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29th September 2021

1.For the cocktail-lover: London Cocktail Month (1-31 October 2021)

London Cocktail Week is an annual celebration which takes place in the city. However, this year they’ve stepped it up and have organised a whole month of festivities running from 1-31st October. With an official wristband that costs £15, you can enjoy special £7 cocktails from some of the best bars in town. As well as this, the festival will be hosting cocktail events and experiences, exclusive menus and immersive pop-ups, perfect for all tastes.

2.For a festive head start: The Natural History Museum Ice Rink (22 Oct-16 Jan)

As tradition goes, you cannot visit London in the autumn and winter seasons and not visit the Natural History Museum Ice Rink. Head on down to the rink from the 22nd October to start the festivities nice and early, with twinkling fairy lights nestled between the trees and the smell of hot chocolate in the air.

3.For the bookworm: London Literature Festival 21-31 October)

With this year’s theme focusing on the importance of friendship, the London Literature Festival returns to the Southbank Centre from 21-31st October. From discussions and talks with Jack Dee and Daisy May Cooper, to award ceremonies, exhibitions and the 2021 Booker Prize Shortlist Readings, this celebration of all things literature will truly be one not to miss.

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Cocktail at The Bar at The Athenaeum

4.For the film fanatic: BFI London Film Festival (6-17 October)

Whether you wish to join in-person or online, the London Film Festival has an action-packed schedule from 6-17th October. Come along to some special presentations and hear from your favourite directors, actors and writers to learn more about their work. If you fancy, walk the red carpet like a celebrity at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and attend one of the star-studded premieres of the most anticipated movies of the year. Tickets go on sale on the 20th September however, extra tickets are released on the 30th September and on the day of the film screening.

5.For the artist: London Craft Week (4-10 October)

A perfect opportunity to get your creative juices flowing, London Craft Week brings together over 250 established and emerging designers, makers, galleries and brands from all over the world. Dotted around the city, you will find independent shops, studios, pop-ups, contemporary galleries and luxury boutiques, all hosting a busy programme of events that will leave you feeling inspired for your next artistic venture.

 

With an activity for everyone, what are you waiting for? Book your stay and start your autumn adventure.

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