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...
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