Things to do in London in November 2021

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.

What's on in November in London?

  • See fireworks light up the skies above London on Bonfire Night
  • Top November events usually 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.

Find a flavour of top November events from previous years below. Make sure to check back later in the year for confirmation of events planned for 2021.

Annual November London events

Find special events and festivals

Celebrate diversity at cultural London events

  • Join your American friends during Thanksgiving celebrations in London, by attending a festive service and finding the best places to devour a traditional meal.
  • 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

What else is on in November?

For more things to do in November in London, take a look at this events calendar and guide to what's on in London.

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

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

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

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