What we're reading
- Fighting gentrification in Bermondsey.
- Victorian jam jars discovered under the former nightclub in the Crossrail dig.
- Why the Crystal Palace dinosaurs are so inaccurate.
- The Garden Bridge faces a financial shortfall.
- See a photo of the abandoned Highgate station.
Things to do
CAFÉ WRK: Cafes and hotel lobbies are increasingly being used as workplaces for freelancers and other workers. Café WRK explores the challenges and opportunities of this modern issue in a free lunchtime talk at New London Architecture. Free, book ahead, 1.15pm-1.55pm
DINERAMA: Street food market Dinerama is now open again in Shoreditch, offering the likes of pizza, tacos, steamed buns and doughnuts. Lagom, a new trader for 2017, will be offering up live-fire Swedich barbecue food. Dinerama takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening on Great Eastern Street. Free entry before 7pm, £3 after, just turn up, from 5pm
DOCKS AFTER DARK: Celebrate Friday 13th with Museum of London Docklands. Docks After Dark is a chance to enter the museum's 200 year old warehouse and discover its eerie, ghostly secrets. £25, book ahead, 6.30pm
FRIDAY THE 13TH: Fancy hearing horror stories in the woods? Join storyteller Vanessa Woolf to wander through the woods in a secret location in NW3, hearing scary stories as you go. Wrap up warm, bring a torch and your wits. £6, book in advance, 7pm
SKI FILM TOUR: Fancy seeing the world's best ski slopes without the high prices? Warren Miller - Ski Film Tour follows the world's best skiers and snowboarders on their wintry adventures in Alaska, Greenland and the Swiss Alps, without leaving Islington's Union Chapel. £12.50/£11, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm
STAR GAZING: Explore the stories of three distinct characters searching for meaning. Gazing At A Distant Star, a play about those who go missing and those who get left behind, premieres at Greenwich Theatre tonight. £5, book ahead, from 8pm
BRAD BALOO: Say goodbye to Somerset House's Skate Nights with Brad Baloo, one half of DJ duo The Nextmen, who will provide a night of big boss tunes as you take to the ice. £17, book ahead, 8pm/9.15pm/10.30pm
TIME OF MY LIFE: Warm up your vocal chords for the Prince Charles Cinema's sing-along screening of Dirty Dancing. Fancy dress highly recommended, and don't forget the watermelon. £16, book ahead, 8.30pm
THE GET DOWN: Confetti cannons, wall-to-wall disco and Bronx hip-hop is what's on offer at Drink, Shop & Do in King's Cross. Put on your finest threads for a night of New York fun in London with The Get Down. Free until 10pm, £3 after, just turn up
I WAS DOOMED: A new exhibition, You Were High When I Was Doomed, opens at IMT Gallery in Cambridge Heath. Described as a bricolage of the elements merged to create new possibilities, "it's a show that has something to do with endings and afterendings." Free, just turn up, until 5 March
Good cause of the day
YOGA FOR SYRIA: Yoga for Syria is public yoga class at the House of Yoga in Putney, taking place this Sunday and raising money for charity. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross Syria Crisis Appeal. £15 (suggested donation), book ahead, 10.15am-11.30am, 15 January
STARSHIP TROOPER: A group show containing big name artists like Gavin Turk and Glenn Brown. But it’s the lesser known artists who really star with Mariele Neudecker’s vanitas style series of photographs with plastic objects, and Henry Hudson’s plasticine paintings. Plus the exhibition title is fantastic. I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper at Griffin Gallery, 21 Evesham Street, W11 4AJ. Free, until 24 February ★★★★☆ [open Monday-Saturday]
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
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
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
Cross gas lit alleyways and stroll by ancient pubs as you discover forgotten parts of London. See the world's smallest police station and visit London's most superstitious hotel on a walking tour covering everything weird, wonderful and London. £12 Get tickets
If you've never paired ceramics and prosecco before, why on earth not? It's a match made in heaven as Sam and Diana, co-creators of 'Make Your Own', prove at their wonderfully welcoming ceramic painting workshop. Pull up a stool, don an apron and get to work on your very own mug, plate, tile, bowl or ornament. They provide the ceramics as well as a selection of patterns, and will show you exactly how to transfer designs and paint to your heart's content. It's BYO so feel free to pop the prosecco and enjoy the company of like-minded Londoners as you get stuck into your creations. Get tickets