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London Events: October

29 Sep 2017

London is a centre for artistic and cultural events, with many free-entry museums and festivals for you to enjoy throughout the year. And October is no different! With a range of events sure to appeal to everyone, this capital of culture attracts A-list celebrities, famous authors, and talented people who showcase their skills everywhere you go.

So, what are some of the great events that you can enjoy in London in October?


Camden’s Oktoberfest, 30th September to 21st October

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Proud Camden for its astonishing 210th anniversary. This festival is an important part of Bavarian culture and includes authentic German beers, traditional German food, and Bavarian entertainment. With live music, DJs and Oktoberfest decorations, you will feel the true spirit of this German festival!

You can buy tickets here.


London Cocktail Week, 2nd-8th October

For the eighth year, the London Cocktail Week will provide a range of masterclasses, tastings, workshops, parties, and distillery tours. And what’s better? The participating bars will be serving £6 cocktails and you will have access to exclusive discounts on restaurants, bars, and ticketed events. For the first time, the London Cocktail Week has gone digital – all you need to do is buy your tickets, download the (free) DrinkUp.London app, enter your code,activate your pass, and you are good to go!

You can buy your pass here.


BFI London Film Festival, 4th-15th October

The 61st BFI London Film Festival is perhaps the biggest film festival to grace England’s capital. From high-profile celebrity films with red carpet and gala premieres to the best independent cinema, this film festival is sure to cater to any film buff. Even though it is centred around Leicester Square in the West End, it branches out to other cinemas all over London. You can attend a wide variety of filmmaker masterclasses, Q&As, workshops, talks, and short films.

The full program is available here.


London Literature Festival, 13th October to 1st November

From Philip Pullman, Tom Hanks, Annie Leibovitz, and Hillary Clinton, this year’s London Literature Festival is a very promising one. After an opening with the 50th anniversary of Poetry International, you can attend 2017 Man Booker Prize readings, explore the world of The Handmaid’s Tale, attend live readings of Nelson Mandela’s memoirs, and much more.


Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition, 20th October to 28th February

20 years after the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the British Library brings you an exhibition that presents Hogwarts’ subjects in a new light. From Astronomy to Potions, Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures, you will be able to view mystical artefacts, illustrations and manuscripts, J. K. Rowling’s archives, and so much more. A must-see exhibition for Harry Potter fans!


Museums at Night, 26th-28th October 

Museums at Night is a biannual event occurring every May and October at major heritage sites, historic properties, museums, and small cultural venues. From torchlit tours to live music and exhibitions, you will be able to enjoy a wide range of both ticketed activities and free events.

You can see all of the events here.

What better way to arrive in style than by taking advantage of our special occasion car hire in London to get you to these amazing events? London’s public transport can be difficult to navigate and might not always be on time. Here at Smart City Weddings, we always ensure that you get safely to where you want to go. Our knowledgeable drivers will get you to these events not only in style but also in a professional, timely and safe manner.

Simply get in touch with us to know more.

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