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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

August

Fill your diary with a shed-load of scorching events this month including Wilderness, Holi One and Notting Hill Carnival

SEE WHAT'S ON IN AUGUST

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


Upcoming dates for your diary

Wilderness

Wilderness is a festival that champions all the arts, from outdoor theatre to talks, horse riding to gourmet banquets

  1. Thu Aug 7 - Sun Aug 10

RideLondon

This weekend-long feast of cycling sees an eight mile loop of roads around central London closed to regular traffic

  1. Sat Aug 9 - Sun Aug 10

Notting Hill Carnival

Attracting more revellers than ever, enjoy calypso floats, mas and pan bands as outdoor soundsystems at this year's carnival

  1. Sun Aug 24 - Mon Aug 25

Totally Thames

This month-long celebration of the Thames is sure to make a splash with its mix of arts, community events, regattas and more

  1. Mon Sep 1 - Tue Sep 30

More London Free Film Festival

These free September screenings at The Scoop are officially the last hurrah of the outdoor film season

  1. Wed Sep 3 - Fri Sep 26

Colourscape Music Festival

Don a coloured cape before venturing into an enormous labyrinth of nearly an acre of space divided by rainbow-coloured walls

  1. Sat Sep 13 - Sun Sep 21

London Design Festival

This multi-event, nine-day festival takes place across the capital and will host talks, events and exhibitions.

  1. Sat Sep 13 - Sun Sep 21

Ceremony Festival

Expert party-starters Found bring a host of big electronic music names to Finsbury Park

  1. Sat Sep 13

Art Deco Fair

Discover gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s at English Heritage’s popular weekend fair

  1. Sat Sep 13 - Sun Sep 14

Ming: 50 Years that Changed China

This Ming exhibition draws together some of the world's most beautiful objects

  1. Thu Sep 18 - Mon Jan 5

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

See this year's winning spacey vision at the Royal Observatory's free exhibition

  1. Thu Sep 18 - Sun Feb 1

Open House London

This capital-wide annual festival of architecture celebrates its twenty-second anniversary this year

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Sun Sep 21

Constable: The Making of a Master

A hugely influential name in the art world, John Constable is the subject of the V&A's autumn exhibition

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Sun Jan 11

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

Last chance events in the capital

Fashion Rules Exhibition

  • Critics choice
  1. Kensington Palace The Broadwalk, Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Jul 4
More info
  1. Jewish Museum 129-131 Albert St, NW1 7NB
  2. Sun Aug 3 - Sun Aug 10
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  1. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sun Sep 7
More info

British Folk Art

  • Rated as: 5/5
  1. Tate Britain Millbank, SW1P 4RG
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sun Sep 7
More info

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