Things to do in London in October 2013

London in October


English autumn is coming, clouded sky, icy winds, rain – how to survive all this? Do not despair at it! Autumn in London can be a wonderful time. The best way to beat the winter blues is to get outside and enjoy the fantastic festive activities in the capital. Here you have a list of events coming soon in London in October.

This post was written by Link School of English in London.


The BFI London Film Festival

ADDRESS: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
9th October 2013 until 20th October 2013
Films from £11.50 or £6.50 (Concs), £7 (Children) | Galas and Special Screenings £19-£25 | Screen Talks £17.50, Masterclasses £15, Weekday matinees at all venues £8


Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

ADDRESS: Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
DATES: Sunday 6th October 2013
OPENING TIMES: 9.30am, registration essential


World Cup Qualifier: England v Poland

Given the amount of Poles in London, there should be quite a good turnout at Wembley Stadium for England’s World Cup qualifying match against Poland.
ADDRESS: Wembley Stadium, Wembley, HA9 0WS
DATES: Friday 15th October 2013


The Scandinavia Show

Great attraction for anyone interested in the Scandinavian culture.
ADDRESS: Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E1W 2SF
DATES: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2013


Chocolate Week

What can better than a cup of hot chocolate to beat the winter blues? Chocolate Week is a nationwide celebration and London embraces this with a number of sweet events across the city. This is a two-day festival that invited the world’s top chocolatiers to display their finest work.
ADDRESS: London Film Museum Covent Garden, 45 Wellington Street,Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BN
DATES: 14th to 20th Oct 2013


The Ski & Snowboard Show

Snow sport fans are given the chance to pick up new tips and equipment for this season.
This snow show, which has been running for 40 years, is almost as much fun as the real thing and makes for a great day out with families and friends.
ADDRESS: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9TA
DATES: 30th Oct to 3rd Nov 2013


Arctic Monkeys

Alex Turner’s band show off their fifth studio album, AM
Alex Turner and his band kept a lot of their new material under wraps, and so this Earls Court gig will be a good chance for fans to hear AM for the first time live.
ADDRESS: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9TA
DATES: Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October 2013



One of the interesting things to do in London is Diwali. Known as the festival of lights, Diwali has religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains and is celebrated by many of the capital’s Asian communities. The Diwali Festival gives us a chance to come together and celebrate at a free concert with backing from the Mayor’s office.
Trafalgar Square, Central, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DS
Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station
Dates: Sunday 27th October 2013


The Male Nude: Eighteenth-Century Drawings From The Paris Academy

Ooh la la! The Male Nude is the subject of an exhibition at theWallace Collection from October 2013 for which close to forty drawings from the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth centuries from France’s equivalent of the Royal Academy, the Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
ADDRESS: Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London, W1U 3BN
DATES: 24th October 2013 to 19th January 2014



Battle of Ideas

Returning for a ninth year – and a second at the Barbican – ‘Battle of Ideas’ is a weekend of high level, thought-provoking public debate on topical themes. Guest speakers exchange views on some of the biggest issues facing the world, covering a range of current subjects in a mixture of interactive talks, sessions and open discussions.
ADRESS: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London, EC2Y 8DS
DATES: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2013


Read on our blog about Free and Interesting Things to Do in London:
– Museums in London
– Art Galleries in London

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