What we're reading
- Londoners plan to flock back to Borough Market, a foodie symbol of the city's openness to the world.
- London is top of the charts for museums around the world, with four London institutions making the Themed Entertainment Association's (TEA) top 20.
- Disused underground ticket offices are being turned into potted gardens.
- What happens at Old Spitalfields market after hours, when all the visitors have left, has been revealed in a collection of photos.
Things to do today
INTERNATIONAL FASHION: Calling all fashion lovers, discover something new and exciting at Graduate Fashion Week. The future of creative design talent is on display with the work of over 1,000 students and graduates from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world. Old Truman Brewery (Shoreditch) £14, book ahead, 11am-8pm
RONNIE CORBETT: Celebrate the life and laughs of talented comedian Ronnie Corbett CBE in a service of thanksgiving in the company of his family and friends. Westminster Abbey, free, book ahead, 12pm-1pm
WALKING TOUR: Head off the beaten track to hear tales of Woolwich Arsenal; how it appeared to the Victorians and others, shrouded in secrecy, home to gigantic machines, white hot metal, convicts, mosquitos and mountains of ammunition. Woolwich Arsenal, £12/£8, book ahead, 2.45pm-4.45pm
NIGHT MARKET: Eat to your heart's content at pop-up street food stalls as part of the London Evening Standard Food Month Night Market. Explore 50 diverse food stalls from London’s favourite restaurants, food trucks and street food vendors and be entertained by DJs, performers, and even an outdoor cinema. Perks Field (Kensington) £15, book ahead, 5pm-10.30pm
CONSERVATION: It's the golden anniversary of the first designated Conservation Areas, and there are now some 10,000 protected sites. Architecture historian Simon Thurley will be exploring the origins, variety and some challenges for the future. Museum of London, free, just turn up, 6pm-7pm
PARTY WITH PRINCE: It's time to find that purple satin outfit in the back of your wardrobe. Switchboard (the LGBT+ helpline) and 10:10 Climate Action invite you to join them for a night in honour of Prince and the nineties and party like it’s 1999. Ticket sales from this DJ dance bonanza will contribute to their solar power fundraiser. Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, £4/£6, book ahead, 7pm-12am
DEMOCRATIC COMEDY: On the evening before the general election, comedians from across the political spectrum come together for a one-off gig Stand Up... For Democracy to re-invent satire and stand up for democracy. Backyard Comedy Club, Bethnal Green, £15, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.00pm
JANE EYRE: Rebecca Vaughn takes on the role of one of England's best loved literary heroines, Jane Eyre, in this performance of the classic tale. Stifled by societal expectations and living with the intimidating Mr Rochester, Jane's story unfolds and continues to surprise audiences to this day. Dugdale Centre (Enfield), £15, book ahead, 7.45pm-9.45pm
STARMAN: A hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sven Ratzke is bringing his cabaret show to London, paying homage to David Bowie and blending it with his own unique style of storytelling and reinterpretations of the star's legendary music. Underbelly Festival (South Bank) £15.50, book ahead, 9.30pm-10.30pm
Art review: history of homosexuality
This exhibition is a literary look back at 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexual acts, looking back at texts from literary greats like Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf, to recent tragedies such as the backlash when footballer Justin Fashanu came out. This is a densely packed and important exhibition, that gave us greater appreciation of the struggle for equality. Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty at The British Library.96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB, free.Until 19 September. ★★★★☆ Tabish Khan
Theatre review: Frazzled by Ruby Wax
The world-renowned stand-up ‘therapist’ waxes poetic on the virtues of mindfulness in this ‘self-interview’. It's excessively colloquial and reeks of confused narcissism, as it feels more rehearsed than genuine. Navigating what’s serious or funny proves difficult, leaving the participatory mindfulness exercises as a show highlight; the rest is a weakly supported verbal melange. A few lines are memorable and original, but Frazzled lacks the poignant or even heartfelt moments necessary to elevate its ‘feel good’ factor where intended. Is this entertainment or a safe space guise to facilitate a mental health discussion? Unclear but there’s something too tongue-in-cheek for a show about the brain. Ruby Wax: Frazzled. Leicester Square Theatre, Soho, WC2H7BX. Tickets are £18. Until 24 June ★★☆☆☆ Sophia Shluger
Good cause of the day
Sign up now to take part in Guy's Urban Challenge, a challenging but rewarding day of running, spinning and climbing to raise money for Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. Run around the hospital, go 15km on a spin bike, before climbing the world's tallest hospital building. £30 entry + £200 sponsorship, book ahead, 30 September
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