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October Highlights

The return of crisp days and cold evenings mean that autumn is well and truly here, but that’s no excuse to hibernate. Take a long, or short, walk that ends with Sunday lunch at one of London’s best pubs with a fire, or for something altogether spookier, there’s Halloween to look forward to, which means parties and fancy dress galore. Summer might… Read more »

Oktoberfest – Until Sunday 22nd of October 2017

London has never been a city to turn down a party, so Oktoberfest is getting a big, warm wilkommen in 2017. These are the events with the biggest steins of beer, the most delicious platters of sausage. Oktoberfest events in London 2017: Hackney Oktoberfes – Soak up some Munich steins with this Hackney take on Oktoberfest with a… Read more »

London Literature Festival

The London Literature Festival once again fills the Southbank Centre with acclaimed authors, poets, speakers and collaborators for 20 days of wordy events. Celebrating its eleventh year in 2017, the festival will include live readings, talks and workshops from the likes of ‘His Dark Materials’ author Philip Pullman, acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz and the Man… Read more »

Hungry? Why not try… The Watch House

If you work in or around Chancery Lane, you’ll soon be able to get your hands on The Watch House’s orange eggs benedict and specialty coffee more easily when a third one opens there later this month. The new venue, which will be on Fetter Lane, will serve food and drink all day, starting bright… Read more »

London Cocktail Week

London will be getting all shook up again in October as the annual celebration of London’s best tipples, London Cocktail Week, returns. This year, the festival is going digital and ditching the wristbands, with festival passes activated through the DrinkUp. London app. As previously, Old Spitalfields Market will be LCW HQ for the week, although… Read more »

London Film Festival

This October sees the 61st BFI London Film Festival, undoubtedly the capital’s – the UK’s – biggest celebration of international cinema from the past year. On the programme is an astute mix of the best movies from Cannes and the other major festivals, and prestige awards contenders from the major US studios. Opening the festival is Andy Serkis’s… Read more »

Museums At Night

Soak up some culture after dark with Museums at Night, as museums and galleries across London throw open their doors after hours during the three-day biannual festival. With late-night exhibitions, Halloween-themed events, quirky workshops and torchlit tours, Museums at Night in October is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy London’s culture and history in a new, spookier light. Highlights: Queen’s… Read more »