What we're reading:
- Are you brave enough to stay in a 'haunted bedroom Airbnb' in London?
- Chile seeks return of artefacts from London museums.
- Mega-mansion and penthouse in London offered to try before you buy.
- Students to be taught by holograms at Imperial College London.
Things to do:
WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: Set in the majestic surrounds of Buckingham Palace, Roger Fenton's photography is on display for the first time since 1856. Attributed as the first war photographer, Fenton's works get up close and personal with the soldiers and landscapes of Crimea, offering insight like no other. The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, £6-£12, book ahead, until 28 April 2019
SLOW BLACK FRIDAY: Fancy avoiding the usual Black Friday scramble? Support slow style instead at this anti Black Friday pop-up that offers an immersive shopping experience, stocking treats aplenty from brands that are making a difference, with a strictly no scuffles policy. 64-68 Charing Cross Road, free entry, until 25 November
JEWELLERY EXHIBITION: This exhibition was made for magpies. Now in its 37th year it's stocking the best in contemporary jewellery from around the globe with over 4,000 shiny pieces on offer to covet and buy. Gallery at Oxo Tower, free entry, just turn up, until January 2019
TART UP TOTES: Wave goodbye to flimsy carrier bags and tart up a tote at a craft filled evening giving you something to last the distance and look good too. Glitter, gems, sequins and sharpies are all available to make your masterpiece. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), £5, just turn up, 6pm-10pm
INFLUENCER MARKETING: The brains behind INKWAVE and CA.L are here to lend a hand, teaching everything you need to know about content, influencers, Instagram and marketing in this workshop for businesses getting off the ground. Campfire (Shoreditch), £24, book ahead, 6.30pm-9pm
GREG HOWE: Guitar superstar Greg Howe has produced and written nine solo albums and collaborated on tracks from the likes of Eddie Jobson and Dennis Chambers. Hear him play ahead of his forthcoming album Wheelhouse. The Underworld (Camden), £20, book ahead, 7pm-11pm
FOLEY EXPLOSION: Julie Rose Bower is creating movies in the mind at this immersive storytelling spy thriller. Expect Russian intrigue and foley loops to explore fake news and constructed realities. Hackney Showroom (Hackney Downs), £10-£12, book ahead, 7.30pm-8.30pm
WHISKY NIGHT: Get the lowdown on all things whisky from the makers of FEW, with shots of bourbon and rye, tasting notes and a masterclass in Old Fashioned making. The Star by Hackney Downs, £5, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm
SECRET DINOSAUR CULT: Listen in at a recording of the hilarious comedy podcast looking at life through the lens of a dinosaur from Sofie Hagen and Jodie Mitchell. Bring your favourite dinosaur for extra roar points. Pleasance Theatre (Islington), £8, book ahead, 8pm-9.30pm
MICA PARIS: Queen of soul Mica Paris pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at this intimate concert of iconic jazz music live on stage for one night only. Quaglino's (St James's), £70, book ahead, 9pm-1am
Good cause of the day
Comedy star and host of Xtra Factor Matt Richardson welcomes a star-studded line-up, including Russell Howard and Angela Barnes, to Islington's Union Chapel tonight to raise money for the National Autistic Society. Get tickets here for a night of fun and frolics to help a charity helping over 100,000 people a year.