5 of our favourite autumnal London adventures
Autumn is well and truly kicking in. The leaves are turning amber and falling from the trees. Cue gaily running through bundles of leaves in the park, warming pub lunches, whacking on the heating… you get the idea!
We’re kind of into it though. Everything feels a little quieter, less hectic and there is truly no other city in the world that does autumn quite like London. Not only that, there is an abundance of epic activities and adventures to hit up. We’ve picked out some of our favourite for you.
The German beer festival hits East London! Set in the grand space of Crate Brewery, with large benches and a flowing atmosphere. Crate brewery is a one-of-a-kind venue thanks to its up-cycled decor crafted with the help of the local creative community. Oktoberfest at Crate has all you could ask for; steins, sausages, bars and block-rockin’-beats courtesy of a serious lineup of DJ’s and musicians.
Natural History Museum After School Club – 20th October
A silent disco at the Natural History Museum… need we say anymore? Set in one of London’s most beautiful and ‘historical’ buildings you can dance the night away at the silent disco of the year. With a whole host of themes including house games, an inflatable planetarium, a live animal show and t-shirt printing, there will be something for everyone.
Sculpture in the City – Now till May 2018
Whilst the ‘Square Mile’ is renowned for its hustle and bustle during the week, come the weekend it’s quiet and slow. What a perfect opportunity to mark the change in season than to check out the seventh edition of Sculpture in the City and take in the ridiculous beauty and contrasting architecture of this special part of the capital. With creatives including Damien Hirst and Ryan Gander, it’ll be a stroll through the city like never before.
Lighting up the capital on the 5th of November is the much anticipated Bonfire Night! Young or old, nothing beats the anticipation of fireworks night. A firm favourite amongst London’s locals is the illuminating spectacle held in the beautiful Battersea Park. Award-winning pyro-technicians ignite the skies of the leafy South London park, with pre-show entertainment a-plenty, with bustling food and drink stalls. Book in advance to avoid disappointment as it does sell out sharpish.
Is there a more iconic way to welcome the colder conditions? Lose yourself on the ice with one of London’s most charming backdrops. The large 900 square metre rink leaves plenty of room for everybody to have fun without being cramped in. And what better way to end a skate session that hitting up the Fortnum & Mason’s winter lodge for raclette, fondue and mulled wine.