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The 5 coolest things to do in London this weekend

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The weekend is upon us and, as usual, London is awash with brilliant ways to spend it.

From Bear Grylls to Bravarian beer, here's a list of the five coolest things happening this week across the capital, with links to snap up tickets from YPlan.

Now stop feigning 9-5 fatigue and go out there and enjoy the fruits on offer.

1

Bear Grylls Festival

WHAT: Master your bushcraft with the one they call Bear. Having just shown Barack Obama how to survive in the wild (should the President accidentally launch a nuke), the Bear Grylls Festival promises an action-packed weekend crammed with activities, challenges, exotic animals and bushcraft demonstrations. Meet the man, learn his secrets and fire your imagination at Bear Grylls Festival.

WHERE: Trent Park London, Barnet (2 Oct – 4 Oct)

HOW MUCH: £11

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2

Macbeth

WHAT: Is this a new film I see before me? You didn’t pay attention in school, you barely got through the play when you went on a highbrow trip to theatre once, but by God you'll watch Michael Fassbender wear that heavy crown won’t you? Essentially Braveheart: Origins, this bloody, tartan-clad rampage is the perfect way to ingest one of Shakespeare’s finest works.

WHERE: Cinemas nationwide

HOW MUCH: prices vary

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1

Oktoberfest in the capital

WHAT: Dig out the lederhosen, the calendar and the folks at the Bavarian Beerhouse have done a great job of exporting the Oktoberfest spirit to London. With live German music, beer benches, rustic décor and charming staff in traditional dress serving the beer, we’ll raise a stein to that.

WHERE: Bavarian Beerhouse Tower Hill, City of London

HOW MUCH: £10

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1

Rooftop Rugby World Cup Screening

WHAT: If you’re not going to the game, try and watch it somewhere in style without the usual ruck at the bar. And we've got a big venue for you to watch it in: the Storeys venue, located on top of the former iconic BBC multi-storey car park. With two drinks included in your ticket (choose from Wild River Pale Ale, Honeydew organic beer or Cornish Orchard cider) and a selection of some of the best street food in the country available, regardless of the final outcome you’ll be in a winning position.

WHERE: Storeys, White City

HOW MUCH: £7.50

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1

A Sunday roast to rule them all

WHAT: We get it, you’re a busy guy. Busy enough to save our list of 20 ways to pimp a roast dinner’ for another weekend. Which is why we’re suggesting this weekend you head to The Lexington, Angel for your trimmings, which is getting all transatlantic, combining the ultra-British roast with live music from Americana acts. What could be better for an offbeat lunch out than being serenaded by banjos, accordions, spoons and someone probably wearing a tweed jacket?

WHERE: The Lexington, Angel

HOW MUCH: £14

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