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Things to do this weekend in London: September 2 – 4

Start the new month in the best way: seeing, doing and tasting something a bit different.


Human behavior

Björk is coming to London! But if you haven’t got tickets to see her live this month, go to Somerset House and experience the iconic artist and her work at Björk Digital, a virtual reality exhibition featuring immersive works, film, music, and sounds. Until 23 Oct; £15; Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA


Fire! Fire!

This weekend marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. There are activities all over, but London 1666 is set to be particularly spectacular: a 120-metre representation of the 17th century city will be floated, then burned, on the Thames. 4 Sept; from 6pm; free; the river, between Blackfriars Bridge and Waterloo Bridge


Run this town!

History is great. But there’s just so much of it, sometimes a bit of pace is welcome. Secret London Runs are holding their next day out on Saturday – a 10k that you’ll complete by solving some of the city’s most interesting history. 3 Sept; 12pm; from £12; secret location in EC1 (you’ll get a text the day before)

The twits

Eat dirty

Dinner cooked for you by Roald Dahl’s most horrible pair, Mr and Mrs Twit? Yuck. Done by immersive theatre group Les Enfant Terribles and culinary wizards Bompas & Parr? Expect this banquet to look gruesome but blow your taste buds. 4 Sept – 30 Oct; from £76.30; The Vaults, Leake St, SE1 7NN

Vintage fair frock me

Good and old

There are vintage fairs, and then there’s Frock Me. These guys have been running for 15 years for good reason – you can find everything from designer collectibles from the 1920s to something unique no one else will have for a tenner. Worth a look. 4 Sept; £4 entry; 11am – 5pm; Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road SW3 5EE

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