You don’t need to go to Kenya to gawp at wildlife. This city is teaming with critters, you just have to know where to look. There are cats in cafés, dogs in theatres, flamingos on rooftops, deer on Essex Road and pigs in, err, farms. Oh and don’t forget the meerkats, turtles, butterflies, alpacas and rabbits lurking around the place too. In this week’s mag, we show you how to go on safari without leaving the city. You’re welcome.
Elsewhere, we chat to Ben Whishaw, get the lowdown on African Fashion Week, sort out your National Playday, review the latest Secret Cinema creation, shoot the breeze with Basement Jaxx and take a look at London’s top ten weird traditions.