What’s on in London this Autumn

Posted: 2 October 2015 by Higgins Homes

The leaves are turning and the nights are drawing in. Autumn is on its way along with a whole host of things to see and do around the nation’s capital. There are festivals, exhibitions, sporting events and parties - all over the city and with enough variety to suit the most discerning of tastes. Here are just a few picks of what’s on in London this autumn.


What: Liberty in Fashion

Where: Fashion and Textile Museum, London Bridge

When: 9th October – 28th February

Liberty Art Fabrics’ floral, paisley and patterned prints have been changing the face of fashion for 140 years. Now an internationally recognised leader in textiles, this exhibition sets out to demonstrate Liberty’s impact on British fashion and key trends through more than 150 garments, textiles and objects that are on display.


What: Vegfest

Where: Olympia London, Brook Green

When: 10th - 11th October

Calling all foodies (especially those with a tendency towards ethical cooking)! Europe’s biggest vegetarian event returns to Olympia with the promise of bringing a fabulous mix of food, entertainment and lifestyle goodies – all with a virtuous twist. Expect everything from animal-friendly cosmetics to mouth-watering vegan cakes, stand-up comedy and an eclectic line up of live music.


What: Bonfire night

Where: Various locations throughout London

When: 5th – 8th November

When it comes to fireworks, London does not hold back. So what better way to celebrate Guy Fawkes’ Night, aka bonfire night, than at one of the many fantastic displays? Locations include Crystal Palace Park, Wimbledon Park, Alexandra Palace and Ealing Cricket Club – to name but a few. Almost all are family friendly, with the larger events putting on two separate displays (one for the little ones and one for the grownups). Add to that the funfairs, food stalls, live soundtracks and even a craft beer village, and you will have a night to remember. With different displays happening on different nights, you can even make a weekend of it. 


What: EFG London Jazz Festival

Where: Various venues

When: 14th – 23rd November

Now in its 23rd year, the London Jazz Festival is bigger and better than ever. More than 2,000 incredible artists will be performing in over 300 concerts scattered across the city, in one of the 50-plus venues taking part. The festival runs for 10 days too, allowing plenty of time to revel in the numerous talks and workshops on offer. Gigs tend to sell out fast so it’s wise to book ahead.


What: The Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks

Where: Various locations across London

When: 14th November

Just as the excitement of bonfire night fizzles out, it’s time to do it all over again with the 800th Lord Mayor’s Show. This year sees all the stops being pulled out with a spectacular traditional parade that will feature more than 7,000 performers from around the world. From 11am – 2:30pm, the streets of London will be filled with marching, music, dancing, horses, acrobats, colourful costumes and much, much more. The whole event comes to a climax with a fantastic riverside fireworks display at 5:15pm.


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