What we're reading
- Thermal images of London's homeless.
- Unseen photos of the old East End in glorious colour.
- Inside London's first Uyghur restaurant.
- Private hire cars face paying the congestion charge.
- Watch this creative (and dark) short film of a south London resident who builds a pet cemetery in his back garden.
Things to do:
EPPING FOREST: Today's your last chance to clap eyes on this exhibition of painting and prints by Emily Ault on the theme of Epping Forest. The View (Chingford), free, just turn up, 10am-5pm
DISABLED AND LGBT: The challenges faced by young, disabled LGBT+ people are the topic of talks, workshops and discussions tonight, all based on recent research by Coventry University. British Academy, free, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.30pm
FICTIONAL HEROES: This book club meets monthly to discuss books related to life in the British Army. Tonight, fictional heroes Flashman, Sharpe and Harvey are up for discussion. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, book ahead, 6.30pm-8pm
SWEAT, TEARS AND TRIUMPH: At this sports and wellbeing science late you can have a go at cricket in the batting cage, get hands-on with real life animals and watch or wince as BMX riders perform stunts in the museum. Science Museum, free, just turn up, 6.45pm-10pm
THE OXFORD REVUE: This comedy troupe launched the careers of Monty Python, Katy Brand, Stewart Lee and Rowan Atkinson, so comedy fans would do well to catch tonight's show, featuring current Revuers and prominent alumni. Leicester Square Theatre, £35, book ahead, 7pm
VINTAGE TEACUPS: Get creative at this workshop and fashion yourself a teacup candle using vintage teacups and soya wax. Pick the colour and decorations — ideal for a Mother's Day gift, wedding table decoration — 0r just as a little pick-me-up for yourself. Creative Biscuit (South Woodford), £28, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
KATE HUMBLE: TV presenter Kate Humble talks gorillas, adventurer Richard Dunwoody discusses a 2000 mile trek and explorer Benedict Allen (who may or may not have got lost in the Papua New Guinea jungle last year) reveals all about that incident in this evening of adventures. The event raises money for the Wild Frontiers Foundation. Royal Geographical Society (Kensington Gore), £25, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
RETRO REVIVAL: Monthly craft night The Make Escape has a retro revival theme tonight. Think Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and '50s chic as you make headbands, cocktail rings or collages. Alternatively, take the opportunity to learn how to knit or crochet. Hackney Attic, free, book ahead, 7.30pm-11pm
THE FABULATIONS: Jazz and swing music isn't what you usually expect to hear in church, but that's exactly what you'll get tonight when The Fabulations perform their floor-filling dance numbers. Cafe in the Crypt at St Martin-in-the-Fields (Trafalgar Square), £15, book ahead, 8pm-10pm
PLACE TO BE: Four Writers. One Place. One New Play. See four young writers paint a portrait of a launderette, salon and gym with just their words. The Vaults, Waterloo, £11.50, book ahead, until 3 March
Good cause of the day:
Itching to get your walking boots on? Sign up for Eye To Eye, a sponsored walk between Moorfields Eye Hospital and the London Eye. Choose between a four or 14 mile route and fundraise for research into eye disorders. £12/£18 plus £100 sponsorship, book ahead, 4 March
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