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 23rd September 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.

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.

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All those meals missed because of lockdown? It's time to treat yourself with an epic food experience courtesy of Kitchen Theory, the unique supper club which fuses fine dining with multisensory elements to heighten your evening.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Friday 25th September 2020

Take part in a thrilling escape room experience this autumn, where you and your pals will work against the clock to escape a prison van on its way to Pentonville. With just 60 minutes to complete the task at hand, it's sure to put your ability to handle tasks under pressure to the test. 

@ Chelsea Physic Garden on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd October 2020

Discover a taste of South Africa this autumn in London as The Chelsea Physic Garden host Durban Curry Club. Taking place in October, this evening will introduce you to the delicious cuisine of KwaZulu-Natal with dishes such as Durban lamb shank curry, dahl, and monkfish and king prawn curry, all set within a leafy West London spot.

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.

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.

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.