What we're reading:
- Movie reveals London skyline from atop from atop Peckham car park rooftop.
- NHS secretly planning to turn Royal Free Hospital building into luxury flats.
- Interactive map shows exact geography of TfL and Tube network.
- Grenfell inquiry to begin with poignant tributes to victims.
- London activists paper over TV show poster of actors pointing guns.
Things to do:
LIVING WALLS: As well as providing an excellent selfie backdrop, living walls offer numerous benefits to health and wellbeing — particularly within a corporate setting. Scotscape are here tell you all about it as this morning talk. The Old Trading House (Clerkenwell), free, just turn up, 10.30am-11.30am
VERY HONEST BURGERS: Grab a bite to eat at Honest Burgers and, instead of footing the bill, donate whatever you can into their honesty box. Don't be stingey though — all the money raised will be split between three London charities. Honest Burgers (King's Cross), pay what you want, just turn up, 11.30am-4.30pm
STILL LIFE DRAWING: Loosen up and unleash your inner artistic talents through a set of drawing exercises based on a large scale, floral-themed still life with the help of local artist Michael Curran. The Ragged Canteen (Lambeth), free, book ahead, 2pm-5pm
CITY FREEMEN: Ever heard of the Freedom of the City of London? Uncover the roots of this living tradition, what it gets you, and how you can get it. London Metropolitan Archives (Clerkenwell) ,free, book ahead, 2.30pm-3.30pm
PLACELESS PEOPLE: Discover how leading 20th century writers responded to the mass displacements of their time, and anticipated many of the issues we're confronting today in a lecture about rights, writing and refugees featuring writer and broadcaster Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (Russell Square), free, book ahead, 5.30pm-7.30pm
VEGAN TASTING MENU: Thai basil tempura, caramel braised tofu, and cardamom doughnuts are just some of the plant-based goodies you'll be hoovering up at Ravinder Bhogal's six course vegan meal. You'll also enjoy a mini masterclass in cocktail crafting before tucking into your feast beneath a fiery floral wall. The Perception at W London (Leicester Square), £45, book ahead, 6pm-7pm
OF THE WAND & THE MOON: The Underworld is bringing out one of contemporary neofolk's big guns. Of The Wand & The Moon is the creative live and recorded music works of Danish musician Kim Larsen — folk songs that explore love, loss and, er, Germanic paganism. The Underworld (Camden), £16, book ahead, 7pm
THE GYPSY CARAVAN: Make yourself at home at the foot of a traditional gypsy caravan for a night dedicated to women and power. Poet Meryl Pugh embodies both futurist and flâneuse in her quest for unexpected beauty in an urban landscape, while The Norfolk Broads are here to regale you with traditional folk song. Sutton House (Hackney), £5, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
EX-BATTS AND BROILERS: Which chicken will you vote out of the cage and into pastures new? Meet Gail and Gemma, they'll be competing for your affections on a touching yet cutthroat eggspedition through friendship and chickenhood. Blue Elephant Theatre (Camberwell), £7, book ahead, 8pm
HAUNTING IN HARLEM: When out of work actor Giselle gets an audition for the part of Oda Mae Brown (who 90s rom-com fans will remember as Whoopi Goldberg's reluctant psychic in Ghost), she decides to tap into her own #BlackGirlMagic. It's The Year of The Rooster Monk, and it's time to read the signs for what they truly are. Pleasance Theatre (Islington), £12, book ahead, 8pm, until 3 June
Good cause of the day
Can you handle the heat of the COSMIC fire walk? Sign up today and start collecting sponsors while mentally preparing for your stroll across hot coals on 31 May. All the money you raise will go to the Children's Intensive Care Unit at St Mary's Hospital.
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Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. 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