What we're reading:
- The subterranean secrets of London's super rich.
- London is a world leader for sustainable transport, study shows.
- City of London Police to assemble crack team of cyber detectives.
- Woman who couldn't afford London home builds herself a luxury houseboat worth 182,000.
- Have a nose around Julie Andrews' old gaff.
Things to do:
NEW BOTANICS: Get your floral fix at Jane Hammond's first solo London show. This American artist combines painting, printmaking techniques, photography, found objects, and a potent mix of fact and fantasy to shake up the historic tradition of botanical prints. Lyndsey Ingram Gallery (Mayfair), free, just turn up, 10am-6pm, until 10 June
DISTORTED DISNEY: See the likes of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in a whole new light — that is, if you can bear to have your childhood ruined. Artist Robyn Ward specialises in juxtaposing the cosy domesticity of early youth with the grittiness of teenage rebellion. HOFA Gallery (St James's), 10am-7pm, until 16 May
CARNABY STYLE WEEKENDER: Take a trip down one of the capital's best loved streets for the first of four days of freebies, workshops and serious discounts. Head to Liberty London for bag embroidery and the launch of the men's summer collection, or grab a free prosecco slushie with your meal at Pasataio. Carnaby Street, free entry, book ahead for some events, 10am-8pm, until 13 May
FLOATING FESTIVAL: See how the other half live at an on-water boat show featuring super yachts, flashy cars and a VIP hospitality lounge from swanky design studio Minotti. St. Katharine Docks, £10, book ahead, 11am-7pm, until 12 May
PECKHAM CRAFT WEEKEND: If you've ever eyed up a stunning tapestry or piece of tableware, but struggled to picture it in your living space, this is the craft show for you. Peckham Craft Weekend takes beautiful works from contemporary artisans and displaying them in a thoughtful still life format to show you how the pieces could work in your own home. Copeland Gallery (Peckham), free, just turn up, 6pm-9pm, until 13 May
WHO CARES: Experimental radio station Resonance 104.4 FM is transforming Gasworks into a live broadcast studio, and you're invited to get in on the action. Who Cares? A radio tale addresses the emotional aspects of work in capitalist economies through spoken word, an immersive sound seminar and conversations from the only woman working on a wind farm in the heart of the Baltic Sea. Gasworks (Lambeth), free, just turn up, 6pm-9pm
TUNNEL SHAFT SCREENINGS: Three of the world’s best adventure films feature in this unique underground cinema experience — right in the heart of a Grade II* listed railway tunnel shaft. Creepy… Brunel Museum (Rotherhithe), £25, book ahead, 6.30pm-10pm (partner)
DRINK AND DRAW: Indulge in a sophisticated evening of art and wine at a life drawing class with a difference. On arrival, you'll be handed your own paper, board and beverage before settling down in a supportive group of no more than 14 to get creative, with the support of professional artist Lindsay Moran. Don't forget to bring your own pencils. Leyden Gallery (near Brick Lane), £12, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
SHIRLEY COLLINS: Singer, folklorist and music historian Shirley Collins is coming to Sutton House to chat about her journey from working-class wartime Hastings to London's 1960s folk revival scene, and her recent artistic renaissance — as told in her new memoir. Along the way, she'll reveal how her lifelong relationship with English folksong guided her through all her various triumphs and tragedies. Sutton House (Hackney), £7, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
MALAGSY MELODIES: Madagascar-born acoustic guitarist Nogabe Randriaharimalala brings a diverse selection of global influences and utterly unique musical stylings to Rotherhithe. Discover Madagascar's salegy and tsapika genres as he performs alongside percussionist Khalifa Conte. Sands Film (Rotherhithe), £14, book ahead, 7.45pm
KEARNS AND COHILL: Old pals John Kearns and Pat Cahill are bringing their best bloopers, songs and fighting talk to this night of alternative comedy. Mock the Week stalwart Ed Gamble and rising alt-comedy star Andy Barr will also drop in to deliver some giggles. The Bill Murray (Islington), £5, book ahead, 9pm-11pm
Good cause of the day
Find out how you can do your bit to protect our planet while feasting on a five course dinner designed to raise awareness around sustainability, and to tackle the endemic issue of plastic usage in the food industry. Each plate at the Plastic Pledge Supper Club has a low carbon footprint, and you'll be encouraged to make your own pledge to reduce your plastic usage on the specially designed table mats. What's more, £2 from every ticket will go to the WWF.
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
The London Undergound is over 150 years old, and it's seen a thing or two in its time. Are you brave enough to face the ghosts of the Underground? Travel through the home of the Bank's Black Nun, learn about the elderly angel who saved a tube worker from death, and come to face to face with Farringdon's screaming spectre. Bring your oyster card and discover the hidden secrets of the Underground. You'll need to have an Oyster card or travelcard for this event. Get tickets
The City of London is home to spectacular skyscrapers, but it’s also home to some fascinating history. Join Matt on a tour of the Square Mile’s ancient alleyways, old churches and imposing architecture - including two sites associated with the occult, and one of the City's most haunting memorials to the power of the Blitz. Get tickets
Take to the waters and glide about in this beginner paddleboarding session. By the end of it, you'll be standing up and paddling solo, and there's plenty of help on hand to improve your technique. Change of clothes required. Get tickets