What we're reading:
- Buskers to start taking contactless card payments in London.
- The Flower Lady florist in Herne Hill to stay after Network Rail u-turn.
- Ultra-low emission street planned for the Square Mile.
- The unsavoury alliance between oligarchs and London's top lawyers.
- Dockless bike firms reveal crackdown on vandalism and dumped bicycles in London.
Things to do:
HALF TERM: Looking for things to do with the kids all this week? Our half term listings has plenty of suggestions.
NATURE'S RECYCLERS: From a messy mud kitchen, to upcycled tote bags, there are plenty of activities for your little critters to get stuck into at Hyde Park's discovery day. The LookOut Discovery Centre, free, book ahead, 11am-3pm, until 31 May
NEUTRINOS: Where would you find the building blocks for the universe? In Antartica, apparently. Join particle physicist Linda Cremonesi for a lunchtime chat about her search for neutrinos on the Earth's southernmost tip. Wellcome Collection (Euston), free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm
COAST AND SEA: Who doesn't love to be beside the seaside? Soak up some nostalgia with a selection of archival footage documenting Britain's favourite holiday resorts, discover the vital work of the RNLI, or simply get your fix of listening to waves crash against the shore. The National Archives (Kew), £5, book ahead, 2pm-3.45pm
SCIENCE MUSEUM LATE: You'll feel right at home at a museum late dedicated to the domestic sphere. Explore what makes a house a home, discover the difference between a hoarder and a collector, and meet the unwanted guests that can inhabit your pad. Science Museum (South Kensington), free entry, booking required for some events (no need to book for entry), 6.45pm-10pm
HENDRICK'S TIME: You are cordially invited to slip below the surface of time and into a gin-soaked evening of immersive storytelling courtesy of the raconteurs from Hendrick's. Your ticket includes a complimentary cucumber and rose petal G&T. The Plough Bar & Kitchen (St John's Hill), £5, book ahead, 7pm/8.30pm
WELCOME KITCHEN IFTA: How does a night of world food, cinematic guilty pleasures, and general merriment sound? The Welcome Kitchen + Cinema is back, and this time they're screening The Greatest Showman, before serving supper after sundown — so it's perfect for those observing Ramadan. Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre (Shoreditch), £19, book ahead, 7pm-10pm
SHERAZ YOUSAF: It's not easy learning how to be a man — at least, that's what comedian Sheraz Yousaf discovered in his Pursuit of Manly-ness. Maybe he shouldn't have relied on the internet to teach him? The Betsey Trotwood (Clerkenwell), £10, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
WES ANDERSON NIGHT: From its muted palette of pretty pastels, to a reliably maudlin-looking Bill Murray, the unashamedly twee aesthetic of Wes Anderson is difficult to resist. Celebrate cinema's hippest auteur at a social sketch-up dedicated to all things Wes. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), £15, book ahead, 7pm-9.30pm
TRANSITIONS DANCE COMPANY: Three choreographers + fourteen dancers = one extraordinary show. Transition Dance Company present a triple threat of dancing talent with freshly commissioned works by Richard Chappell, Jarkko Partanen and Hagit Yakira. Laban Theatre (Deptford), £12, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm, until 1 June
Good cause of the day
A graduate committee is on a mission to raise £40k for KISS — an NGO supporting children's access to education in Uganda. Help them inch ever-closer to that total by grabbing your mates for a competitive evening of fun at their charity pub quiz.
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
Whether you’re a pre-grated cheddar sprinkler or mimolette fan, this cheesy walking tour will delight your senses. Starting off at a cheese counter in Mayfair that has been serving for more than 300 years, you'll tour the city's best dairy delights - including Fortnum & Mason, where the royals get their fix. 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
Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. Get tickets