What we're reading:
- Photos of the disused King William Street tube station.
- Grenfell survivors demand immediate action on toxicity of soil.
- On the roof of Ludgate House on the day of Charles and Diana's wedding.
- The battle to save east London: is this finally the end?
- The first whiskey to be distilled in London for more than 100 years.
Things to do:
CHOC FEST: Calling all chocoholics! The independents behind Canopy Market serve up a mouthwatering selection of the good stuff from global craft chocolate makers, famed for producing bean to bar. Plus chocolate-centric tastings, talks and demos. Canopy Market (King's Cross), free, just turn up, 19-21 October
PLANET PLAY: A multisensory morning of musical fun and games for under threes. Planet Play is a parent and baby heaven, with a whole host of activities to get curious little ones learning. Chickenshed Theatre (Cockfosters), £6, book ahead, 10am-10.45am
PARLIAMENT AND PREJUDICE: Dr Duncan Sutherland recounts the untold story of women's struggle into the House of Lords in a talk that shows how women finally got a voice. Guildhall Library, free, book ahead, 2pm-3pm
JIMI HENDRIX: A talk, tour and performance focusing on rock superstar Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix expert Dr Christian Lloyd is joined by contemporary poets to examine his influence and offer poetry inspired by the legendary lyricist, plus a look at the London flat where Jimi wrote. Handel & Hendrix (Mayfair), £15, book ahead, 3pm-4.30pm
FRIDAY LATE: Stimulate your senses and alter your mind at Science Gallery's high thrill Friday late. The addiction themed line up features panel discussions, live music, performances and workshops to leave you hooked, and kicks off a whole weekend about addiction. Science Gallery (London Bridge), free, just turn up, 6.30pm-10pm
HAVANA NIGHTS: Cocktails, cigar sellers, and street food abound at this Last Nights of Havana themed party. Be transported to the heart of Tropicana by the palm-tree setting and live band playing Cuba's famous sounds. Tobacco Dock (Wapping), £20, book ahead, 5pm-12am
UN-ROYAL VARIETY: Cabaret superstar Jonny Woo serves up a flamboyant variety show fit for a queen. He's joined forces with darlings of drag for dancing with 1000 Liza Minnellis, dramatic duets, a homage to Mary Portas and much more. Hackney Empire, £9-£46, book ahead, 7.30pm-11pm
CLASS CLOWNS: Comedy singers Bounder and Cad offer up laser-sharp wit and live music in this critically acclaimed show that names everyone from the Holy Roman Emperor to Natalie Imbruglia as fans. Watermans (Brentford), £15, book ahead, 8.30pm-10pm
MUSIC BATTLE: Hip hop goes head to head with dancehall for a night of floor-fillers from a roster of Doctors Order's best DJs. Prepare to bump and grind. The Hoxton Pony, £6/£10, book ahead, 9pm-2am
Good cause of the day
Mycenae House hosts a musical evening in aid of NHS whistleblowers, on 24 October at 7.30pm. Tickets can be booked in advance for £4-£7 and allow entry to a night of fantastic live folk, brass band and piano music, with money raised going to Keep Our NHS Public.