What we're reading
- Leyton Orient fans raise money for a 'disaster recovery' fund.
- Driverless car has its first major trials on London's roads.
- Uber says thousands of its London drivers threatened by English language test.
- Research shows that London house prices have risen by £105 a day for the past five years.
Things to do today
DANCE WITH ME: Things I Like In Bethnal Green (Dance With Me), is an exhibition of eight short films that show the passing of time in Bethnal Green. Oxford House, free, just turn up, 9am-10pm, 6-12 March
PIZZA OPENING: Pizza Pilgrims' conquest of London continues at a pace hotter than the ovens that fire the doughy delights; this time they've come to Shoreditch. It's BYOB and if you bring a chocolate bar they'll calzonify it for you. Monday's their first day, so to celebrate it's 'pay what you like'; with all proceeds going to the Samaritans. Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch High Street, pay what you like, just turn up, 11.30am-11pm
GLOBAL (LUKE)WARMING: Between the two polarised opinions on global warming, a third approach has appeared. It states the world's getting warmer but it's not so bad. Professor Tim Palmer investigates this viewpoint from a rigidly scientific perspective. The Royal Society, free, just turn up, 6pm
CRIME FICTION: A panel featuring some of the best crime writers in the business will be talking about their books which keep readers up late into the night. Browns - The Judges Courts, £7, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.30pm
SPELLING BEE: Ever looked at a children's spelling bee and thought you could do so much better? Well now it's time to put your money where your mouth is with the London adult spelling bee. Take part, or just watch the madness unfold. Drink, Shop & Do, £5, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
UKULELE HOOTENANNY: Whether you're a beginner or an expert ukulele player, you're welcome at this ukulele hootenanny. Borrow an instrument or bring your own and take part in renditions of old classics and modern pop songs on the ukulele. Queen of Hoxton. Free (£20 refundable deposit), 7pm-12am
COMEDY DOCTOR: Is it possible for a doctor to diagnose and save the NHS in one comedy show? Well Dr Phil Hammond is giving it a shot. Leicester Square Theatre, £15/£12, book ahead, 7.15pm
GIANT NIGHT OUT: The latest in the superb Milestones series sees John Coltrane's masterpiece Giant Steps performed in its entirety. Opportunities to hear such genre-defining music played live are rare; don't miss this one. The Jazz Cafe, £10, book ahead, doors 7.30pm
Art review: a water contraption
Tokyo's subway is state of the art, but often fixes for leaks are very makeshift, such as a piece of plastic sheeting. Yuko Mohri has used this to inspire her creation where water moves throughout the installation and interacts with everyday items in a fascinating flow. Yuko Mohri: More More [Leaky] at White Rainbow, 47 Mortimer Street, W1W 8HJ, free Until 11 March ★★★☆☆ (Monday-Saturday)
Theatre review: Danish modern
If you can get a ticket, we think you'd love the Almeida Hamlet, even if you're not specifically lusting after Andrew Scott (Moriarty from Sherlock) pitching to rival Cumberbatch's star turn in the same role.
It's Shakespeare for the 'Borgen' generation; a slick and surveillance-heavy visual on a cool penthouse set where Juliet Stevenson's splendid dirty dancing Gertrude can shag Claudius on a couch while the Norwegian ambassador paces the corridor. Enjoy cute turns of Amaka Okafor and Calum Finlay as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern or Jessica Brown Findlay's bathtub-dunking Ophelia, but even though you could ice a cake during some of his pauses, it's Scott's softly spoken, vulnerable and charming Dubliner Dane that holds your gaze and speaks the famous lines completely afresh, and as if to only you. Hamlet, Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, N1 1TA £10-38 28 February-15 April ★★★★★ Johnny Fox
Good cause for the day
PAINFUL COMEDY: Laugh Till It Hurts brings together a fantastic collection of comics (including the reliably excellent Ed Byrne) in aid of the children's charity Barnardo's. The Hippodrome Theatre, £22, book ahead, 29 March, 7.30pm
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