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Things to do this weekend in London: 23 – 25 September

In which we offer you the 20s, a magical garden and a pharmacy. The choice is yours


See it roar

Few other eras elicit the same kind of nostalgia for a time we didn’t actually live in than the 20s *squeals, buys another drop waist skirt*. A new exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum is encouraging this with Jazz Age, a collection of fashion and photographs that scales the styles, and the globe. 23 Sept – 15 Jan; £9.90; 83 Bermondsey St, SE1

Poet Carol Ann Duffy

Write on

We love books, you love books, and we particularly like them when they’re being talked about by brilliant authors in a botanical garden. Write on Kew is back for its second year, featuring Marian Keyes, Joanne Harris, Carol Ann Duffy and lots more across four days. 22-25 Sept; from £16; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, TW9

Brixton Design Festival

Follow the leaders

Brixton is London Design Festival’s newest district, so make a pilgrimage before the celebration is out. Brixton Design Trail has events going on until the end of the weekend; our picks are the Street Gallery on Stockwell Avenue and Saturday’s experimental typography workshop. Until 25 Sept; from free; various Brixton locations

Restaurant Pharmacy2

Doctor's orders

Now London is officially a late-night tube city, Damien Hirst and Mark Hix’s Pharmacy2 is starting happy hour at 10pm. Drink cocktails and eat very nice food set to a cool DJ set, all while checking out the Newport Street Gallery’s artwork (Jeff Koons, currently). Best to reserve a spot beforehand. 24 Sept; 10pm – 2am; Newport Street Gallery; SE11

Floatfit swimming classes

Workout on water

Floatfit is a HIIT class that takes place on floating boards in a swimming pool. It's a deceptive work out: the low impact nature of it means it's not until the following day, when you attempt to get out of bed, that you realise how effective lunging and squatting on a floating mat can be. 24 Sept; £30 per class; Haymarket Hotel, SW1Y

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