Saturday 8th of May 2021
Little London Whispers

October 2017’s Super Seven things to do in London

Welcome October, and roll on in my favourite month of the year. Where we wake up to cooler mornings, looking for the blue sky that left us in September. Warm autumnal leaves that fill the parks and line the streets; with conkers at our feet. I wish for nothing more during October than to be outside enjoying all this and more. So what do we have for you this month, take a look.

BFI London Film Festival 4-15 October.  With hundreds of films there is something here for everyone.  It is impossible to name them all but we have earmarked On Chesil Beach, The Boy Downstairs, Bad Lucky Goat and The Climb to name a few.

Frieze London 5-8 October in Regent’s Park. This exhibition highlights leading and cutting edge artists from 160 galleries.  Also, stroll through the park to enjoy Frieze Sculpture, London’s largest collection of outdoor artwork. Get walking… it’s a beautiful one to do at the weekend.

The Lorax 15 October to 5 November. ‘I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees”. Said to be the best family show since Matilda.  This is for all ages really, since many of us will  remember reading the fabulous Dr. Seuss books as children. Remember we are all about the trees this month!

Cézanne Portraits opening 26 October at the National Portrait Gallery.  This will be a treat to see, with over fifty of Cézanne’s portraits on display. Any excuse to walk through St James’s Park and cross Trafalgar Square to get there, looking for your own ispiration.

Jasper Johns through 10 December at The Royal Academy. This exhibition contains over 150 of Johns’ paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints.  We had a glimpse during the Maggie’s Culture Crawl and we can’t wait to go back for a closer look. Definitely not to be missed.

London Cocktail Week 2-8 October.  Cocktail week is always fun, unless you are having a ‘Sober October’.  This year there is an App instead of wrist bands which makes it so much easier sip your way through the capital! We cannot recommend this enough. It’s super fun.

Rebel Bingo During October in the vaults under Waterloo Station.  This is edgy bingo for young adults and the young at heart. We haven’t been to this, but it’s a big thing in University’s and the 20’s and above absolutely love it.


Harry Potter: A History of Magic , Opening 20 October at the British Library.  Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publishing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone…. can it really be 20 years? This is a journey to where magic and myth began, just in time for half term.

Museums at Night 26-28 October.  A ‘late’ festival for the culturally curious in various museums and galleries around the UK.

Dance Umbrella 11-28 October is an international dance festival in London.  There are performances, workshops, events and classes to enjoy.

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