Things To Do Today In London: Monday 19 September 2016

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Wander through the garden of the Royal College of Physicians. Photo: Discover Medical London

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Things to do today:

MEDICINAL PLANT AFTERNOON: Learn about Chinese and American medicinal plants with two lectures and a tour at the Royal College of Physicians' botanical garden. £10, book in advance, 1.30pm

AFTERHOURS BEE WORKSHOP: Taste bee honey, try making a beeswax candle and learn how to help boost the declining bee population in Brompton Cemetery. Free, book in advance, 5pm

WISDOM OF THE GREEKS: Michael Wood's talk at the British Library brings the Greeks to life — explore the legacy of Greece and Byzantium and how it has continued in the Latin West. £10, book in advance, 6.30pm

INTERPRETATIVE DRAWING: Draw yourself as a flower and discover your inner artist. The workshop at The Calthorpe Project will show you how to use flower power to access your subconsious. £20-25, book in advance, 6.30pm

CRIME NOVEL TALK: Polish crime novelist Zygmunt Miloszewski is in conversation with award-winning translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones and crime fiction reviewer Barry Forshaw at Kensington Central Library. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

TURNER PRIZE WINNER: Mark Wallinger speaks to Fiona Bradley, Director of The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh about his latest work, Self Reflection. The exhibition marks 30 years of Freud Museum London and 160 years since the birth of Sigmund Freud. £15, book in advance, 7pm

USSR FILM: Calvert 22 Foundation is Shoreidtch partners with Moscow Design Museum for a screening of Design In The USSR. The film is followed by a Q&A with the museum's director Alexandra Sankova, and art historian Konstantin Akinsha. £5, book in advance, 7pm

LITERARY PRIZE: The shortlist for the biennial SI Leeds Literary Prize is introduced by author and literary critic Sunny Singh at Rich Mix in Shoreditch. There's a discussion with the authors followed by a Q&A. Free, book in advance, 7.30pm

Good cause of the day

RIVER TALK: Speakers from Thames 21, Port of London Authority and The Whale Company are among those discussing topics including the challenges facing the health of our rivers, plastic pollution and water quality. If you're feeling adventurous, paddle to the talk from Kew Bridge. £5-15, book in advance, 7pm

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LUXURY TRAVEL TALK: Discover how to travel in style for next to nothing. Nicky has been travelling first class around the world for a fraction of the price and he's sharing his tips with you — get your tickets now. £10, 20 September

SUSHI CLASS: Make Nigiri, Hosomaki and other sushi treats with Will, the main instructor from London Cookery School. Book your place now to uncover the art of sushi making. £35, 21/28/29 September