What we're reading:
- Eurostar's first London to Amsterdam train sparks competition from airlines.
- Mercedes-backed Uber rival Via launches in London.
- Exclusive women-only club The Wing to open in London.
- Labour is poised to take the capital.
- Legendary Camden pub The Good Mixer is reopening.
Things to do:
BOX FRESH: Reinvigorate your wardrobe with some high quality clobber that won't break the bank. The Box is hosting a sample sale from luxury British heritage brand Sunspel. Get up to 70% off men’s and women’s classic and archive pieces, including tees, polo shirts, trousers, knitwear and undies. The Box (Hackney), free, just turn up, 9am-8pm, until 8 April
MARKET MINIS: There's a kiddie coup brewing at Camden Lock Place, with programme of events just for your miniature marketgoers. Expect facepainting, Zumba and an Easter egg hunt. Camden Lock Place, free, just turn up, 10am-4pm
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: Artists Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta expose the effects of our increasingly tangled social and environmental realities in this moving image exhibition. From man-made environmental calamities to the refugee crisis, get ready to confront some uncomfortable home truths. Jerwood Space (Southwark), free, just turn up, 10am-5pm, until 30 June
PLAY TIME: Get your thumbs on the best experimental games from around the globe at Now Play This. From screens to tabletops, solo to multiplayer, simple to complex, there are dozens of diverse games to choose from as part of London Games Festival. Somerset House (Temple), from £6.50, book ahead, 11am-8pm, until 7 April
SOUTHBANK SINFONIA: Experience a concert that really strikes a chord at The Bridge Theatre. Sit amongst the talented young musicians of the Southbank Sinfonia as they take you on a musical odyssey with a performance of Schumann’s Symphony No.3 punctuated by Romantic poetry readings. The Bridge Theatre (Tower Bridge), from £5, book ahead, 1pm
VEGAN VIBES: Cruelty-free foodies, rejoice! A vegan street food festival is taking over Greenwich Market for one night only. Treat your tastebuds to seitan steak, plant-based pancakes and dairy-less cheese. Greenwich Market, free, just turn up, 6pm-10pm
EARTHLESS: Let acid rock trio Earthless transport you to a higher realm with industrious instrumentals that'll blister your brain cells...but in a good way. They're supported by stargazing psych rockers Comet Control. Islington Assembly Hall (Islington), £16, book ahead, 7pm-11pm
COLLIDE: A group of talented young producers are taking over the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room for two immersive days of art, fashion and music. Tonight, urban clothing brand NuNude takes centre stage for a show that ensnares the senses, interweaving fashion, DJ sets, live performances and trippy visuals. Royal Albert Hall (Kensington), from £9.16, book ahead, 7pm, until 7 April
COOL AS A CUBAN: Put on your dancing shoes, grab a mojito and box step the night away at the hottest Latin music night this side of the Caribbean. Let Bembé Cubano transport you away from rainy London to the sunsoaked streets of Havana with the rhythms and of son, salsa, timba, and much more. Bernie Grant Arts Centre (Tottenham Green), £10 in advance/£15 OTD, book ahead, 8pm
JOY DIVISION DANCE PARTY: A club night for those who don't really do club nights, Scared to Dance is all about indie-pop, post-punk, new wave and sixties tunes. Tonight is dedicated to everyone's favourite moody new wavers, Joy Division and New Order. Give in to Temptation and stay up late to soak up the post-punk Atmosphere with likeminded melancholics. The Victoria (Dalston), £5 in advance/£6 OTD, book ahead, 10pm-3am
Good cause of the day
Head to Brixton for a star-studded night of comedy in aid of The National Brain Appeal, which cares for people who have suffered strokes, brain injuries, or are living with Alzheimer's disease. Funny favourites include Hardeep Singh Kohli, Suzi Ruffell and Tiernan Douieb.
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
Tales of torture and plagues await you on a historical walk around London -- see bombed out ruins, discover Medieval markets and even visit a Roman ampitheatre. £12 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
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