Top 20 Things To Do This Autumn

So summer is out and autumn is in. And along with upgrading to that fetching roll neck jumper and slurping pumpkin spiced lattes (let the haters hate), London is marking the change of the season with all sorts of snug activities. Don't lament the darker nights and dropping temperatures; this is a time for piles of crispy tatties and roast dinners, for cute pubs and pints of IPA, and getting stuck into a new immersive experience. We've rounded up the best things to do this autumn in London.

Last updated on 27th October 2020




The changing of the seasons means one thing in this city: hanging out in beer gardens moves indoors to cuddling up in cosy pubs and by open fireplaces. Chuck in a great pint of London beer and a board game or two, and we've got lazy weekends sorted for you.

If Aperol Spritz be the drink of the summer then it's time to switch to something a bit heartier. Our suggestion? Beer, beer and more beer, and where better to sample plenty of the hoppy stuff than at one of London's breweries. Along with all the craft brews, these spots will get you behind the scenes to show you what goes down in making your favourite drink.

Temperatures may be dropping, but things are heating up at The Prince of Wales in Brixton this autumn. Head here for a series of unmissable events on their heated rooftop, including popular R&B brunches, DJ sets for world-famous performers and live jazz music nights. 

Set in a secret private members club - that looks like an abandoned pub from the outside - Gin-House Burlesque is hot enough to warm even the chilliest of autumnal nights. Join London's sauciest burlesque performers for snake charming, fire breathing and scintillating strip tease in one of East London's coolest locations.

While cinema has been off the cards for the last few months, it's back in spectacular fashion. To make up for missed time, check out Backyard Cinema, the immersive screening experience which is creating two magical pop-ups, including a snowy kingdom with an actual river.

William JM Chilila has already taken on Master Chef The Professionals and now the finalist is opening his own Central London restaurant. Add Akoko to your dining bucket list as it opens this October, focussing on the cuisine of West Africa.

Blending being outside and open fires? We're all about campfires this autumn as Londoners cuddle up around roaring flames. Head to one of these fiery cuties for city views, warm cocktails, and marshmallow roasting.