Events in London – October 2018

October is a time autumn walks in the park, lamplit strolls along the river, or an evening meal and West End show. Or how about attending the Pearly Kings and Queens Festival, London Film Festival, or scary event at Halloween? You might hear some fireworks at the end of the month as Bonfire Night gets closer.

 

Music, comedy & film

See all music, comedy Watch a movie, some live music or stand-up comedy in October

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Comedy Store Players will be telling lots of Shakespeare-inspired jokes and performing some improvised skits at the Globe Theatre.
Dara O Briain at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo Dara O'Briain is taking a break from his three thousand TV shows and doing a bit of stand-up comedy at the Hammersmith Apollo.
 

Theatre shows

See all theatre shows When was the last time you enjoyed a night out at the theatre?

Company at Gielgud Theatre

to Gielgud Theatre The legendary Broadway musical 'Company' is coming to the West End with some of Stephen Sondheim's best songs.
Othello at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre Mark Rylance will be starring in the Globe Theatre's three-month production of one of Shakespeare's most tragic plays: Othello.
 

Family & Kid’s events

See all family, kids Here are some events that will hopefully keep your kids (and husband) happy

Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
Medieval Banquet

to Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights, singing minstrels and the King Henry VIII himself.
 

Art & Museums

See all art, museums Visit one of London’s finest galleries and museums and see an exhibition

Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on a retrospective of work by the last of the Pre-Raphaelites, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective of work by the influential textile artist, Anni Albers.
 

Royal & Religious

See all royal, religious For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
Tower of London

to Tower of London You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City.
 

Political & Military

See all political, military Daily parades and political events taking place during October

Sadiq Khan at City Hall

to City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
Houses of Parliament

to Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
 

Sightseeing tours

See all guided tours If you’re visiting London in October then try one of these sightseeing tours

Jason’s Trip

to Jason’s Trip Jason's Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent's Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock.
BrakeAway Bike Tours

to BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike... and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.
 

Classical music

See all classical music All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during October

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Tchaikovsky and Szymanowski at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Stravinsky, De Falla and Lalo at Barbican Hall.
 

Free events

See all free events Visit London on the cheap in October, by trying these great free events

National Gallery

to National Gallery Ed Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' is his take on American civilisation, inspired by Thomas Cole's 19th-century series of the same name.
Houses of Parliament

to Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.
 

Other London events

See all other events Here are some more great events that are worth trying during October

Eric Cantona at Eventim Apollo

Eventim Apollo Don't miss this chance to hear the ex-Manchester Untited footballer Eric Cantona open up about his career on and off the pitch.
The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle Discover the history of magic at The Magic Circle Experience, which takes place at the Magic Circle's own headquarters.
Albert Memorial

to Albert Memorial Go inside the railings and learn about the Albert Memorial, one of Victorian London's finest, and most guilded monuments.
 
 
 
 
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