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Autumn has officially arrived and, what with the dark mornings and cold nights, we're just about ready to build a fortress out of blankets and hibernate until April. But if anything can lure us out of our duvet den, it's London's selection of fine fall events. Check out a handful of great happenings in the city just this week below, and find 22 unmissable events this season here.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Celebrating a whopping fiftieth year in action, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition returns to the Natural History Museum with images of the most extraordinary and stunning species on the planet. The competition is bigger than ever, with over 40,000 submissions in 2014 by both professional and amateur photographers.

  1. Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Tue Mar 31
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Stoke Newington Food Assembly Launch Party

Not yet down with your local food assembly? The weekly events allow those who take pride in the contents of their pantry to order and pick up directly from local farmers and producers. This Tuesday is the launch party of Stoke Newington’s new Food Assembly and is set to be an evening of mouthwatering samples, canapés and live music.

  1. Prince 59 Kynaston Road, N16 0EB
  2. Tue Oct 21
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Rembrandt: The Late Works

The National Gallery's new show is shockingly simple: four self-portrait canvases and a tiny etching by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, all made during the last 11 years of his life, hang, spotlit, side by side. Yet everything you could wish for in terms of Rembrandt’s genius and his humanity is displayed in front of you.

  1. National Gallery Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN
  2. Mon Oct 20 - Sun Jan 18
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The Babadook

Who brings into their home a kid’s book called ‘Mister Babadook’, crammed with drawings of scary toothy shapes peering around bedroom doors? The answer is left deliciously vague in this slow-building, expertly unnerving horror movie built around a broken Australian family, which is the debut of actress-turned-feature-director Jennifer Kent.

  1. Various venues
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Made London

This weekend, over a hundred artists, makers and designers will showcase glassware, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, furniture and much more in a friendly, informal atmosphere. All four floors of the beautiful Sir John Soane Church opposite Great Portland Street Underground Station will be in use.

  1. One Marylebone 1 Marylebone Rd, NW1 4AQ
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sun Oct 26
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Thrill the World London

This weekend, tens of thousands of dressed-up people across the globe will attempt to break the world record for the biggest number of zombies dancing to Michael Jackson's spooky classic. The dance will take place in Covent Garden Piazza at 10pm, but practice classes will take place beforehand.


Glorious Giles! Georgian Fashion Remix

Set against the glorious backdrop of the Palace’s Orangery, this fashion show will feature past pieces by the London Fashion Week mainstay, who has repeatedly drawn inspiration from 18th century style: from hooped-up silhouettes to striking use of opulent brocade. History has never looked so stylish!

  1. Kensington Palace The Broadwalk, Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX
  2. Wed Oct 22
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St Vincent

The amazing Annie Clark arrives in Camden this weekend to perform her alluringly nuanced songcraft. Her material ranges from Disney soundtrack-worthy ballads to beautiful, complex, Robert Fripp-esque guitar abuse – all delivered with a hefty load of tightly-wound emotion.

  1. Roundhouse Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Night Run at Osterley Park

Sneak through the gates of this impressive National Trust property after hours this Saturday and explore its outdoor areas at this active evening event. A 1-2km explore route and 6-9km adventure route will be chosen for visitors to walk or run along, using mostly paths and trails rather than tarmac and with not a vehicle in sight.

  1. Osterley Park and House Jersey Rd (off Thornbury Rd), Isleworth, TW7 4RB
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Booka Shade

Prepare to cut some serious shapes this week as German electro-house duo Booka Shade touch down in the capital to unleash some lush dancefloor sonics and chunky beats. Also joining them in Brixton on Friday for this big all-nighter is Boris Brejcha and Krankbrother. It's gonna be a big one, believe us.

  1. Electric Brixton Brixton Hill, SW2 1RJ
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sat Oct 25
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Looking for more fun in the capital?

And our readers recommend...

Aqua Shard

  • Price band: 3/4

"London on a sunny summer's day from up high is just so magical, the crowds and traffic seemed far away, and after we felt as if we had been on a trip out of London for the day, not just a lunch." Lyn Cecil

  1. London Bridge
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Sager and Wilde

"Rare wines that are perfectly served, great staff and ambience - if you have an interest in wine or want to impress someone who does, this is the place." Pete Smith

  1. Haggerston
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Pitt Cue Co

  • Price band: 2/4

"If you have not been before, make sure you get the bone marrow mash, it is (according to my girlfriend) like eating a hug. So comforting." Rory McNully

  1. Soho
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Tapas Brindisa

  • Price band: 2/4

"Had gazpacho, lovely goats yoghurt, and yummy chorizo in a roll from their stall in Borough Market." Filiz Taylan Yüzak

  1. Borough Market
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