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It’s London Fashion Week 2017

It’s mid-September and nearly the end of the British summer, which means that it’s time to convene for London’s biggest trade event of the season, London Fashion Week.

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Art exhibitions this September

It may be the end of summer, but September sees London’s art world go into full bloom. It’s the sheer volume of exhibitions on offer that really captures the imagination; and from cartoonish political slogans to horrifyingly conceptual modernity, you’ll never be able to see them all. Nor should you: some galleries are certainly worth visiting more than others, so we’ve found your must-see visual art from around the city.

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Boutique chocolate shops

It’s not only Easter when we can indulge, indulge and, well, eat more chocolate. All that’s missing is knowing where to go: so we’ve mapped out London’s independent chocolate shops for the best local institutions London has to offer.

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LGBT Events in London

While London thankfully has a reputation for producing and promoting the work of gay artists, this year there have been a wide range of events across London for the first time to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.

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Edinburgh festival?

Edinburgh Fringe is a beautiful and mesmerising collection of everything that… shouldn’t really be a thing. From improvised Jane Austen to men dressing as gorillas, there’s weird, wacky and brilliant theatre, comedy and performance art. While the UK’s focus is firmly in Scotland, London is certainly not sitting quietly, with plays and gigs and exhibitions continuing apace for the month.

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Yes, you’re also an elite athlete

The IAAF World Athletics Championships are coming to London this week! So if you also consider yourself an elite athlete, we’ve pulled together some tough training routes, intense races and high-end events for a variety of sports in London.

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THE 5 best desserts in London right now

If you’re a savoury person, then turn away now. If, however, you’re anything like me and have a disgustingly unrelenting sweet-tooth and frequent cravings for gluttonous treats, then you can continue reading as this one’s for you.

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