What we're reading
- Barnet charity awarded £90k to help rough sleepers find homes.
- You can now buy a £50,000 margarita in Covent Garden.
- £6m to be spent on toilets for London bus drivers.
- Interior design envy as this pair revamp a London townhouse.
Things to do
CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Feast your eyes on more than 700 mechanical beauties at the London Classic Car Show, while you steadfastly try to ignore the cost to the environment and your wallet. Excel London, from £25, book ahead, 15-18 February
TIME TRAVEL CLUB: Get the kids over to the National Archives to learn all about the legendary campaigners that got women the vote — there's also the chance to make your own suffrage badges. National Archives (Kew), for ages 7-11, £7.50, book ahead 10.30am-midday
TONGUE FU: Jam packed with improv, wordplay and audience participation, Tongue Fu for Kids is aimed at 7-11 year olds and their parents, and promises a comedic music and literature mash up with a wordy focus. Royal Albert Hall, £11.20, book ahead, 11am and 2pm
FASHION EXHIBITION: See the work of rising stars at the annual London College of Fashion MA exhibition. MA18 will showcase unique work by the university's postgrad students. OXO Wharf, free, just turn up, 15-18 February
PRE-TINDER LIFE: Learn how lesbians connected and networked before the days of the world wide web — this talk is all about Arena 3, the first lesbian newsletter which began 1964. LSE (Holborn), free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm
OH MY DOG: Hot dogs, that is —this pop-up has got all sorts of sausages on the menu, including the incredible Chilly-Steak Dog and Deputy Dog. Vegans can indulge as well, with plant-based hot dogs such as seiten sausage with vegan cheese and braised bourbon jackfruit chilli. Old Nun's Head (Nunhead Green), 6pm-10pm (until 16 March)
RAF HISTORY: A talk exploring the early years of the RAF, an institution which only started life in 1918, will take you through the challenges and trials of the youngest member of the Services. Royal Aeronautical Society at No. 4 Hamilton Place, free, book ahead, 6.30pm
CAMDEN ROCKS: London punk-rockers Ghouls are the headliners for The Monarch's edition of Camden Rocks — supporting acts like KidBrother promise a night full of head-banging rock in NW1. The Monarch, £8, book ahead, 6.45pm
FOOTIE QUIZ: The Old Queen's Head has got a reputation for a very decent pub quiz — this one, though, is all about the beautiful game. Football heads and sport geeks should head to what's being called the 'best quiz of the year' — there'll be money to win, and pride to gain. Islington, £2, book ahead, max. 6 per team, 7pm-10.30pm
BLANK MANUSKRIPT: Hailing from Salzburg, this ArtRock group are bringing their fusion of genres and complex rhythms to Great Portland Street for tonight's gig. The Venue, £6, book ahead, 7.30pm-11pm
Good cause of the day
Make your way to Peckham Levels for BelEve's charity event — these guys work with young girls aged 8-18 to empower them. With stalls, performers and workshops, this event hosted by Radio 1Extra's Melody Kane boasts live music and plenty of girl power. All profits go to BelEve. Peckham Levels, from £11.31, book ahead, 4pm-8pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets
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
Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You'll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area's links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets
Have you visited London's Roman ampitheatre? What about London's Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you've lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you're sure to learn something new about London. Get tickets