- How did Brick Lane get its name?
- Darts was invented in London.
- Why are the Camberwell cemeteries so far from Camberwell?
Things to do today:
DAY WALKING TOUR: Commemorate 200 years of Regent's Canal with an eight-hour, nine-mile walking tour (not for the fainthearted). Starting in Paddington, explore every inch of the renowned waterway before ending at Limehouse. £35, book in advance, 11.30am
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: Sample unlimited small pours, widen your beer-based knowledge and listen to live music and DJs at London Beer City at Oval Space. £33.50-38.50, book in advance, noon/7pm
BABY ROOFTOP COMEDY: There will be plenty of giggles from a lineup including Tiernan Douieb and Scummy Mummies. Bring buggies, baby bottles, boobs, and the baby to Pergola on the Roof. £15-19.50, book in advance, 1.30pm
TUDOR BUILDING TOUR: Canonbury Tower in Islington is normally closed to the public, but there's a rare chance to explore the building and its 360° panoramic views on a 90-minute guided tour. £15, book in advance, 2pm
KID-FRIENDLY BAT WALK: Bat expert Rhianna Dix will tell you everything you need to know about the world's only flying mammal, and you'll get a chance to use bat detectors to discover the animals living in and around the Horniman Gardens. £5, book in advance, 7pm
CAMPFIRE CLUB: Huddle around blazing fires listening to music and being entertained by storytelling, sing-a-longs and surprise guests. The location of The Nest Collective's Campfire 2016 is secret. £8/10, book in advance/just turn up, 7pm
CONGO PLAY: With live Congo-inspired music, Adam Brace's play They Drink It In The Congo explores how to do something good about something bad. The Almeida Theatre. £10-38, book in advance, 7.30pm (until 1 October)
DISCO: Dr Packer, the king of re-edits, is playing his first London gig for Love Come Down at MangleE8. £10-12 (+booking fee), book in advance, 9pm
TIBET EVENING: Watch Tibetan Warrior, taste momos (traditional Tibetan dumplings) and discover Tibetan culture at the Hackney Showroom. £6, book in advance, 7.15pm
Our daily pick of Funzing events
SOHO ROOFTOP PARTY: Bring your bikini and party on Sanctum Hotel's rooftop, where there's a jacuzzi and exciting DJ line-up. £15, 13/20/27 August
BIKE THE NIGHT: From Southwark to Tower Bridge and Soho, explore London at night on a bike. See London in a different light. £25 13 August and other dates