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It’s October people, OCTOBER. Time is flying by so fast we’ll be swapping the pumpkin spice for mince pies before you know it. Well the weather is certainly staying to true to form, in case there was any confusion about what season we’re in – luckily we’ve got the essentials you need to survive it in style. Obviously Halloween is the big holiday this month but the city is also playing host to London Cocktail Week, the BFI London Film Festival and all the new autumn exhibitions. And it’s finally the time of year where you can hole up in a pub with a massive Sunday roast and a bottle (or three) of red.

Jam Sessions is back at Second Home London Fields with a secret line-up of eight artists across a range of genres.

23rd October 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

Nicholas Hytner is directing Zoe Wanamker (making her Bridge debut) and Zrinka Cvitešić (Olivier award winner for Once) in Two Ladies, the highly anticipated new play from Nancy Harris.

14th September - 26th October 2019

The Oystermen team is celebrating seafood and sake at this pop-up with a specially curated menu paired to a carefully selected sake list.

24th - 26th October 2019

Parisian sample sale experts Arlettie are hosting a mega four-day Alexander Wang sample sale at their new Marylebone show space this week.

23rd - 26th October 2019

After an immersive screening of the legendary Rolling Stones Havana Moon show at Troxy last year, Rebel Vision is taking the experience on tour, stopping at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.

27th October 2019

A coral reef and an ancient Egyptian pyramid are just some of the 50 models made of LEGO at the Brick Wonders exhibition at the Horniman Museum.

Until 27th October 2019

It’s always a sell-out over in New York and this autumn Dominique Ansel is bringing his Pie Night back to London

22nd - 30th October 2019

Over the years Gingerline has a built a great rep for putting on some of the best immersive dining experiences in London and Chambers_ is their latest

October 2019

Depop has popped up inside Selfridges’ Designer Studio on the department store’s third floor, and it features products on a moving rail

Until 31st October 2019

Mulberry are hosting a five day sample sale with up to 75% off bags, purses, ready-to-wear and shoes.

29th October - 2nd November 2019

Damien Hirst’s Mandalas, his first major solo show in London in seven years, is being hosted at White Cube Mason’s Yard.

20th September - 2nd November 2019

Claire Foy and Matt Smith are reunited on stage at the Old Vic in Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs. The play follows a couple and their relationship as they wrestle with life’s biggest decisions

14th October - 9th November 2019

Festival blues are well and truly kicking in, but we think we’ve found the cure…The Great Escape is bringing the first fifty acts of TGE 2020 to town.

13th & 14th November 2019

BASTIAN is showing five of Joseph Beuys’ sculptures from the 1950s that have not been exhibited in the UK before

20th September – 16th November 2019

#LoveNotLandifill is popping up in Seven Dials this November with a load of pre-loved fashion from charity shops in tow so you can shop guilt-free.

14th - 17th November 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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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 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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