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...
Fancy some Dim Sum fun? From making and rolling the dough to preparing the fillings and forming the parcels, William will show you everything you need to know to become a Dim Sum pro. William will also teach you the etiquette of Dim Sum - learn what to order and how to order, in Cantonese! Get tickets
Could you spent hours on end satiating your morbid curiosity by researching serial killers? Hey, you're not alone. Insight into the criminal psyche is a fascinating topic and one covered in this talk by retired police officer, Paul Harrison. You'll encounter the stories of three of the UK's worst serial killers, from their childhoods to their crimes. With over four decades of experience in the Criminal Justice system, join Paul to work through the facts, uncover the details, and get inside the heads of these killers to discover what truly motivates a murderer. Get tickets
Ever fancied yourself as Robin Hood? Join the 2020 archery team in London Bridge and discover how to shoot. The 1.5 hour 'get started in archery' class will teach you how to shoot (relatively) accurately as well as the scoring system and key archery terminology. The session finishes with a mini-competition where you can show off your new-found skills. Get tickets
We all know Soho is changing - and fast. But does the Soho of decades past - fiercely independent, occasionally seedy, always flamboyant - still exist? Antony Robbins claims it does - if you know where to look. A former director at the Museum of London, Robbins now leads walking tours of Soho, delving into the area's past and present. His Sex, Death and Shopping tour covers scandals of yesteryear through to present-day erotica - taking in hidden gardens, sinister histories, and little-known facts of famous places. A bit sinister. A bit salacious. And exceedingly well-tailored. It's a tour to have you falling in love - or lust - with this part of London all over again. Get tickets