What we’re reading
- London councils and cops are confiscating homeless people's tents.
- Crossrail starts restoration of Kingsway Subway.
- Gideon Mendel’s heart-wrenchingly tender portraits of a 90s AIDS ward.
Things to do
FREE 'SUCCESSWICH': They say the first meal of the day is the most important and it tastes even better when it's free. Nab your free sub courtesy of street food vendor Sub Cult and LinkedIn, who chose the dopamine-inducing ingredients. Boxpark (Shoreditch), free, just turn up, 8am-11am, until 3 November
WORLD VEGAN DAY: Celebrate World Vegan Day by gorging on FREE vegan pizza. Hurry and tell your vegan mates before the dough runs out. The Stable (Kew Bridge), free (purchase a drink to claim your free pizza), just turn up, 6pm-11pm
PARENT'S CRAFT CLUB: These craft and jewellery making sessions are perfect for anyone who wants to regain a hobby after having kids. Good Hope Cafe (Lewisham), £11.21, book ahead, 1.30pm-3pm
LATE BOOK BROWSE: Are your bookshelves looking bare? Browse literature with a glass of wine in hand and enjoy 10% off your purchase. London Review Bookshop, free, book ahead, 6pm-8pm
GREAT BRITISH BUILDINGS: Join this talk on arts, heritage and architecture with the brains behind the capital's most exciting prize-nominated buildings. RIBA, £5-£10, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.30pm
FERMENTATION WORKSHOP: Apparently home-made probiotics and pickled veg are all the rage. Learn how to make your own and to take home at this beginners workshop. Pride Kitchen, £60, book ahead, 7pm
SUGAR SKULL MAKING: Use beads, buttons, feathers, sparkles and embroidery to create your own sugar skull mask to mark Mexico's traditional Day of the Dead festival. Drink, Shop & Do, £15, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
LINKIN PARK CHARITY GIG: Many were devastated by the death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. Relive the band's back catalogue and raise money for Mind Mental Health charity at this tribute gig. 229 Great Portland St, £16.52, book ahead, 7pm-11pm
SEX RE-EDUCATION: Leave prudery at the door at this sex discussion and re-education with three artists. Toynbee Studios, £5, book ahead, 7.30pm
HIDDEN WOMEN: Thought design was a man's world? Think again. Hear from a creative director, a project leader and a zine collective, all of whom are brilliant, talented designers, who also happen to be women. Peckham Pelican, free, book ahead, 7pm, multiple dates
Good cause of the day: Movember shave off
You know it's November when men everywhere start sprouting moustaches (whether it suits them or not). The reason is to raise awareness and tackle men’s health issues on a global scale. This Movember, The Nomad Barber in Shoreditch is offering free wet shaves on the 1 November. Plus, whoever raises the most money via the Movember fundraising site will win a specially designed Oris Movember watch. Nomad Barber (Shoreditch), free, book ahead, all day
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
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
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
If you've never paired ceramics and prosecco before, why on earth not? It's a match made in heaven as Sam and Diana, co-creators of 'Make Your Own', prove at their wonderfully welcoming ceramic painting workshop. Pull up a stool, don an apron and get to work on your very own mug, plate, tile, bowl or ornament. They provide the ceramics as well as a selection of patterns, and will show you exactly how to transfer designs and paint to your heart's content. It's BYO so feel free to pop the prosecco and enjoy the company of like-minded Londoners as you get stuck into your creations. Get tickets