Events &Amp; Activities In London | October 2016

Date Published 15 September 2016

London offers a wide range of attractions, activities and events catering for a wide variety of interests. As the season turn from autumn to winter, a simple stroll enjoying the "lungs of London", - the central London Royal Parks - can be a beautiful and breathtaking way to spend an enjoyable afternoon before taking a coffee in one of the many artesian coffee shops.

Here are some of the events & activities in London you should consider visiting in October 2016.

Top London Attractions

Must-see attractions you should definitely consider visiting include, among many others:

  • Tower Bridge, ZSL London Zoo and The London Eye
  • Madame Tussauds, Big Ben and Covent Garden
  • The Royal Observatory, Hampton Court Palace and Westminster Abbey
  • St Paul`s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus and the Sea Life London Aquarium
  • The London Dungeon, The Orbit Slide and The Shard

Then, of course, there are Buckingham Palace, the National History Museum; the Horniman Museum and the Science Museum; as well as the Changing of the Guards, which is an event well worth experiencing any time. Art galleries to consider visiting include the:

  • Barbican Art Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery
  • Saatchi Gallery, Royal Arts Academy and Serpentine Gallery
  • Somerset House; Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery

More detailed information on these and other London attractions can be found at VisitLondon.com

October 2016 Events & Activities in London

Activities on offer include anything from Beefeater and Sightseeing tours to city cruises; visits to Crystal Palace; the Royal Parks, Camden Town or Greenwich to Studio (Warner Bros.) and Wembley stadium tours; Shrek`s Adventure and a plethora of sensational West End Shows, including, for instance:

  • 1984
  • Aladdin
  • Amadeus
  • Cirque Eloize
  • Don Giovanni
  • Les Miserables

Detailed information on West End, Fringe and other shows can be obtained from LondonTheatre.co.uk

Special activities & events in London in October include the:

London Restaurant Festival: Running from the 1st to the 31st of October 2016, this event includes festive menus at 350 city-wide restaurants, food and wine tasting sessions, films and more.
Learn more: londonrestaurantfestival.com

NFL Regent Street Party: 01/10/2016. This year`s party will once again include plenty of American-Football fun, games and NFL player appearances.
Read more: regentstreetonline.com

  • Colts v Jaguars, Wembley Stadium, 2nd
  • Giants v Rams, Twickenham Stadium, 23rd
  • Redskins v Bengals, Wembley Stadium, 30th

London Cocktail Week: 03/10 to 9/10/2016. This week is said to be the most vibrant, largest celebration of London`s cocktail scene.
Get more information: drinkup.london/cocktailweek/

Frieze Art Fair: 06/10 to 9/10/ 2016. A chance to experience two orld-renowned art fairs, Frieze Masters and Frieze London, in one place at Regent`s Park.

The Chocolate Show: 14/10 to 16/10/2016. Celebrity chef demonstrations, workshops, tastings and all things chocolate are yours to experience at the Olympia National Hall this month.
Get tickets/learn more; thechocolateshow.co.uk

Africa on the Square: 15/10/2016. Get ready for a taste of Africa`s culture with live music; a market and food stalls; kids` fun and more on Trafalgar Square.
Detailed info: london.gov.uk/events/2016-10-15/africa-square

Diwali Festival: 16/10/2016. Celebrate the Festival of Lights, Diwali, in Trafalgar Square.
Learn more: diwaliinlondon.com

Six Day London: 25/10 to 30/10/2016. A professional cycling competition worth watching.
Read more: sixday.com

Museums at Night: 27/10 to 29/10/2016. A chance to soak up some culture in galleries and museums around London after dark.
More Info/registration: museumsatnight.org.uk

On and around the 31st of October, London will of course once again be the scene of many scary Halloween activities and events, detailed information on which can be found at TimeOutLondon.


Top London Attractions


Must-see attractions you should definitely consider visiting include, among many others:



  • Tower Bridge, ZSL London Zoo and The London Eye

  • Madame Tussauds, Big Ben and Covent Garden

  • The Royal Observatory, Hampton Court Palace and Westminster Abbey

  • St Paul`s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus and the Sea Life London Aquarium

  • The London Dungeon, The Orbit Slide and The Shard


Then, of course, there are Buckingham Palace, the National History Museum; the Horniman Museum and the Science Museum; as well as the Changing of the Guards, which is an event well worth experiencing any time. Art galleries to consider visiting include the:



  • Barbican Art Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery

  • Saatchi Gallery, Royal Arts Academy and Serpentine Gallery

  • Somerset House; Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery


More detailed information on these and other London attractions can be found at VisitLondon.com


October 2016 Events & Activities in London


Activities on offer include anything from Beefeater and Sightseeing tours to city cruises; visits to Crystal Palace; the Royal Parks, Camden Town or Greenwich to Studio (Warner Bros.) and Wembley stadium tours; Shrek`s Adventure and a plethora of sensational West End Shows, including, for instance:



  • 1984

  • Aladdin

  • Amadeus

  • Cirque Eloize

  • Don Giovanni

  • Les Miserables


Detailed information on West End, Fringe and other shows can be obtained from LondonTheatre.co.uk


Special activities & events in London in October include the:


London Restaurant Festival: Running from the 1st to the 31st of October 2016, this event includes festive menus at 350 city-wide restaurants, food and wine tasting sessions, films and more.

Learn more: londonrestaurantfestival.com


NFL Regent Street Party: 01/10/2016. This year`s party will once again include plenty of American-Football fun, games and NFL player appearances.

Read more: regentstreetonline.com



  • Colts v Jaguars, Wembley Stadium, 2nd

  • Giants v Rams, Twickenham Stadium, 23rd

  • Redskins v Bengals, Wembley Stadium, 30th


London Cocktail Week: 03/10 to 9/10/2016. This week is said to be the most vibrant, largest celebration of London`s cocktail scene.

Get more information: drinkup.london/cocktailweek/


Frieze Art Fair: 06/10 to 9/10/ 2016. A chance to experience two orld-renowned art fairs, Frieze Masters and Frieze London, in one place at Regent`s Park.


The Chocolate Show: 14/10 to 16/10/2016. Celebrity chef demonstrations, workshops, tastings and all things chocolate are yours to experience at the Olympia National Hall this month.

Get tickets/learn more; thechocolateshow.co.uk


Africa on the Square: 15/10/2016. Get ready for a taste of Africa`s culture with live music; a market and food stalls; kids` fun and more on Trafalgar Square.

Detailed info: london.gov.uk/events/2016-10-15/africa-square


Diwali Festival: 16/10/2016. Celebrate the Festival of Lights, Diwali, in Trafalgar Square.

Learn more: diwaliinlondon.com


Six Day London: 25/10 to 30/10/2016. A professional cycling competition worth watching.

Read more: sixday.com


Museums at Night: 27/10 to 29/10/2016. A chance to soak up some culture in galleries and museums around London after dark.

More Info/registration: museumsatnight.org.uk


On and around the 31st of October, London will of course once again be the scene of many scary Halloween activities and events, detailed information on which can be found at TimeOutLondon.