What we're reading
- Top architect claims London is looking more like Dubai.
- Photographing the city's youth culture.
- The purrrplexing story of the British Museum cats.
- The bank holiday may be over, but how about a video of police chasing a pig to cheer you up?
Things to do today
POP-UP MUSEUM: The National Maritime Museum has popped up in Lewisham shopping centre; explore the museum's collections and come up with your own sailor's ditty box. Lewisham Shopping Centre, free, just turn up, 10am-5pm
LUNCH MARKET: If you're in the Canary Wharf vicinity when the lunchtime stomach rumbles set in, get yourself to this lunch market where you can tuck into anything from spicy patties to noodle salads to ceviche — and there's plenty on offer for dessert too. Montgomery Square, free entry (lunch is on you though), just turn up, 11am-3pm
ART TOUR: Take a lunchtime tour with Sarah MacDougall, the curator of Ben Uri Gallery's latest exhibition, Refugees: The Lives of Others. Ben Uri Gallery, £10/£6/£5, book ahead, 1pm-2pm
MUSEUM LATE: One of London's best small museums, the Hunterian, is closing for three years. To make sure everyone gets a chance to say farewell, it's staying open late on certain evenings in the run up to the closure. Hunterian Museum, free, just turn up, 5pm-8pm
SWINGING LONDON: Keep your hair on, we're talking about the 60s. Take this walking tour around the Oxford Circus area to find out how swinging the 60s really were, with particular focus on 1966. While England's football team was victorious, homelessness and poverty were raging. Oxford Circus station, £10/£7, book ahead, 6pm
FILM SCREENING: Watch a special preview screening of Heal The Living, followed by a panel discussion on the intersection between science, literature and film. Curzon Bloomsbury, £17.50, book ahead, 6.30pm
MIND THE GAP: What makes British people so British? Author Titia Ketelaar is discussing why Brits are so distant, not only from their European counterparts, but from other parts of British society. Dutch Centre (City of London), £10/£5, book ahead, 7pm
LOLITICS PODCAST: Comedian and friend of Londonist Chris Coltrane runs monthly lefty political comedy club and podcast recording Lolitics. Guests this month include Liz Miele, Joe Wells and Stuart Laws. Upstairs at The Black Heart (Camden), £5, just turn up, 7.30pm
LATIN DANCE: Watch a stripped-back accordion-led show from talented Mexican musician Julieta Venegas, to kick off Latin Dance festival. The Barbican, £15-£35, book ahead, 7.30pm
GREENWICH ILLUMINATED: To mark World Heritage Day, famous Greenwich landmarks including the Cutty Sark, the Queen's House and the National Maritime Museum will be illuminated in colour for one night only. The buildings themselves will be closed, but it's a chance to admire them from the outside. Maritime Greenwich, free, just turn up, 8.30pm-10pm
Art review: all female artists
An exciting show of diverse artworks, all made by female artists. Lucy Sparrow has sewn supermarket items, Zoe Grace creates uplifting messages in neon and Elizabeth Waggett places black and white butterflies and moths on gold backgrounds. All very different and all eye-catching works. Underneath at Lawrence Alkin Gallery, 42 New Compton Street, WC2H 8DA, until 6 May, free ★★★★☆ (Monday-Saturday)
Theatre review: not such a great business model
We had high hopes for this first-full-London-staging-in-50-years production of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. The 2011 Broadway revival was a surprise hit for Daniel Radcliffe as the window-washer who climbs the greasy corporate pole, but — apart from the quirky charisma of Marc Pickering in the same role — this production was dashed by a cardboard production, clunky choreography, clumsy set, uneven direction and muffled band. And some frankly shonky wigs. Wilton's Music Hall is a great space if you exploit it properly, but not this time. How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Wilton's Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, E1 8JB, £15-29.50, until 22 April ★★☆☆☆ [Monday-Saturday] Johnny Fox
Good cause for the day
CHARITY COMEDY: Russell Kane hosts this charity comedy night in aid of Haven House Children's Hospice, which is headlined by Adam Hills (The Last Leg). Also on the bill are Elliot Steel and Kelly Convey. Union Chapel (Islington), £20, book ahead, 6.30pm
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