What we're reading
- Anti Trump Muslim ban protests fill Whitehall...
- ...while Sadiq speaks out against the orange overlord.
- Central London could lose its hedgehogs.
- London at its safest.
- Find out why west London is three metres higher that it's supposed to be.
Things to do
SEEDS AND SENSORS: Join the creators of the Connected Seeds Library at the launch of this exhibition about seeds. A day of food, film and workshops gives you a chance to network with experienced and novice growers, and learn about community growing seed spaces and more. Rich Mix, free, book in advance, 10am-6.30pm (until 12 February)
GREAT FIRE: Curator Hazel Forsyth speaks on the greater impact of the Great Fire of London with Citizen victims: household stuff and stock-in-trade. Museum of London, free, book ahead, from 3pm
DEATH AWARENESS: Join embalmer and funeral director Anne Gare as she addresses that age-old taboo — death. Gare discusses and answers questions on death and mortuary science. Old King's Head, free, just turn up, from 6pm
BRIDGET JONES: Laugh yourself silly as Bridget Jones navigates through life as a single woman, this time with a baby on the way in Bridget Jones's Baby. Before the screening, have a giggle with stand-up comedy from Jenny Lockyer in the bar. Stanley Halls, £8/£6, book ahead, from 7pm
RICH TEA AND FAMOUS: In honour of the late, great George Michael, decorate a Rich Tea biscuit with his face. Wake up your friends before you go-go, as places will fill fast. Drink, Shop & Do, free when you buy a drink, just turn up, from 7pm
GHOST HUNTING: Discover the strange life of one of the 20th century's pioneering physicists, Oliver Lodge. Spirits in the Ether: Oliver Lodge and the Physics of the Spirit World explores Lodge's commitment to spiritualism and his scientific hunt of the spirit world. The Royal Institution, £14/£10/£7, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
LAUGH TRAIN: Hop on the Laugh Train this Wednesday and giggle the night away with Stuart Goldsmith, Fin Taylor and MC Robyn Perkins. The Four Thieves, £7, book ahead, from 8.15pm
TIM BURTON: Enjoy an evening of improvised, Tim Burton-inspired theatre. Happily Never After is a creepy yet playful black comedy musical. The Vaults Theatre, £12, book ahead, from 9.15pm
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY: Ranging from dramatic landscapes to intimate portraits, see a selection of images depicting nature through the eyes of passionate photographers at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Natural History Museum, £13/£8, book ahead, until 10 September
Stage review: Kite Runner flies again
Closer to the Hosseini novel than the 2007 movie, protagonist Ben Turner hogs stage time narrating the story, instead of allowing characters to develop. But Andrei Costin's sensitive, self-sacrificing servant boy will tug your kite/heart strings and there are still some fine can't-look-away moments. The Kite Runner, Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, WC1, £14.75-91.75 to 11 March 2017 (Mon-Sat) ★★★☆☆ Johnny Fox
Art review: Giant teddy & trippy video
Musician James Lavelle has curated this exhibition of merchandise, a giant blue and white teddy bear and a brilliant mesmerising video work by Doug Foster. If you loved the excellent Stanley Kubrick exhibition at Somerset House — also curated by Lavelle — think of this as the smaller sequel. James Lavelle: Daydreaming with Unkle presents … The Road: Soho at Lazarides, 11 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HR. Free, until 23 February ★★★★☆ [Wednesday-Saturday]
Good cause for the day
CUBAN GROOVES: Get your groove on to salsa, timba and rumba, courtesy of Cuban group Nana y la Esencia. It's part of a Fundraising Concert for Cancer Research Wales. All donations go towards three projects, including early diagnosis, better treatment and preventative medicine. The Union Bar, £10, book ahead, 5pm-10pm
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