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 4th November 2022

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.

Sip Beer At Hiverfest

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Hiverfest in London Bridge is coming in hot this autumn with some seriously fun events. Check out the Sea Shanty Festival for delicious pints of beer, or make your way to their Oktoberfest party so you can shake it to live music while inhaling bratwursts.

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.

The London Cabaret Club are chock-full of fun autumn events this season. From immersive cabaret to VIP nights and Day of the Dead events, the venue promises non-stop entertainment, as well as a quirky dining destination. 

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.

Be Crowned Top Baker

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Whether you're an aspiring baker or something of a pro, The Big Bakes is inviting you to take over their marquee for a competitive class that'll see one team crowned No 1.

  Visit the Candlelight Club

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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.

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.

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.