What we're reading
- Londoners plan to flock back to Borough Market, a foodie symbol of the city's openness to the world.
- London is top of the charts for museums around the world, with four London institutions making the Themed Entertainment Association's (TEA) top 20.
- Disused underground ticket offices are being turned into potted gardens.
- What happens at Old Spitalfields market after hours, when all the visitors have left, has been revealed in a collection of photos.
Things to do today
INTERNATIONAL FASHION: Calling all fashion lovers, discover something new and exciting at Graduate Fashion Week. The future of creative design talent is on display with the work of over 1,000 students and graduates from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world. Old Truman Brewery (Shoreditch) £14, book ahead, 11am-8pm
RONNIE CORBETT: Celebrate the life and laughs of talented comedian Ronnie Corbett CBE in a service of thanksgiving in the company of his family and friends. Westminster Abbey, free, book ahead, 12pm-1pm
WALKING TOUR: Head off the beaten track to hear tales of Woolwich Arsenal; how it appeared to the Victorians and others, shrouded in secrecy, home to gigantic machines, white hot metal, convicts, mosquitos and mountains of ammunition. Woolwich Arsenal, £12/£8, book ahead, 2.45pm-4.45pm
NIGHT MARKET: Eat to your heart's content at pop-up street food stalls as part of the London Evening Standard Food Month Night Market. Explore 50 diverse food stalls from London’s favourite restaurants, food trucks and street food vendors and be entertained by DJs, performers, and even an outdoor cinema. Perks Field (Kensington) £15, book ahead, 5pm-10.30pm
CONSERVATION: It's the golden anniversary of the first designated Conservation Areas, and there are now some 10,000 protected sites. Architecture historian Simon Thurley will be exploring the origins, variety and some challenges for the future. Museum of London, free, just turn up, 6pm-7pm
PARTY WITH PRINCE: It's time to find that purple satin outfit in the back of your wardrobe. Switchboard (the LGBT+ helpline) and 10:10 Climate Action invite you to join them for a night in honour of Prince and the nineties and party like it’s 1999. Ticket sales from this DJ dance bonanza will contribute to their solar power fundraiser. Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, £4/£6, book ahead, 7pm-12am
DEMOCRATIC COMEDY: On the evening before the general election, comedians from across the political spectrum come together for a one-off gig Stand Up... For Democracy to re-invent satire and stand up for democracy. Backyard Comedy Club, Bethnal Green, £15, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.00pm
JANE EYRE: Rebecca Vaughn takes on the role of one of England's best loved literary heroines, Jane Eyre, in this performance of the classic tale. Stifled by societal expectations and living with the intimidating Mr Rochester, Jane's story unfolds and continues to surprise audiences to this day. Dugdale Centre (Enfield), £15, book ahead, 7.45pm-9.45pm
STARMAN: A hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sven Ratzke is bringing his cabaret show to London, paying homage to David Bowie and blending it with his own unique style of storytelling and reinterpretations of the star's legendary music. Underbelly Festival (South Bank) £15.50, book ahead, 9.30pm-10.30pm
Art review: history of homosexuality
This exhibition is a literary look back at 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexual acts, looking back at texts from literary greats like Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf, to recent tragedies such as the backlash when footballer Justin Fashanu came out. This is a densely packed and important exhibition, that gave us greater appreciation of the struggle for equality. Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty at The British Library.96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB, free.Until 19 September. ★★★★☆ Tabish Khan
Theatre review: Frazzled by Ruby Wax
The world-renowned stand-up ‘therapist’ waxes poetic on the virtues of mindfulness in this ‘self-interview’. It's excessively colloquial and reeks of confused narcissism, as it feels more rehearsed than genuine. Navigating what’s serious or funny proves difficult, leaving the participatory mindfulness exercises as a show highlight; the rest is a weakly supported verbal melange. A few lines are memorable and original, but Frazzled lacks the poignant or even heartfelt moments necessary to elevate its ‘feel good’ factor where intended. Is this entertainment or a safe space guise to facilitate a mental health discussion? Unclear but there’s something too tongue-in-cheek for a show about the brain. Ruby Wax: Frazzled. Leicester Square Theatre, Soho, WC2H7BX. Tickets are £18. Until 24 June ★★☆☆☆ Sophia Shluger
Good cause of the day
Sign up now to take part in Guy's Urban Challenge, a challenging but rewarding day of running, spinning and climbing to raise money for Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. Run around the hospital, go 15km on a spin bike, before climbing the world's tallest hospital building. £30 entry + £200 sponsorship, book ahead, 30 September
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