What we’re reading
- Photographer Will Scott celebrates architecture of London Underground.
- How London's old bookshops stay open.
- One in every 200 people in UK are homeless, according to Shelter.
- Transport for London 'to cut 1,400 jobs'.
- The most beautiful room in London you probably didn't know about.
- The Shard is suing three 'urban climbers' who scaled it this summer.
- Now that Oxford Street is being pedestrianised, what's happening to all those buses?
Things to do
FLAVOUR GALLERY: This gallery isn't showing any old painting in a frame. This is art that changes colour, emits smell and reacts to you in the room. Once you've played with the art there are expertly mixed cocktails to be had. The Hoxton Basement, £15, book ahead, until 17 December
WINTER FOREST: Snuggle up at the Tipi Cinema in front of The Lion King, Back to the Future or Gladiator (book ahead) or fill your bags with hand-made gifts and artisan food and drink at the Nordic-inspired market next to Liverpool Street station. Exchange Square, free entry, just turn up, until 12 January
SUPERBUGS: Most of us are used to hearing about the ominous antibiotic-resistant superbugs via the news, but this exhibition delves into the scientific research behind the bugs and how to combat them. Science Museum, free, just turn up, until Spring 2019
TALES FROM THE SHED: Kids won't be told to 'shush' at this show, where they are encouraged to join in and help create the story alongside the actors. Wilton's Music Hall, £6, book ahead, 11.30am, until 11 November
ESSEX ROAD WALK: The only way is Essex Road on this tour, where you'll encounter an innovative market, an early care home and an amazing Tudor tavern. Islington Green, £12/£9, book ahead, 2.30pm-4pm
ORGANIC LIES: Are your cupboards full of organic produce? Are you being duped by farmers? Find out at this talk exposing the facts and debunking myths surrounding the organic label. Barnard's Hall, free, book ahead, 6pm-7pm
ART BUS TOUR: Six stops, ten exhibitions to choose from, three hours of gallery hopping and one route master make up this tour of west London's art scene. The Palm Tree Gallery, free, book ahead, 6pm-9pm
SUPERPOSITION: Poet, playwright and pole dancer Chanje Kunda uses erotic dance, science and words in a bold, unapologetic celebration of the female body. Stratford Circus, £13-15, book ahead, 7pm, repeated tomorrow
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY: Avid stargazers should head to this late where you can wander around the Insight Astronomy Photography of the Year 2017 exhibition and chat to members of the Flamsteed Astronomical Society. Royal Observatory Greenwich, £15, book ahead, 7pm-10.30pm
LITERARY SALON: Ascending the 202ft high Monument tower is no easy feat but pair the climb with tales about the City and nature and you'll be at the top in no time. The Monument, £20, book ahead, 7.15pm-8.15pm
FRESH COMEDY MEAT: Watch wet-behind-the-ears comedy acts work on their 'tight fives' at the legendary King's Head pub, in Crouch End. There will be laughs. There could well be some awkwardness too. £4, tickets on the door, 8pm
Good cause of the day: make your own necklace or key ring to help Good Life London charities
Create your own jewellery inspired by the current installation in the Window Box Gallery at Ace Hotel London. Sales from your ticket go to grassroots charities supported by Good Life London. Ace Hotel London, £20, 7pm-9pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
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
How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets
The London Undergound is over 150 years old, and it's seen a thing or two in its time. Are you brave enough to face the ghosts of the Underground? Travel through the home of the Bank's Black Nun, learn about the elderly angel who saved a tube worker from death, and come to face to face with Farringdon's screaming spectre. Bring your oyster card and discover the hidden secrets of the Underground. You'll need to have an Oyster card or travelcard for this event. 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