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Things to do in London this autumn

09 Jul, 2019
Things to do in London this autumn

London is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities not just in the UK, but in the whole world. The many people who choose to make this iconic capital city their home, even if just for a short time, have hundreds of options for when it comes to free-time activities and pursuits.

Below is just a small selection of the things to do in the city this autumn.

Explore London's food scene with the Restaurant Festival

As one of the world's most renowned and varied gastronomic centres, there can be few more exciting places to enjoy a restaurant festival than London! Taking place throughout the month of October, it includes restaurant experiences such as special theme nights, chef-hosted events and tasting menus, and special offers that give you access to some of the very best and most exclusive restaurants in the capital.

See the autumn colours at their best in London's parks and gardens

London may be an urban centre, but it's a great place to enjoy the burst of autumnal colours as the city's parks change from bright greens to warm coppers and golds. The larger parks to enjoy the spectacle include Regent's Park, Hyde Park and Richmond Park, London's largest open space.

Catch an NFL game at one of London's top stadiums

This autumn Wembley Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium are hosting the four-match NFL London Games series, which sees this popular US sport brought across the Atlantic for UK-based fans and spectators to experience.

Head to the Totally Thames 2019 festival

From 1st – 30th September London’s river Thames is brought to life in a month-long season of events along the river's 42-mile stretch. Totally Thames includes large-scale art installations, free exhibitions and live performances, as well as water sports and boat parties to enjoy.

Open House London: get a glimpse of London’s hidden gems

During the weekend of 21st and 22nd September, London throws open the doors of hundreds of buildings and spaces around the capital – many of which are not usually open to the public. You can enjoy free access to a whole host of fascinating buildings, including private homes of the rich and famous, and join tours, guided walks and activities throughout the weekend. Highlights of the Open House London programme often include the BT Tower, The Gherkin, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and the Royal Albert Hall.

Take part in Halloween celebrations across the capital

From haunted venues and scary attractions, to special Halloween tours there are a host of ways and places to get into the spirit of Halloween in London this year! Alongside ghost walks and bus tours, including visits to London’s most famous cemeteries, there are special events at a number of historical landmarks such as the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace. Of course, the London Dungeon is a year-round attraction for finding out about the grislier side of London's history!

Photo credits:
Penns Pond Richmond park — flickr CC / Heather Smithers
Great Boat Race, River Thames, London — flickr CC / Barry Marsh
The London Dungeons — flickr CC / Steve.

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