What we're reading
- The Bakerloo line is the hottest on the network.
- Heathrow loses the right to charge Crossrail trains access fees.
- Meet the DLR's new mascot, DLR Dave.
- A map of the London boroughs by number of hedgehog sightings.
Things to do
OUT OF THIS WORLD: Prepare to journey to the moon in a day of family-friendly activities, including a show in a digital planetarium, a brain-bending moon quiz and an immersive virtual reality feature, showing you what it's really like to step out onto the lunar surface. Greenwich Royal Observatory, £6, just turn up, 10am-12.30pm
SAILOR'S CHALLENGE:Only the bravest need apply to this test of sailing skills, as you navigate round the giant gaming board, collecting cargo from all around the world. Do you have what it takes to join Cutty Sark's crew? Cutty Sark, included in admission fee, just turn up, 11.30am-1.30pm / 2pm-4pm
STATION EXPLORERS: As part of London History Day, families can discover the Charterhouse and its connection to lost tube station Aldersgate while making your own transport-themed stop motion animation. All the equipment you need is included. The Charterhouse (Islington), free, just turn up, 2pm-4pm
MEDICAL HISTORY: Dickens described many complex medical conditions in his writings, allowing him to speak directly to the population at large, and support hospitals, public health and the rehabilitation of prostitutes along the way. Learn more about Dickens and the various medical conditions he had himself, at this lecture. Museum of London, free, just turn up,6pm-7pm
TREE OR FALSE: Reckon you can tell the facts from the fibs about trees and nature? Bolster your foliage facts with this unique take on a 'true or false' quiz, following the park's 'Ice Age Tree Trail'. All participants receive an identification guide to aid you on your journey. Mary Geraldine Harmsworth Park, free, book ahead, 6.15pm-7.45pm
APOCALYPSE:It's the end of the world — or is it? Join a panel of thinkers as they discuss the politics and philosophy behind the resurgence of modern apocalyptic thinking, and whether it actually ever left us. LSE, free, just turn up, 6.30pm-8pm
FILM QUIZ: A glitzy two hour film quiz projected up on a big screen, hailed as the Godfather of all quizzes since its Inception. All are welcome, the organisers claim - whether you have a Beautiful Mind or you're totally Clueless. Wait... we see what they did there. Hackney Attic, £6, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.45pm
ROLLER DINER: Rock up to Roller Diner, a 'savage-sweet' musical comedy, set in a faded Brummie beacon of a deep fried American dream. The staff can't skate and there's a whiff of burnt sausages and disappointment. But with the arrival of a new waitress, love, jealousy and murder are on the menu. Soho Theatre, from £10, book ahead, 7pm
EAT DIRT: B Brett Finlay speaks about why a little dirt and microbes might be good for all of us, and how we may have taken the fight against germs too far, promoting his new book Let Them Eat Dirt. The Royal Institution, £10/£14, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
TUBE CONNECTIONS: What's the thing that connects most Londoners? The tube of course, both figuratively and literally. Contactless is a new comedy drama from playwright Tom Hartwell exploring life underground, inspired by true stories from our journeys around town. The Hen & Chickens Pub Theatre, £12, book ahead, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Art review: making America great again
Artist Awol Erizku is hot on the anti-Trump bandwagon, mixing American symbolism with images from the Black Power movement and Communism. Much like Trump himself, it’s not very subtle and often fails to make a clear point. But some of the works are a very effective output of someone who feels marginalised by the new President. Awol Erizku: Make America Great Again at Ben Brown Fine Arts, 12 Brook’s Mews, W1K 4DG. Until 2 June, free. ★★★☆☆ (Monday-Saturday)
Food review: Michelin-quality magic
Nothing's ever quite the same at Platform 1 — East Dulwich's 'permanent pop-up'. Oxalis — two ambitious chefs combining British ingredients with classic French technique — have a residency here until September. Even then, the dishes change every month, and are tweaked en-route. Such attention to detail isn't lost on us: from silky chicken liver pate and pickled beets, through to trout rillettes that melt on the tongue, and tart apple sorbet with poached rhubarb — the five-course taster (£35pp) wouldn't be amiss in a Michelin-starred joint. Founder Chloe pours wines on a whim, from cloudy prosecco to a spicy red from Adelaide. One thing that's a constant at this place is the quality. Oxalis at Platform 1, 71 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8EP. Until 30 September ★★★★★ Will Noble [Thursday-Saturday]
Theatre review: family friendly circus fun
All the way from Montreal, close-knit circus troupe Flip Fabrique bring their stunning Catch Me (Attrape-Moi) to the Southbank Centre’s Underbelly Festival. Amid the eating contests and graffiti action, there is an astounding double diablo routine as well as a hilarious trampoline finale. This technically superb show is packed full of good humour, camaraderie and bonhomie as well as some kick-ass songs. Catch Me (Attrape-Moi). Underbelly Festival, Belly Theatre, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX. From £19.50. Until 9 July. ★★★★★ Franco Milazzo
Good cause for the day
FIFTY KILOMETRES: Join Dimbleby Cancer Care in raising vital funds for improving the lives of people with cancer. Walk a 50km dusk-dawn route through central London, starting at St Thomas' Hospital, taking in the sights along the way and finally ending at Guy's Hospital. St Thomas' Hospital, £20 per person, £300 minimum fundraising target, book ahead, 9-10 June
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Learn about London's debauched, drunken and disorderly history on this tour of the sordid side of the West End. Have you heard the story of the 15ft high tsunami of beer which rushed through the streets of London? Or about London's unluckiest theatre and most morbidly-located church? This tour will take you from the Covent Garden to Somerset House, entertaining you with tales of hangmen and criminals, prostitutes and paupers and the eccentric characters of Georgian London along the way. Get tickets
Camden's known for its street art, but how much do you really know about it? Explore the street art of Camden, and learn about the people who make it from an insider. You''ll visit pieces of street art that are off the beaten track, and get an insight into their possible meaning and inspiration. This two-hour tour will enable you to see Camden in a new light. Get tickets
Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You'll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area's links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets
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