What we're reading
- How to survive the tube strike — via the pub.
- Medieval Small Beer is a myth — here's why.
- Want to save money this year? Check out this guide on how to cut your travel costs.
- A guide to London's 2017 gun salutes.
- No designated drivers are needed with Bexley's Micropub Hopper.
Things to do
JOURNEY TO JUSTICE: Multimedia exhibition Journey to Justice at Morley Gallery tells the story of the US civil rights movement, its connection with the UK and the impact it had on the world. Using a series of 'bus stops', the exhibition focuses on the stories of people who are less known in the UK. Free, just turn up, until 3 February
GLAD TO BE GAY: Discover the struggle of the journey to legal equality faced by gay people since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. Glad to be Gay is an exhibition using the Hall-Carpenter Archives and The Women’s Library collection, considers the legal challenges of the last 50 years. Free, just turn up, until 7 April
PALACE EXPLORERS: Kids can take part in storytelling, arts and crafts, gardening and exploring the palace grounds in Palace Explorers at Fulham Palace. £20, book ahead, 9.30am-10.30am
POWER: Join a panel of women from various backgrounds to discuss POWER at The Vaults near Waterloo. Explore the significance of female empowerment and social change in light of the Donald Trump 'reality'. £15, book ahead, 6.30pm-11pm
HIPS DON'T LIE: Channel your inner Shakira at Drink, Shop & Do's Belly Dancing Class in King's Cross. £10, book ahead, 7pm-8pm
SWING PATROL MONDAYS: Waterstones on Piccadilly hosts a swing dancing class tailored for beginners. Swing Patrol Mondays is a chance to learn something new and meet new people while dancing among the bookshelves. £10, book ahead, 7pm-8pm
THEA-SKOT IN HERE: Join Alison Thea-Skot as she navigates through chaos and mayhem in this stand-up show at Soho Theatre. It's Thea-Skot In Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes) introduces you to Skot's various characters (including Cher as a bat) and her brilliant improvisation. £12/£10, book ahead, 7.15pm
ONCE IN A LIFETIME: Do you have what it takes to make it in Hollywood? Because these three do. Discover the effect of the first ever talking motion picture had on the entertainment industry in 1930's America with Once in a Lifetime at the Young Vic. From £10, book ahead, 7.30pm
SMASHED: A cult piece that has become a worldwide sensation, Smashed at The Peacock Theatre, is a mix of skill and theatricality, featuring some of the world's greatest jugglers, riveting stories and wit. From £15, book ahead, 7.30pm
Good cause for the day
LAUGHS FOR CHARITY: Have a laugh and raise money for charity at Country Mile Comedy Club at The Star of Kings in King's Cross. Hosted by Ed Gamble and headlined by Felicity Ward, Country Mile is fundraising for the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative. £3.50, book ahead (or £5 on the door), from 8pm
PSYCHEDELIC PRINTS: If these prints look trippy, it’s because artist Dan Hillier travelled to Peru for inspiration. There, psychedelic plants and shamans provided the influence for these black and white works filled with mystical symbols. Ceremony: new works by Dan Hillier at Saatchi Gallery. Free, until 30 January ★★★☆☆ [Open every day]
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