What we're reading
- London is about to be invaded by 9,000 Lincoln fans, but how are they getting here?
- Stratford isn't getting skyscrapers — to protect the view of St Paul's from Richmond.
- Figures show that hate crime is up in London post-Brexit.
- London's wealthiest neighbourhoods are getting their own private police force.
- A report says that regeneration will cause 30% of London artists to lose their studios.
Things to do today
CHRISTIAN THIRD REICH: Naziism was not a Christian movement, but Christian Germans voted disproportionately for the Nazi party. This talk looks at why the movement was so popular with Christian Germans. Barnard's Inn Hall, free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm
BLACK BRITISH POLITICS: When the South African state introduced apartheid in 1948, it was the black British community that was one of the first voices of international criticism. Hear more about the anti-apartheid struggle from Dr Elizabeth Williams. The National Archives, free, book ahead, 2pm-3.30pm
FEMALE POLICE VOICES: A lot has changed in the last seven decades for women policing the City of London. They've gone from giving advice to girls who'd "drifted into bad company", to the highest positions of authority. This panel includes past and present Women's Voices from the Police. Guildhall Library, £5.90, book ahead, 6pm-8pm
CHILDHOOD FILM: Watch a child try to escape her dead-end family setting in search of freedom in film Girlhood. Followed by a panel discussion between critics and academics. V&A Museum of Childhood, £7, book ahead, 6.30pm
SCIENCE JOKES: Grant Museum of Zoology invited experts in every type of fauna to make jokes about the animals they know so well for nine minutes. Animal Showoff is the result; what could go wrong? Grant Museum of Zoology, £6, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.30pm
TERRIBLE MOVIE: From Justin To Kelly did so badly stateside that in never even got a British release. The Gallery Cafe is amending this outrage as part of its Popstars on Film season, unleashing Kelly Clarkson's masterpiece on London. The Gallery Cafe, free, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
RUSSIAN ART: Explore Russian art and culture from the 20th century. This expert panel moves away from the dry history textbooks and helps the audience to visualise Russian culture. Calvert 22 Foundation, free, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
FOLK CONCERT: Listen to folk music that unravels an unofficial history of English speaking people from Chris Wood. Proud Camden, £10/£12, book ahead, 7pm-10pm
WHO RUN THE WORLD: It's the last Open Arts Café event and they're going out in a blaze of glory, dedicating the night to women of the past, present and future with music, theatre, comedy and short films. Open Arts Cafe, donation, just turn up, 7.15pm
COMEDY GAMESHOW: Part comedy night, part gameshow: It's Gameshow Time! Give it a go for the chance to win big. Even if you don't succeed, you'll still get some big laughs courtesy of Joz Norris, Helen Duff and others. Star of Kings, £5/£4, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Art review: captivating photography
We look forward to the Deutsche Prize for its diversity and artistry every year. This year is no different as Sophie Calle takes us on a personal and surreal journey through the grief of losing her mother, father and cat. Calle should win this year, though we also liked the minimal black and white landscapes by Awoiska van der Molen. Deutsche Borse Photography Foundation Prize at The Photographers' Gallery, until 11 June, £4, free before midday ★★★☆☆ (Open every day)
Art review: London life
Photographer Roger Mayne has captured day to day life in the UK, including Southam Street in London. It's a window into people's lives and while no particular image really hooked us, it's a fascinating look back through history. Roger Mayne at The Photographers' Gallery, until 11 June, £4, free before midday ★★★☆☆ (Open every day)
Good cause of the day
POP-UP SYRIAN RESTAURANT: A delicious looking Syrian restaurant is coming to Columbia Road for two weeks. Imad Alarnab owned a string of restaurants in Damascus before they were destroyed in the war, a war which forced him and his family to flee to the UK. Proceeds from the sales will go to Cook For Syria and Unicef Next Generation. Imad's Syrian Kitchen, £40 set menu, book ahead, 9-24 March, weekday sittings at 7.30pm and 9.30pm, various times over the weekend
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Get sorted into one of the four magical houses of Hogwarts, and go in exploration of the city’s famous filming locations on this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll meet your guide outside the Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is showing, and set off on your journey across town - following in the footsteps of Deatheaters, visiting the inspiration for Knocturn Alley, and marvelling at the Ministry of Magic. And you better brush up on your Potter knowledge, because you can earn points for your house along the way, by taking part in trivia quizzes. The winners? You’ll find out when the tour ends at Platform 9 3/4… Get tickets
How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. 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
Have you visited London's Roman ampitheatre? What about London's Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you've lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you're sure to learn something new about London. Get tickets