What we’re reading
- Tram drivers to strike over installation of infra-red beams to check they are are awake.
- This is what it's like to be a young chef in London.
- Could building homes over London's open railways solve the capital's housing shortage?
- Six things learnt at cycling's Six Day London.
Things to do
RARE BOOK FAIR: Looking for first editions, unusual maps or manuscripts from around the world? Browse all this and more at the Chelsea Book Fair. Chelsea Town Hall, £10, book ahead, until 4 November
VEGAN PIZZA: West London's vegan pizza crew Pickywops head to Camberwell, popping up at Spike + Earl. Vegan pizza and boozy cocktails, means good times. Spike + Earl, just turn up until 4 November
MUSEUM OF DRUG POLICY: This pop-up is the go-to place for free drugs advice and open discussion about drugs policies around the world. Plus, see archival material, hard-hitting photos and more from this project which first launched in New York last year. 47-49 Tanner Street, free, just turn up, until 5 November
WORLD PRESS PHOTOS: This annual exhibition always manages to leave us in awe at both the scene being photographed and the lucky sod that managed to be at the exact right moment at the exact right time to capture it. Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, free, Just turn up, until 20 November
MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT: It's witching season at The Viktor Wynd Museum, which is full of bewitching objects such as charms from a black magicians altar and haunting photos of haunted objects. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, free, book ahead, until 28 February
FIREWORKS & STUNT SHOW: Expect funfair rides, two stunning fireworks displays and if you see a man leaping from a 60ft tower in flames, don't panic, it's the stunt act. Wandle Park, Croydon, £5, book ahead, 5pm
FIRST FRIDAYS: A chance to check out Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? after hours or unwind in the bar or reading room. Wellcome Collection, free, just turn up, 6pm-10pm
PUPPET THEATRE: A fairytale poem dreamt up by poet Wendy Cope and acted out by puppets on a magical barge floating on Little Venice. Puppet Theatre Barge, £12, book ahead, 7.30pm
10TH BIRTHDAY: Get your glad rags on and make your way to Paper Dress Vintage for a fabulous night of go-go dancing, a 12-piece brass band, plus free shots on arrival and birthday cake. £6, book ahead, 7.45pm-3am, until 4 November
COMEDY: Joe Bor, a regular on the comedy club circuit hosts this night of laughs featuring absurdist comic Ben Target, Aussi experimentalist Sarah Bennetto and hilarious stand-up from Tania Edwards. Chickenshed Theatre, £10, book ahead, 8pm
BANG SAID THE GUN: Get ready to shake makeshift maracas, stamp your feet and generally cause a din at London's most raucous poetry night. Sharing their words with you tonight are Gwyneth Herbert and Elvis McGonagall. Soho Theatre, £15, book ahead, 11.30pm
Good cause of the day: supper club fundraiser
Enjoy a three-course veggie meal made from ingredients that would otherwise have ended up in the bin, plus a welcome drink and a glass of wine at this supper club, which is raising money for food waste warriors Food Cycle Lewisham. Archibald's Catford, £27.14, book ahead, 7pm-10pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Learn about London's debauched, drunken and disorderly history on this tour of the sordid side of the West End. Have you heard the story of the 15ft high tsunami of beer which rushed through the streets of London? Or about London's unluckiest theatre and most morbidly-located church? This tour will take you from the Covent Garden to Somerset House, entertaining you with tales of hangmen and criminals, prostitutes and paupers and the eccentric characters of Georgian London along the way. Get tickets
Camden's known for its street art, but how much do you really know about it? Explore the street art of Camden, and learn about the people who make it from an insider. You''ll visit pieces of street art that are off the beaten track, and get an insight into their possible meaning and inspiration. This two-hour tour will enable you to see Camden in a new light. 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
Get sorted into one of the four magical houses of Hogwarts, and go in exploration of the city’s famous filming locations on this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll meet your guide outside the Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is showing, and set off on your journey across town - following in the footsteps of Deatheaters, visiting the inspiration for Knocturn Alley, and marvelling at the Ministry of Magic. And you better brush up on your Potter knowledge, because you can earn points for your house along the way, by taking part in trivia quizzes. The winners? You’ll find out when the tour ends at Platform 9 3/4… Get tickets