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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 »

September Highlights

Think that September is just the damp end of summer? Think again. It’s still warm enough to enjoy some of outdoor London, pop-ups continue to provide food, booze and fun, and there are tons of great autumn events to enjoy. There’s also the month-long Totally Thames festival to dip into, and anyone desperate to get indoors should check the excellent Open House London weekend. September… Read more »

London Design Festival – 16th September- Sunday 24th September 2017

London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. Now in its fifteenth year, the Festival will be returning to venues and institutions across the city. Explore a range of creative installations and events celebrating a contemporary design. During the festival, hundreds of large-scale installations, exhibitions and events pop up in many unique… Read more »

Open House London

An annual celebration of London’s architecture and design, which allows access to 800-odd venues not normally open to the public – private homes, government buildings, historic sites, educational establishments – but it’s not just about being nosy, there are also loads of walks and tours to bring the buildings alive. It takes place across the whole… Read more »

Totally Thames Festival

The Totally Thames festival will once again grace the banks of our much-loved waterway this September. An annual celebration of the River Thames, dive into a month-long party full of arts festivals, community events, regattas, river races, foreshore archaeology and environmental activities. With new installations for 2017 and an event line-up bigger than previous years… Read more »

Meal or drinks with a view? Madison at St Pauls is your place!

Madison boasts a real Manhattan style restaurant open from midday until late. The menu features superb grills from the wood fired Josper oven, delicious salads, burgers and a comforting selection of slow cooked classics. The Bar at Madison is a destination in its own right with spectacular city views, a wide range of cocktails and… Read more »

London’s Burning

Six-hour underwater performances, kinetic sculptures and the burning of a 120-metre floating replica of Restoration-era London are just three of the public art events commissioned from arts organisation Artichoke to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London   16th September- Sunday 24th September 2017. Event Website – http://www.visitlondon.com/greatfire350  

London Podcast Festival

Pod it like it’s hot at London Podcast Festival, and no, it’s not a bunch of people sitting around with earbuds in. Now in its second year, London Podcast Festival returns with a mouth-watering line-up including familiar faces and new additions. We welcome back Maximum Fun with Judge John Hodgman and a debut UK show from Jordan, Jesse Go!. We’re thrilled to be… Read more »

August Highlights

Forget any plans you had for August, unless they involved the many brilliant events, festivals and cultural happenings we’ve rounded-up below. There’s plenty going on to keep you entertained. Make sure you hit a music festival or two (or more) in August, and take advantage of the sunshine by getting involved in some outdoor events and eating at… Read more »