What we're reading:
- Parliament Square's first statue of a woman will be unveiled next week.
- London Fields Lido: did saving a pool mean losing a community?
- Momtaza Mehri picked as young people's laureate for London.
- Value of London homes slashed by Grenfell-style cladding.
- Inflatable venue wins Hackney's Antepavilion 2 contest.
Things to do:
TOWER BRIDGE YOGA: See the sun rise over the Thames as you perfect your downward dog at an early morning yoga class with difference—you'll be suspended 42 metres above the river, with just a pane of glass separating you from the commuters below. There's no need to worry, though, Tower Bridge's high level walkways can withstand weight equivalent to one elephant. Tower Bridge, £25, book ahead, 7.30am-8.20am
CEDRIC MORRIS: Green-fingered artist Cedric Morris was a crucial figure in the British Modern tradition, and one in a generation to achieve national stature both as a painter and a plantsman. See his dual passions for art and botany intertwined among the Garden Museum's ample shrubbery. Garden Museum (Lambeth), £10, just turn up, until 22 July
SELF LOVE: A taboo-challenging exhibition has arrived at the Freud Museum in the form of Solitary Pleasures—an interrogation of masturbation and the eroticism, desire, and gratification that surround it, with a focus on LGBTQ+ inclusivity. Freud Museum (Hampstead), £8, just turn up, until 13 May
SERP REACTIVATED: How does the radical Southwark Education Research Project hold up, nearly three decades after its launch? Between 1989 and 1995 SERP engaged young people with the arts by placing artists in 15 Southwark schools. The Tate Modern and Peckham Platform are giving you the opportunity to reactivate its archives, with hands-on workshops and reimagined artworks. Tate Modern (Southbank) free, just turn up, 12pm-6pm
GYPSY JAZZ: Hope you've been practising your curtsies and bows, because gypsy jazz royalty is coming to town. Violin superstar Tcha Limberger joins forces with guitar whizz Mozes Rosenberg, part of the Rosenberg dynasty of Gypsy Jazz geniuses. They'll be playing a foot-stomping medley of swinging Django Reinhardt classics mixed with traditional European Gypsy repertoire. Le QueCumBar (Battersea), £16.50, book ahead, 6pm
CHEAP LAUGHS: Let a top lineup of comedians tickle you silly at Drink, Shop & Do. Viceland TV duo Harriet Kemlsey and Bobbie Mair, Funny Women Awards-winner Jayde Adams and many more are testing the waters with bold material, meaning you get quality laughs at a bargain bin price. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), £7, book ahead, 6pm
SPRING SUPPER CLUB: Celebrate the best seasonal British ingredients with a five course tasting menu at Nature's Kitchen's spring supper club. Highlights include beetroot-cured smoked salmon and best end of lamb. Wash it all down with a blood orange spritz and a half bottle of wine. The London Cooking Project (Battersea) £60, book ahead, 7.30pm (repeated on Thursday)
NAMLO: Weaving together indigenous folk traditions and global influences from West Africa to South America, Nepali band Namlo bring their mélange of melodies to Sands Film Studios. Be transported to Himalayan landscapes as you enjoy free tea and coffee in a home crafted cinema setting. Sands Film Studios (Rotherhithe), £14, book ahead, 7.45pm-9.45pm
EVEN WHEN I FALL: Roll up to Nepal's first and only circus with a documentary that explores hopes, dreams and the complex world of human trafficking. Sheetal and Saraswoti brought a whole new art form to Nepal while challenging the stigma associated with being survivors of child trafficking after they were rescued from corrupt Indian circuses. The screening is followed by a panel discussion on modern slavery. Screen25 (South Norwood), £8.50, book ahead, 7.45pm-10pm
PAINTING AMY: Head to the late, great Amy Winehouse's neck of the woods to create a masterpiece inspired by the iconic singer. An artist will guide you through each step, while you sip wine, enjoy a themed playlist and get creative. The Roundhouse (Camden), £26.99, book ahead, 7.45pm-10.15pm
Good cause of the day
To commemorate the seventh anniversary of the devastating Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, seven Japanese musicians and present an evening of classical music at St James’s Church, Paddington. All money raised will go to the Japanese Red Cross, which continues to support the recovery process at a time when 120,000 people are still without a home of their own.
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
Tales of torture and plagues await you on a historical walk around London -- see bombed out ruins, discover Medieval markets and even visit a Roman ampitheatre. £12 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
We love London. It's pretty odd though, isn't it? Our city is a treasure trove of weird goings on, so why not delve a little deeper? Join your tour guide and explore a different side to London, full of things you won't see on the tourist trail - from magnificent old churches, to monuments, architecture to pubs... this one won't disappoint. Get tickets