London events in October
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
The Comedy Store Players will be telling lots of Shakespeare-inspired jokes and performing some improvised skits at the Globe Theatre.
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.
See all theatre shows When was the last time you enjoyed a night out at the theatre?
to • Gielgud Theatre
The legendary Broadway musical 'Company' is coming to the West End with some of Stephen Sondheim's best songs.
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
to • Serpentine
Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
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
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.
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
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.
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
to • City Hall
The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
to • Houses of Parliament
You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
See all guided tours If you’re visiting London in October then try one of these sightseeing tours
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.
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.
See all classical music All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during October
• Barbican Hall
The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Tchaikovsky and Szymanowski at Barbican Hall.
• Barbican Hall
The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Stravinsky, De Falla and Lalo at Barbican Hall.
See all free events Visit London on the cheap in October, by trying these great free events
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.
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
• 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
Discover the history of magic at The Magic Circle Experience, which takes place at the Magic Circle's own headquarters.
to • Albert Memorial
Go inside the railings and learn about the Albert Memorial, one of Victorian London's finest, and most guilded monuments.