What we’re reading
- London Underground noise could damage hearing, says academic.
- Chris Rock enforces complete ban on mobile phones during London gigs.
- Escaping the London rent trap — by buying a canal boat.
- London firms split over TfL's decision not to renew Uber's licence in the capital.
- London braced for 'biggest protest in UK history' against Donald Trump visit.
Things to do
FABULOUS FUSED GLASS: Get creative at this workshop led by studio artist Amanda Seljubac. At the end of the session you'll be able to take home a glass panel decorated by your own fair hand. Valentines Mansion and Gardens (Ilford), £45, book ahead, 11am-2pm
PUBLIC INFORMATION FILMS: Patrick Russell from the British Film Institute (BFI) uses clips and films to illustrate the development of government filmmaking. Expect lots of black and white footage overlaid with RP accents. The National Archives, Kew, £6, book ahead, 2pm-3pm
VISION BOARD WORKSHOP: Struggling to keep those NY Resolutions? It might help if you put them to paper. The #Vision2Reality panel hopes to inspire millennials to think about your goals before letting them loose with a pair of scissors, some white card and a lot of magazines. Sama Bankside, £6, book ahead, 6pm-9.30pm
TITS & LAZERS RIDE: Exercise is somehow more bearable when it's for a good cause. This evening you can get your sweat on for charity by taking part in a 45 minute Boom Cycle ride. Proceeds go to CoppaFeel!, the breast cancer awareness charity encouraging women to check their breasts. Boom Cycle Monument, £30, book ahead, 6pm-9pm
WHERE ARE THE WRITERS OF COLOUR?: Nikesh Shukla, editor of the brilliant book The Good Immigrant discusses his plans to publish The Good Journal, which will provide a much-needed platform for British writers of colour. The British Academy, free, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.45pm
DEATH CAFE: It's the one certainty we all share, yet death isn't always the most welcome of conversation topics — unless you're at the Death Cafe, where friendly chat covers bereavement, death and dying. Blighty India Cafe (Tottenham), free, just turn up, 7pm-9pm
THE VINYL SCRATCH: Get down to this new open mic night, you might not make it onto X-Factor but there prizes to be won for the audience's favourite performer. Vinyl Cafe (Barnsbury), free, just turn up, 7pm-10pm
THE GRAPEVINE READING: Spend a chilled Tuesday evening listening to poetry and fiction readings in collaboration with Papaya Press. The Peckham Pelican, free, just turn up, 7pm-10pm
TUNED IN TO SHORTWAVE GIG: Errollyn Wallen is, among many other things, the first Black composer to have her work played at the Proms. She has composed a piece alongside Wendy Hiscocks, both of which will be performed by internationally acclaimed violinist Philippa Mo. Grab a pizza, sink into a sofa and let the soothing sounds of these classical performers wash over you. Dreamy. Shortwave Cafe (Bermondsey), £10, book ahead, 7.45pm
ONE WORLD MEDIA: From women in post-conflict Tripoli using recycling to bring communities together to transgender Muslims working at a boarding school in Indonesia, One World Media screens a series of documentary shorts by young filmmakers who received a One World Media Production Fund Grant. Bertha Dochouse (Bloomsbury), £5, book ahead, 8.30pm
Good cause of the day: Gits and Shiggles charity fundraiser
You might recognise headliner Joel Dommett from the 2016 series of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. This time he'll be competing for your laughs, not your votes at this charity fundraiser for St. Michael's Hospice in Basingstoke. The Half Moon, Putney, £8.80, book ahead, 8pm-11pm
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
Cross gas lit alleyways and stroll by ancient pubs as you discover forgotten parts of London. See the world's smallest police station and visit London's most superstitious hotel on a walking tour covering everything weird, wonderful and London. £12 Get tickets
Join a full moon ceremony and uncover how to fully appreciate the cycles of nature, and how these align with the cycles of our own bodies. Simply, the full moon is a time when our energy peaks - a time of fruition, a time of perception, a time of strength. In this ritual experience, Ena and Gammadian will take you on a beautiful journey guided by the moon, lead a guided meditation and create a safe space in which to reflect, relax and grow in the company of like-minded people. 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