October Events in London

 
 

Autumn is a time to embrace life in the capital, when the falling leaves and cooler temperatures make strolling between landmarks and through the city’s parks even more appealing. What’s more, with the month’s offering of cultural events, it promises to be especially enriching. We take a look at the most greatly anticipated October events

 
Hotel 41

19th September 2016

Hotel 41

Autumn is a time to embrace life in the capital, when the falling leaves and cooler temperatures make strolling between landmarks and through the city’s parks even more appealing. What’s more, with the month’s offering of cultural events, it promises to be especially enriching. We take a look at the most greatly anticipated October events in London to enhance your stay at our London hotels.

London Literature Festival

October Events in London

The 2016 edition of the Southbank Centre’s critically acclaimed London Literature Festival promises to bring together some of the greatest authors of our time to discuss this year’s fascinating theme: the future. Alongside futurologists and transhumanists, writers such as Margaret Atwood will lead readings and talks covering a variety of future-related topics.

London Literature Festival
From 5th – 16th October 2016

London Restaurant Festival

October Events in London

With 350 of London’s top restaurants – including those in Red Carnation hotels – taking part, London Restaurant Festival gives people the chance to really get to know the city’s exciting dining scene. Exclusive gastronomic experiences such as Champagne Gourmet Odysseys and Restaurant Hopping Tours are on the bill, with specially curated menus each step of the way. 

London Restaurant Festival
From 1st – 31st October 2016

Picasso Portraits

October Events in London

This greatly anticipated exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery will give unrivalled insight into the way the artist’s style developed throughout his career. Including more than 80 portraits, the work on display will range from his early realist paintings to the distinctive style of work he’s best known for.

Picasso Portraits
From 6th October 2016 – 5th February 2017

Bloomsbury Festival

October Events in London

In each of its editions, the Bloomsbury Festival brings concerts, exhibitions and activities to the venues and outdoor spaces of this much loved London neighbourhood. This year, the festival will take on the theme of ‘language’ in a multitude of forms, to inspire, educate and entertain those who pass through.

Bloomsbury Festival
From 19th – 23rd October 2016

London Cocktail Week

October Events in London

Back for the seventh year, London Cocktail Week promises to live up to the success of previous editions by hosting events at top bars across the city as well as within the LCW Cocktail Village. Joining in on the celebration, the head barman at The Milestone Hotel will be revealing the secrets behind his signature drinks in a series of masterclasses with canapés.

London Cocktail Week
From 3rd – 9th October 2016

BFI London Film Festival

October Events in London

With events ranging from film premieres in Leicester Square to screenings hosted by cinemas across the capital, BFI London Film Festival consistently proves its reputation as London’s greatest celebration of filmmaking. The addition of talks and workshops makes for an even more immersive festival experience.

BFI London Film Festival
From 5th – 16th October 2016

Frieze Art Fair

October Events in London

With the arrival of Frieze London art fair 2016, Regent’s Park will become the exhibition space for an extraordinary collection of contemporary artworks by over 1,000 leading artists. Visitors can explore curated areas ‘Focus’, ‘Live’ and ‘The Nineties’ or join one of the event’s talks and guided tours.

Frieze London
From 6th – 9th October 2016

Diwali Festival in Trafalgar Square

October Events in London

Also known as the festival of light, Diwali represents new beginnings and the nurture of virtues such as love and knowledge. Each year, this vibrant tradition is celebrated in Trafalgar Square with colourful stage performances and a generous offering of Indian cuisine.

Diwali in London
16th October 2016

The Chocolate Show

October Events in London

Now in its fourth edition, The Chocolate Show is lauded as the UK’s biggest chocolate celebration. Culinary demonstrations by celebrity chefs feature on the event schedule, alongside tastings, masterclasses and hands-on workshops, not to forget the chocolate couture fashion show, which takes place each afternoon featuring the creations of top fashion designers and chocolatiers.

The Chocolate Show
From 14th Oct – 16th October 2016

After taking in any one of the top October events in London, guests can savour their time in our London hotels with a Royal Afternoon Tea, Gin & Tonic Experience, or a lesson in The Art of Sabrage, which each ensure a truly memorable stay.

Image credits: Cover photo of Sarah Barber of ME Hotel at the London Chocolate Show © London Chocolate Show. Margaret Atwood at London Literature Festival © Liam Sharp. Chenestons at The Milestone Hotel © Red Carnation Hotels. Woman in a Hat (Olga) by Pablo Picasso, 1935; Centre Pompidou, Paris. Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris / Centre de Création Industrielle / Legs de M. Georges Salles en 1967 © Succession Picasso / DACS London, 2016. Bloomsbury Festival © Flickr / Lee-Anne Inglis. Stables Bar at The Milestone Hotel © Red Carnation Hotels. BFI London Film Festival © Flickr / Bex Walton. Frieze London © Flickr / Rosa Maria Koolhoven. Diwali London © Flickr / Garry Knight. London Chocolate Show © London Chocolate Show.