What’s on in London for October 2013

london-drivingThe days are shorter and the nights longer so this month a lot of our recommendations are indoors, so the weather will not affect your enjoyment no matter how wet or cold it gets. There are lots of things to do and see, such as sport , music and  exhibitions. Enjoy our selection and have a great time in London.

No 1  2nd October  “Mencap’s Big Comedy Special” at TheHammersmith Apollo. The UK’s best-loved comedians including Russell Howard, Tim Downie and Cardinal Burns get together for a night of side-splitting entertainment and fundraising! Join them for a mix of stand-up comedy and sketches – guaranteed to have you roaring with laughter!

No 2. 3rd October  “Barry Gibb Mythology Tour” at  O2 Arena . Barry Gibb will be touring the UK in tribute to his brother Bee Gees, Maurice and Robin. The “Mythology Tour” will be a trip through the Bee Gees’ classic back catalogue, and feature a band that includes his son Stephen, Maurice’s daughter Samantha and Beth Cohen. Tickets: £55 to £65

No. 3.  5 October  “Japan Matsuri “ in Trafalgar Square. Enjoy Japanese food, music, dance and family activities at the free Japan Matsuri festival in Trafalgar Square. There’ll be a host of stalls selling delicious food, as well as a family area with games and a chance to dress up in a kimono, plus a manga wall where you can try your hand at drawing Japanese cartoons. Don’t miss this chance to experience a Japanese festival in the heart of London.

No.4.  8th to 9th October  “Crosby, Stills and Nash “ at the Royal Albert Hall. One of the most enduring and original musical partnerships of our time, captivating audiences with their three-part harmonies, inspired songwriting and brilliant musicianship. Each member has the unique distinction of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice — once with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with their other legendary bands — The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Hollies. Tickets: £40 to £55

No.5  8th to 9th October  “Bruno Mars”, at The O2. Bruno has sold over 50 million singles worldwide and his latest album “Unorthodox Jukebox” sees him merging a multitude of musical approaches to create his own distinctive sound. Tickets: £39.50

No.6.  17 October  “Frieze Art Fair 2013” Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill. Frieze Art Fair is one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Regent’s Park, Frieze Art Fair attracts more than 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. After browsing the stalls, you can explore the sculpture garden and enjoy guided tours, talks, films and performances.

No.7.   27 October  “Diwali in London 2013”. Every year, Trafalgar Square hosts a Diwali celebration that attracts thousands of people to central London. This year’s packed programme of free entertainment includes music and dance from community groups and professional artists, food stalls and a range of activities for children.

N0. 8.  27 October  “NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars vs San Francisco 49ers” at Wembley Stadium. For the first time ever, London will host two regular-season NFL International Series games in response to the burgeoning American football scene in the UK and sell-out crowds at previous events.  At the end of September  The Vikings will play the Crusaders so if you miss this game why not try and get tickets for this exciting event in October.

No.9.  30th October 2013 to 3rd November  “London Ski and Snowboard Show 2013” at Earls Court. At this year’s Show there will be free ski and snowboard lessons, free ice skating and everything you’ll need for the season ahead. With reps from resorts across the world and a range of tour operators and chalet companies, you’re bound to find your ideal ski or snowboard holiday for the 2013/14 winter season. You’ll even be able to browse and buy thermals, jackets, pants, helmets, goggles, gloves, boots, skis, boards and anything else you might need to get ready for the slopes! If you are thinking of bringing the family? Great news! There’s loads for children (and big kids!) to get involved with, including an inflatable kids slide, face painting and even huskies and reindeer to pet. Children under 11 get in for free and all the activities are free once inside making it a great value family day out.  Admission costs :Adult: £18, Children 11-16: £5, Children under 11: Free

No.10.   31 October  “Halloween in London 2013”. With its gloomy dungeons, haunted tower and bloodthirsty history, where better to spend Halloween than in London? There are loads of Halloween events in London on and around 31st, as well as super scary attractions such as The London Dungeon and London Bridge Experience. Check out, nearer the time, the London evening papers to see what other events are taking place.


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