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Summer may officially be over, but there are still plenty of scorchin' hot things to do in the capital this September. For starters, check out a handful of great happenings in the city just this week below.

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The ten hottest things to do this week

  • The Art of the Brick

    From Friday

    Fri Sep 26 - Sun Jan 4 2015. Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL

    Collectively the artworks in this touring show, which are all made of Lego, took a painstaking 4,188 hours to build. Nathan Sawaya's colourful large-scale sculptures include recreations of famous artworks such as Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo as well as many original pieces including a six-metre long T-Rex skeleton constructed from over 80,000 bricks.

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  • Greenwich Comedy Festival

    From Wednesday

    Wed Sep 24 - Sun Sep 28. National Maritime Museum, Romney Rd, Greenwich, SE10 9NF

    The superb Greenwich Comedy Festival (possibly our favourite London comedy fest) is back with a bang for 2014, setting up camp in the grounds of the beautiful National Maritime Museum. Spectacular all-headline bills in the big- and little-top tents take place throughout the week, with names including Stewart Lee, Ardal O’Hanlon, Milton Jones, Stewart Francis, David O’Doherty, Nina Conti and many more heading to SE10.

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    Take a look at more great comedy taking place in London this month

  • Swingers

    From Thursday

    Thu Sep 25 - Sat Dec 20. Factory 7, 7-11 Hearn St, off Curtain Rd, EC2A 3LS

    Swingers is a 7000-square-foot warehouse filled with nine holes of the silliest sort of putting. Their 1920s clubhouse bar will provide cocktails for before and after hitting the green, and those whose ball skills are not up to scratch may forget their below-par troubles on the dancefloor. Pizza Pilgrims will be serving freshly baked Neapolitan pizzas from the street food diner, and a series of three-week food residencies is kicked off by burger champions Patty & Bun.

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  • London Tattoo Convention

    From Friday

    Fri Sep 26 - Mon Sep 29. Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, E1W 2SF

    The annual body art festival celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2014 and an impressive line-up of more than 340 international tattooists is confirmed to be attending so far. The Voodoo Crypt will provide live music and a bar, and there'll be cabaret shows and performances from the likes of top AC/DC tribute rockers Hells Bells and firebreathing dance troupe The Fuel Girls.

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  • Anselm Kiefer

    From Saturday

    Sat Sep 27 - Sun Dec 14. Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD

    It seems shocking that this is the first major retrospective of Anselm Kiefer's work. The German artist's heavily textured, sculptural paintings - made with straw, clay and lead - are powerful and unique pieces of modern art. There will be work from his student days up until now, and it's sure to be full of strong, difficult and emotional work.

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    See the best art coming to London this week

  • King & Co

    100 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BZ

    Is this the future of the London pub? Craft brews alongside draft ales and real ciders, plus a pop-up kitchen residency by an innovative street food van. If it is, we’ll drink to that. The King & Co is an independent free house that can choose their own pours. The staff are enthusiastic and the interior is suitably quirky, with salvaged chairs and light fittings.

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  • Fashion’s Night Out

    Tuesday

    Tue Sep 23. Oxford Circus, W1D 2LR

    Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out is back in London for another celebration of all things stylish. Your favourite retailers across Oxford Street, Regent Street, South Moulton Street and Brook Street will be keeping their doors open late for the festivities. And if you want an insider’s take on the trends for AW14, there’s trend talks galore.

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  • The James Plays

    Until Wed Oct 29. National Theatre, Olivier, South Bank, SE1 9PX

    'The James Plays' an intriguing series of three history plays about the Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the fifteenth century. Written by Scottish playwright Rona Munro and playing in rep with an ensemble cast, the pieces stand alone, or should work as an overarching narrative about the tumultuous period in history.

    Read more about ‘James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock’, ‘James II: Day of the Innocents’ and ‘James III: The True Mirror’.

    Find out which theatre openings we’re most excited about this month

  • Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival

    Sunday

    Sun Sep 28. Guildhall Yard, Gresham St, EC2V 5AE

    The annual event features traditional English entertainment including maypole dancing, Morris dancers and a marching band – be prepared to declare your London pride by shouting along to 'Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner' – before embarking on a parade around the City of London to St Mary-le-Bow Church for the 3pm service.

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  • Maps to the Stars

    From Friday

    Various venues

    Targets don’t come much softer than Hollywood. What stops David Cronenberg’s grotesque noir ‘Maps to the Stars’, written by LA insider Bruce Wagner, from feeling tired is that it’s deliciously odd. It hovers in the ether above reality, as if the director of ‘The Fly’, ‘A History of Violence’ and ‘Cosmopolis’ managed to get his hands on a rogue script for TV’s ‘Entourage’ and up the weird factor tenfold.

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    Check out our list of the 15 films you must see before the end of 2014

The Art of the Brick

From Friday

Fri Sep 26 - Sun Jan 4 2015. Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL

Collectively the artworks in this touring show, which are all made of Lego, took a painstaking 4,188 hours to build. Nathan Sawaya's colourful large-scale sculptures include recreations of famous artworks such as Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo as well as many original pieces including a six-metre long T-Rex skeleton constructed from over 80,000 bricks.

Read more

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