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Visiting London in November 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London in November 2017, thanks to the festive events that open like Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and Natural History Museum Ice Rink. There’s plenty else happening too, from Lord Mayor’s Show to Bonfire Night Fireworks. Check out more fun events here!

South West London plays host to various famous names from the world of books with workshops, author events and more at various venues including Richmond Theatre during Richmond Literature Festival from 3rd to 29th November 2017.

Friday 3rd to Wednesday 29th November 2017

Starting in Hyde Park and taking the 60-mile route through the countryside down to the seafront in Brighton, more than 400 pre-1905 vehicles are expected to make the journey during the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Sunday 5th November 2017.

Sunday 5th November 2017

The London skyline becomes ablaze with colourful fireworks and the air is full of the scent of bonfires when parks across the capital play host to Bonfire Night Fireworks on Sunday 5th November 2017 and the days surrounding it.

Sunday 5th November 2017

Battersea, London

Art lovers in their droves (20,000 of them in fact) will head to see more than 100 specialist dealers displaying a varied line-up of items during the Winter Olympia Arts & Antiques Fair at Olympia Exhibition Centre, on until Sunday 5th November 2017.

On Until Sunday 5th November 2017

Kensington, London

The illuminations include 1,778 decorations and 750,000 LED lightbulbs this year, and the opening event draws big crowds for the Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch-On on Tuesday 7th November 2017.

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Marylebone, London

World class jazz musicians will treat fans to a huge amount of music during the London Jazz Festival from Friday 10th to Sunday 19th November 2017, with 350 performances across 60 venues, which have included the Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott's in previous years.

Friday 10th to Sunday 19th November 2017

South Bank, London

The magical kingdom of oak trees and lakes has an illuminated trail to get nature lovers into the festive spirit at the Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park during weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from Friday 10th to Sunday 26th December 2017.

10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th and 26th November 2017

The 70 wooden chalet stalls selling gifts, decorations and food draw shoppers and those looking to soak up the festive atmosphere along the banks of the Thames between the London Eye and Waterloo Bridge at the Wintertime Markets at Southbank Centre from 10th November 2017 to 30th December 2017 .

Friday 10th November to Sunday 30th December 2017

South Bank, London

The area between Bank and Aldwych will play host once again to the historic event that features a 6,000-strong parade plus the Lord Mayor in a gilded State Coach, ending with fireworks during The Lord Mayor's Show on Saturday 11th November 2017.

Saturday 11th November 2017

City of London, London

The largest Asian Wedding Show in Europe will welcome plenty of brides-to be and grooms-to-be and their families when The National Asian Wedding Show takes place at Olympia on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2017.

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2017

Kensington, London

Members of the services and the Royal Family will honour those who lost their lives with two minutes' silence at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday on 12th November 2017.

Sunday 12th November 2017

Westminster, London

The world’s eight best men's singles and doubles players will compete for huge prize money during Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena from Sunday 12th to Sunday 19th November 2017.

Sunday 12th to Sunday 19th November 2017

Greenwich, London

There’ll be plenty of festive fun on one of London's most popular shopping streets when entertainment takes place and celebrities do the honours during the Regent Street Christmas Lights Switch-On on Thursday 16th November 2017.

Thursday 16th November 2017

Feast on tastings and signature dishes from London’s top restaurants, watch live demos, and take part in interactive masterclasses at Taste of London at Tobacco Dock from 16th to 19th November 2017.

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th November 2017

Enjoy a club night with a difference (an icy difference!) at the Skate Lates at Somerset House, when top DJs will spin tunes and music collectives will perform while you skate on selected dates between 16th November 2017 to 5th January 2018.

Selected dates between 16th November 2017 to 5th January 2018

Covent Garden, London

One of the capital’s most popular Christmas attractions, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland draws huge crowds to its ice rink, ice kingdom, food stalls, Christmas market, giant wheel, circus, fairground rides and Santa's Grotto, and will open once more from Friday 17th November 2017 to 1st January 2018.

Friday 17th November 2017 to Friday 1st January 2018

Take a trip back in time to discover how the festive period was celebrated in English homes over the past 400 years by exploring the 11 period living rooms packed full of traditional decorations, greenery, lighting and music at Christmas Past at the Geffrye Museum from Tuesday 21st November 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018.

Tuesday 21st November 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018

Make this Christmas the best yet by browsing the goodies displayed by 650 exhibitors across seven sections, from gifts and decorations to interiors, fashion and food, at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas at Olympia, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th November 2017.

Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th November 2017

Kensington, London

Feast on those delicious American specialities like turkey and pumpkin pie at various restaurants across the capital when Thanksgiving in London is celebrated on Thursday 23rd November 2017.

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Westminster, London

The biggest jobs and careers event for 15-24 year olds in the capital, 30,000 visitors can meet with 200 exhibitors including top employers, advisers, training providers and colleges at Skills London, which will take place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November 2017 at ExCel London Exhibition Centre.

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November 2017

Get into the festive spirit in London's oldest botanic garden and shop for Christmas gifts and food at Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair at Chelsea Physic Garden on Saturday 25 November 2017 and Sunday 26 November 2017.

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26 November 2017

Chelsea, London

Skating in front of one of the most beautiful buildings in the capital is a picture postcard moment in the lead up to Christmas, and the Natural History Museum Ice Rink will be open from 26th October 2017 to 7th January 2018 (closed 25 December 2017).

On Until Sunday 7th January 2018

South Kensington, London

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