Autumn 2023 London Events Calendar

Experience the vibrant charm of Autumn in London 2023 with an array of exciting events. From cultural festivals to seasonal delights, explore the best happenings this September, October & November in the heart of the city. Plan your unforgettable Autumn adventure now!

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September – November 2023

September 2023 London Events

Pub in the Park – Chiswick

1st – 3rd September 2023

Pub in the Park London

The third of 3 Pub in the Park festivals in London, hosted in Chiswick House & Gardens by Tom Kerridge, Andi Oliver, Si King. A glorious mix of music, fancy drinks, food markets and cooking demos and an absolute must for any food fan that’s looking to spice thing up. This makes the perfect day out for either groups of friends or for the whole family

Totally Thames

1st – 30th September 2023

Totally Thames London

Each year throughout the month of September, the festival comprises of a collaboration of pop-up performances, boating events, art installations and workshops along the 42 mile stretch of the Thames, celebrating art, culture, heritage and, of course, the Thames itself along with the surrounding areas and local communities

Soultown Festival

2nd – 3rd September 2023

Soultown Festival London

Soultown Festival comes to Beckenham featuring some of the best Soul performances around, with this year’s line-up including UB40, Sister Sledge, Soul II Soul, Lighthouse Family, Omar, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Desmond Dekker’s Aces, Edwin Starr Band, Maxi Priest, Kenny Thomas, The Fatback, The Dualers and Alison Limerick

BBC Proms: Last Night of the Proms

9th September 2023

BBC Proms London

The Proms, or BBC Proms, is one of the world’s most popular classical music concerts that spans about 8 weeks and culminates in the particularly popular “Last Night of the Proms”. Generally seen as an exclusive and highbrow event, with a price tag to match, this is certainly on the more extravagant end of the musical calendar

Great River Race

16th September 2023

Great River Race

A separate race from the Oxford-Cambridge boat race and sometimes referred to as “London’s other marathon”. This time the Thames is a veritable flotilla of traditional boats competing in a 22 mile race between Millwall and Richmond, a tradition that’s lasted since 1988. Enter the race or simply watch from one of the many bridges

London Design Festival

16th – 24t September 2023

London Design Festival

Pulling a massive audience from around the globe, London Design Festival aims to promote London as the design capital of the world. Since only 2003 the festival has grown massively with support from the design and education industries, as well as local government into a must-see event for budding designers

October 2023 London Events

NFL International Series

October 2023 – TBC

NFL International Series

American Football has grown in popularity over the years in the UK, with people staying up during the night to watch the Super Bowl. With the NFL International Series returning to London in Tottenham Stadium, fans from around the country can see games live as the pitch is converted from a standard football pitch

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

8th October 2023

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Just 1 week after the main London Marathon, the Royal Parks half marathon is a chance for those that missed out, or who aren’t up to running a full marathon, to enter and either run for a chosen charity or to protect the parks themselves through the Royal Parks charity. Overall, it’s a much less serious event but just as entertaining

Frieze London

11th – 15th October 2023

Frieze London

Frieze London is the UK event in an international contemporary art fair that takes place in big cities around the world. Starting in 2003, originally intended for artists and dealers to sell works of art in a full-on market, the event has grown over the years into a broader celebration of artists, artistic works and creative culture

London Cocktail Week

12th – 22nd October 2023

London Cocktail Week

Launched in 2010 as the “world’s original cocktail week” in the “cocktail capital of the world”. With just one wristband, enter one of over 250 bars across London and have any of the signature cocktails on offer for just £7 and attend special cocktail and flair events and tutorials sprawling across the city for the entire week

Bloomsbury Festival

13th – 22nd October 2023

Bloomsbury Festival

Since 2006, Bloomsbury Festival has been a celebration of creative arts, culture and science. For ten days each October, up to 130 events happen throughout the streets, parks, museums, galleries and laboratories in London. By merging creativity and science, ideas are generated that have the potential to drive meaningful change

