What we’re reading
- More advertising screens for the London Underground.
- Mayor of London gives green light to 68-storey skyscraper in Croydon town centre.
- Vice asked a pioneering architect how to solve the housing crisis.
- A documentary that takes an affectionate look at the much-maligned Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has won an award.
Things to do
EAT & DRINK: Browsing swanky interiors and unusual gifts is hungry work. That's why the Ideal Home Show has its very own festive food and drink festival. Gather around the stage for tips on cooking the biggest meal of the year or just do the rounds of the food vendors. Olympia London, from £15, book ahead, 22-26 November
RAPUNZEL: A dramatic retelling of the golden-haired maiden trapped in a tower, who learns that her true strength comes from within. Kids will love it and don't be surprised if you do too. Chickenshed Theatre, £22, book ahead, 1pm, 3pm and 7pm, until 6 January
MUSEUM LATE: If you want to find out more about the refugee experience beyond what you hear on the news, check out this museum late featuring Ethiopian singing, ginger bread ID making, a paper boat installation and spoken word performances. Jewish Museum (Camden), £10, book ahead, 6pm-9pm
SEEN NOT HEARD: Join researchers, activists, actors and artists in this workshop brainstorming how we can find ways to listen to the voices of those who lack access to housing, sustenance or security. Cardboard Citizens (Whitechapel), £5, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.30pm
CONFLICT JOURNALISM: A chance to explore the immensely sobering exhibition Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 plus hear a panel chat about how conflicts and acts of terror have affected how media is produced and consumed. Imperial War Museum, £12-£15, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.30pm
LONDON HISTORY WALK: Everyone’s heard about The Great Fire of London, but who's heard of the Great Fire of Westminster? This huge blaze on the eve of 16 October 1834 is the topic of this walking tour. Westminster station (outside exit 4), £10, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
WRAP PARTY: It's all very well moaning about the state of the world but what are you doing to change it? Find out how to do your bit to help small charities at this Wrap Party. The Union Club (Soho), £10, book ahead, 7pm-late
DR JIGGS BOWSON: Don't let the science-y bit of this Vagina Museum event put you off. Doctor Jiggs Bowson serves up her facts with an extra dose of vintage glamour. Also on the bill is flamboyant drag artist Benjamin Butch. The Book Club (Shoreditch), £6-£10, book ahead, 7pm
COMEDY: Following a sell-out tour, down to earth, politically charged and downright funny Josie Long headlines the bill tonight. 100 Club, £13.20, book ahead, 7.30pm
OUTRAGE: Regular keyboard basher? Maybe you can help Uncanny Theatre tweet its way to fame in this playfully provocative show. Jackson's Lane, £5, book ahead, 8pm-9pm
Good cause of the day: Go to a PAWA arts jam
This night's got everything — music, comedy, short film screenings, theatre and more. And it's all in aid of the brilliant work PAWA (Pan Asian Women's Association) do supporting teenage girls in Asia. £20 on the door/ £13.33, book ahead, 6.30pm-11.30pm
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