In praise of Tooting, south London

‘Captivating’ Tooting has been named one of the best neighbourhoods in the world, alongside exotic hotspots in Rio, Seoul and New York. Sound unlikely? Not if you live there, says the Guardian’s online Travel editor

Revamped National Army Museum to feature Napoleon’s horse

London attraction hopes to increase visitor numbers with new galleries featuring skeletons, surgical saws and shrapnel

Calatrava finally arrives in London – but is he rehashing old ideas?

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is loved for his striking designs and loathed for cost overruns. Will his £1bn project for Greenwich Peninsula stay on course?

Making a splash: cold water swimming

There’s something for everyone at the cold water swimming championships at the lido in Tooting, south London: medals for the fastest, an award for the best hat and a mass jump-in in aid of Crisis, the homelessness charity

Tate Modern to host ‘once in a lifetime’ Picasso exhibition

Landmark show will focus on ‘year of wonders’ 1932, at height of painter’s affair with young lover Marie-Thérèse Walter

Walking up Primrose Hill in London

Walk above the subterranean route of the river Fleet, lost to the city of London for more than 250 years

Walks in London around Tate Britain

Away from the tourist trail, walking in Pimlico offers quiet city churches and squares, as well as the majesty of the Tate Britain art collection

Great city walks: Blackheath and Greenwich, London

Enjoy spectacular views of London while walking through one of the most beautiful parts of the capital