What we’re reading
- Following in the Crystal Palace footsteps of Camille Pissarro.
- V&A acquires segment of Robin Hood Gardens council estate.
- The world's most prolific Airbnb owner has 881 properties in London and earns £11.9m a year.
- Croydon tram crash memorials unveiled.
- Museum of London exhibition will mark suffragettes’ victory.
- Sam Bompas tells It's Nice That why London's views should be protected.
Things to do
VOODOO RAY'S: Everyone's fave by-the-slice pizza joint is celebrating its fifth birthday with £2.50 slices, £5 cocktails tonight, NTS DJs on Tuesday and live jazz on Thursday. Voodoo Ray's (Kingsland High Street), free, just turn up, 13-17 November
DAMSEL DEVELOPS: This film festival is staging the work of eight emerging female directors. Go girl power! The Bunker Theatre, £15, book ahead, 13-19 November
UK PARLIAMENT WEEK: A chance to find out how parliament works through government art collection tours, debates and talks on ancient laws such as the 1867 Reform Act. Various venues, free, book ahead, 13-19 November
GAYWISE FESTIVAL: London’s annual “All Arts, All Welcome” film festival is exploding onto venues across London this week. Expect fabulous films, performances, a visual art exhibition and talks celebrating the LGBTQI experience. Various venues, £10, book ahead, until 25 November
POINTS OF VIEW: To mark 80 years of protected view legislation Bompas & Parr has created this installation to highlight its importance. The Horniman Museum and Gardens, free, 8am-sunrise, until Sunday 26 November
SKYLARK: Discover the story behind Britain's first space rocket, the elegantly named Skylark, which launched 60 years ago. Science Museum, free, just turn up, ongoing
CRIME SCENE LIVE: A priceless stone has been nicked from the Natural History Museum. Can you and your team catch the culprit? Natural History Museum, £60, book ahead, 6.30pm-10.30pm
CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE: See nine short plays about the effects of climate change, in support of the United Nations Summit. Theatre Delicatessen, free, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
A LOVE SUPREME: Got the Monday blues? How about some Monday jazz instead, at this concert performance of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, followed by a Q&A with saxophonist Denys Baptiste. British Library, £15/£10, book ahead, 7.30pm
NEON NAKED: Bored of drawing classical poses and still lifes? Head to this flamboyant life drawing class which makes use of industrial UV light, reactive body paints and hand crafted flamboyant accessories. The Duke of Wellington, £11.99, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Good cause of the day: Sign up to London Run in the Dark on 15 November
On a fitness thing or just want to do your bit for charity? Join thousands across 50 cities around the world in pounding the pavement to raise funds for the Mark Pollock Trust, whose mission is to fast-track a cure for paralysis. Choose from a sweaty but manageable 5km to a more challenging 10km. Battersea Park, £26, 8pm-10pm, 15 November
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
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
Whether you’re a pre-grated cheddar sprinkler or mimolette fan, this cheesy walking tour will delight your senses. Starting off at a cheese counter in Mayfair that has been serving for more than 300 years, you'll tour the city's best dairy delights - including Fortnum & Mason, where the royals get their fix. Get tickets
Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. Get tickets
Get creative with your partner in this date night with a difference. Between you, you’ll get to create your very own piece of artwork on a large canvas. Help is on hand if you need it, but freestyle pieces are always encouraged… Get tickets