October is the month that truly breathes life into London, with a wide range of distinctive events gracing its calendar. From the eagerly awaited annual BFI Film Festival to the exciting London Literature Festival; delve into this guide, offering you an exciting glimpse into what this beautiful city has to offer.


London Literature Festival  

© Southbank Centre 

From the 18th to 29th of October, the Southbank Centre plays host a series of talks, readings, and discussions featuring beloved authors, poets, and actors exploring a wide range of topics. This event is fantastic for kids with activities such as rugs and rhymes and talks from renowned children's authors such as Jaqueline Wilson.


BFI London Film Festival  


Every year for two weeks, the prestigious BFI Film Festival is hosted in London, presenting a diverse range of films and TV content in venues across the United Kingdom. Make sure you take the opportunity to see the latest cinematic and television offerings before they premiere on our screens.



Frieze London


2023 is the 20th anniversary of Frieze London, a vibrant contemporary art fair in the heart of London. From the 11th to 15th of October, the picturesque Regent's Park plays host to the fair which this year investigates the cultural landscapes of the UK. Featuring some amazing artists such as Candice Lin and Yinka Shonibare.     

Chorus in Rememory of Flight

© Studioknxx

Chorus in Rememory of Flight is a visual art installation by Poet, author, and filmmaker Julianknxx. This thought-provoking installation aims to dismantle prevailing perceptions of African culture in both its artistic and historical realms. Prepare for an exhibition that promises to be truly eye-opening.

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Kids' activities

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt at Kew

© Kew Gardens

Visit Kew Gardens for their We're Going On A Bear Hunt outdoor adventure. This sensory experience is filled with amazing scenery from the lake to the Arboretum, bringing to life this beloved children's story. It's a unique experience that the whole family can enjoy together while  creating unforgettable memories.  


Boo at The Zoo 

© London zoo

Experience the ultimate Halloween adventure at Boo in the Zoo, where a wide range of thrilling activities awaits children of all ages, from creative pumpkin decorating to spooky face painting. And, of course, don't miss the opportunity to encounter the incredible worlds of the zoo animal themselves.