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...
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
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
Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You'll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area's links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. 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