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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

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

Elefest

Celebrate the past, present and future of Elephant & Castle at this three-day festival of music, film, food and discussion

  1. Thu Oct 2 - Sun Oct 5

UK Rock Paper Scissors Championships

The sporting contest where everyone has the means to compete is back for an eighth year

  1. Sat Oct 4

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

London Cocktail Week

There's no better excuse for a tipple than London Cocktail Week, and Covent Garden's Seven Dials area will be the centre of the action

  1. Mon Oct 6 - Sun Oct 12

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

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The renowned exhibition returns to the Natural History Museum with images of the most extraordinary species on the planet

  1. Fri Oct 24 - Tue Mar 31

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

Bonfire Night in London

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

  1. Wed Nov 5

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

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

Last chance events in the capital

  1. Snap Galleries 12 Piccadilly Arcade, SW1Y 6NH
  2. Until Thu Oct 2
More info
  1. Sir John Soane's Museum Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3BP
  2. Until Sat Oct 11
More info
  1. Wellcome Collection Euston Rd, NW1 2BE
  2. Until Sun Oct 12
More info

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