Are you in London this October? Then you’ll want to forget about staying in because of the rain. Whether you’re a bookworm, booze connoisseur, or film enthusiast, there’s something for everyone. Read on to see our picks of the best UK events that you can’t miss this coming month:
London Cocktail Week, Various Venues: October 2, 2017 – October 8, 2017
Cocktail lovers, unite! You’ll be in heaven during this seven-day cocktail celebration in the city. There is an insane amount of tasteful mixtures on offer with more than 250 bars involved. The week includes the launch of a ‘cocktail village’ in Old Spitalfields Market, which will host a bunch of exciting pop-up bars with crazy and creative drinks. For just £10 a pass, you get limitless £6 cocktails in some of the best bars across London and entry into the village for just £5. Get your pass and find out more here. Don’t forget to book a holiday apartment nearby just in case so you won’t have to worry about taking the tube or a cab back home.
BFI London Film Festival, Various Venues: October 4, 2017 – October 15, 2017
This one is for all the film enthusiasts out there. October is a great time to be in the capital of UK since that’s when the city holds their annual film festival. A talented group of actors, writers and directors are due to descend upon the city for ten days of film-focused events including premieres, screenings and film discussions. And it’s not just British cinema: This year, the programme includes features from 67 countries. Explore the entire programme and bookmark the events you don’t want to miss. On a side note, there’ll be plenty of A-listers around, so don’t forget your camera to catch a selfie with a star.
London Literature Festival, Southbank Centre: October 13, 2017 – November 1, 2017
Attention, bookworms — the London Literature Festival is back on at the Southbank Centre this autumn. The 20-day festival includes a range of events that are sure to delight any lover of literature. Many distinguished writers, poets, and speakers will be in Southbank for talks, readings, and workshops. The programme includes events featuring renowned authors such as Philip Pullman, A-list actors including Tom Hanks (reading from a collection of short stories he’s written), and creative talents like the iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz. Book your tickets soon as they’re sure to sell out fast.
Oktoberfest London 2017, Millwall Park: October 20, 2017 – October 21, 2017
One event we can’t leave out is the Oktoberfest. If you believe that good beer and scrumptious sausage is a combination made in heaven, then this festival is for you. Enjoy live music, tasty nibbles, and a vibrant atmosphere at an event where everyone is clearly having the best time. They’ve nailed the influence and flavor of the original event, with an exciting twist. It’s definitely not a party you want to go home early from, so make sure you book a nearby London apartment to sleep it off.