Battersea’s Affordable Art Fair Autumn

19th – 22nd October 2023

Battersea’s Affordable Art Fair

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, not in the price tag attached to something. That’s certainly the mantra of Battersea’s Affordable Art Fair, returning to Battersea Park this year featuring a wide range of hand selected works from as little as £50. With top prices capping out at £7,500 makes this a must see for all art lovers

Diwali on Trafalgar Square

23rd October 2023 – TBC

Diwali on Trafalgar Square

Every year Hindus around the world celebrate the victory of light over darkness during the festival of Diwali. Although traditionally a 5-day event (and still is celebrated for the full 5 days), in London there is a one-day event where everyone is welcome to celebrate together and learn all about and celebrate Hindu culture

Halloween in London

31st October 2023

Halloween in London

While there is no one dedicated event for those eager to trick or treat on Halloween in London, there are a few stand-out venues that perfectly match the theme and that are ideal for the family, with The London Bridge Experience and Madame Tussauds being prime examples, which are both top picks in our family friendly activities section

November 2023 London Events

Ice Skating In London

1st November 2023 Onwards

Ice Skating in London

The 1st of November each year kicks off a swathe of pop-up ice skating rinks around the city and is seen by some as the true indicator that the Christmas season has started in earnest. The various rinks range from Hampton Court Palace to Canary Wharf and are usually surrounded by markets and the usual Christmas fare

Regent Street Motor Show

4th November 2023 – TBC

Regent Street Motor Show

From classic to modern, and now electric cars, Regent Street Motor Show is a must for all petrolheads and motoring fans. There’s also a host of entertainment for those that have been dragged along, including closing the street to traffic for live entertainment, as well as a temporary go-carting track for the little ones

Guy Fawkes / Bonfire / Fireworks Night

5th November 2023

Museum of London Goodbye Festival

Guy Fawkes was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who was involved in the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to blow up Parliament and King James I. Since then there has been an annual tradition of fireworks and large bonfires, along with an age-old saying “Remember, remember, the 5th of November”

EFG London Jazz Festival

10th November 2023

EFG London Jazz Festival

EFG London Jazz Festival celebrates its 31st birthday in 2023 and remains the city’s biggest jazz festival of the year. The event celebrates diversity and the many cultures across the capital. Expect to see some big names in jazz, as well as a new wave of young, emerging talent put on live music performances throughout

Lord Mayor’s Show

11th November 2023

Lord Mayor's Show London

Perhaps the most extravagant procession through the streets of London that dates back to the 13th century, where traditionally the newly elected Mayor of London would swear allegiance to the crown. There are various viewpoints you can take up along the route and witness the spectacular procession coaches go by

Hogwarts in the Snow

11th November 2023 – 14th January 2024

Hogwarts in the Snow

Calling all Harry Potter fans. For 2 months over the Christmas season, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London transforms into white land of action adventure, using actual filmmaking snow machines, giving you an even deeper behind-the-scenes experience. So dress up and head down the snow-covered wizarding shopping street

Adventure Travel Show

12th November 2023

Adventure Travel Show

After 3 years of heavily restricted travel, wanderlust is running high. At Excel London, the Adventure Travel Show is celebrating its 25th birthday. There you’ll find some inspiring ideas and examples of some of the most exhilarating “off the beaten track” travel destinations giving you an itinerary it’ll take years to complete

Remembrance in London

13th November 2023

Remembrance in London

On the second Sunday of every November, Remembrance Sunday, is held across the UK to remember the fallen servicemen of the two world wars. Across the country, expect to see people everywhere wearing their red poppy in support of The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, a charity that supports veterans and their families

Christmas at Kew

15th November 2023 – 7th January 2024

Christmas at Kew

Over the entire Christmas season, Kew Gardens is transformed into a bright and colourful wonderland as they put on a host of festive activities and light shows. As the venue for many proposals and seen as a romantic destination all year round, Kew gets even more special around the winter months for couples and families alike