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 - and eating cheese off a conveyor belt is just the start of it...

It's cuffing season and if you've got thumb-swiping fatigue, head along to one of London's quirkier dating events. Whether you fancy partaking in a life-drawing class or chatting up other singletons in four minutes, there's a Tinder-free option for you.

You don't need to splash out on flights to Munich; we've got all the best Oktoberfest action right here in London. Put on your lederhosen or dirndl and get ready for a month of stein smashing, with parties that include a vegan fest and dancing on the docks

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.

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.

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.

It's the moment rugby fans have been waiting four years for, and now the Rugby World Cup 2019 is finally here. Sure, the games are pretty early in the morning, but that's not stopping these London bars and pubs, who will be screening every try and tackle this autumn.

If one thing sums up autumn in London, it's a good old romp across Hampstead Heath, before something hearty in the village. Find sustenance with these brunches in Hampstead, with eggs benny, kitsch cocktails, and prosecco coming as standard.

Japanese fermented rice wine, aka sake, is hitting London's drink scene in the form of swish cocktails and award-winning bottles. It's not the easiest tipple to find, but luckily for you, we've scoured the city's best bars to bring your sake flights and menus to try this autumn.