What we're reading:
- Seven of the best seaside day trips from London for the bank holiday weekend.
- See a stunning 7.3-Gigapixel 'timelapse' of London.
- How was the Garden Bridge Trust able to spend £46m on a non-existent bridge?
- London diners are among the most generous tippers in the UK, new study shows.
- George Michael fans asked to move tributes.
Things to do:
VIVE LA RÉVOLUCION: This month marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Parisian student protests that kick-started both a social revolution and an artistic movement. See over 50 posters that adorned the country's walls during this tumultuous time, as well as films, imagery and memorabilia from the Mai 68 riots. Lazinc (Mayfair), free, just turn up, 10am-6pm, until 12 May
THE VOID: May the 4th be with you this Stars Wars day at an epic, multi-sensory Empire Strikes Back VR adventure. You'll be transported to a galaxy far, far away where you'll battle giant lava monsters, recover Imperial intelligence and solve puzzles on a molten planet — all the while disguised as blaster boasting Stormtroopers in a quest to strengthen a budding rebellion. Westfield Stratford City, book ahead, £30, 10am-6pm, until 19 June
CAESAR AND SMIT: Delve into a treasure trove of satyrs, skeletons and sacrificial lambs that make up Carolein Smit's surreal ceramics before eyeing up Ray Caesar's vaguely sinister digital dolls at a new exhibition that embraces the unusual. James Freeman Gallery (Islington), free, just turn up, 11am-6.30pm, until 26 May
OFFICE SPACE: From drab grey cubicles to industrial-chic open plan offices, the workplace has changed a lot in the last couple of decades. Take a trip down corporate memory lane at a free experiential exhibition from luxe tech accessories company Knomo. Knomo Seven Dials (Neal Street), free, just turn up, 11am-7pm, until 17 May
NAUTICAL BUT NICE: Channel your inner Churchill on a summer terrace inspired by Sir Winnie's travels through the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea with the Admiralty yacht HMS Enchantress. The Churchill Bar & Terrace has been transformed into a proper maritime oasis, decked out with vintage nautical compasses, anchors, boat oars and sea shells. The Churchill Bar & Terrace (Marylebone), £30 minimum spend after 4pm, just turn up, 12pm-2am, until 31 October
MEET THE BREWER: Raise a glass to the long weekend with Vibrant Forest microbrewery, who are taking over Mason & Company for one night only. They'll be hosting a tutored tasting where you can get better acquainted with five of their glorious vegan beers.. Mason & Company (Hackney Wick), free entry/£10 tutored tasting, book ahead, 5pm-11pm
LIPPY: Lip-syncing extraordinaire Rachel calls upon her sheroes to help her through the trials and tribulations that come with being a twenty-something woman in a patriarchal world. Join her for a semi-autobiographical show tackling gender and authenticity in a culture that gave us BIC 'pens for her'. The Arches at St Mary's Church (Putney), £8, book ahead, 7pm, until 12 May
TANGO VIVALDI: With strong beats and dreamily slow movements, you'll know when you've been tangoed at London Concertante's latest show. Soak up a thrilling performance Vivaldi's concertos, Piazzolla's tangos and a new commission by David Gordot by candlelight at Mayfair's ancient parish church. St George's Church (Hanover Square), £15, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm
PLOSIVE COMEDY: Voice-throwing comedian Nina Conti has come to Dulwich to breathe new life into the ancient (albeit often slightly naff) art of ventriloquism in an act that'll leave you in stitches. Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You star Hal Cruttenden co-headlines. The MCT at Alleyn's (Dulwich), £16, book ahead, 8pm-10.15pm
SECRET CIRCUS: Roll up, roll up — The Secret Circus has pitched up in Stockwell to bring you burlesque, comedy, drag royalty, magic and much more. The Cavendish Arms (Stockwell), from £8.14, book ahead, 8pm-11pm
BASSALA DANZA: Get ready to shake your tail feathers at a night of thumping tropical beats. Yiğit is on the decks at The Three Compasses to bring you African, South American, Afrobeat, disco, and new wave hits with his all-vinyl set. The Three Compasses (Dalston), free, just turn up, 8.30pm-12am
Good cause of the day
You may not have heard of Thomas Bowes, but you've probably heard him. The orchestra leader from the soundtracks to Skyfall and Spectre is coming to Clapham for a solo violin concert in aid of Robes Night Shelters, a charity that helps homeless people in South London stay safe at night. This time he's swapping Bond for Bach's sonatas and partitas.
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