What we're reading:
- London braced for 'Beast from the East 2.0'.
- Nearly everyone still calls the Elizabeth line Crossrail.
- Marmite maker Unilever drops London HQ.
- London cheapest it has been for over 20 years for tourists.
- Read the story of the canal bookshop in King's Cross.
Things to do:
POSTMODERN ARCHITECTURE: The Sir John Soane's Museum is hosting the UK's first exhibition dedicated to British Postmodernist Architecture, which focuses on the early 'radical moment' from the late 70s to early 80s. Sir John Soane's Museum (Holborn), free, just turn up, 10am-5pm, until 27 August
BEER FESTIVAL: This is London Drinker's last ever beer and cider festival, after a run of successful events celebrating the city's favourite tipples. Dedicated to showcasing craft ales and keg beers brewed in London, you also get to sample international ciders and even try some English wine. Camden Centre (King's Cross), £4, just turn up, noon-10.30pm
FINNISH EASTER: The Finnish Church is back with its annual Easter Fair, celebrating traditional treats, seasonal sweets, arts and crafts, and of course, everything Moomins. The Finnish Church, Rotherhithe, free, just turn up, midday-8pm, until 18 March
HARD TRUTHS: Take in prize-winning photography from the New York Times, featuring the work of five photographers who took great risks in capturing dangerous and life-changing events in Iran, Syria and Venezuela. Sothebys (Mayfair), free, just turn up, noon-4.30pm, until 18 March
ARTY LATE: Colour is the theme of this month's gallery late at Dulwich Picture Gallery — explore the collections out of hours and take part in workshops such as notebook making and scientific colour experimentation. Gimlet Bar is on hand to make your Friday night even better. Dulwich Picture Gallery, £12, book ahead, 6pm-10pm
SOUL YOGA: Try a different type of downward dog at MoreYoga's night of yoga to the tunes of motown, funk and soul. With a live DJ, this session will leave you feel energised and ready to party. MoreYoga (Brixton), £13, book ahead, 6.10pm-7.10pm and 7.45-8.45pm
PAINTED BOATS: Why not watch a film about boats, in a boat? Step aboard Barge Fiodra in Paddington Basin and take in a 1945 fictionalised documentary about the canal system from a bygone era. Tickets include gourmet popcorn. Barge Fiodra, Merchant Square, Paddington Basin, £11.25, book ahead, 7pm-8pm
BETHNAL GREEN BLUES: Vegan haunt, The Gallery Café, is the place to be this Friday night for any blues enthusiasts. From Billie Holliday to Louis Armstrong, this evening of music, featuring the talented Alice Phelps amongst others, is not to be missed. The Gallery Café, Bethnal Green, £5, just turn up, 7.30pm-10.30pm
CRIMINAL COMEDY: Witness a line-up of comedy geniuses solve a murder right before your eyes. Criminal Improv sees a detective try and work out which of three suspect comedians is guilty of the deed. St Pancras Room, King's Place, £8.50, book ahead, 7.30pm
THE MODFATHERS: Reputedly the UK's number one Paul Weller tribute band, The Modfathers will be hitting up Putney for a night of punk rock and new wave tunes. The Half Moon, Putney, £11, book ahead, 8pm
Good cause of the day
Based in a former fire station, Brigade is a social enterprise concept serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, by giving those who are homeless apprenticeships at the café. Tuck into a full English before work or drop in for a spot of lunch, safe in the knowledge, you're helping the community.