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Your month-by-month guide to the biggest and best new events in London

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Welcome to our guide to the biggest and best new openings in London. Check out the months below to see our hand-picked selection of the best new events beginning this month, next month and even further ahead. From theatre, exhibition and film openings to gigs, festivals and comedy shows, if it's new, it's here - go on, dive in!

London's biggest events by month

September

Say goodbye to summer in style – get out and get stuck into the last of the capital's festivals, pop-up and outdoor shindigs this month

SEE WHAT'S ON IN SEPTEMBER

October

The return of crisp days and cold evenings mean we're on the verge of winter, but that's no excuse to hibernate

SEE WHAT'S ON IN OCTOBER

November

It might be warmer to stay at home, but there's plenty taking place this November to warrant ditching the duvet for a day

SEE WHAT'S ON IN NOVEMBER

December

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the capital – the trees are up, the lights are on and the Crimbo tunes are cranked to full volume

SEE WHAT'S ON THIS DECEMBER


Upcoming dates for your diary

Richmond Running Festival

This September festival allows participants to run either 10K or a half marathon through south London's most scenic spots

  1. Sun Sep 21

Greenwich Comedy Festival

The superb Greenwich Comedy Festival sets up camp in the grounds of the beautiful National Maritime Museum this year

  1. Wed Sep 24 - Sun Sep 28

Lee Evans – Monsters

Frantic, rubber-faced comic Lee Evans brings his biggest tour to date, Monster, to the O2 and Wembley

  1. Thu Sep 25 - Sat Nov 22

The Art of the Brick

Nathan Sawaya's touring show 'The Art of the Brick' has visited Asia, America and Australia and is now making its way to Brick Lane (where else?)

  1. Fri Sep 26 - Sun Jan 4

The London Art Book Fair

The UK's biggest art book event returns to the Whitechapel Gallery for 2014

  1. Fri Sep 26 - Sun Sep 28

Malaysia Night

Trafalgar Square will give itself over to Malaysia for a celebration based on all the pasar malam ('night market')

  1. Fri Sep 26

Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival

Glistening pearls, shirehorses and traditional songs… no, this isn't a Gypsy wedding: the Pearly King and Queen Harvest Festival is back!

  1. Sun Sep 28

Festival of Heat

London's Chilli Festival returns for round two in 2014 after 3,500 heat-seeking Londoners turned out last year

  1. Sun Sep 28

Turner Prize 2014

The annual exhibition returns to London this autumn with four more hopeful artists all vying for the glory of winning the coveted award

  1. Tue Sep 30 - Sun Jan 4

London Literature Festival 2014

The LLF brings together an international line-up of worldclass poets, authors and speakers to celebrate the power of words

  1. Tue Sep 30 - Mon Oct 13

The Big Draw

This month-long, annual festival is designed to provide opportunities for people of all ages to discover, or rediscover, the pleasure of drawing

  1. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Nov 2

Jon Richardson – Nidiot

Everyone's favourite misanthropic perfectionist, Jon Richardson, is back on tour with 'Nidiot' this autumn

  1. Fri Oct 3 - Sat Oct 4

Pharrell Williams

Age-defying R&B dude Pharrell finally rolls into London for a long-awaited solo show

  1. Thu Oct 9 - Fri Oct 10

Frieze Art Fair

The biggest contemporary carnival in London’s art calendar hits its twelfth year in 2014

  1. Thu Oct 16 - Sun Oct 19

Sherlock Holmes

This exhibition at the Museum of London seeks to find out who Holmes is, and why Arthur Conan Doyle's late-Victorian creation endures to this day

  1. Fri Oct 17 - Sun Apr 12

Glow Neon Fun Run

This fun run is more like a party than a challenge, with participants being splattered by neon 'glo-water' cannons as they go

  1. Fri Oct 17

Last chance events in the capital

  1. Dalston Yard Hartwell Street, E8 3DU
  2. Until Sun Sep 21
More info
  1. The Scoop at More London The Queen's Walk, SE1 2DB
  2. Until Fri Sep 26
More info
  1. Model Market 196 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LS
  2. Sat Sep 20 - Fri Sep 26
More info

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