What we're reading:
- Behind the scenes at London Underground's Bank tube station upgrade.
- What I rent: £1,733 a month for a one-bedroom flat in Barbican.
- Teenager from council estate wins top finance job after searching 'richest area in London'.
- London commuters told to walk along track near live rail.
- What is it like being Ravenmaster at the Tower of London?
Things to do:
POWER TRIP: What do judges, bosses, gods and tax collectors have in common? Power! Find these figures and more reflected across the streets of London in this guided tour. You'll be led by a former lawyer all the way to the Royal Courts of Justice to see influence in action. Somerset House riverside terrace, £15, book ahead, 11am-1pm
SURFACE TENSION: This multimedium exhibition brings ten artists together for a show that pushes the boundaries of familiar sites and surfaces — and today's your last chance to see it. D Contemporary Art Gallery (Mayfair), free, just turn up, 11am-6pm
DEVOUR: Experimental food wizards Bompas and Parr team up with Tesco to take your taste buds on an edible adventure. Think champagne bubbles, mushroom symphonies and an edible rainbow across six deliciously magical rooms. Kachette (Old Street), free, book ahead, 12pm-8pm
POWERFUL PORTRAITS: There's more to these portraits than just paint. Artist Athena Anastasiou blurs the lines of the form by bringing live sitters into the gallery alongside her captivating framed works for the opening night of her solo show. BSMT Space (Dalston), free, book ahead, 6pm-9pm
THAT'S ELEMENTARY: The game is afoot and Bonnie MacBird, novelist and Sherlock Holmes expert, is presenting a talk that is all but mysterious. Join her to discover the truth of the many incarnations of the legends that are Holmes and Dr Watson. Pipes and deerstalkers optional. Westminster Reference Library (Charing Cross), free, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.30pm
TOY THEATRE: Be enchanted by all things miniature at one of the biggest shows on the smallest of stages. You'll see a full production before learning to produce your own larger than life plays for toy theatre. This event is suitable for people big and small. The Goodlife Centre (Bankside), £15, book ahead, 6.30pm-9pm
GET AMPED: Bust some moves at this collab night between MassiveMusic and the makers of speakers and synthesisers Behringer. They'll be demoing their wares while you dance the night away to the best in electronic, house and disco. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, free, book ahead, 6.30pm-1am
JAM NIGHT: Be part of the music at this immersive jam night where all input is encouraged. If your a super singer, devilish dancer or just not the wallflower type, head down to Grow for a night out that is anything but passive. Grow (Hackney Wick), free, just turn up, 7.30pm-12am
Good cause of the day
Join an army on a mission to tackle food waste by getting creative with leftovers. Led by Hotpoint, the plan is to sell tasty meals and inspire recipes using all the foods that usually get forgotten. You can do your bit by heading to the Fresh Thinking Cafe and paying what you can for a delicious and nutritious meal.