Things to Do in London in October 2016

As summer turns into autumn, you'll find a host of special events in London.

The weather in London becomes cooler in October as summer turns into autumn.

A highlight of this time of year is the riot of autumnal colour as the city's parks dramatically change from green to copper and russet reds. This vivid display is worth a trip to London's largest open space, Richmond Park.

British schools break up for a half-term holiday in October, so many London attractions put on special family-friendly events. Look out for kids' activities at London attractions such as the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Tower of London and Southbank Centre.

October Events

Halloween is celebrated in London with an array of themed events, from family activities at museums and attractions, to special menus in restaurants, and spooky London tours.

London Restaurant Festival is a month-long celebration of London's top restaurants and celebrity chefs, offering special one-off menus and food-themed events.

Films are also on the menu this month thanks to the BFI London Film Festival, which attracts the biggest names in the movie industry.

Art lovers flock to Frieze Art Fair in Regent's Park to see contemporary art stalls, exhibitions and talks.

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is marked with events in Trafalgar Square and across the city. Look out for tasty Diwali menus in London restaurants.

WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London Weather page.

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