Things To Do Today In London: Monday 15 October 2018

Dancehall meets fitnessat a class to get you glowing

What we're reading:

  • MPs call for £25m funding injection to extend Elizabeth line to Kent.
  • Woman crushed by hoarding outside H&M store in Hammersmith.
  • Shaun Bailey will be mayor of London, according to City Metric. Here's why.
  • London smell: reports of acrid, noxious odour across the city.
  • Foster + Partners' Bloomberg HQ wins Stirling Prize 2018.

Things to do:

CONTROL CHANGE: Ethics meets aesthetics at this guilt-free pop-up shop stocking luxurious products from coffee to cosmetics that will make you feel as good as they look. Old Street station, free entry, just turn up, 15-20 October

MAITRE MONDAYS: Kick start your Monday with a bag of chouquettes. Light as air and sugary sweet, the only thing that'll make these fluffy pastries go down better is a free cup of coffee. Get yours when you treat yourself. Maitre Choux (Soho and South Kensington), £4, just turn up, 8am-12pm

CYBER RECODED: Fancy becoming a tech wiz? Cyber security is losing its boys-in-basements image and calling for potential keyboard warriors to help make the internet great again. Find out more about hacking the world of online careers at this skills day. Tobacco Dock, free, book ahead, 11am-8pm

CHOCOLATE SUSHI: Even when you know your sashimi from your unagi, there are still surprises in store on the conveyor belt. YO! Sushi brings you a new one with the launch of chocolate maki, a tantalising treat for a post sushi binge. Selfridges Yo Sushi, free, just turn up, 11am-9pm

AUTOMATTER EXHIBITION: Drawing on the pioneering surrealist technique of automatism, David James has created a collection of works that tread the line between figurative and abstract to explore the subconscious mind. Gallery 46 (Whitechapel), free, just turn up, until 8 November

Get sketching at this spooktacular drawing session

PILLOW TALK: A forum exploring what happens in bed when the lights go out — for the dirty-minded among you, we're talking sleep. Head to LSE for an examination of the science, philosophy and literature of bedtime. Old Building (Aldwych), free, just turn up, 6.30pm-8pm

TRIGGER CONVERSATIONS: The anti small talk brigade are back for Trigger Conversations, a night for those who hate boring chit chat. Armed with a menu of topics you'll go on a conversational adventure with a new crowd of people who most definitely won't ask you 'what do you do?' LABS High Holborn, £18, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.30pm

FITNESS FUSION: Get down low at a fitness dance class unlike any other. Helena Dowling brings you badass afro beat, dance-hall tunes and live percussion for twerk heavy routines that'll leave you glowing. The Curtain (Shoreditch), £7, book ahead, 7pm-8pm

SPOOKY SKETCHING: Get your goth on for this spooktacular sketch up evening where you'll be challenged to ink up some seriously creepy artworks. Inks provided and amateurs actively encouraged. Drink, Shop and Do (King's Cross), £15, book ahead, 7pm-10pm

DEAF COMEDY: Join Ray Bradshaw for his critically acclaimed comedy show that promises double the fun through two languages. He'll be cracking jokes in British Sign Language as well as aloud in English for a rip roaring night of accessible observational humour. Soho Theatre, £17, book ahead, 8.30pm

Good cause of the day

Rub shoulders with a veritable host of celeb talent at the Soup with a Smile pop up restaurant. From 17 to 19 October you can enjoy a delicious bowl of soup and meet celebrity chefs and supporters for a budget friendly £5. All proceeds will go to the Centrepoint charity to help young homeless people this winter.