Things To Do In London Today is sponsored by the Museum of London. Read on to find out about its exciting programme of events for adults.
- London's roundabouts are beautiful.
- Go for daytrips to Maidenhead and Chadwell Heath on Crossrail.
- Feel like you're in 19th century Vienna at London's grand cafés.
Things to do today:
WALKING TOUR: Visit the Bronze Age Foundry and discover how full size sculptures are made, as part of a walking tour around Limehouse. BBC Radio London broadcaster Diane Burstein will regale you with stories of the history of Regent's Canal Dock as you learn about the area's past industries. £20 (+booking fee), book in advance 1.45pm
22ND CENTURY: Will society even reach the 22nd century? UCL is holding a free interactive panel discussion featuring a doctor, a space scientist and a law professor, to explore this topic. Free, book in advance, 6pm
BRIXTON BARROWS LAUNCH: Celebrate the restoration of Brixton's historic market barrows at Arch 553 Brixton Station Road. Watch our video to find out more about Brixton's old market barrows. Free, just turn up, 6pm
ORIGAMI WORKSHOP: Discover how to turn a piece of paper into art with origami master Michael Trew, who has made creations for Pandora and Harrods Magazine. £25, book in advance, 7pm
UNIVERSE MATHEMATICS: Mathematician Hannah Fry introduces former Christmas lecturer Ian Stewart for a talk at the Royal Institution, discussing what maths has to do with the universe. £14, book in advance, 7pm
FILM AND LIVE SCORE: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, the first thriller Alfred Hitchcock directed, is accompanied by a live score at Hackney Picturehouse. £9, book in advance, 7.30pm
COMEDY: Laugh at some of the Edinbugh Fringe's best acts at Pow London. £10, book in advance, 7.30pm
PERFORMANCE ART: Ever seen Only Fools and Horses-inspired performance art? If not, now's your chance — in a play about Rodney's trip to hell. Free, just turn up, 8pm
GOSPEL KARAOKE: Sister Act meets Top of The Pops at The Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen — sing your heart out and unleash your hidden diva to win awards like Best Solo Performance and Best Confessional. £12, book in advance, 8pm
DAVID LYNCH CABARET: It's The Double R Club's 7th birthday, so sip a cocktail while you watch cabaret inspired by the haunting works of David Lynch. £12 (+booking fee), book in advance, 8pm
Get hot with adult events at the Museum of London
Fire up your understanding of the Great Fire of London with the Museum of London's exciting programme of adult events tying in with its major exhibition.
Delve into the world of fire forensics and learn its techniques; discover the truth behind the myths and legends of the fire; or take a boat down the Thames discussing how the fire shaped London's skyline and architecture, at this series of events.
For more details on the events and to book, visit the Museum of London website.
Good cause of the day
KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: Restore your faith in humanity with a night of talks about difficult journeys and human kindness at Genesis Cinema. All proceeds go to Oxfam's Refugee Appeal. £15-£20, book in advance, 6.30pm
Our daily pick of Funzing events
NATURAL BEAUTY WORKSHOP: Whether you want to make organic beauty products for yourself or a friend, Naz's class will cover everything you need to know. £29, 17 September/1/16 October
TRAMPOLINE FITNESS: Improve your cardiovascular fitness and burn up to 1,200 calories with a jumping trampoline workout in Acton. £12, 17/24 September