“When a man is tired of London, he’s tired of life!” Men and women of London – get ready for a vibrant autumn! As the summer draws to a close, the capital is anything but sleepy. After an eventful September including London Fashion Week, Open House and the London Design Festival, you’ll be pleased to hear that Central London has a lot more in store for those who know!
Read on for our top Insider choices to fill your October calendar.
The weekend of 6th-7th October
Didn’t quite make it to the London Design Festival but want your arty fix? Or maybe the LDF has got you rearing for more? Look no further than the annual Frieze Festival, running from the 4-7th October and located in Regents Park. Featuring more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries, this huge not-for-profit program includes talks, performances, sculptures, installations and much more!
Photo © Andy F
The weekend of 13-14th October
Get debating with the Battle of Ideas at the Barbican. This year’s two day forum will include discussions on diverse topics including: the role of celebrities, the war on plastics, lessons learnt from the financial crisis and the impact of social media on youth. “Free Speech Allowed” is the slogan of this passionate platform, where audience participation is as sought after as the panelist perspective.
Photo © David Martin
The weekend of 20th-21st October
20th October – Get your feet into the latest trainers with the Crepe City take-over at the Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. Head to London’s trendiest quarter for their annual showcase of the world’s most exclusive and hard-to find trainers. Launched in 2009, this celebration of the UK’s streetwear is not to be missed if you’re looking to meet like-minded fans or make that one-of-a-kind purchase.
The weekend of 27th-28th October
As the night’s draw in and halloween approaches, the ghosts and ghouls of Old London come out to play! For a fun-filled evening, join Insider London’s spooktaculor special by selecting Saturday 27th or Halloween night Wednesday 31st October. Meet the famous ghosts and infamous murderers of the oldest inhabited part of West London as you wind through the back alleys of Covent Garden with our passionate guides.
Watch this space for our ghoulish ghost tour trailor!