Events happening in London this month
Autumn has officially arrived. The leaves are falling, the scarves are out and the thermostat has been rediscovered. While the shorter days are on their way, there’s no need to go into hibernation this October.
If you didn’t get a chance to head to the Capital over the Summer, London has packed this month full of events that everyone can enjoy and ensure everyone is kept safe at the same time. Maybe pack those gloves though!
London Cocktail Week (extended 01-31 October)
The biggest celebration of the best cocktail concoctions in the country! London Cocktail Festival is happening across the city, this time, for a whole month! Take a self-guided tour of the festivals sites and sip your way through the very best offerings from the festival. Discover the best bars and enjoy special prices, take part in masterclasses to craft your very own combination or enjoy a cocktail dinner to find your perfect pairing.
Enjoy all this safe in the knowledge that you’ll be kept safe and abiding by all the government guidance. The festival will close at 10 each night - just in time for the last train home!
It wouldn’t be right to not talk about the spooktacular side of things this month!
While Halloween might be looking slightly different this year, there’s still so much to get involved in across London. Take a terrifying trip through the city's streets on the Ghost Bus Tours and see London’s most iconic sights with a haunting twist!
And we can’t forget the ultimate scare attraction London has to offer - the London Dungeons Head on back to the era of Sweeny Todd and Jack the Ripper for the ultimate immersive halloween experience!
All event hosts have put in special measures to ensure everyone remains safe and distanced, so one thing you won’t have to fear on your halloween adventures, is feeling unsafe or unprotected.
London Restaurant Festival
Here’s one for the foodies. London has long been known to have some of the best restaurants in Europe, and this is the way to experience them!
London Restaurant Festival is showcasing the delicious diversity with tasting menus and chef-hosted dinners to get your tastebuds dancing!
Safety once again has been carefully thought about and adapted this year to offer the same great experience on a much smaller scale.
BFI London Film Festival and Scenes in the Square
The latest and greatest of the silver screen.
The BFI London Film Festival is running across 12 days at numerous cinema venues across the capital to showcase the best creative talents in film productions around. From the avant-garde to Hollywood gold, there’s something for all ages and tastes to enjoy. Now surely that beats sitting in and watching Netflix?
To continue celebrating movie greatness, head on over to the ever-popular Leicester Square. Scenes in the Square is an interactive trail bringing to life the very best from the film industry, and with this famous part of the city not shy of a red carpet or two, it’s the perfect spot to look back over those iconic moments from the big screen.
Take a closer look within the historic streets and see how many film heroes you can spot!
From the spooky to the foodie, there’s so much happening this month still to get involved in. As always, make sure you’re prepared for your trip to London by checking the latest government travel advice and making bookings in advance for your travel and events.
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Whatever events are up your street, start your trip now.