Events in London - October 2019

Need some inspiration for October? October is a time for autumn walks in the park, strolls along the river, and evening meals 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.

Theatre shows in October

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

Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

Spend a night with The Woman in Black

to A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul
Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera

to The Phantom of the Opera has some of the best sets in the West End and one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers finest scores
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

to If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

Thriller - with the songs of Michael Jackson

to Thriller celebrates Michaels career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves

Music and comedy in October

Watch some live music or stand-up comedy in October

Hozier at London Palladium

Hozier - Five nights at the Palladium

to Hozier will be playing songs from his new album Wasteland Baby during a run of five nights at the London Palladium
Alice Cooper at O2 Arena

Alice Cooper - Ol Black Eyes Is Back

Ol Black Eyes Is Back is back in London and will be bringing his brand-new show to the O2 Arena for one night in October

Brad Paisley at the O2 Arena

American country music star Brad Paisley will be coming back to London this October and playing one night at the O2 Arena
John Mayer at O2 Arena

John Mayer at the O2 Arena

to American singer-songwriter John Mayer will be coming to London in October and playing two nights at the O2 Arena
Globe Theatre

Shakespeare-inspired comedy at the Globe Theatre

The Comedy Store Players will be performing Shakespeare-inspired jokes and improvised skits at the Globe

Family & Kid’s events in October

Here are some events that will hopefully keep your kids (and husband) happy

Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

to If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Emirates Air Line Cable Car at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

Cable car across the River Thames

This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
Namco Funscape London at Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar

Art & Museum exhibitions in October

Visit one of London’s finest galleries and museums and see an exhibition

Victorian Surgery Old Operating Theatre at Old Operating Theatre

Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre

A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomass Hospital
Victoria & Albert Museum

Mary Quant - Victoria & Albert Museum

to An exhibition of dresses by the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant who became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties
Bank of England Museum
free

Sir John Soane - Building the Bank of England

to See some of Sir John Soanes designs and learn how the architect was inspired by the ancient world
Victoria & Albert Museum

Food - Victoria & Albert Museum

to An exhibition about food exploring how it gets from the farm to our dinner plate and asking how we can achieve a sustainable food future

Royal & Religious events in October

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

to This exhibition will explore the history of Buddhism from its 6th-century origins in India right up to the present day
Crossbones Graveyard
free

Monthly vigil at Crossbones Graveyard

On the 23rd of every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to pay their respects to societys outcasts

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Hampton Court Palace
free

Choral Mass at Hampton Court Palace

Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
free

Sunday service at the 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 events in October

Daily parades and political events taking place during October

Hansard at Lyttelton Theatre

Hansard at the National Theatre

to Hansard is a witty new play about a Tory MP who returns home who find his secrets uncovered during a marital spat
National Army Museum
free

70 years of the WRAC - Rise of the Lionesses

to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago
free

Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time

to The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time in their monthly meeting at City Hall
National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
Prime Ministers Questions Houses Of Parliament at Houses of Parliament
free

Attend PMQs (Prime Ministers Questions)

You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday at Prime Ministers Questions

Classical music in October

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

Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall

This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the famous auditorium
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Beethovens Mass In D - Missa solemnis

The London Mozart Players will be performing a brand-new piece of work and Beethovens Mass In D at Queen Elizabeth Hall

Sightseeing tours in October

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

Somerset House
free

Somerset House Historical Highlights

This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times
The City

Guided walk around Charles Dickens London

This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels

11 - Londons cheapest sightseeing bus

If you dont fancy spending money on an open-top sightseeing bus then theres a cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus
The City

City Highlights: The Top 10 sights

A two-hour guided walk around the Square Mile showing you some of the most famous historical sites and buildings in the City of London
Mansion House

Mansion House: The Lord Mayors Residence

Look inside the Lord Mayor of Londons official residence at Mansion House and see the interior courtyard and famous Egyptian Hall

Sports events in October

Here are some sports matches and events taking place in October

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium tour

Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC - Tour of the Emirates Stadium

Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum

Chelsea FC - Tour of Stamford Bridge

Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Hackney Marshes
free

Sunday football on Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams
Lord’s

Guided tour around Lords Cricket Ground

Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum

Other London events during October

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during October

Albert Memorial

Get a closer look at the Albert Memorial

Go inside the Albert Memorials railings and see one of Londons finest looking monuments from up close
Boris Bike Hire In London at The City

Hire a Boris Bike and cycle around London

If weaving your way in and out of the busy London traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike for the day?
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Have a ride on the Docklands Light Railway

The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
No 15 Heritage Bus at Trafalgar Square

Ride an old-style double-decker bus

Ride around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
 
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