What we're reading
- London's homeless boxing club, battling depression and addiction.
- A bittersweet goodbye to London nightclub, Trash.
- Woody Harrelson to film a live, single-take movie, Lost in London.
- Brexit: will it kill off the city's cosmopolitan art scene?
- Greenland Dock, frozen over.
Things to do
WINTER WONDERLAND: Fancy going skiing but can't get the time off? Go for the second best thing at London's Vauxhall Winter Village when it reopens this Thursday. Complete with a cable car photo booth, a winter sports bar and hot food. Free, just turn up, 11.30am-10pm
LUNCHTIME CONCERT: Enjoy relaxing music with your sushi at The LSE Arts Lunchtime Concert Series. Listen to the Natalia Ehwald perform selected works from Schubert, Mozart and Schumann. Free, just turn up, 1.05pm-2pm
WONDER WOMAN: Embrace your inner warrior at Petrie Museum's screening of the pilot episode of 1970s TV series Wonder Woman. Dr Amanda Potter introduces the screening, and looks into how Amazons were represented as warrior women in ancient Greece. Free, book ahead, 6pm-8pm
TOP TRUMPS: Drink, Shop & Do hosts an interactive night of Top Trumps to, er, mark Donald Trump's inauguration. Free when you buy a drink, just turn up, from 7pm
CLOSER: Patrick Marber's famous play is an honest and brutal piece about the restless nature of love. Closer explores the many components in modern relationships, such as honesty, sex... and right and wrong decisions. at The Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham. £10/£8, book ahead, from 7pm
MUSICAL BINGO: Test your musical knowledge with Drink, Shop & Do's Indeedy Musical Bingo night. Like normal bingo, but with songs, winners can expect prizes like sandwich toasters (very useful), vintage records and champagne. £15, book ahead, from 7.30pm
EXHIBIT A: Explore the ideas of indifference, nobility, ignorance at Rich Mix. Artists Tisdale and Murrell use Exhibit A to investigate the concept of celebrity and notoriety and how these qualities are presented to the public. Free, just turn up, until 29 January
EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS: Despite being colourblind and having tunnel vision, William Lethorn has found success in the world of art. Working with oils, acrylics, charcoal — and taking inspiration from religion, history and landmarks — Lethorn's selected works are currently being displayed at artsdepot in Exhibition of Paintings. Free, just turn up, until 8 February
MAGIC LANTERNS: Celebrate Chinese New Year with The London Magical Lantern Festival. Enter a scene out of Tangled in Chiswick House Gardens, with beautiful lantern installations themed on the Silk Road. You can also enjoy ice-skating, food from around the world and games. £16.50/£10.50, book ahead, 5pm-10.30pm [until 26 February]
GLAD TO BE GAY: The 1967 Sexual Offences Act was one thing. The journey to legal equality faced by gay people since then, is quite another. Exhibition Glad to be Gay uses the Hall-Carpenter Archives and The Women’s Library collection to consider the legal challenges of the last 50 years. Free, just turn up, until 7 April
Good cause for the day
COMEDY FOR SYRIA: The Comedy Grotto is hosting a night of aching laughter for Syria Refugee Relief, with a fantastic line-up, including 'anti-comedian' Ed Aczel (he's still funny, we promise). Donation suggested, book ahead, 24 January
Stage review: Have a pint with Oliver Reed
After sell-out runs around London and at the Edinburgh Fringe, Rob Crouch's one-man show about epic hellraiser Oliver Reed returns to the Kings Head's pub theatre. Grab a pint (or two) and prepare for a fantastically booze-sodden thrill ride with one of Britain's greatest film stars. Journey through his childhood and his big screen success through to his untimely death in 1999. Oliver Reed: Wild Thing, Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper St, N1 1QN. £15-£19, until 28 January ★★★★☆ Franco Milazzo
Art review: Art literally made out of money
Santiago Montoya carefully cuts up bank notes and paints them to convert them into works of art. They end up worth more than the money used to make them. Symbols of capitalism abound (including dollar signs and Mickey Mouse), drawing attention to the role of money in society. Not subtle, but fun. Santiago Montoya, Surfin' USA at Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, W1S 2PF. Until 12 February, free. ★★★☆☆
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