David Beckham in Peckham – stylewatch

Beckham in Peckham is an irresistible proposition. And that’s what we have with the news that England’s favourite footballer™ has made a one-off episode of Only Fools and Horses for Sport Relief to be broadcast later this month. The new pictures, which surfaced today, are a treat: Beckham goes back to his Laan-dan roots down the market, next to a strategically placed box of bananas. Read more

Photograph: Ray Burmiston

The slow death of Silicon Roundabout

Scattering Shoreditch’s startups to the winds may not kill them all – but the creative energy that inspired them has gone. Read more

Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty

Your images of street life took us around the globe, from Cuba to China via Brick Lane. See more

Above: A skateboarder on the Southbank Centre, London, which has been at the heart of the boarding community for over 40 years but is facing possible closure, by nick Jackson. 

Fake pub will test drinking habits in South Bank University study

Room J-407, on the fourth floor of London South Bank university’s main block, is an elaborate set, built at a cost of £20,000 by the psychology department; a lab bar, where customers are guinea pigs and the contents of bottles are definitely not what it says on the label. As for its cheery bar staff, they are all psychology students researching the effects of alcohol on behaviour. Read more

Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

London-based street artist Phlegm has painted his distinctive, fantastical murals in London, Sheffield and beyond. Here we pick some of his best works. See more

Prince plays secret London gig

Purple One pops up in a living room to list a series of potential gig venues, then at Camden’s Electric Ballroom, to promote new album and ‘still-evolving’ tour. Read more

Photograph: AP

How to survive a London tube strike

Until Friday morning, the tube will be operating a drastically reduced service. If this is the stuff of nightmares for your commute and thriving social diary, read on for our tube strike survival tips. Read more

Photograph: Matthew Chattle/Demotix/Corbis

Inside ‘Billionaires Row’: London’s rotting, derelict mansions worth £350m

A third of the mansions on the most expensive stretch of London’s “Billionaires Row” are standing empty, including several huge houses that have fallen into ruin after standing almost completely vacant for a quarter of a century. Read more

The ceiling has fallen in at the Georgians home on The Bishops Avenue. Photograph: Graeme Robertson

Man reunited with stranger who talked him down from suicide attempt

Six years ago, Jonny Benjamin was about to jump off Waterloo Bridge, until Neil Laybourn intervened. And after a social media campaign tracked Laybourn down, Benjamin can thank him. Read more

Jonny Benjamin (left) and Neil Laybourn: ‘When he [Laybourn] came along it burst the bubble of that world I was in. I felt faith, like I could talk to him’.

High Lines and park life: why more green isn’t always greener for cities

Transforming old industrial areas into urban woodland may look nice but can be conterproductive in the long run, says Owen Hatherley

Photographs: Arup (top); Andria Patino/Alamy (bottom).