Things to do in London in November 2019

As the evenings get darker, fireworks light up the skies for Bonfire Night, London's streets begin to sparkle with Christmas lights, and traditional pubs offer a cosy retreat.
Angel-shaped Christmas lights on Regent Street in London.
Regent Street Christmas lights. Credit: lazyllama. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
  • See fireworks light up the skies above London on Bonfire Night
  • Top November events include the The Lord Mayor's Show, EFG London Jazz Festival, Hogwarts in the Snow and Diwali on Trafalgar Square.
  • Festive markets, dazzling lights and ice rinks begin to pop up across the capital marking the countdown to Christmas in London

There are plenty of things to do in November in London to make the most of the longer nights, or to warm up indoors.

Festive cheer begins to take over the capital from mid-November, as everyone gets ready for Christmas in London.

The colder weather is the perfect excuse to head to a cosy pub. London's pubs are a cultural institution, where you can enjoy warming log fires, local beers and hearty Sunday roasts.

November London events

Special events in November

Cultural London events

  • Join in the festival of light at Diwali on Trafalgar Square, where Indian food, music and dance are celebrated throughout the day.
  • Explore more than 150 objects from the tomb of one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs, as TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh opens at the Saatchi Gallery.
  • Join your American friends during Thanksgiving celebrations in London, by attending a festive service and finding the best places to devour a traditional meal.
  • Take the last chance to celebrate Bavarian culture during the last weekend of Oktoberfest.
  • Surround yourself with bagpipe melodies, as you rock the tartan and feast on haggis and whisky around the city, during St Andrew's Day in London.

Christmas events in London in November

For more things to do in November in London, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what's on in London, including the best of the London stage with our theatre guide.

You can also find lots of inspiration for this season with our ultimate guide to autumn in London, featuring festivals, immersive experiences and family fun.

If you're looking for ideas for a weekend in London in November, check out our weekly what's on this weekend guide.

WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London weather page.

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