What we're reading:
- Dazzling 360-degree image shows glittering London filmed from the sky.
- London one of the worst capitals in Europe for clean, safe transport, study shows.
- While the city sleeps: London after hours — a photo essay.
- Bad landlords to be named and shamed.
- Six things learnt in a fortnight of using London's new dockless rent-a-bikes.
Things to do:
TARKA KINGS: Still Is Still Moving, a new exhibition from artist Tarka Kings, combines figurative studies, landscapes and bits of text in a series of unashamedly beautiful and intricate drawings. Offer Waterman Gallery (Mayfair), free, just turn up, until 20 June
AWFUL AUNTIE: David Walliams' hit children's book Awful Auntie takes to the stage in a family-friendly production about a nefarious aunt on a diabolical mission to cheat her niece out of a tidy fortune. Churchill Theatre (Bromley), from £16, book ahead, 1.30pm/7pm, until 27 May
SOHO'S STREET NAMES: What's in a name? Find out the stories behind Soho's street names and discover how the district wears its multicultural influences with pride. Society of Genealogists (Islington), £8, book ahead, 2pm-3pm
J.CREW SUMMER DO: Fashion blogger Freddie Harrel is taking over J.Crew's Regent Street store to talk you through her favourite summer clobber and sort you out with a new look. There's also light bites, fizz, and 20% off all purchases. J.Crew (Regent Street), free, just turn up, 5pm-8pm
PLAN B: Daunting though the prospect may be, it's never too late to go back to education. Plan B, Birkbeck's mature learning programme, is here to make the whole shebang just a little bit easier with an academic study skills workshop and taster lecture. University Square Stratford, free, book ahead, 6pm-8pm
GAMES NIGHT: Parents, take a night off from the kids with a chilled out, grown-ups only games night at The Sheriff Centre. As well as your favourite classic board games, they've got live music, and a bar bursting with drinks and nibbles. Just try to keep things civil during Monopoly, yeah? The Sheriff Centre (West Hampstead), free entry, just turn up, 6pm-9.30pm
TATE TAP TAKEOVER: Lovers of beer, cheese, and fine Welsh produce, this one's for you. Swansea-based microbrewery West by Three are taking over the taps at the Tate Modern's late opening with a special selection of craft brews to match three artisan Welsh cheeses. Tate Modern (South Bank), from £15, book ahead, 6pm-10.30pm
DRAG KARAOKE: Sashay through a Stars In Their Eyes-style glitter curtain and get ready to sing your heart out at this new east London karaoke joint. As well as all you amateurs, some of the city's fiercest drag queens with be taking to the disco ball-clad stage. The Karaoke Hole (Dalston), £5, book ahead, 6pm-2am
STREET FOOD AND SCREENING: Start your adventure with cocktails and street food in the Brunel Museum garden, before descending into the world’s oldest railway tunnel shaft for a film screening. How’s that for a cinema experience? Brunel Museum (Rotherhithe), £25, book ahead, 6.30pm-10pm (partner)
INDIGENOUS LONDON: Discover a new view of London through the eyes of the Native Americans who have travelled to the city, willingly or otherwise, since the 1500s. Captives and diplomats, poets and performers alike, you'll find out how their entanglements with an imperial capital profoundly shaped the city at this museum late. Benjamin Franklin House (Charing Cross), £7.48, book ahead, 6.30pm-8pm
LOYISO GOLA: Hot on the heels of appearances on Mock the Week and The Now Show, one of South Africa's best loved comedians is bringing his satirical wit and philosophical contemplations to Soho. Get ready to unlearn everything you think you know about politics, race and history with Loyiso Gola. Soho Theatre, £13, book ahead, 7.30pm
Good cause of the day
The Contact Collective is hosting its annual spring party, with all proceeds going to a charity that supports families with disabled children. You'll enjoy live music, a photography private view, and drinks that keep on flowing.
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
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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
Have you visited London's Roman ampitheatre? What about London's Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you've lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you're sure to learn something new about London. Get tickets