London events calendar

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


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Upcoming dates for your diary

Half-term in London

Wintery weather needn't mean that the kids be stuck in front of the telly all week – we've got half-term in the capital covered

  1. Mon Oct 27 – Fri Oct 31

Halloween in London

Blood, guts and ghosts stories – find the best ways to scare yourself stupid in the capital this Halloween

  1. Fri Oct 31

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Fire Festival

Last year's fiery spectacular was a total banger and this year's festivities promise to be pretty impressive once again

  1. Fri Oct 31

Bonfire Night in London

Ooooh, ahhhh, wow... Admire the capital's biggest and best fireworks this Bonfire Night

  1. Wed Nov 5

The Winter Festival

Alongside its array of festive shows and markets, the Southbank Centre will be celebrating the winter with a fistful of fun pop-ups and activities

Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Oxford Street will sparkle for a fifty-fifth year this Christmas as its full length will be decked with 1778 glowing white orbs

  1. Switching on will be Thu Nov 6

Lord Mayor's Show and Fireworks

One of the capital's biggest and best festivals returns for another year this November

  1. Sat Nov 8

Discover Dogs

There's tail-wagging and face-licking aplenty at the annual Discover Dogs show, with more than 200 different breeds of dog eager to be admired

  1. Sat Nov 8 - Sun Nov 9

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

The prestigious photographic portrait award returns with a showcase of the most talented photographers across the globe

  1. Thu Nov 13 - Sun Feb 22

A Bear Called Paddington

Discover the furry Peruvian explorer's adorable history at this exhibition of first editions, props, illustrations and films

  1. Fri Nov 14 - Sun Jan 4

Great British Bioscience Festival

Discover how much we depend on biology at this free festival with more than 20 displays and workshops run by real-life scientists

  1. Fri Nov 14 - Sun Nov 16

Hyper Japan Christmas Market

Hyper Japan is back this November with a Christmas market celebrating Japanese culture and cuisine at its best

  1. Fri Nov 14 - Sun Nov 16

'Frozen' Sing-along at the Royal Albert Hall

This is your chance to see the Oscar-winning animation in sparkling HD at the Royal Albert Hall

  1. Mon Nov 17

The Institute of Sexology

This exhibition brings together the great pioneers of the study of sex with more than 200 pieces of art, erotica, photography and more

  1. Thu Nov 20 - Sun Sep 20

The Enchanted Woodland

Syon Park make their woodlands even more magical by illuminating the gardens to create a colourful trail for visitors to wander along

  1. Fri Nov 21 - Sun Dec 7

Vauxhall Christmas Tree Maze

Hundreds of locally-sourced, fairy light-decked Nordmann Firs have been carefully arranged to create this festive maze

  1. Fri Nov 21 - Sun Jan 4

Last chance events in the capital

  1. Barbican Centre Silk St, EC2Y 8DS
  2. Thu Oct 30 - Sun Nov 2
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  • Free
  1. Museum of London Docklands Hertsmere Rd, West India Quay, E14 4AL
  2. Thu Oct 30 - Sun Nov 2
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