Autumn/Fall Q4 2022 London Events Calendar

Find the latest rundown of the very best London events and what’s going on in town between October and December 2022 with DayIn London’s 2022 London Events Calendar

Autumn/Fall Q4 London Events Calendar 2022

Autumn Fall Q4 2022 London Events Calendar

October – December 2022

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October 2022 London Events

London Marathon (past event)

2nd October 2022

London Marathon

The UK’s biggest annual marathon since 1981, plotting a route through and past some of the most famous landmarks in London. With so many people applying to enter a year in advance, only the most avid runners tend to get individual spaces. However, a number of charities have spaces that you can have to represent them


NFL International Series (past event)

2nd, 9th & 30th October 2022

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 (past event)

9th October 2022

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 (past event)

12th – 16th October 2022

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


Rugby League World Cup 2021 (in 2022) (past event)

15th October – 19th November 2022

Rugby World Cup 2022

Yes, 2021 in 2022! After 2021’s tournament unfortunately had to be postponed, the tournament is now happening in 2022, a year that now sees the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments all at once. While rugby union might be the more popular version overall, there’s still an excitable following of league fans in the UK


London Cocktail Week (past event)

13th – 22nd October 2022

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 (past event)

14th – 23rd October 2022

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


Diwali on Trafalgar Square (past event)

23rd October 2022

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 (past event)

31st October 2022

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


London Restaurant Festival: Autumn Edition (past event)

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London Restaurant Festival

Enjoy over 35 restaurant experiences from over 250 restaurants across the city in the year’s second instalment of the London Restaurant Festival, launched in 2009 to celebrate London’s “phenomenally vibrant” restaurant scene. Even if you didn’t miss the Summer edition, then this encore is a great opportunity do it all over again


November 2022 London Events

Ice Skating In London (past event)

1st November 2022 – Early January 2023

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


Guy Fawkes / Bonfire / Fireworks Night (past event)

5th November 2022

Guy Fawkes Fireworks Night

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 (past event)

11th – 20th November 2022

EFG London Jazz Festival

EFG London Jazz Festival celebrates its 30th birthday in 2022 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 (past event)

12th November 2022

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


Remembrance in London (past event)

13th November 2022

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


Hogwarts in the Snow

12th November 2022 – 15th January 2023

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


Christmas at Kew

16th November 2022 – 8th January 2023

Turning On The Christmas Lights At Kew Gardens

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


Regent Street Motor Show

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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


December 2022 London Events

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

December 2022 – January 2023

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Quite possibly the biggest event of the year across all of London, and that’s no statement that’s made lightly. Most Londoners look forward to flocking to Winter Wonderland to let loose and indulge completely in the festive season. From rides, Christmas markets, beer halls, restaurants and ice skating… the list goes on and on


Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square

2nd December 2022 – 5th January 2022

Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square

In a tradition that’s happened every year since 1947, the people of London receive the gift of Christmas Tree from the people of Norway in gratitude of the role that Britain took in supporting Norway during World War II. To celebrate this generous tradition, you can see the lighting ceremony of the tree in pride of place


Goodbye/Moving Festival at the Museum of London

3rd – 4th December 2022

Museum of London Goodbye Festival

The Museum of London are celebrating their move to a pastures new and the final days at their London Wall location with an all-night music festival, complete with DJs and entertainment, as a final farewell (for now). There will also be an on-site film festival in collaboration with Film London. On top of this, entry is completely free!


The Peter Pan Cup In Hyde Park

25th December 2022

The Peter Pan Cup In Hyde Park

Some people like to spend their Christmas day in front of a cosy fire exchanging presents. The more daring among us instead choose to strip down to swimming gear and jump into the water on one of the coldest days of the year. An odd tradition from 1864 that has become the “oldest continuously swam race in the world”


New Year’s Eve Fireworks

31st December 2022

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

When it comes to seeing in the new year, London doesn’t like to be outcompeted. They might come after Australia’s but that doesn’t mean they’re any less dramatic. Londoners flock to the banks of the Thames to one of the biggest light shows on earth light up London’s most famous landmarks including St Paul’s and the Millennium Bridge


London Christmas Markets

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Christmas Market London

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without visiting some traditional Christmas markets. You’ll find them dotted around the capital throughout December, but there are a few big names that make a special effort to create some of the most authentic and traditional markets around and the ideal last-minute gift stalls


Christmas Carols On Trafalgar Square

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Carol Singing London

In the shadow of the lit up Norwegian Spruce that dominates Trafalgar Square throughout December, you’ll see another tradition that we don’t see so much these days, but is always welcome. As well as professional choir performances, you can also apply to get involved and join in the festivities yourself