What’s on October 2013 – Events in London

Find out what’s on in London during October, with our guide to October’s best events and attractions.

The City

CheapRoute No.11 — London’s cheapest sightseeing bus

 •  The City, The City, London51.513086; -0.088435 If you can't afford to spend 25 quid on a sightseeing bus then do not fret, because there's a much cheaper alternative -- the No.11 bus!
St. Paul’s Cathedral

PickFreeChoral Evensong, at St. Paul’s Cathedral

 •  St. Paul’s Cathedral, Ludgate Hill, The City, London51.513805; -0.098393 You don't have to be religious to enjoy a choral service at St Paul's Cathedral.
Westminster Abbey

PickFreeChoral Evensong, at Westminster Abbey

 •  Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Westminster, London51.499214; -0.1277 You don't have to be religious to enjoy a choral service at Westminster Abbey.
Tower of London

PickFreeTower of London’s “Ceremony of the Keys”

 •  Tower of London, Tower Hill, London51.508599; -0.076331 The "Ceremony of the Keys" is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has taken place on each and every night, without fail,...
Covent Garden

Free  Watch the street entertainers at Covent Garden

 •  Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London51.512006; -0.12291 Covent Garden is famous for its street entertainment.
Horse Guards Parade

PickFree  Changing the Guard, at Horse Guards

 •  Horse Guards Parade, Horse Guards Road, Whitehall, London51.504644; -0.128126 Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony that takes place at Buckingham Palace, but takes place every day of the year...
The City

CheapGrab yourself a Boris Bike… and cycle around London

 •  The City, The City, London51.513086; -0.088435 If hiring a bike and weaving your way in and out of the London traffic sounds like your idea of fun, then how about hiring a "Boris Bike"...
Original Bus Tour

Pick  The Original Bus Sightseeing Tour

 •  Original Bus Tour, Trafalgar Square, London51.507515; -0.13053 The Original Tour is much more than an essential introduction to London, it is also a great way to travel around the capital.
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

PickCheap  Catch a cable car across the Thames!

 •  The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car), London51.499617; 0.008816 Officially known as the "Emirates Air Line", this cable car across the Thames was launched in June 2012 as part of the Olympic transport...
Big Bus Tours

Pick  The Big Bus Company

 •  Big Bus Tours, Victoria, London51.496989; -0.144993 This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions in the capital.
TRS River Cruise

Pick  TRS River Cruise: Westminster to Greenwich

 •  TRS River Cruise, Westminster, London51.501706; -0.123261 Take a leisurely trip from Westminster Bridge to Greenwich Pier, on a TRS River Cruise.
City Cruises

PickCity Cruises — Sightseeing cruise down the Thames

 •  City Cruises, Westminster, London51.501706; -0.123261 Take a leisurely boat trip between Westminster Bridge, Tower Bridge and Greenwich Pier.
Tower of London

PickTower of London tour, with a Yeoman Warder (aka “Beefeater”)

 •  Tower of London, Tower Hill, London51.508599; -0.076331 Next time you visit the Tower of London don't forget to have a tour with a famous Yeoman Warder (better known as the "Beefeaters").
Little Venice

Free  Leisurely stroll around Little Venice

 •  Little Venice, Paddington, London51.52177; -0.182185 Here's a nice little stroll you can do on a lazy day, that's bookended by a couple of nice tea shops -- starting with Cafe Laville.
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

CheapScenic ride on the Docklands Light Railway

 •  Docklands Light Railway (DLR), The City, London51.5133; -0.0886 The next time you're travelling to Greenwich, give the tube a miss and try the Docklands Light Railway instead.
Trafalgar Square

CheapHeritage routes: Ride an old-style double-decker bus

 •  Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, London51.508142; -0.128141 The traditional old-style red double-decker bus (with a conductor and an open platform at the back) was a much-loved part of London's...
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