What we're reading:
- Far-right protesters attack socialist bookshop in Bloomsbury.
- Brace yourselves, the heatwave could last until October.
- This is what would happen if London flooded.
- 'Reckless' London driver threatens to run over cyclists.
- How to make the most of 'slow looking' in London art galleries.
Things to do:
LONDON FIRE BRIGADE MUSEUM: Take the kids to the London Fire Brigade's pop up museum for some arty activities and a lesson in fire safety. They'll even get to travel through time with the help of the green screen photo sessions. London Fire Brigade Pop-up Museum (Lambeth), free, book ahead, 10am-1pm
THE EXPECTATIONS: To mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush, the Black Cultural Archives will be showcasing 70 photographs by Neil Kenlock celebrating British Black community leaders from the 60s and 70s. The exhibition is curated by the photographer's daughter, Emelia Kenlock, and includes images of activists Olive Morris, Courtney Law, and Lord David Pitt. Black Cultural Archives (Brixton), free, just turn up, until 28 September
MEET THE TEASPOONS: Join the Teaspoon family for some cutlery-themed chaos at Tabard Theatre. Can they stop their naughty next-drawer neighbours the Knives from stirring up trouble at Mr Baker's birthday party? Tabard Theatre (Chiswick), £12, book ahead, 11am/1pm
PINT-SIZED PAPERCUTTING: Shobhna Patel is coming to Discover Children's Story Centre to teach your 5-9 year-olds the fine art of papercutting. Your ticket includes all-day access to the centre. Children's Story Centre (Stratford), £6.50, book ahead, 2pm
THE LONDON EAR: From hurried footsteps and boozy chatter to the clanging of Bow Bells, the City at rush hour sure is noisy. But don't reach for your headphones just yet. Join The London Ear on a guided walk where you'll peel back the district's sonic layers and hone in on what we normally filter out. Meet at St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Gardens (Bishopsgate), £15, book ahead, 5.30pm-7.30pm
BARDS, POETS AND PLAYWRIGHTS: Discover Southwark Cathedral's literary heritage on a guided evening tour. You'll learn how the likes of Shakespeare, Dickens and many more are connected to the ancient site. Southwark Cathedral, £8, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.30pm
POEMS NOT BOMBS: The Poetry Cafe's open mic night returns with the theme of 'poems not bombs'. Got a relevant rhyme in mind? Sign up tonight between 7pm and 7.30pm to read, or simply sit back and enjoy readings from Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize winners Nicola Jackson and Paul McGrane. The Poetry Cafe (Covent Garden), free (donations welcome), just turn up, 7.30pm-10pm
HEATHERS: The endlessly quotable 80s cult comedy classic that is Heathers is getting a 4k restoration premiere at the BFI. Not only will you be able to see the shoulder pads, grisly death scenes, and baby Christian Bale's evil smirk like never before, director Michael Lehmann and actor Lisanne Falk (aka Heather McNamara) will be there to answer your burning questions. BFI Southbank, £15, book ahead, 8.10pm-11.10pm
JEFF INNOCENT: Next stop on the Laugh Train Home is Jeff Innocent's stand-up gig. See the East End funnyman perform alongside Eric McElroy, Hurt and Anderson, and MC Ria Lina tonight. The Four Thieves (Battersea), £7, book ahead, 8.30pm-10.30pm
Good cause of the day
Got some free time to give to a worthy cause? Find out which charity would be a good fit for you at this charity and volunteer match-making event. 10 local London charities and NGOs will give a short presentation on what they do and who they are looking for, followed by a networking session where you can chat about getting involved.
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
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
How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets
Struggling to find someone who shares your dark sense of humour? This twisted speed dating event can help. A group of 30-40 people will take part - with equal male/female ratios - and play a few rounds of the hilarious (and slightly dark) card game, Cards Against Humanity. After the event, connect with those who you found suitably sinister using a unique online matching system. Get tickets