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Jacksons Lane in Highgate hosts a circus show that's definitely not for kids. Expect six jugglers and three dancers in a show that features hammers, nudity and a comedy sketch, to celebrate the venue's 40th anniversary. £12, until 24 November
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English indie rock band The Vaccines are back, with two live dates at the O2 Academy Brixton, performing their new album English Graffiti. £28.50, 23 November/26 November
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Head to Stow Film Lounge in Walthamstow to watch a series of short films about London's fighters including a Shaolin monk and the world’s top Street Fighter gamer. Rare archive footage of London will also be shown, and a chance to take part in a Q&A with the film makers. £5, 26 November
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Sir John Soane's Museum in Holborn stays open late, for an evening exploring its role as a shrine to death. Take an after hours stroll through the current Death and Memory exhibition, and hear from Acting Director Helen Dorey. If this all sounds a bit heavy, you'll get a complimentary glass of wine to lighten the mood. £10, 27 November
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If all the Christmas sandwiches on offer at the moment haven't got you into the festive spirit, the Foodies Festival will. The culinary event in Brick Lane has over 150 food producers selling their wares, Christmas cocktail masterclasses and speakers including Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain. From £9, 27-29 November

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Visit the London Aquarium on South Bank after hours and come face to face with marine wildlife at an adults-only event. Enjoy a welcome drink to steel your nerves before stepping on a glass walkway over the shark tank. £29, 28 November
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Head to St James's Church in Piccadilly to hear chamber ensemble London Concertante perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight. Work by Bach, Telemann and Torelli will also be performed. From £14, 28 November
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Join us for a night of London booze

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At this special event with Conway Hall, we drink in London's rich and boozy culture (responsibly, of course), looking at the history of London’s beer and gin life; and touching on pubs past, present and future.

Sample the wares of Five Points, Brew By Numbers, Wild Card, Hop Stuff and more, and hear from experts including author Pete Brown, sommelier Melissa Cole and writer Richard Barnett.

London Is Drinking, 30 November (that's next Monday!), 7.30pm-9pm (the bar is open from 6.30pm, and then after the event until about 10pm), Conway Hall. Tickets £8, £5 concessions available here.

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