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.
From Old School classics like The Crow and Rocky Horror Picture Show to favourites such Hocus Pocus and The Witches, Rivoli's pop-up cinema is a top choice for those of you after something a little different this Halloween.
Bringing Agatha Christie vibes to East London, The Murder Express is part supper club, part immersive theatre experience. Jump aboard their train carriage for a swish, 1920s-inspired setting, with all sorts of characters telling their tale of deceit, trickery, and - yep, you guessed it - murder...
Dance to non-stop tunes at a London landmark with a trip to one of The Shard's rooftop parties. The weekend bash will treat you to amazing views over the city and a welcome glass of Champagne, along with a DJ set from Max Tyler.
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.
An event entirely lit by candles, promising live music, retro darlings and dapper clobber overload - the esteemed Candlelight Club is the ultimate Autumn hideaway, with several events on offer over the next few months. Expect prohibition era vibes, hosted from a secret location in central London, with cocktails, dancing and vintage debauchery aplenty.
Shuffle boarding, best known as Henry VII's favourite pastime, has had one hell of a glow-up from the team behind other high-tech experiences, including Flight Club. Re-opening this September, Electric Shuffle is chucking a load of technology at the puck and sliding game, alongside paddle-board pizzas and sharing cocktails.
Bake Off is back on our screens, and as well as Paul Hollywood's piercing stare, it's bringing some serious cake envy. Instead of shouting at the TV, see if you've got what it takes to be crowned master baker with this 90-minute cooking competition.
A truly unforgettable live event in London, The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience will see you take on an alien invasion. Set to the soundtrack of Jeff Wayne's famous musical, the two-hour experience will see you crawl, slide and weave your way through 24 rooms, with a new adventure hiding in each.
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 days get cooler, so ultimately, you're gagging for a roast. From mounds of fluffy potatoes and epic Yorkshire puddings to new gastro takes on the humble gravy, our guide to London's best Sunday roasts will have you escaping the recent chill and tucking into a hearty British staple.
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.
Calling all ghosts, ghouls and living dead, Halloween is coming to London and we've compiled the most comprehensive guide. Whether you want to dress up and dance til the early hours or go hunting for spirits in a graveyard, there's a little something freaky for everyone.
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.
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.