Things to do
HYDE PARK STORIES: Take a guided walk through Hyde Park, hearing stories from its history. The criminals who were hanged at Tyburn Corner, the beginning of Speaker’s Corner, and Peter Pan are all covered. The walk finishes at the Parade Ground, where a gun salute takes place for Prince Philip’s birthday. Hyde Park, £10, book ahead, 10.30am-12pm
REBEL FOOTPRINTS: Author David Rosenberg discusses his book, Rebel Footprints, a history of protest, struggle, and social movements in the capital. Suffragettes, socialists and trade unionists are all covered, along with areas of London which were crucial in making history. Owl Bookshop (Kentish Town), £5, book ahead, 6.30pm
ORGAN MUSIC: Be the first to see new musical works performed on the organ at Union Chapel. The pieces are composed by postgraduate composers, and performed by emerging organists, and are the culmination of six months of work on the chapel’s Organ Education Programme, which encourages young composers to consider writing for the instrument. Union Chapel (Islington), £3.50, book ahead, 6.30pm
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE: Shakespeare In Love (1999) is tonight’s film of choice at Dulwich Picture Gallery, telling the story of an imaginary love affair the playwright was involved in while writing Romeo and Juliet. The film’s producer, David Parfitt, takes part in a Q&A after the screening. Dulwich Picture Gallery, £10/£8, book ahead, 7pm
WORD TALK: Poet Ruth Padel, author Alberto Manguel and Professor of English John Mullan discuss the collections of words that mean the most to them. It’s part of a wider day of events looking at the way libraries and other word houses shape our worlds. British Library, £12/£8, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
PASTA MAKING: Learn how to make your own spinach and ricotta ravioli at this pasta making workshop — and then tuck into your dish. The evening begins with a drink and a demonstration on how to make the pasta, then it’s over to you. Wandsworth, £65, book ahead, 7pm-9pm (sponsor)
SCIENCE OF MAGIC: London Fortean Society host Dr Gustav Kuhn, who talks about the psychology behind how we process magic tricks. He offers insights into the human mind which explain why we enjoy being fooled by something which seems to be impossible, and shows how the scientific study of magic has helped advance these insights. Conway Hall (Holborn), £5, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm
EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: It’s a double bill at this comedy night as Ahir Shah and Steve Bugeja both offer previews of their Edinburgh shows. Bugeja has made numerous TV appearances, and Shah’s gags specialise in philosophical inquiry and political vigour. Upper Norwood Library Hub, £10.68-£13.34, book ahead, 7.30pm
COMEDY: Sian Clarke hosts a one-woman darkly comedic show, styled as an ode to every man who has belittled her, made her feel unsafe, objectified her, told her she can’t be funny, called her a slut, and told her to smile more, in a bid to highlight the constraints of a woman fighting back. Part of the Calm Down Dear festival. Camden People’s Theatre, £12/£10, book ahead, 9pm
Tube ponderings with Barry Heck
Our resident tube fancier dishes out daily thoughts on the London Underground.
Happy new week. If you have plans to spend your holidays in Tudor London, then our 16th century tube map might (won’t) come in handy. It shows the key buildings from the period, many of which can still be visited. More information here. Follow Barry Heck on Twitter @HeckTube
Good cause of the day
Book now for tomorrow night’s charity concert at Hampton Court Palace, raising money for Sentebale, the charity founded by The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso, to support children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi. Rita Ora and George the Poet are among the acts performing. Find out more and book tickets.