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What we're reading:
- Here's what you can learn from a list of every London bus stop.
- Is Big Ben London's most disappointing tourist attraction?
- Becoming the first black nursing director in London.
- Which city hates London the most? Spoiler, it's Newcastle.
Things to do:
ICE CREAM AND TENNIS: Release some aggression with an epic piñata smash and take one one of the biggest names in international women's tennis, as Haagen Daazs pitch up to Tennis on the Thames. The ice cream giant will be giving away their limited edition strawberries and cream bar all day — so you can keep cool in classic Wimbledon fashion. Bernie Spain Gardens (South Bank), free, just turn up, 9am-5pm
PITCH UP: If you're a burgeoning maker or designer, now might be the time to take things up a notch. Notonthehighstreet's dedicated team of curators are on the hunt for more unique products to join their eclectic online marketplace, and they want to hear your pitches. Design Museum (Kensington), free, book ahead, 10am-4pm
BABY BROADWAY: Tiny tots are invited to sing and dance along to the biggest musical hits at this family concert performed by West End stars. Expect bubbles, puppetry, plenty of fancy dress, and all your favourite show tunes. Suitable for ages 0-6. Chickenshed Theatre (Cockfosters), £6, book 11am-11:45am
GRENFELL VR DOCUMENTARY: Through powerful interviews and beautiful animation, Channel 4 evokes the life stories, homes and sense of community that existing in Grenfell tower before the fire. The Tabernacle (Notting Hill), free, book ahead, 11am-9pm, until 30 June
Sounds Like London: our picks today
June brings the Mayor of London's Sounds Like London campaign to the capital — a month-long celebration of both women in music and London's grassroots music scene. Here's our pick of today's Sounds Like London events:
DIRTY BONES BEATS & BITES: They're rolling out the lawn at Newburgh, for people to lounge about as NYC restaurant Dirty Bones provide the beats and bites to help you revel. Newburgh Quarter, free, 5pm-9pm
LEVEL UP: Women who are looking to get into the music industry, could do worse than attending this industry networking event, stuffed with well connected figures. Fabric, free (sign up to attend), 8pm-11pm
FLAVOURS OF WATERLOO: Experience all the eclectic culinary delights SE1 has to offer, as We Are Waterloo kicks off a month of foodie events. From Mexican to Polish, Italian to Ethiopian, you'll find something to tickle your taste buds at this launch party. Plus, they'll be screening the England vs Belgium match. Lower Marsh (South Bank), free entry, just turn up, 5pm-9pm
FILM BITES: When it comes Film Bites' classic cinema screenings, don't reach for the popcorn; they provide snacks that are perfectly tailored to what you're watching. This time you'll see the Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and baby Natalie Portman-starring Leon while grazing on pepperoni pizza and milk. Vestry House Museum (Walthamstow), £20, book ahead, 6.30pm-10pm
ST MARY'S MUSIC HALL: Big Ben Jorge and Munta Valdo lead the birthday celebrations at St Mary's Music Hall, which turns one today. Expect 70s style Brazilian pop and Sawa blues from the king of Cameroonian cool. St Mary's Music Hall (Walthamstow), £8, book ahead, 6.30pm-10.30pm
KLEZMER-ISH: When four classically trained musicians really let loose, anything is possible. Let Klezmer-ish take you on a musical odyssey through klezmer, tango, gyspy jazz, Irish folk and much more. Artsdepot (Finchley), £13, book ahead, 7.30pm
STATE OF LONDON DEBATE: If certain aspects about life in London are getting you down, now's your chance to make your voice heard. LBC's James O'Brien hosts the State of London Debate, where you'll get to grill London Mayor Sadiq Khan on everything from the environment to housing and the economy. Indigo at the O2, free, book ahead, 7.30pm-9pm
Good cause of the day
Join Boom Cycle at their Hammersmith studio for a Tits and Boogie Charity Ride, in collaboration with CoppaFeel. All the proceeds from the 45 minute disco ride will go directly to the charity, which means you'll be helping them on their mission to eradicate late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer while working up a sweat.
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
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
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
We love London. It's pretty odd though, isn't it? Our city is a treasure trove of weird goings on, so why not delve a little deeper? Join your tour guide and explore a different side to London, full of things you won't see on the tourist trail - from magnificent old churches, to monuments, architecture to pubs... this one won't disappoint. Get tickets