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Looking for things to do this month, don’t sweat it, we’ve got lots to keep you busy.
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As tempting as it is to jump straight on the Christmas train come November, there’s still Day of the Dead and Bonfire Night to celebrate first. There are a whole host of Dia de los Muertos festias to get involved with before you break out the sparklers and watch the fireworks. A lot of the city’s ice rinks are opening this month with winter terraces following suit, popping up everywhere from Fulham to the Southbank to the City, so you can start getting festive.

Renowned port brand Graham’s Port have teamed up Disappearing Dining Club to host a series of supper club style dinners at their new site the Dartmouth Arms

31st October - 21st November 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker returns to the National Theatre with The Antipodes following runs of earlier works The Flick and John.

21st October - 23rd November 2019

Legendary jazz record label Blue Note Records is turning 80 this year and to celebrate, it’s opening its first ever UK pop-up store in Coal Drops Yard

15th - 23rd November 2019

The UK’s original sneaker event is back for one final show this year, giving you the chance to cop some super-rare kicks just in time for Christmas.

24th November 2019

Hello Kitty is turning 45 this year and to celebrate, Japan Centre Ichiba has a pop-up dedicated to the beloved character.

Until 24th November 2019

Bloomberg Arcade is hosting a winter market for the very first time this year, hosting local brands and businesses that focus on sustainability.

27th & 28th November 2019

Independent Label Market is hosting its final event of the year in Coal Drops Yard this November, meaning you can pick up some goodies in time for Christmas.

30th November 2019

Tits London, the platform that celebrates female designers and makers, is popping up in Hackney with a shop full of clothing, homeware and accessories

16th - 30th November 2019

Get into the festive spirit and pick up some gifts at the Merrymaking Christmas Market at Here East

30th November 2019

Ennismore and fashion and lifestyle investor Eiesha Bharti Pasricha are teaming up to host a very spesh, one-off charity sale

30th November 2019

If you’re a bit overloaded with Christmas and in need of a different kinda festive weekend then head to the London Illustration Fair.

29th November - 1st December 2019

Never-before-seen images of the very first Rolling Stones tour and recording session are going on show with Black and White Blues -Where It All Began.

18th November - 2nd December 2019

This major Anthony Gormley exhibition at the Royal Academy will feature a mix of works from his 45-year career as well as brand new installations

21st September - 3rd December 2019

A pie and mash shop by day and a a disco den serving up cocktails by night. Bloody genius. L. Manze is a good old fashioned Pie ‘N’ Mash shop in Walthamstow that turns into The Jellied Eel come party time.

Fridays & Saturdays

If you want to work on your handstands, embrace the power of backbends and increase your understanding of movement, then this will blow your mind.

7th December 2019

The DIY Christmas Art Market is back at Rich Mix this December with a range of ceramics, zines, patches, comics, t-shirts, prints, books, jewellery and more to shop from.

7th December 2019

chapter is all about helping female-owned online businesses get out into the real world so it’s opening the Women Who Give A Shit pop-up in Boxpark Shoreditch.

8th November - 8th December 2019

Cancer Research UK is bringing together singers, musicians and actors for a carol concert at St Paul’s Cathedral.

10th December 2019

Second Home is exploring the way music and dance can be used as an act of resistance with the Making Sound, Making Space event series.

21st November - 12th December 2019

Winter is coming and Backyard Cinema is ready with their latest immersive cinema season at their brand new home Capital Studios.

Until 12th December 2019

Espresso Martini Society is coming back to town with its massive martini menu for a winter edition, and this time it’s going bottomless.

22nd November - 14th December 2019

Jump in for an icy dip (or have a leisurely, if freezing, swim) at Brockwell Lido as part of the Crisis’ Icebreaker challenge

14th December 2019

If you like it HAWT then you’ll wanna be in Brixton this Christmas for Hot Sauce Society, London’s first-ever hot sauce festival is back for a very spicy day.

14th Dec 2019

If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional Christmas show, then this is it. Drag collective Sink the Pink is putting on Escape From Planet Trash.

19th November - 22nd December 2019

Jimmy Garcia is taking over the Southbank this winter with his Lodge on the River, including those (heated, obvs) riverside igloos

9th November - 22nd December 2019

StockX the world’s first Stock Market of Things backed by various US celebs is returning to London.

