Things to do in London in November 2018

As the evenings get darker, fireworks light up the skies for Bonfire Night, London's streets begin to sparkle with Christmas lights, and traditional pubs offer a cosy retreat.
Regent Street Christmas lights
Regent Street Christmas lights

There are plenty of things to do in November in London to make the most of the longer nights, or to warm up indoors.

Festive cheer begins to take over the capital from mid-November, as everyone gets ready for Christmas in London.

The colder weather is the perfect excuse to head to a cosy pub. London's pubs are a cultural institution, where you can enjoy warming log fires, local beers and hearty Sunday roasts.

November events in London

Special events in November

  • Get up close to classic and futuristic cars at the annual Regent Street Motor Show, the largest free motor show in the UK. 3 Nov
  • Watch the dark autumn skies light up with amazing Bonfire Night fireworks on Guy Fawkes Night in November. 3-5 Nov
  • Enjoy jazz music in grand concert halls and intimate venues across the capital during the London Jazz Festival. 16-25 Nov
  • Witness The Lord Mayor's Show, an 800-year-old inauguration ceremony that has evolved into a huge procession of marching bands, floats and dancers, followed by a fireworks display. Nov TBC
  • Take a moment to remember those who fell during the wars with Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday events and services in London. 11 Nov

Christmas activities in November in London

Christmas at Kew

London November sports events

  • Watch the tennis world's greatest singles players and doubles teams battle it out at the Nitto ATP Finals. Nov TBC

For more things to do in November in London, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what's on in London. And catch the best of the London stage with our theatre guide.

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

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