What we’re reading
- Have you spotted this Russian-themed train on the London Underground?
- In photos: a day in Soho.
- Heathrow third runway consultation reopened after new evidence.
- How the river Ganges was brought to London.
Things to do
STILL BLACK: A poignant film exploring what it's like to be black and queer in America, followed by an open chat about gender, identity and race. Tavistock Centre, free, book ahead, 6pm-9pm
WILD CAFE BIRTHDAY: Go wild for cacao at this yoga party in celebration of the Wild Food Cafe's sixth birthday (though check the event page to see who it is suitable for and how to prepare for the Cacao Ceremony before attending). Wild Food Cafe (Neal's Yard), £35/£30, book ahead, 6.30pm-10pm
DRAWN AT THE TOWER: Put your drawing skills to the test in this women and witchcraft-themed class, where dramatic costumed figures are your subjects. Tower of London, £25, book ahead, 6.45-9pm
CLOSING PARTY: Tate Modern's fantastic Soul of a Nation exhibition spanning 20 years of black art has sadly come to an end but not without throwing a massive closing party. Spiritland (King's Cross), free, just turn up, 7pm
FUTURE VISIONS: The future might be looking apocalyptic at the moment but a talk from science-whizz Jim Al-Khalili and his panel of horizon scanners might help put things into perspective and reveal what's next in the realms of climate change, genetic editing and smart materials. Royal Institution, £16, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
MOTION: This two-woman show goes behind the biggest stories and darkest secrets of the professional cycling world. Drayton Arms Theatre, £10/£6, book ahead, 7pm, until 6 November
DROP IN DRAWING: Pick up a pencil and learn the basics of fashion illustration from Mel Rye, who has a decade's worth of experience. Paper Dress Vintage (Hackney), £15/£12, just turn up, 7pm-9pm
MONET'S THAMES: Monet was a big fan of the Thames and painted it many times. Hear about his fascination with the river and London fog at this talk, as part of the Talks by the Thames season. Chiswick Pier Trust, £3, book ahead, 7.30pm
SCRATCHED: Unburden your housemates or your parents and show off your script at this scratch night instead. You'll get constructive feedback from fellow creatives instead of eye rolls. The Water Rats (Gray's Inn Road), free, just turn up, 7.30pm-10.30pm
ROCKY HORROR SCREENING: Grab some nibbles, grab a beer and settle in for a screening of the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Effra Social (Brixton), free, just turn up, 8pm-11pm
Good cause of the day: Join an apple harvest to support London's orchards
Escape the London smog, get some exercise and collect apples that will be smushed up into juice and cider to be sold for the benefit of community orchards across London. Roding Valley Park, free, book ahead, 10.30am-2.30pm
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
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
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