What we're reading:
- How learning to navigate London on crutches revealed a new side to the city.
- Famous Brutalist tower given new lease of life.
- The greatest London albums of all time — from The Clash to Kano.
- Luxury London homes being sold in bulk as demand drops.
Things to do:
ANCIENT ARTS AND CRAFTS: Take the kids to the Museum of Richmond and learn what life was like in early Britain. They'll create their own Roman-style mosaic tile to take home with them. Museum of Richmond, £5.50 (adults free), book ahead, 10am-12pm
BEGINNERS' DRAWING WORKSHOP: Want to get into sketching but not sure where to start? A 14th century Carthusian monastery should offer ample inspiration. Head to the Charterhouse and let artist Lucy Brennan Shiel guide you through drawing its nooks and crannies using pencil and charcoal. The Charterhouse (Clerkenwell), £50, book ahead, 10am-3pm
GLAM ROCK ICONS: Artist Stuart Dalzell has been digging around in his old record collection for ideas, creating a visual tribute to 70s rock n roll. From The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, to New York Dolls, you can see seven contemporary paintings inspired by his first seven albums (which we're betting are a lot cooler than yours). Clerkenwell Gallery (Clerkenwell), free, just turn up, until 28 July
PLAY WITH CLAY: It's National Tequila Day, so Drink, Shop & Do is inviting you to grab a Marg from its well-stocked cocktail bar and settle down for another night of moulding madness. All the clay you need is provided, to craft a sculptural ode to everyone's favourite shot. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), free when you buy a drink, 6pm
HANGOVER-PROOF COCKTAILS: Boozeless spirit brand Seedlip is launching a no & low alcohol cocktail bar today. So imbibe with abandon, without running the risk of a midweek hangover. Dandelyan Bar, Mondrian London, free entry, just turn up, 6pm-12am, until 25 July
THE END OF TIME: This rather ominous-sounding lecture looks to be as existentially angsty as its title suggests. Will there forever be stars in the sky? Will humanity roam the cosmos for eternity? Find out what Welsh astrophysicist Geraint F. Lewis reckons and then decide for yourself. The Royal Institution (Mayfair), £16, book ahead, 7pm
CRAP FILM CLUB: From The Room to Troll 2, some films turn being abjectly abysmal into an art form. And that's what the Crap Film Club is all about. Tonight you can have a catty giggle at bonkers revenge flick Get Even. The Book Club (Shoreditch), £5, book ahead, 7pm-10pm
PYGMALION 2.0: See an operatic adaptation of Ovid's classic Pygmalion. When a pioneering scientist of artificial intelligence sets out to create the perfect man, the results are far from what she expected. Genesis Cinema (Stepney Green), £1 booking fee, book ahead, 7.30pm
COMEDY: The Queen's wet hair, and climate change are just two of the topics to be chewed over at this comedy double bill. See Adam Hess and Dr Matt Winning before they hit the Fringe. Pleasance Theatre (Islington), £5, book ahead, 7.45pm
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HOT BROWN HONEY: Enter the Hot Brown Honey beehive for absolutely buzzing celebration of diversity. Expect music, dance, and burlesque in the show that's equal parts theatrical spectacular and social activism. Southbank Centre, £22, book ahead, 8pm
Good cause of the day
For one day only, your sun salutations can help support vulnerable people across London's inner city boroughs. MoreYoga is hosting a donation-based yoga class at Ringcross Community Centre, with all proceeds going directly to The Pilion Trust. What's more, they've promised match every single pound that's donated — so dig deep.
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
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
Struggling to find someone who shares your dark sense of humour? This twisted speed dating event can help. A group of 30-40 people will take part - with equal male/female ratios - and play a few rounds of the hilarious (and slightly dark) card game, Cards Against Humanity. After the event, connect with those who you found suitably sinister using a unique online matching system. Get tickets
If you've never paired ceramics and prosecco before, why on earth not? It's a match made in heaven as Sam and Diana, co-creators of 'Make Your Own', prove at their wonderfully welcoming ceramic painting workshop. Pull up a stool, don an apron and get to work on your very own mug, plate, tile, bowl or ornament. They provide the ceramics as well as a selection of patterns, and will show you exactly how to transfer designs and paint to your heart's content. It's BYO so feel free to pop the prosecco and enjoy the company of like-minded Londoners as you get stuck into your creations. Get tickets