What we’re reading
- Tram drivers to strike over installation of infra-red beams to check they are are awake.
- This is what it's like to be a young chef in London.
- Could building homes over London's open railways solve the capital's housing shortage?
- Six things learnt at cycling's Six Day London.
Things to do
RARE BOOK FAIR: Looking for first editions, unusual maps or manuscripts from around the world? Browse all this and more at the Chelsea Book Fair. Chelsea Town Hall, £10, book ahead, until 4 November
VEGAN PIZZA: West London's vegan pizza crew Pickywops head to Camberwell, popping up at Spike + Earl. Vegan pizza and boozy cocktails, means good times. Spike + Earl, just turn up until 4 November
MUSEUM OF DRUG POLICY: This pop-up is the go-to place for free drugs advice and open discussion about drugs policies around the world. Plus, see archival material, hard-hitting photos and more from this project which first launched in New York last year. 47-49 Tanner Street, free, just turn up, until 5 November
WORLD PRESS PHOTOS: This annual exhibition always manages to leave us in awe at both the scene being photographed and the lucky sod that managed to be at the exact right moment at the exact right time to capture it. Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, free, Just turn up, until 20 November
MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT: It's witching season at The Viktor Wynd Museum, which is full of bewitching objects such as charms from a black magicians altar and haunting photos of haunted objects. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, free, book ahead, until 28 February
FIREWORKS & STUNT SHOW: Expect funfair rides, two stunning fireworks displays and if you see a man leaping from a 60ft tower in flames, don't panic, it's the stunt act. Wandle Park, Croydon, £5, book ahead, 5pm
FIRST FRIDAYS: A chance to check out Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? after hours or unwind in the bar or reading room. Wellcome Collection, free, just turn up, 6pm-10pm
PUPPET THEATRE: A fairytale poem dreamt up by poet Wendy Cope and acted out by puppets on a magical barge floating on Little Venice. Puppet Theatre Barge, £12, book ahead, 7.30pm
10TH BIRTHDAY: Get your glad rags on and make your way to Paper Dress Vintage for a fabulous night of go-go dancing, a 12-piece brass band, plus free shots on arrival and birthday cake. £6, book ahead, 7.45pm-3am, until 4 November
COMEDY: Joe Bor, a regular on the comedy club circuit hosts this night of laughs featuring absurdist comic Ben Target, Aussi experimentalist Sarah Bennetto and hilarious stand-up from Tania Edwards. Chickenshed Theatre, £10, book ahead, 8pm
BANG SAID THE GUN: Get ready to shake makeshift maracas, stamp your feet and generally cause a din at London's most raucous poetry night. Sharing their words with you tonight are Gwyneth Herbert and Elvis McGonagall. Soho Theatre, £15, book ahead, 11.30pm
Good cause of the day: supper club fundraiser
Enjoy a three-course veggie meal made from ingredients that would otherwise have ended up in the bin, plus a welcome drink and a glass of wine at this supper club, which is raising money for food waste warriors Food Cycle Lewisham. Archibald's Catford, £27.14, book ahead, 7pm-10pm
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
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
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
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