Things to do today:
PARK TOUR: Explore St James’s Park, the oldest royal park in London. Meet an expert wildlife officer who has looked after the pelicans for 35 years, and discover secrets of The Mall and Horse Guards Parade. £5, book in advance, 1.45pm
BAT WALK: Use bat echoes and the help of experts to discover bats in Brompton Cemetery. Free, book in advance, 5pm
CITY AND BREXIT: Tim Montgomerie quizzes Iain Martin on his book Crash Bang Wallop, about the London banking revolution that changed the world. Brexit and Theresa May will also be discussed. £10-£30, book in advance, 6pm
ART FOR YOUTH: Top up your collection with affordable contemporary artwork at the 29th Art For Youth London. 35% of proceeds go to charity UK Youth. £20, book in advance, 6pm (until 15 September)
MIGRANT METROPOLIS: Playwrights, professors, poets and BBC editors are among those featuring their works at The Migrant Metropolis, an evening analysing how the movement of people is shaping the city. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm
ISLAM AND THE WEST: Nuclear weapon/defence expert Dr Philip Webber chairs a discussion with Sir Michael Atiyah about the historical relationship between Islam and the West, using his own personal experiences. £12, book in advance, 7pm
INTERACTIVE QUIZ SHOW: Test your brain at Last Man Standing at The Phoenix in Cavendish Square. The live quiz features stage challenges to test both your general knowledge and your knowledge of ‘non-quiz things’. £7, book in advance/ just turn up, 7pm
LIFE AND LOSS: Head to one of London’s oldest Victorian cemeteries, Brompton Cemetery, to see a series of sculptures and 2D work, focusing on themes including life, loss, grief, as weel as Brompton-specific interests. Free, just turn up, all day from 9am (until 30 September)
Happy 5th Birthday, Westfield Stratford City
Head to Westfield Stratford City this week for plenty of fun and freebies, celebrating the centre’s 5th birthday.
The week-long celebrations, called #FashFest, take place partnership with Cosmopolitan: look out for free make-overs, pampering sessions, fashion shows, special in-store DJ sets and more. You can even sample the life of fashionista with a trip down the catwalk yourself. Don’t forget to pick up an intriguingly-titled ‘birthday’ flavour ice cream from Fentons for half price from Wednesday onwards.
#FashFest runs from 13 to 18 September at Westfield Stratford City.
Good cause of the day
ZOO RUN: Whether you’re more of galloping horse, sprinting cheetah or slow snail, take part in ZSL’s 10k run, starting in London Zoo and then escaping to Regent’s Park. £30-£34 (+£50 fundraising target), book by 17 September, 18 September
Our daily pick of Funzing events
CURRY CLASS: Add some spice to your culinary knowledge and discover how to make dishes like chilli paneer and Punjabi chicken curry. Get your ticket here. £40, 23 September
SEWING MACHINE CLASS: No idea how to sew? Take a three-hour beginners’ sewing machine workshop and learn different styles of stitching, including that of the dreaded zip. 17/24 September/1/7 October