What we're reading
- Billionaire art dealer sparks row over plans to demolish chapel wall.
- Train derails outside London Waterloo station.
- Artist behind Princess Diana mural in Croydon revealed.
- Cyclist accused of killing Lewisham mum said pedestrians have zero respect for cyclists.
- Meet Mr Chicken.
- Camden and King's Cross to be linked by a highline?
Things to do
ONCE I CAUGHT A FISH ALIVE: Kids will love making their own magnetic fishing game and testing out their fishing skills in this make and take family workshop. Cutty Sark, free with admission to ship, book ahead, 2pm-4pm
SOCKS DO SHAKESPEARE: Earth's funniest footwear are back with a new hit show of songs, sketches and violence. Howl at their Hamlet, roar at their Romeo and Juliet and peer into their Coriolanus. Part of the Camden Fringe. The Bill Murray Pub (Islington), £8, book ahead, 6.30pm
CATHEDRAL TOUR: Take a guided tour of Southwark Cathedral and learn about the various literary figures connected with the building — Dickens visited, and it has connections to 17th century theatre, including the work of Shakespeare. Southwark Cathedral, £8, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.30pm
TWELFTH NIGHT: A modern interpretation of a classic Shakespeare story, with confused identity, cross-dressing and cross-garters sure to make this an evening to remember. Remember to wrap up warm — you'll be watching from the picturesque tea lawn. Lauderdale House, £16, book ahead, 7pm
QUEER RUNNING TOUR:A no-glory-holes-barred running tour of London's 3,000-year queer history, explored over a steady 10k run. Facts meet fitness in this historical bonanza dressed in Lyrca. Meet outside the Tower of London, £15, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
IN GAY COMPANY: A musical review exposing the clandestine clandestine lives gay men had to live in the 1960s and 70s due to fear of recrimination. Jermyn Street Theatre, £20, book ahead, 7.30pm, until 19 August
SEROTONIN: The debut of playwright Millin Thomas explores the rising rate of male suicide, from the smoking room of a psychiatric hospital. The Water Rats, book ahead, £9, 7pm-8.45pm
WESTEROS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: You've probably never watched an episode of Game of Thrones and thought: "could that be real?" But just in case you have wondered about the genetics of inbreeding and magic swords, then this might be for you. Royal Institution, £14, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
BLUES KIDS: Send your children to pick up the blues this summer at a programme taught by instructors from Chicago - the blues capital of the world. The Premises Studio, free, book ahead, 10.30am-1.30pm, until 18 August
Art review: a creepy grotto
Strange looking creatures, all hunched with rounded features are strapped to chairs, the wall and stuffed into cupboards. Welcome to the bizarre and creepy world of Francis Marshall. The whole gallery has been turned into a grotto packed with these fascinating oddities at every turn. Francis Marshall and The Beautiful People at The Gallery of Everything, 4 Chiltern Street, W1U 7PS. Until 10 September, free. ★★★★☆ (Tuesday-Sunday)
Food review: a taste of Texas in Fulham
Meat lovers are in for a treat, pure and simple, with an incredible steak meal at Hanger SW6. We begin with ham hock beignets which takes us right back to New Orleans with the first crunch — then comes the surprisingly savoury and deliciously creamy ham and cheese filling. The beef tartare with kimchi has a smoky sourness with a peppery kick from the gochujang. The sea bream is citrusy mellowed out by the avocado puree. And then we come to the steak; they arrive pre-sliced and perfect for sharing. The USDA hanger is smoky from the pure charcoal BBQ and cooked just with salt and the meat's natural drippings — while the marinated picanha 'asada' is softer and juicier. It's hard to believe you are still in Fulham when your taste buds tell you you're in Texas. Hanger SW6, 461 North End Road, SW6 1NZ ★★★★★ [Tuesday-Sunday] Eleana Overett
Theatre review: mi-great?
Part of the Southbank Centre’s Nordic Matters season, Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör bring their show Limits to the Royal Festival Hall. The main theme here is refugee migration into Europe but there's a more abstract one too, of humanity’s innate physical and mental limits. Whether these themes were melded onto a generally sub-par and derivative display of the circus arts or the other way round is unclear and the final product is an unsatisfying blend of the two. There are are some noteworthy highlights — not least the two-man teeterboard or the deft silks routine — but too few in a show of over two hours. Limits, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, SE1 8XX. £15-£30. Until 16 August. ★★★☆☆ Franco Milazzo
Good cause for the day
British in Europe and the3million are organising a mass lobby of Parliament on 13 September. They will be asking MPs to fully protect EU citizens rights after Brexit, The mass lobby is a day where EU citizens and their British family and friends, along with UK voters living in other EU countries, will arrange to meet with their MP in Parliament to raise their concerns and tell their own story. Westminster, free, just turn up, 13 September, 1pm-5pm
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