What we're reading
- Barnet charity awarded £90k to help rough sleepers find homes.
- You can now buy a £50,000 margarita in Covent Garden.
- £6m to be spent on toilets for London bus drivers.
- Interior design envy as this pair revamp a London townhouse.
Things to do
CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Feast your eyes on more than 700 mechanical beauties at the London Classic Car Show, while you steadfastly try to ignore the cost to the environment and your wallet. Excel London, from £25, book ahead, 15-18 February
TIME TRAVEL CLUB: Get the kids over to the National Archives to learn all about the legendary campaigners that got women the vote — there's also the chance to make your own suffrage badges. National Archives (Kew), for ages 7-11, £7.50, book ahead 10.30am-midday
TONGUE FU: Jam packed with improv, wordplay and audience participation, Tongue Fu for Kids is aimed at 7-11 year olds and their parents, and promises a comedic music and literature mash up with a wordy focus. Royal Albert Hall, £11.20, book ahead, 11am and 2pm
FASHION EXHIBITION: See the work of rising stars at the annual London College of Fashion MA exhibition. MA18 will showcase unique work by the university's postgrad students. OXO Wharf, free, just turn up, 15-18 February
PRE-TINDER LIFE: Learn how lesbians connected and networked before the days of the world wide web — this talk is all about Arena 3, the first lesbian newsletter which began 1964. LSE (Holborn), free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm
OH MY DOG: Hot dogs, that is —this pop-up has got all sorts of sausages on the menu, including the incredible Chilly-Steak Dog and Deputy Dog. Vegans can indulge as well, with plant-based hot dogs such as seiten sausage with vegan cheese and braised bourbon jackfruit chilli. Old Nun's Head (Nunhead Green), 6pm-10pm (until 16 March)
RAF HISTORY: A talk exploring the early years of the RAF, an institution which only started life in 1918, will take you through the challenges and trials of the youngest member of the Services. Royal Aeronautical Society at No. 4 Hamilton Place, free, book ahead, 6.30pm
CAMDEN ROCKS: London punk-rockers Ghouls are the headliners for The Monarch's edition of Camden Rocks — supporting acts like KidBrother promise a night full of head-banging rock in NW1. The Monarch, £8, book ahead, 6.45pm
FOOTIE QUIZ: The Old Queen's Head has got a reputation for a very decent pub quiz — this one, though, is all about the beautiful game. Football heads and sport geeks should head to what's being called the 'best quiz of the year' — there'll be money to win, and pride to gain. Islington, £2, book ahead, max. 6 per team, 7pm-10.30pm
BLANK MANUSKRIPT: Hailing from Salzburg, this ArtRock group are bringing their fusion of genres and complex rhythms to Great Portland Street for tonight's gig. The Venue, £6, book ahead, 7.30pm-11pm
Good cause of the day
Make your way to Peckham Levels for BelEve's charity event — these guys work with young girls aged 8-18 to empower them. With stalls, performers and workshops, this event hosted by Radio 1Extra's Melody Kane boasts live music and plenty of girl power. All profits go to BelEve. Peckham Levels, from £11.31, book ahead, 4pm-8pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
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
Whether you’re a pre-grated cheddar sprinkler or mimolette fan, this cheesy walking tour will delight your senses. Starting off at a cheese counter in Mayfair that has been serving for more than 300 years, you'll tour the city's best dairy delights - including Fortnum & Mason, where the royals get their fix. Get tickets
Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. Get tickets
Take to the waters and glide about in this beginner paddleboarding session. By the end of it, you'll be standing up and paddling solo, and there's plenty of help on hand to improve your technique. Change of clothes required. Get tickets