August 25, 2011

What to do in London in October

A visit to London is always a vibrant and exciting experience.  This bustling city is home to some of the world’s best restaurants, diverse shops and a wide range of theatres, museums and art galleries.  October is a great time to visit London.  Gone are the repressive summer days as the city plays host to a variety of historic and cultural events.  Sites offering cheap holidays have some great deals for London in October, letting you experience the following events at bargain prices.

  • Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival, 2nd October 2011

The annual Pearly Kings and Queens Festival takes place this year on the 2nd October.  Although details of this year’s festival have yet to be announced, in previous years Pearly Kings and Queens have gathered outside the Guildhall to celebrate the changing of the seasons while collecting money for local charities.  It’s a great way to experience a more traditional side of London life.

  • The Big Draw, 1st – 31st October 2011

What started out as one day event back in the year 2000, The Big Draw is now an annual event celebrating illustration.  Over one thousand events will be held across the city, with the aim of educating people of all ages about how drawing can help them connect with their community and surroundings.

  • Covent Garden Punch and Judy Festival, 2nd October 2011

Every October, Covent Garden plays host to an iconic element of British culture.  In 1662, Samuel Pepys wrote the first reference of the much loved characters in his famous diary.  The annual Punch and Judy Festival in Covent Garden celebrates what is thought to be the birthplace of Mr Punch and his long suffering wife.

  • London Restaurant Festival, 3rd – 17th October 2011

Visitors to London can experience world-class cuisine in some of the world’s most respected restaurants.  The London Restaurant Festival celebrates the city’s rich culinary heritage.  Restaurants across the city will join together to raise their profiles and celebrate London’s diverse range of culinary establishments.

  • Chocolate Week, 10th – 16th October 2011

October in London sees a week long celebrate of everyone’s favourite confectionary.  Throughout the week, restaurants, cafes and patisseries in the city and beyond will be hosting chocolate tasting sessions and culinary displays.  It’s a must for any chocoholic!

  • BFI London Film Festival, 12th – 27th October 2011

One of the highlights of London’s cultural calendar, October sees the arrival of the 55th annual BFI London Film Festival.  This annual event has been showcasing the best in moviemaking since 1956.  Unlike other similar film festivals, the London festival is not limited to those who work within the movie industry.  Tickets for all the festival screenings are available to everyone.

  • The Ski and Snowboard Show, 19th – 23rd October 2011

A must for winter sports aficionados, The Ski and Snowboard Show in Earls Court showcases the best the activities have to offer.  Visitors can experience the best in ski and snowboard equipment along with live music and demonstrations from professional sportspeople.

  • October Plenty, 23rd October 2011

October Plenty is a free celebration of the autumn harvest held every year in Southwark.  Visitors can experience traditional seasonal customs alongside contemporary theatre alongside the stunning Globe Theatre.

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