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27 Sep

Autumn in London

Posted by Horace in London Life

Autumn in London

While there is nothing quite like summertime in London, we think that autumn may just beat it! The glow of the city skyline during dusk as the evenings get cold and the trees change colours may just be our favourite time of year. Autumn in London is filled with brisk air walks by Thames, cozy nights by the fire and plenty of crunchy leaves to walk through. With no shortage of amazing events or festivals, we’ve put together a list of things to do in London this autumn that create the perfect autumn itinerary.

And a fun reminder for all our American friends, autumn = fall

London Cocktail Week

Dates: 1-7 October
Cost: £10

London Cocktail Week takes places all around London in more than 300 bars, clubs and restaurants with its epicenter located in Bricklane at the Cocktail Village. Tickets get you free drinks as well as entry into the village, and access to London’s top mixologists and bartenders. There are also a number of pop-ups and free parties taking place. Get out of the cold and warm up with a few drinks at the unique autumn event. More details and tickets can be found on their website.

Pumpkin Patch Picking

Dates: Sat 6th/Sun 7th October & Sat 13th/Sun 14th October
Cost: Free to visit, pumpkins costs per weight, Cash Only!

For many American, pumpkins mean autumn! And this gem of a farm has its pumpkin patch open to the public starting the first weekend of October. As well as a fully functioning farm, bakery, restaurant and ice cream parlor, this is a great weekend trip to get you outside of the city center and take in the glow of autumn. The farm is less than an hour from Waterloo and makes for a great Instagram opportunity!

Pedal in the Park

Dates: 2nd October
Cost: FREE, just hire you’re Santander Cycle here!

Hop on a bicycle and cruise your way through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens to take in the autumn foliage. This free event comes with a great guide too, so you won’t miss a thing. There is no better way to see London then on a bike. Ride through the crunchy leafs, see some of the most iconic spots and embrace the autumn air.  To book this free event, check out the link below.

Fright Nights

Dates: October all month long
Cost: Starting at £31

Come get your scare on! Fright Nights at Thorpe Park are back! For those who enjoy a good scare during autumn and are looking for something different to do, we recommend checking our Thorpe Parks Halloween offerings. Get chased around the park by creatures from your nightmares, scream your lungs out on their many roller coasters and walk away feeling more terrified then before you arrived. Tickets and more info can be found on their website.

BFI Film Fest

Dates: 10 – 21 October
Cost: Starting at £10

The British Film Institute annual film festival is right around the corner. From the premier of new movies, director’s talks and too many famous celebrities, this fest brings the autumn nights to life. While many of the festival events take place in Leicester square, there are happenings all around the city. Students can snag tickets for as little at £10 and get the chance to see some famous celebs. But hurry, tickets sell fast so get over to their website now!