What we're reading:
- Kew's giant glasshouse to reopen with world's rarest plants.
- London's sewers are still getting clogged with wet wipes.
- Bomb that closed City Airport explodes.
- London's most Instagrammable pubs named.
Things to do:
HYGGE HIDEAWAY: Experience the Danish way of life at this pop-up boasting all things Nordic. Join in with a relaxing yoga session, or indulge in some mouth-watering traditional Scandi treats such as Danish blue cheese on rye, plenty of smoked salmon, and an abundance of cinnamon buns. Regent's Place Plaza, just turn up, 11am-3pm
GRUFFALO'S CHILD: Head to Stratford's Discover Story Centre for a screening of The Gruffalo's Child on the last day of half term. Tickets include access to the entire centre plus the Story Garden. Stratford, £7, book in advance, 11.30am
SPECIMEN ON SHOW: This unique art event at the Pathology Museum allows guests to get up close to the museum's specimens —think hearts and various body parts, so not one for those with a weak stomach. Drawing encouraged, and tea and coffee will be provided. Smithfield, £7, book in advance, 1.30pm-4pm
ART LATES: If you've never been to Dulwich Picture Gallery, this is the time to check it out. See the artworks out of hours at this Valentine's-themed late, where you can enjoy a cocktail, get creative in a workshop or have a portrait painted. Dulwich, £12, book in advance, 6pm-10pm
SUFFRAGETTES: Christabel Pankhurst, daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, is the subject of this LSE lecture, which looks at one of the most notorious campaigns for the parliamentary vote for women. LSE, Holborn, free, just turn up, 6.30pm-8pm
GOLDEN HINDE: Listen to folk music on a boat — although this one's not going anywhere. Across the Seais a night of performance on the Golden Hinde II, the replica of Sir Francis Drake's famous ship, with music from bands playing sea shanties and haunting folk tunes. Dress warm. The Golden Hinde II, £10, book ahead, 7pm-10pm
MATHS AT THE MOVIES: Starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons, 2015 film The Man Who Knew Infinity, all about the life of maths genius Ramanujan, will be screened in conjunction with the Royal Society. Stay for the panel discussion afterwards, about how one individual transformed how scientists explain the world. IMAX Cinema at Science Museum, £5, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm
FREE COMEDY: Listen to a selection of up-and-coming comics. Oh Boy, Comedy! will see sketches, stand-up and more from both award-winning and newbie performers. Expect the absurd, weird, but inevitably funny. The Albany (Great Portland Street), £5, book ahead, 8pm-10pm
JAZZ VS. JUKEBOX: Hoxton Hall is hosting eclectic variety show Jazz vs. Jukebox. With a line-up of stunning wordsmiths and singers who intertwine jazz improvisation and spoken word, this mash up of poetry and music will get your weekend off to a flying start . Hoxton Hall, £9, book in advance, 9.30pm-11pm
LITERARY LAUGHS: The Vaults is back with Christopher Bliss' Literary Salon, the book-themed comedy act that dishes out the 'best advice' when it comes to writing. Hosted by misfit literature grad, Chris, all advice is to be taken with a pinch of salt. The Vaults, £9.50, book in advance, 10pm-11pm
Good cause of the day
Pick up some bargains and give to good causes at the same time — this Charity Shop Hop in South Kensington and Central London is guided by pros who really know their stuff, and will take you to the best spots. Get your tickets in advance and be prepared for some serious shopping.