Visiting London during the autumn months needn’t mean the end of walks in the park and sunny forest adventures. Even if we are in for an Indian Summer and the weather holds through the autumn months, we should keep our options open when it comes to activities. Whether venturing inside or out, there’s a whole heap of festivals, one-off events and attractions to make the most of when staying in the ideally located Park Grand Lancaster Gate Hotel.
Pinter on Pinter
Throughout September and October, the Pinter on Pinter season at the Harold Pinter Theatre will stage a wide range of Pinter’s short play works. On top of this, you can hear writing and lectures on the work of arguably the best British writer of the last hundred years. Whether you’re a fan of The Birthday Party and the Caretaker, or you’re new to his work, the Pinter on Pinter season will bring many previously unperformed one act plays to the West End. Whether with the family or on a business trip, this intellectually stimulating and thrilling range of plays will go down with a pre-show London afternoon tea in the West End.
The London Film Festival
Running for 11 days in October, the London Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. Bringing international talent to the big screens of London. Whether you’re lucky enough to attend a Premier, or you’re attending one of the smaller screenings dotted around the cities magnificent and diverse Picture Houses there’s something for everyone at the London Film Festival. Running from the 10-21st of October, you can find cult hits, critical darlings and family fun throughout the festival, and a lot of big names walking the red carpet. With the likes of Steve McQueen, Paul Dano and Claire Denis bringing their most recent features to the city, the London Film Festival is not one to miss.
London Fashion Week
From the 14th to the 18th of September, London Fashion Week makes the city the capital of cool. With some of the best designers in the world showing off their new works, the London fashion Week will bring a flurry of journalists, designers and models to the city. Expect workshops, lectures and the next big style to be marching the streets of London.
Open House Festival
The Open House Festival is one of the most popular weekends in September, making the 22nd and the 23rd of September the prime time to explore usually out of bonds properties across the city. With the observation deck at the BT Tower open for members of the public, and previously unexplored warrens in the Royal Albert Hall ripe for perusing, the Open House Festival is a great way to see the city in a new light.
London Design Festival
The London Design Festival is a V&A hosted and curated festival which takes place between 15th and 23rd of September. The festival brings a wide range of sculptures and architecture into the streets of London, all crafted by some of the leading artists in the world. Whether it’s a floating orb in the streets of Covent Garden or a unique specimen in the heart of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Festival always proves to be ground breaking in its vision.