Best Things To Do in London This Autumn

Best Things To Do in London This Autumn

Autumn is usually London’s rainiest season, but the cooler weather makes it an ideal time to visit this bustling city. As October is the shoulder season, travelers can take advantage of all the values as flights to London as well as hotel prices are discounted compared to the busy summer months. The beautiful Autumn colors, fun festivals, comedy clubs in London, blockbuster exhibitions and annual events such as Bonfire Night or Halloween, serve up plenty of treats.

After you’ve booked your travel you might be wondering how to fill your time? But don’t worry as we’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for Autumn London experiences, from the crisp dewy mornings until the chilly evenings, here’s a list of what’s going on in the city.

Top events

Best exhibitions

Parks to explore

  • Hyde Park: this centrally located park offers plenty to do and see from rose gardens to rowing a boat or a swim in the Serpentine. Make sure to go to Speakers’ Corner on a Sunday morning for lively public speeches and debate.
  • Regent’s Park: spanning 487 acres and home to stunning formal gardens and one of the largest outdoor sports areas in central London, check out the schedule at The Open Air Theater for an array of plays, comedies and musical acts.
  • Kensington Gardens: home to Kensington Palace and the Peter Pan statue, the beautiful grounds offer lovely spots for picnics.

Best food and drink

  • Starting Sept. 30 – Camden Oktoberfest: don your lederhosen for Oktoberfest celebrations
  • October – London Restaurant Festival: celebrate the vibrant London restaurant scene through exclusive experiences
  • 12-22 – London Cocktail Week: taking place in the cocktail capital of the world, take part in this 11 day city-wide festival
  • November: During World Vegan Month head over to some of these vegan fine dining establishments, Holy Carrot in Knightsbridge, Gauthier in Soho or Tendril in Soho

Shows to see

  • 23 - Jan. 6 – Hamnet at Garrick Theatre: experience the Royal Shakespeare Company’s hotly anticipated world premiere production of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet
  • 23 - Oct 21 – Black Sabbath The Ballet: thrilling dance alongside full orchestrations of legendary Black Sabbath tracks, performed live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
  • 6-31 – Dance Umbrella 2023: London's annual international dance festival is taking place across venues across the capital along with online performances
  • 21 - Dec 9 – King Lear at Wyndham’s Theater: for 50 performances only, Kenneth Branagh returns to the West End to direct and play the title role in William Shakespeare’s King Lear
  • 3 - Dec 16 – Royal Court: Mates in Chelsea: Directed by Royal Court Associate Director Sam Pritchard, the new comedy is set among the dwellers of south west London
So make sure you have an umbrella in hand and comfortable walking shoes and maybe a warmer layer as nights get darker and the days get colder.

Article by Jarone Ashkenazi