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Visiting London in October 2019

There’s so much to enjoy in London in October 2019, from Halloween for spooky fun and the London Film Festival for culture vultures to the London Restaurant Festival and London Cocktail Week 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.

Tuesday 1st to Thursday 31st October 2019

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 takes place throughout the whole month of October 2019.

Tuesday 1st to Thursday 31st October 2019

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 2 - 13 October 2019.

Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 13th October 2019

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 3 to 6 Ocotber 2019.

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th October 2019

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 3 to 6 Ocotber 2019.

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th October 2019

You don't have to travel all the way to Munich for German beer fun; make your way to Millwall Park (Canary Wharf) for OktoberFest London from 3rd to 6th and 10th to 12th October 2019 instead! Enjoy live music, authentic outfits and tasty German food too.

3rd to 6th and 10th to 12th October 2019

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 4 and 5 October 2019.

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October 2019

Cocktail lovers can expect delicious drinks, masterclasses and tasting sessions at venues across the capital, with 300 bars serving signature cocktails. This year’s London Cocktail Week sure to be another big hit from 4th to 13th October 2019.

Friday 4th to Sunday 13th October 2019

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 13 October 2019.

Sunday 13th October 2019

Those expecting a baby and parents will find expert advice, shopping opportunities and family-friendly fun at The Baby Show at Olympia from 18 to 20 October 2019.

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October 2019

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 on 19 October 2019.

Saturday 19th October 2019 to Sunday 12th January 2020

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 2019, and one of the best venues is the London Dungeon.

Thursday 31st October 2019

South Bank, London

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