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The 5 coolest things to do in London this weekend

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.

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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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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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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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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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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