What we’re reading
- Mayor of London calls on councils to ban fracking.
- Transport for London blames Brexit uncertainty for surprise fall in passenger numbers.
- London goes from being region with smallest gender pay gap to having the greatest, shows data.
- Sadiq bans fast food outlets opening within 400m of London schools.
Things to do
ICELANDIC HOTDOGS: Make this Iceland sensation — we’re talking the country, not the frozen supermarket chain — your next casual lunch date. These free-range, grass-fed, organic and hormone-free hot dogs from Chilly Katz are a treat for meat eaters everywhere. 18 Beadon road, £4, just turn up, noon-11.30pm
CHROMA: Who doesn’t love an optical illusion? Encounter self-animating ball pits and interactive light installations in the darkness of Tunnel 1 underneath Waterloo Station, a trippy collaboration between House of Vans and Studio PSK. House of Vans, free, just turn up, 6pm tonight, 29 November-17 December
WINTER CINEMA: Tuck into popcorn as you watch dark 1960s satire Dr Strangelove tonight, surrounded by 100 years of Royal Air Force History. RAF Museum, £13, book ahead, 6pm-9pm, until 30 November
FRANK OCEAN TRIBUTE: Frank Ocean fans will love this spoken word/Ocean mashup, which sees poets, rappers and singers perform over Frank Ocean instrumentals picked at random by the DJ and pianist. Black Cultural Archives, £11.35, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.30pm
LATE DEBATE: From driverless cars and delivery drones to virtual reality, find out what’s on the tech horizon at this museum late, where you can meet inventors, watch interactive demonstrations, and see world class exhibitions. London Transport Museum, £15, book ahead, 6.45pm-10pm
HACKNEY FLASHERS: In need of a little punkspiration? Fill your head with the work of the Hackney Flashers, a 1970s women’s photography collective and 1980s agency Format, which captured politically significant moments, such as the Greenham Common women’s peace camp and LGBT Pride Marches. Bishopsgate Institute, £11, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
FOOD BANK AS IT IS: This sell-out show from food bank manager Tara Osman is a timely and poignant depiction of what it’s like for people using food banks beyond the stats you hear on the news. Jeremy Corbyn is a fan. Garden Court Chambers, £8, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
PIZZA PARTY: Pizzaholics prepare to munch your way through 1,000 slices of pizza (do share, won’t you?), while listening to beats from star DJs. All this while top London bars Radio Alice, East London Liquor Company, and Happiness Forgets battle it out to see who can mix up the best cocktail. Radio Alice Hoxton, £16.50, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
BOOK TALK: Discover the secret life of 20th-century figures through the unfiltered thoughts they left behind in their diaries, as told in a new book from Travis Elborough. The Wheatsheaf, Fitzrovia, £5, just turn up, 7.30pm
SKATE LATES: Get your skates on and glide, slip and slide to top tunes curated by Peckham-based Balamii radio station, then warm up with a drink from Fortnum’s Lodge Bar. Somerset House, £19.35, book ahead, 8pm, 9.15pm and 10.30pm
Good cause of the day: Join Amanda Holden as she opens Light Sky in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
Join TV personality Amanda Holden in what is possibly the most futuristic-sounding charity event ever. The Light Sky turns messages to your loved ones into Christmas-themed 3D holographic animations, which are then projected into the sky. If you spot an iPad-wielding attendant, feel free to share a message yourself. Observation Point, Southbank, free, book ahead, 5pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing.
Is a real life Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind actually possible? Can you really erase your past to have a better present and future? Can you go as far as altering your identity by changing your memories? If we are the sum total of our experiences then our memory defines us. What if we were able to change or even remove our past memories, what impact would that have on our present state of mind? Join Matt, a clinical hypnotherapist and IEMT practitioner, in this no-nonsense talk, designed to help you solve your problems. Get tickets
Wrap up warm and explore Christmassy London with a cycling tour through the city.
From the bustling Christmas markets to spectacular light displays and Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, get into the festive spirit pedalling around town.
With great guides and clear roads (and hopefully skies), explore London in a different light. Get tickets
Have you visited London’s Roman ampitheatre? What about London’s Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you’re sure to learn something new about London. 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