing some of the new material he's trying out tonight. Other comedians joining him to trial their new work include Rob Carter, Phoebe Walsh and Arnab Chanda. The Vaults (Waterloo), £5, book ahead, 7pm
LOST BUILDINGS: Pymmes, Weir Hall, Bury Lodge & the Empire on the Hill won't mean much to most Londoners, but long-time Edmonton residents may remember them. Reminisce about these lost Edmonton buildings — or hear about them for the first time — at this local history talk. Forty Hall (Enfield), £5, book ahead, 7pm
FAKE NEWS: Can you spot fake news? Do your best Trump imitation at this fake news pub quiz (toupée optional) and see if you can weed out the fake news and conspiracy theories from the truth. A political psychologist and conspiracy theory expert will be on hand to guide you through. The Book Club (Shoreditch), £15, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm
LIVE MUSIC: "Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at their backs, and whiskey in their bottles" reads the official description for Son of Town Hall's theatrical gig, and we're going to leave it at that, because what could be better? Cecil Sharp House (Camden), £12/£10, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm
BRUK OUT: Jamaican Dancehall culture is the theme of this documentary film, which follows six women from all over the world as they battle to win a prestigious Dancehall competition. If you're tempted to have a go, a dance class follows the film screening. Harris Academy South Norwood, £8.50 (+£5 extra for the dance class, booked separately), book ahead, 7.45pm-10pm
Good cause of the day:
Tonight's the night that Stand Up For Shelter takes over Shepherd's Bush Empire, with the likes of Russell Kane, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi and Lolly Adefope doing their thing to make you laugh, all raising money to help homeless people. Have a look for any remaining tickets here.
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
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
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
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