Things to do in London in October 2019

London celebrates its food and drink scene, while Halloween showcases the capital's spooky side – just some of the many October events in London.
  • Explore London's food scene with the London Restaurant Festival.
  • Some of the top October events include Frieze London, London Cocktail Week, London Oktoberfest and opening of the National History Museum Ice Rink.
  • Join in the fun with Halloween celebrations across London.

London becomes a little colder in October as autumn splashes the city’s parks and gardens with a riot of autumnal colours, changing the vivid greens to warm coppers, golds and russet reds. 

Take a trip to Kew GardensRichmond Park or other major parks, London's largest open spaces, to bask in the beautiful display of colours, and celebrate the season in cosy spots.

British schools break up for a October half-term, so look out for special family activities at many London attractions.

London food festivals 

Unmissable London events in October

Halloween in London

Celebrate Halloween in London with an array of themed events, from family activities at museums, to spooky London tours and frightening events. Explore eerie ways to celebrate with our picks of the best things to do in London this Halloween

Fun family events in London

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

Or discover plenty more seasonal events and activities with our ultimate guide to autumn in London.

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

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