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What's on in London this October

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28 September 2018 | Location

As the temperature drops and crisp nights draw in, there’s still plenty of reasons to explore the capital rather than stay home and hibernate.

Here are 5 events coming to the capital this October.


NFL returns to London

As demand for American Football continues to soar in the UK, the NFL is bringing 3 regular-season games across the pond to Wembley this month.

The ‘London Games’ kicks off with Seattle Seahawks taking on Oakland Raiders on Sunday 14th October, then the Tennessee Titans vs LA Chargers on Sunday 21st followed by Wembley veterans Jacksonville Jaguars challenging Superbowl champions Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday 28th October.

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster but act quickly as they’re getting snapped up quickly.


Oktoberfest at the Olympic Park

Don your favourite Lederhosen and head on down to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford for some Bavarian-themed fun.

Throughout October visitors can enter the mighty Erdinger Beer Tent, where they will be joined by up to 3,000 Bavarians all enjoying traditional German food, music and entertainment.     

The festival is a ticketed event and prices start from £5.


London Restaurant Festival

The capital is famed for its vibrant, multicultural restaurants so since the first restaurant festival in 2009, October has been the month to celebrate London’s many fine dining establishments.

This year’s calendar is packed with events from movie nights at the popular Miyako restaurant in Liverpool Street to the restaurant-hopping tours.

Highlights include two Ultimate Gastromic Weekends, where visitors will either be treated to a four-course lunch hosted by Michel Roux Jnr or enjoy a long lunch at Michelin-starred restaurants across Saturday and Sunday.

The festival has also set up 250 festival menus across more than 300 restaurants, offering fantastic dining experiences for less than £25.   


Six Day series London

The Six Day Series returns to the UK, giving cycling fans 6 days to see some of the best riders across the world compete against an epic backdrop of live music and light shows.

When the lights dim and the music gets turned up, cyclists will race round the Lee Valley Velodrome in a series of time trials, sprints and the Madison Chase.

When you’re feeling peckish and can tear yourself away from the action, there’s a host of international street food stalls to enjoy.

Tickets start from £20.40 and the series takes place between Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th October.

Halloween in London

No October list would be complete without mentioning Halloween, and this year London is full of ghoulish delights.

From October 7th to November 3rd The Red Lion Theatre hosts its London Horror Festival with 33 thrilling productions designed to shake its audience to the core.

If you’re feeling extra-brave, Hampton Court Palace is hosting its spine-tingling ghost tour on the 31st, where bold visitors will explore the historic grounds which home ghastly secrets of past kings such as Charles I and Henry VIII.  

There’s a family friendly ghost tour setting off at 6.30pm while an adult only tour departs at 10.30pm.


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