What we're reading
- Leyton Orient fans raise money for a 'disaster recovery' fund.
- Driverless car has its first major trials on London's roads.
- Uber says thousands of its London drivers threatened by English language test.
- Research shows that London house prices have risen by £105 a day for the past five years.
Things to do today
DANCE WITH ME: Things I Like In Bethnal Green (Dance With Me), is an exhibition of eight short films that show the passing of time in Bethnal Green. Oxford House, free, just turn up, 9am-10pm, 6-12 March
PIZZA OPENING: Pizza Pilgrims' conquest of London continues at a pace hotter than the ovens that fire the doughy delights; this time they've come to Shoreditch. It's BYOB and if you bring a chocolate bar they'll calzonify it for you. Monday's their first day, so to celebrate it's 'pay what you like'; with all proceeds going to the Samaritans. Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch High Street, pay what you like, just turn up, 11.30am-11pm
GLOBAL (LUKE)WARMING: Between the two polarised opinions on global warming, a third approach has appeared. It states the world's getting warmer but it's not so bad. Professor Tim Palmer investigates this viewpoint from a rigidly scientific perspective. The Royal Society, free, just turn up, 6pm
CRIME FICTION: A panel featuring some of the best crime writers in the business will be talking about their books which keep readers up late into the night. Browns - The Judges Courts, £7, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.30pm
SPELLING BEE: Ever looked at a children's spelling bee and thought you could do so much better? Well now it's time to put your money where your mouth is with the London adult spelling bee. Take part, or just watch the madness unfold. Drink, Shop & Do, £5, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
UKULELE HOOTENANNY: Whether you're a beginner or an expert ukulele player, you're welcome at this ukulele hootenanny. Borrow an instrument or bring your own and take part in renditions of old classics and modern pop songs on the ukulele. Queen of Hoxton. Free (£20 refundable deposit), 7pm-12am
COMEDY DOCTOR: Is it possible for a doctor to diagnose and save the NHS in one comedy show? Well Dr Phil Hammond is giving it a shot. Leicester Square Theatre, £15/£12, book ahead, 7.15pm
GIANT NIGHT OUT: The latest in the superb Milestones series sees John Coltrane's masterpiece Giant Steps performed in its entirety. Opportunities to hear such genre-defining music played live are rare; don't miss this one. The Jazz Cafe, £10, book ahead, doors 7.30pm
Art review: a water contraption
Tokyo's subway is state of the art, but often fixes for leaks are very makeshift, such as a piece of plastic sheeting. Yuko Mohri has used this to inspire her creation where water moves throughout the installation and interacts with everyday items in a fascinating flow. Yuko Mohri: More More [Leaky] at White Rainbow, 47 Mortimer Street, W1W 8HJ, free Until 11 March ★★★☆☆ (Monday-Saturday)
Theatre review: Danish modern
If you can get a ticket, we think you'd love the Almeida Hamlet, even if you're not specifically lusting after Andrew Scott (Moriarty from Sherlock) pitching to rival Cumberbatch's star turn in the same role.
It's Shakespeare for the 'Borgen' generation; a slick and surveillance-heavy visual on a cool penthouse set where Juliet Stevenson's splendid dirty dancing Gertrude can shag Claudius on a couch while the Norwegian ambassador paces the corridor. Enjoy cute turns of Amaka Okafor and Calum Finlay as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern or Jessica Brown Findlay's bathtub-dunking Ophelia, but even though you could ice a cake during some of his pauses, it's Scott's softly spoken, vulnerable and charming Dubliner Dane that holds your gaze and speaks the famous lines completely afresh, and as if to only you. Hamlet, Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, N1 1TA £10-38 28 February-15 April ★★★★★ Johnny Fox
Good cause for the day
PAINFUL COMEDY: Laugh Till It Hurts brings together a fantastic collection of comics (including the reliably excellent Ed Byrne) in aid of the children's charity Barnardo's. The Hippodrome Theatre, £22, book ahead, 29 March, 7.30pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Learn about London's debauched, drunken and disorderly history on this tour of the sordid side of the West End. Have you heard the story of the 15ft high tsunami of beer which rushed through the streets of London? Or about London's unluckiest theatre and most morbidly-located church? This tour will take you from the Covent Garden to Somerset House, entertaining you with tales of hangmen and criminals, prostitutes and paupers and the eccentric characters of Georgian London along the way. Get tickets
Camden's known for its street art, but how much do you really know about it? Explore the street art of Camden, and learn about the people who make it from an insider. You''ll visit pieces of street art that are off the beaten track, and get an insight into their possible meaning and inspiration. This two-hour tour will enable you to see Camden in a new light. Get tickets
Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You'll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area's links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets
Get sorted into one of the four magical houses of Hogwarts, and go in exploration of the city’s famous filming locations on this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll meet your guide outside the Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is showing, and set off on your journey across town - following in the footsteps of Deatheaters, visiting the inspiration for Knocturn Alley, and marvelling at the Ministry of Magic. And you better brush up on your Potter knowledge, because you can earn points for your house along the way, by taking part in trivia quizzes. The winners? You’ll find out when the tour ends at Platform 9 3/4… Get tickets