Things To Do This Weekend in London

There are so many things to see and do in London every day. Here is our pick of the best things to do in London this weekend, including hot new shows, exhibitions and family events.

As September draws to a close we mourn the end of summer and look forward to the autumn months, where cosy pubs and warm art galleries beckon. This weekend America decamps to London for the first of three NFL games this year and we have more great exhibitions opening.

Not That Kind of Football

The NFL invades London this weekend for the first of three regular season games at Wembley Stadium. To kick it all off they are hosting a massive street party on Regent Street, with stands for each of the six teams coming to London this year, cheerleaders, live entertainment of the football and non-football kind, and plenty of food and drink. An incredible 500,000 flooded in last year, a figure organisers are keen to beat. 27 Sep

German Artistry

The Royal Academy of Arts has pulled together the first major retrospective of works from the varied output of German artist Anselm Kiefer. There are books, drawings, watercolours, paintings, sculptures and eye-catching installations on show, as the gallery subjects the Honorary Royal Academician to his first full UK showing. We even have an exclusive VIP ticket offer, giving you access to the exhibition and a drink in the new member’s area. 27 Sep-14 Dec

Brick by Brick

A little more light-hearted than the Kiefer exhibition, acclaimed Lego artist Nathan Sawaya is bringing his Art of the Brick exhibition to the Old Truman Brewery in, of all places, Brick Lane. There are 75 sculptures on show made from more than one million Lego bricks, and there will be space for kids to have a go at making their own. 26 Sep-4 Jan

Hollywood Glam

Anticipation is high for Lindsay Lohan’s West End debut. The talented Hollywood actress will star in David Mamet’s satire on Tinseltown Speed-the-Plow at the Playhouse Theatre. Gossip columns have been going into speculation overdrive as to whether Lohan will be able to handle the pressure, either way the play is a must see, especially with her magnetic presence. 24 Sep-29 Nov

A Royal Treat

The Royal Opera House continues its autumn season with the acclaimed ballet Manon. Kenneth MacMillan’s Royal Ballet production takes the bold choice to avoid Puccini's score in favour of music by Massenet. The tragic ballet tells the story of the student Des Grieux, who falls in love with the impetuous Manon, with enduring themes of love over material wealth making this is an evergreen piece. 26 Sep-1 Nov

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