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...
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
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
If you've never paired ceramics and prosecco before, why on earth not? It's a match made in heaven as Sam and Diana, co-creators of 'Make Your Own', prove at their wonderfully welcoming ceramic painting workshop. Pull up a stool, don an apron and get to work on your very own mug, plate, tile, bowl or ornament. They provide the ceramics as well as a selection of patterns, and will show you exactly how to transfer designs and paint to your heart's content. It's BYO so feel free to pop the prosecco and enjoy the company of like-minded Londoners as you get stuck into your creations. Get tickets