Thur 17th October – Tues 24th December 2019

Museum of the Moon, a six-metre model featuring incredibly detailed NASA imagery of the moon, is residing in the Natural History Museum

17th May - 1st January 2020

It’s getting lit at Wembley Park this festive season with immersive light festival Winterfest.

20th November 2019 - 3rd January 2020

Following a sold-out run at the Young Vic, Marianne Elliot and Miranda Cromwell’s production of Death of a Salesman transfers to the Piccadilly Theatre

24th October 2019 - 4th January 2020

The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch has launched a gospel brunch on Sundays meaning you can enjoy American-style grub and bottomless booze with a side of live music.


Fentimans is going all out this Christmas by building a lifesize edible pink gingerbread house on the Skylight rooftop.

14th November 2019 - January 2020

He’s brought the sun and the ice to the Tate Modern and now Olafur Eliasson is back at the gallery with a major exhibition.

11th July 2019 - 5th January 2020

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey is taking over Tate Britain with a large-scale installation exhibition featuring new and seminal works

24th September 2019 - 5th January 2020

Carnaby always does a good set of Christmas lights and the ones they’ve got planned for this year look pretty epic.

7th November 2019 - 5th January 2020

Stephen Mangan, Kara Tointon and Sue Johnston lead the cast of the classic Ealing comedy The Man In The White Suit, adapted by Sean Foley

27th September 2019 - 11th January 2020

The ice rink is heading back to Somerset House this winter and they’ve got a whole new series of Skate Lates events on for 2019

13th November 2019 – 12th January 2020

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Oasis’ Definitely, Maybe and h Club London is marking the milestone with the photography exhibition Masterplan 25.

22nd November 2019 – 12th January 2020

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Pirze-winning drama Fairview is coming to the Young Vic following a sell-out run in New York.

28th November 2019 - 18th January 2020

Cabarets and clubs have featured widely in modern art and this major exhibition at the Barbican celebrates the spaces where artists pushed the boundaries.

4th October 2019 - 19th January 2020

Tate Britain is hosting the largest exhibition of William Blake’s work for nearly two decades, featuring over 300 original pieces.

11th September 2019 - 2nd February 2020

Yes the Trotter family is going from Peckham to the West End thanks to Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan who are bringing Only Fools and Horses back to life

Until February 2020

Explore Soho’s diverse culture and history at a time when the area itself is being radically transformed at the Shot in Soho exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery.

18th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

The Photographers’ Gallery is exploring the history of food photography with its Feast For The Eyes exhibition featuring over 140 works

18th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

The Tate Modern is hosting a major exhibition on Nam June Paik, the innovative artist known for his pioneering use of TV and video.

17th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

It’s a celebration of the sixties at the V&A as the museum hosts a major retrospective of revolutionary fashion designer Mary Quant

6th April 2019 - 16th February 2020

After a sold-out run at Rose Theatre Kingston, April de Angelis’ two-part adaptation of My Brilliant Friend transfers to the National.

12th November 2019 - 22nd February 2020

24/7 at Somerset House is a major exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of our modern lives featuring work from a range of contemporary artists.

31st October 2019 - 23rd February 2020

You’ve seen The Martian, now experience life on the red planet for yourself at the Design Museum with its exhibition Moving to Mars.

18th October 2019 - 23rd February 2020

Jamie Lloyd is directing this Martin Crimp adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic play, with James McAvoy starring as the titular Cyrano De Begerac.

27th November 2019 - 29th February 2020

The V&A is hosting a big solo exhibition of British fashion photographer Tim Walker, who will be showing new photos inspired by the museum

21st September 2019 - 8th March 2020

The Tate Modern is hosting the largest retrospective of Dora Maar ever held in the UK, with over 200 works from her long career on show

20th November 2019 – 15th March 2020

Mary Poppins is back its original West End home, the Prince Edward Theatre, for a new run with Zizi Strallen back in the title role

23rd October 2019 - 29th March 2020

The 1980 classic is hitting the West End stage courtesy of Dolly Parton herself, featuring that original Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score.

Until 4th April 2020

The largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures to leave Egypt is going on display at the Saatchi Gallery with over 150 artefacts on show

2nd November 2019 – 3rd May 2020

The 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is being hosted at the Natural History Museum, featuring images selected from almost 50,000 entries

18th October 2019 - 31st May 2020

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