Upcoming events in London

October 1, 2018

There is always something exciting happening in London. Each month, each season, each holiday brings a new experience that will add to your London memories. In order for you to immerse yourself in London’s culture, we have compiled a list of events that are happening in London for the next several months.

On the list below, click on the bolded burgundy headings to link to more information.

October 2018

Dance Umbrella

  • Dance performances by choreographers from around the world.
  • 26 September-21 October 2018

Diwali Festival

  • Festivities in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain festival of Lights.
  • Includes dance and music performances, craft activities, yoga, henna art, and food.
  • 28 October 2018

October Half Term

  • Museums at night
  • Trick or Treat around Museum of London’s galleries
  • Dark Arts at Warner Bros Studio
  • 22-26 October 2018

Six Day London

  • World’s best professional riders
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park hosts cyclists, top musical entertainment and special guests.
  • Book tickets early
  • At lee Valley VeloPark
  • 23-28 October 2018

NFL Games

  • Raiders vs. Seahawks
  • Jaguars vs. Eagles
  • Chargers vs. Titans

Londinium

  • Gladiator games, 3D animated projections, leading historian talks
  • History of London Roman

Museums at Night

  • Major museums and heritage sites have a biannual nationwide festival.
  • Mostly free. Some activities you might need a ticket for.
  • Torchlit tours
  • 25-27 October 2018

London Halloween

  • Tours, activities, sightseeing
  • 26-31 October 2018

November 2018

Remembrance in London

  • 11 November 2018
  • Remembers the lives lost in the two world wars
  • Two minutes of silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
  • Held in Trafalgar Square
  • Services held on the second sunday (11th of November)
  • Concerts, church services and commemorative events.
  • Parade takes place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall
  • There will be special commemorative events at the Imperial War Museum

Regent Street Motor Show

  • Latest sports cars and motorbikes, and classic automobiles
  • Showcases 125 years of motor history
  • Saturday, 3 November 2018

Bonfire Night

  • Marks the historic moments when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I in the Gunpowder plot.
  • 5th of November
  • Local fireworks

Nitto ATP Finals

  • Final event of men’s professional tennis season
  • The O2
  • 11th-18th of November 2018

Hogwarts in the Snow

  • Hogwarts gets dressed up for the winter season including Christmas trees, a big feast, etc.
  • 17 November 2018- 27 January 2018

American Thanksgiving in London

  • Visit Plymouth where the Pilgrims left England
  • Eat a traditional turkey dinner in several restaurants
  • Enjoy a British meal in a local pub
  • Relax in your vacation rental

Winterville

  • Open-air ice skating
  • Plonk Golf’s indoor course.
  • Movies in Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden
  • Comedy, cabaret, family shows and club nights in the Spiegeltent
  • Big Wheel
  • Christmas Market
  • Street Feast’s
  • Dates and Times to be announced

EFG London Jazz Festival

  • Jazz music
  • Jazz singers from all over the world
  • 16-25 November 2018

Winter Wonderland

  • Hyde Park
  • Ice Skating, big top shows, an observation wheel, and huge Christmas market
  • Largest outdoor ice skating rink
  • 22 November 2018-6 January 2019

Christmas at Kew

  • Mile-long trail throughout the botanic gardens.
  • Lit up with over one million lights
  • Chorus of Singing Trees
  • Santa and his elves
  • Victorian Carousel
  • 22 November 2018-5 January 2019

Christmas Present, Christmas Past at Hampton Court Palace

  • 23 November-6 January 2019 the ice rink is available
  • Hampton Court Palace will be decked out in holiday decor

December 2018

Christmas at Kew

  • Mile-long trail throughout the botanic gardens
  • Lit up with over one million lights
  • Chorus of Singing Trees
  • Santa and his elves
  • Victorian Carousel
  • Laser Garden in the moonlit woods – new this year
  • 22 November 2018-5 January 2019

Winter Wonderland

  • Hyde Park
  • Ice Skating, big top shows, an observation wheel, and huge Christmas market
  • Largest outdoor ice skating rink
  • 22 November 2018-6 January 2019

Celebrate Christmas in London

  • Throughout December
  • Specific Events on December 25

Hogwarts in the Snow

  • Hogwarts gets dressed up for the winter season including Christmas trees, a big feast, etc.
  • 17 November 2018-27 January 2019

The Nutcracker

  • Presented by the Royal Ballet
  • 3 December 2018-15 January 2019
  • Afternoon and evening performances are available

Luna Winter Cinema

  • 17-22 December
  • Films shown on the big screen at Kensington Palace
  • Films such as Home Alone and It’s A Wonderful Life

Victorian Christmas

  • Tower of London comes alive
  • Includes all the seasonal fun and festivities of the Victorian Era
  • 27-31 december

Christmas Present, Christmas Past at Hampton Court Palace

  • 7-9 December will be Festival Fayre
  • 23 November-6 January 2019 the ice rink is available
  • Hampton Court Palace will be decked out in holiday decor

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

  • Fireworks over the London Eye
  • Big Ben sounds the new year
  • Tickets are £10

January 2019

New Year’s Day Parade

  • Parade celebrating the New Year in Central London
  • From Green Park Tube station to Parliament Square
  • Starts at 12 noon

Lumiere London

  • Lit up art that lines that city
  • North and south of the river Thames
  • Free event to walk around and see
  • Dates and times to be announced

Christmas Present, Christmas Past at Hampton Court Palace

  • 23 November-6 January 2019 the ice rink is available
  • Hampton Court Palace will be decked out in holiday decor

London Boat Show

  • Boating Lake to try out kayaking, Zorbing, etc.
  • Showcases boats

London Art Fair

  • 100 galleries to showcase contemporary artwork
  • In the Business Design Centre
  • 16-20 January 2019

Winter Wonderland

  • Hyde Park
  • Ice Skating, big top shows, an observation wheel, and huge Christmas market
  • Largest outdoor ice skating rink
  • 22   November 2018-6 January 2019

Christmas at Kew

  • Mile-long trail throughout the botanic gardens
  • Lit up with over one million lights
  • Chorus of Singing Trees
  • Santa and his elves
  • Victorian Carousel
  • 22 November 2018-5 January 2019

Hogwarts in the Snow

  • Hogwarts gets dressed up for the winter season including Christmas trees, a big feast, etc.
  • 17 November 2018-27 January 2019

Our London Connection properties are in the best neighborhoods and very accessible to each of these events. We would love you to take a picture of yourself while attending these activities and then add the image to our Instagram LDNCXN or Facebook page using #ldncxn to tag us in the comments. If we select one of your images to feature in a future blog or post, you will receive a 10% discount on your return visit to stay in one of our vacation rental apartments.

We will update this list each month, so check back here as it gets closer to the date you will visit. And please, if you are aware of other events we didn’t include, send the info to sheilaf@connectionsmg.com and we will add it to the list. Enjoy London!