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Visiting London in October 2017

There’s so much to enjoy in London in October 2017, from Halloween for spooky fun and the London Film Festival for culture vultures to the London Restaurant Festival, London Cocktail Week and Chocolate Show for foodies. Check out more events below.

Foodies in the capital rejoice each October when the London Restaurant Festival serves up excellent food from neighbourhood bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants, with special menus available at various venues from 1st to 31st October.

Sunday 1st to Tuesday 31st October 2017

Various venues across London, including the British Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum and National Gallery in previous years, hold events during one of the largest drawing festivals in the world, The Big Draw, which typically takes place throughout the whole month and is due to return in October 2017.

Sunday 1st to Tuesday 31st October 2017

Cocktail lovers can expect delicious drinks, masterclasses and tasting sessions at venues across the capital, with previous years seeing 250 bars serving over 125,000 signature cocktails to more than 22,000 guests. This year’s London Cocktail Week sure to be another big hit from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th October 2017.

Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th October 2017

Covent Garden, London

The world-famous BFI London Film Festival brings A-list actors, screenings, Q&As and premieres to the BFI Southbank and cinemas across the capital each October, and this year it is taking place from the 4th to 15th October 2017.

Wednesday 4th to Sunday 15th October 2017

South Bank, London

Regent’s Park will be packed with artworks from more that 160 art galleries from across the globe at the most prestigious contemporary art fair in the UK, the Frieze Art Fair from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October 2017.

Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October 2017

Artworks by major artists, both modern and ancient masters, from over 130 of the world’s leading galleries will be showcased in Regent’s Park during Frieze Masters from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October 2017.

Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October 2017

The longest-running and largest UK & International property exhibition held in the UK will bring homebuyers, landlords and trade professionals to ExCel London Exhibition Centre for The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October 2017.

Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October 2017

More than 16,000 runners will run the 13.1 mile route across the capital including the city’s beautiful Royal Parks, starting and finishing in Hyde Park, when the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 8th October 2017.

Sunday 8th October 2017

Chocoholics can immerse themselves in delicious treats when over 60 cocoa experts, chefs, artisans andbrands put on tastings, demos, talks and workshops plus a Chocolate Fashion Show at the grand finale of Chocolate Week, The Chocolate Show at Olympia National Hall from the 13th to 15th October 2017.

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2017

Kensington, London

Those expecting a baby and parents will find expert advice, shopping opportunities and family-friendly fun at The Baby Show at Olympia from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October 2017.

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October 2017

Kensington, 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 return in October 2017.

Thursday 26th October 2017 to Sunday 7th Jaunary 2018

South Kensington, London

Halloween in London is a frighteningly brilliant event with all kinds of spooky activities taking place across the capital on the night itself and on the days leading up to 31st October 2016, and one of the best venues is the London Dungeon.

Friday 27th October to Sunday 5th November 2017

South Bank, London

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