It’s officially October which means there will be pumpkin spiced everything, leaves on the floor and a whole host of places and activities to get stuck into. We have rounded up a selection of festivals all happening here in London, which cover food, entertainment, drinks and even some cinematic excellence. Lights, camera, action!
Image: London Cocktail Week
Various London Locations
Nearest Tube: Various London Locations
Opening hours: Friday 4th to Sunday 13th October
The annual event is back and this time it has been elongated to 10-days to celebrate London Cocktail Week’s 10th year! This is one festival you don’t want to miss with over 300 bars across London serving £6 delicious cocktails. From the 9th – 13th of October, there is an entire Cocktail village in the heart of Brick Lane with over 40 pop-up bars, full of street food, masterclass and live entertainment. To be a part of this year’s festival, you only need a £10 festival pass…easy. Gets yours here and check out their website to see what is happening at a bar near you. Bottoms Up!
Image: London OktoberFest
Millwark Park (Canary Wharf) , Olympia London (West Kensington) and City Central
Nearest Tube: DLR Island Garden, Kensington, Moorgate
Opening hours: Please see here
All three venues are perfect sites to host this year’s OktoberFest, with all the tents being able to hold more then 2,000 people. Find the venue which suits you best, with the Olympia London location being the newest addition to the group, and be surrounded by German delicacy’s and steins galore! It is recommended you get there early to get yourself a seat and join in with all that is on offer. Prost!
Image: London Film Festival
Various London Locations
Nearest Tube: Various London location
Opening hours: 2nd-12th October See programme
With 12 fabulous venues across Central London, there are 365 films to choose from so there will be something for everyone. The BFI 63rd London Film Festival is an arena where you can discover the film’s most likely to win Oscars in the future. Each film has been selected by a team of programmers and will be the first and potentially the only time they will be screened here in the UK. Check out the full programme here. Tickets start from £10, so why not book yours today! So put on your best outfit and get ready for a night at the movies…or two!
Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, London, W14 8UX
Nearest Tube: Kensington (Olympia)
Opening hours: Saturday 26th (10am-6pm) – Sunday 27th October (10am-5.30pm)
Now in its 7th year, VegFest returns once again to London this October. Being one of the largest vegan lifestyle festivals in Europe, you can expect to see an expert line-up of speakers, cookery demonstrations and workshops, meaning your weekend will be as full as your stomach. There is around 325 stalls, many being vegan and over 150 speakers all under one roof as well as discovering comedy, music and documentaries along the way. Tickets start from £18 and you can book yours here.
Image: Secret Garden Rave
The Steel Yard, 13-16 Allhallows Lane, London, EC4R 3UL
Nearest Tube: Cannon Street
Opening Hours: Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th October, 10.00pm-6am
The Secret Garden Rave will grace London once again, promising to be even bigger, louder and more colourful! Expect to have glitter in your hair for days as it is body paint and glitter fairies galore, and if you are lucky you might even see a unicorn. Tickets are selling fast so grab yours here and get for ready special guest DJs, dancers and a few good surprises all to the backdrop of confetti canons.
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