There are a million things to do in London this week, but if you fancy a night in, here are a few things to keep you occupied.
On TV, Londonist likes:
Monday, 2 July - Friday, 6 July
Wimbledon Today (BBC2, 20:00-21:00) Chances are, your workplace won’t let you watch Wimbledon during the day, so here’s your chance to catch up all week. Watch and see how many ways they can come up with saying "play has been suspended due to rain."
Monday, 2 July
Britain’s Next Top Model (Living, 21:00-22:00) The Brit version of the US model search is back for series three. Addictive telly featuring overly dramatic, not very bright models competing for a modelling contract. Sure to be full of tantrums, tears and whinging. You can't go wrong.
The Tower (BBC1, 22:45-23:35) Part two of this eight part documentary on development of the Pepys Estate in South London. In this episode, the last council tennants are out and the development is set to begin. There's also problems in the condemned building with squatters coming into conflict with pregnant women. It's a fascinating look at the contrasts in this lovely city of ours.
Friday, 6 July
Saving Planet Earth (BBC1, 19:00-20:00 and 20:30-22:00) To prep you for Saturday’s Live Earth event, the odd couple of Graham Norton and Alan Titchmarsh host this fundraising event from Kew Gardens to end Saving Planet Earth season, featuring Natasha Bedingfield, Beverley Knight and Manic Street Preachers and other musical guests.
Saturday, 7 July
Hannah Montana Live In London (Disney, 15:20-16:00) If you’re a secret fan of the Disney show featuring a high school student with secret identity as a pop star (no, seriously), you won’t want to miss her March live performance at Koko.
Live Earth (BBC1, 17:30-22:30) Live from Wembley Stadium, it’s Graham Norton, Jonathan Ross and Edith Bowman presenting Live Earth. Taking a leaf out of the Live 8 book, these worldwide concerts are being staged to raise global awareness of climate change. The London portion of the event features performances by Madonna and The Black Eyed Peas. There will also be highlights from the other concerts around the world.
Sunday, 8 July
Disappearing London (Sky Three, 23:00-23:30) Maddness’s Suggs takes a look at the places in London that are, as the title suggests, disappearing. This episode sees him checking out the Tooting Bec Lido and some cabbie shelters.
On the radio, Londonist likes:
Saturday, 7 July
The Saturday Play: Avoid London…Area Closed…Turn On Radio (BBC Radio4, 14:30-16:00) This drama by Mike Walker features a family dealing with the events of 7/7.
Live Earth (BBC Radio2, 20:00-23:00) If you can’t be bothered to watch the whole thing, Russell Brand’s presenting this show live from backstage. Expect lots of mayhem and madness amongst the performances and interviews.
Online, Londonist likes:
TfL's mobile update service - Tired of getting to the tube and finding out the line you're taking has delays and you've got to take a different route? Sign up for TfL's update service and get a text or email to alert you if there are problems on your normal route. You can set up the times of the messages and choose the days you want to get updates. It's not perfect, but it's better than nothing.
Sadler's Wells - The Londonist favourite dance venue has a brand new website, and we're loving it. There's tons of info and it's really very pretty.
London Photo Blog - Beautiful photos of London, trying to "collect pictures of the characteristics that make London unique". Take a look on a day you're frustrated with living in London, to remind you how beautiful it can be.