What we're reading:
- The real Goldfinger: the London banker who broke the world.
- Bus stop posters calling Israel a 'racist endeavour' condemned by London Assembly.
- London seeks further Treasury funds for delayed Crossrail.
- Bus crashes into the only Strand building that survived the Great Fire of London.
Things to do:
CAT ART: Here's one for the cat people. This kitschy annual celebration of feline art is back with cat-themed paintings, drawings, and illustrations from the last three centuries. Chris Beetles Gallery (St James's), free, just turn up, 10am-5.30pm, until 29 September
TEETH: Sink your teeth into the history of dentistry at an exhibition dedicated to our centuries-old pursuit of the perfect, pain-free smile. Through 150 objects, you'll explore everything from folk remedies and tooth fairies, to barber surgeons and dental bling — and it's your last chance, as the exhibition closes this week. Wellcome Collection (Euston), free, just turn up, until 16 September
HEAL'S SPACES: Posh furniture shop Heal's is handing over control of its window displays to a host of female creatives, including pop singer Marina Diamandis and The Miniaturist author Jessie Burton, for a brand new exhibition. The curated creative spaces will be yours to explore for the next couple of weeks. Heal's (Tottenham Court Road), free, just turn up, until 23 September
THE BOOKBLAST: This travelling tour showcasing the UK's best independent publishers comes to Bloomsbury. Join the chairman of Dedalus Books and author Andrew Crumley for a discussion on the theme of independence. Waterstones Gower Street, £3, book ahead, 6.30pm-8pm
UNNATURAL SELECTION: Come for the exquisite illustrations, stay for the fascinating insights into selective breeding at this talk from self-taught scientist and author Katrina van Grouw. She discusses the transformation of animals at the hand of man, as set out in her book, Unnatural Selection. The Royal Institution (Mayfair), £16, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
I OCCUR HERE: Follow the footsteps of four young migrants who leave behind everything they've ever known in a physical theatre show that interrogates the forces that govern migration. Drayton Arms Theatre (Chelsea), £12, book ahead, 7.30pm, until 15 September
SCREAMING FEMALES: New Jersey rockers Screaming Females bring their punk sensibilities and guitar heroics across the pond for what is sure to be a rather raucous live show. See them perform alongside hardcore punk act Scrap Brain and Rodents. 100 Club (Oxford Street), £12, book ahead, 7.30pm
SPIRITS TASTING: Get a taste (or two) of the most sustainable spirit brands on the market. From Quinoa-based vodka and kumquat liqueur to gin using botanicals from Uzbekistan, there are plenty of innovative new tipples for you to try. Theatre Deli (Broadgate), free, book ahead, 7.30pm
Drink our new Londonist beer at our Fourpure Brewery party
If anyone can organise a piss-up in the brewery it should be us, right? We regularly write about London's unrivalled craft beer scene, spend a decent amount of time indulging in it, and now we've created our very own London-y brew (with the help of the fantastic folks at Fourpure). Join us to celebrate the launch of Londonist beer in style on Sunday 16 September (that's THIS Sunday!) at the Fourpure Brewery. For just a tenner you get an eight hour party, live music, the chance to win Londonist goodies, and four cans of one-off Londonist beer to take home. Find out more here, or go ahead and book your tickets.
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI: In celebration of the launch of his new cookbook, SIMPLE, chef Yotam Ottolenghi shares a slice of his food philosophy, influences, and inspirations with co-author Tara Wigley. There's even talk of some recipe demos. Islington Assembly Hall, £20, book ahead, 7.30pm
TREVOR LOCK: You might recognise surreal comic Trevor Lock from his turns as Michael Parkinson and Emilio Estevez in celebrity satire show Star Stories. See him perform for Laugh Train Home tonight alongside Kiri Pritchard McLean and MC Ria Lina. The Honor Oak (Forest Hill), £7, book ahead, 8pm-10pm
Good cause of the day
Find out how you can put all those hours in front of the Xbox to good use with the help of JustGiving. They're hosting an introduction to gaming for social good featuring fundraising ideas and charity case studies at their Southwark offices.
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
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
The City of London is home to spectacular skyscrapers, but it’s also home to some fascinating history. Join Matt on a tour of the Square Mile’s ancient alleyways, old churches and imposing architecture - including two sites associated with the occult, and one of the City's most haunting memorials to the power of the Blitz. 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