What we're reading:
- V&A director defends rising exhibition prices.
- ITV ditches plan to return to base on London's South Bank.
- New Only Fools and Horses musical set to hit London West End.
- Smaller companies forced to compete for London's stretched talent pool.
- Celebrated Bristol chef launches first London restaurant.
Things to do:
MAPLE SHACK: Kick start your morning with porridgey goodness at Clarks Maple Shack. You'll get a bunch of recipe ideas, hints and tips to jazz up the old Scottish favourite from Insta superstar and porridge addict Izy Hossack. Bishops Square (Spitalfields), free, just turn up, 8am-6pm
ADVENTURE LONDON: Fancy yourself as a film buff? Crack cryptic clues across the capital to discover London's iconic film locations in this team based day of sleuthing fun. Westminster Tube Station (Westminster), £30, book ahead, 8am-7pm
BROTHERS IN ART: Brush up on art history ahead of the National Gallery's next major exhibition — Mantegna and Bellini. This morning talk by art aficionado Julia Musgrave explores the revolutionary influence of the two brothers over coffee and pastries. Art Workers' Guild (Bloomsbury), £25, book ahead, 9.45am-12pm
HUMAN STORIES: Mapping 100 years of Black and Asian history, this exhibition gives the human stories behind the photographs to survey and celebrate BAME individuals in England. Now Gallery (Greenwich), free, just turn up, 10am-6pm
SOHO UNCENSORED: An X-rated stroll through the history of London's most debauched area, travel on a journey through the reddest spots in Soho and the unsavoury antics that have gone since the 1700s. Eat (Soho), £12, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.30pm
MARRIAGE BLANC: A controversial production cited as both a 'fight for freedom' and a show in need of banning. Become immersed in the story of a young girl's struggle with gender and marriage in the enchanting surrounds of Peckham's derelict chapel. Asylum Chapel (Peckham), £14, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
EVERYDAY SEXISM: Join the debate on gender inequality in a top talk led by acclaimed author and activist Laura Bates, creator of the Everyday Sexism Project. International Students House (Fitzrovia), £12, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
NEW HISTORY: Get your history fix with Dr. Miranda Kaufmann as she takes you on an adventure across the high seas, spilling the beans on the lives and loves of the African’s who sailed with Francis Drake in a book reading from Black Tudors: The Untold Story. If you’re hungry for more, pick her brains and buy the book at the end of the night. The Golden Hinde, (London Bridge), £10, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
COMMON PEOPLE: Get ready to go head to head on the microphone to be in to win epic musical prizes. This competition could just be the start of something special, so make sure you're on your open mic A game. Old Street Records (Old Street), free, just turn up, 7pm-10.30pm
ENDANGERED DINNER: Head to First Option Studio for a night of nostalgic nosh. Cheffing hero Andrew Clarke revives the UK's top 10 dishes from the days of restaurants past and allows you to indulge in the likes of prawn cocktail and jelly and ice cream. First Option Studio (Shoreditch), free, book ahead, 8.30pm-10.30pm
Good cause of the day
Support The Nauti Buoys rowing team in their fundraiser for Cancer Reseach UK. They're taking on the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile ocean row and will be having a rip roaring knees up ahead of the sail to kick-start their funding mission. If you can't make it for the revelry, there's also a JustGiving page.