Nine giant gleaming Harry Potter wands have landed on the walkway between St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge. Modelled on some of the trusty wands owned by the series’s best-loved characters, the ‘Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands’ installation is raising awareness for JK Rowling’s children’s charity Lumos. From 6.45pm every evening, these 15-foot glowsticks will beam down luminous pools, kicking off a light show complete with music (presumably nu rave) that runs every 30 minutes until 10.45pm. (Muggles are welcome, btw.)
The clocks have gone back, there are crunchy leaves on the ground and you've had to dig out your winter coat, but don’t hibernate yet. With Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas coming, there are loads of awesome events brightening up the city. From awesome firework displays to a Diwali-Bonfire Night mashup, as well as loads of festive fun, we've picked out the best events you can't miss this autumn.