What we're reading:
- Why northerners need to start celebrating London.
- RIP to the Tower of London's longest serving raven.
- First of London’s new drinking fountain locations revealed.
- From crime to grime - how Hackney Wick FC is challenging gang culture.
Things to do:
ALUMINIUM ANIMALS: If you haven't yet caught Nancy Rubins' first solo exhibition Diversifolia, get yourself down to Gagosian Gallery and explore her twisted menagerie of metal animal sculptures. Gagosian (King's Cross), free, just turn up, 10am-6pm, until 14 April
SUFFRAGETTE CITY: London was a campaigning hub in the fight for women's suffrage. Discover the people and places central to the movement in this free talk and document display. The National Archives (Kew), free, book ahead, 2pm-3pm
CIRCUS VEGAS: Calling all thrill-seekers—Circus Vegas is in town. Daredevil performances include a never-before-seen Wheel of Death act and G-force stunt riding in the Globe of Death (we're sensing a theme here). Edy the Clown will also be there to provide some comic relief. Ducketts Common (Haringey), from £8, book ahead, 5pm/7.45pm (until 8 April)
SPACE ODYSSEY: Independent filmmakers from around the world were challenged to create short films featuring sounds from outer space for the SSFX Film Festival. The cream of the crop have been squeezed into a single anthology for your viewing pleasure at this premiere screening. Arts2, Queen Mary, University of London (Mile End), free, book ahead, 6pm-8pm
BOLLYWOOD SUPPER CLUB: A talented group of refugee chefs are whipping up a feast of signature dishes from Asia and Africa at Welcome Kitchen's supper club. Prepare to be wowed by dance company Bollywood Vibes as you chow down, then enjoy a screening of Indian satirical sci-fi PK. Free for refugees and asylum seekers. Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre (Hackney), from £19.50, book ahead, 6pm-10pm
TATE ON TAP: Fourpure Brewing Co are taking over the taps at the Tate Modern bar for one night only to showcase six of their new Brewhouse beers. Feeling adventurous? Try the lychee and Earl Grey IPA or get into the Easter spirit with a raspberry and chocolate imperial porter. Tate Modern, from £15, book ahead, 6.30pm
SCHOOL'S OUT: By day, Alex Farrow is a religious studies teacher. By night, his stories of schooling east London teens form the backbone of his stand up routine. Join him for a comedy show in aid of the DEC Myanmar appeal. The Bill Murray (Islington), donation on the door/£5 to reserve a seat, 6.45pm-7.45pm
FRANKENSTEIN FEST: The Science Museum is staying open late to reanimate the dead in an evening of Frankenstein-themed events. Create your own Frankentoy, transform into the monster himself, and discover just how close we are to creating artificial life. Science Museum (South Kensington), free, book ahead, 6.45pm-10pm
SMOKEY ENCOUNTERS: Can you solve the mystery of a ghostly child's cries? Head to the Museum of Water and Steam after hours for The Silhouette in the Smoke, a sinister evening of interactive theatre and supernatural surprises. Your ticket includes a Victorian High Tea. Museum of Water and Steam (Brentford), £28, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.45pm
DRAGPROV: Hold on to your wigs! A night of gender-bending entertainment awaits at this improvised drag-stravaganza. Watch improv's hottest Kings and Queens strut their stuff in aid of Mermaids, a charity that supports transgender children and young people. The Nursery Theatre (Broadgate), £5, book ahead, 8pm
Good cause of the day
Tuck into a Venetian feast at POLPO Soho while learning about the life-saving work of Refuge, an organisation that supports thousands of women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. 50% of your bill goes directly to the charity.
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