Events

London’s Best Things to Do This October

Published On 10/01/2015 Published On 10/01/2015
London Oktoberfest

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Oct 1-11

Get Oktoberfestive This two-weekend Teutonic bash will see nearly 4,000 people wearing dirndls, listening to live music, and drinking beer specially brewed in Bavaria and hauled over in massive tanks. Best of all: there’s free entry on Thursdays and Sundays. This event is Thursdays through Sundays only.

Millwall Park, Canary Wharf

Get Oktoberfestive Millwall Park, Canary Wharf This two-weekend Teutonic bash will see nearly 4,000 people wearing dirndls, listening to live music, and drinking beer specially brewed in Bavaria and hauled over in massive tanks. Best of all: there’s free entry on Thursdays and Sundays. This event is Thursdays through Sundays only.

Kitchen Theory

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Event

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Oct 1-24

Go Mexican with Kitchen Theory KT is going for a modern interpretation of Mexican cuisine with a “multi-sensory experience” dinner. Get ready to eat some of the prettiest plated insects, some gorgeous tomatoes, and some intense chocolate.

Maida Hill Place

Go Mexican with Kitchen Theory Maida Hill Place KT is going for a modern interpretation of Mexican cuisine with a “multi-sensory experience” dinner. Get ready to eat some of the prettiest plated insects, some gorgeous tomatoes, and some intense chocolate.

Hackney Flea Market

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Oct 4 Sun

Hit the Hackney Record Fair This record fair is loaded with hipster-baiting rarities and obscurities, so get ready to freak out at whatever barely released b-side you might find. Obviously expect craft beer and DJs to round out the day.

Epic Dalston

Hit the Hackney Record Fair Epic Dalston This record fair is loaded with hipster-baiting rarities and obscurities, so get ready to freak out at whatever barely released b-side you might find. Obviously expect craft beer and DJs to round out the day.

Cults Events

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Event

Location

Oct 8 Thu

Listen to the Great British American Tapas Story Eat dishes like buttermilk fried chicken, British-style ramen, and bavette steak, then sit back and hear the stories of Dave Grohl and Public Enemy.

House of Vans

Listen to the Great British American Tapas Story House of Vans Eat dishes like buttermilk fried chicken, British-style ramen, and bavette steak, then sit back and hear the stories of Dave Grohl and Public Enemy.

KERB

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Event

Location

Oct 9 Fri

Celebrate KERB's third birthday Prepare for more street food than you can handle, then throw in DJs, cocktails, beer, and all manner of “secret surprises” for a guaranteed good time.  

West Handyside Canopy, King's Cross

Celebrate KERB's third birthday West Handyside Canopy, King's Cross Prepare for more street food than you can handle, then throw in DJs, cocktails, beer, and all manner of “secret surprises” for a guaranteed good time.  

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Oct 10 Sat

Witness a 24hr Bar Build As part of London Cocktail Week, teams of bartenders from four of the top drink destinations (New York, Paris, Singapore & London) have 24 hours to build a bar and put together a program of killer drinks. It’s like if the Amish were boozehounds.

N&C Showrooms

Witness a 24hr Bar Build N&C Showrooms As part of London Cocktail Week, teams of bartenders from four of the top drink destinations (New York, Paris, Singapore & London) have 24 hours to build a bar and put together a program of killer drinks. It’s like if the Amish were boozehounds.

The Nomad Cinema

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Event

Location

Oct 10-31

Watch scary movies in scary places Watch ‘Ween classics like Carrie, Beetlejuice, and The Cabin in the Woods in the scariest place possible: outdoors (but with heating). Also, all profits go to charity, so you can count this as your good deed of the week.   

Various locations

Watch scary movies in scary places Various locations Watch ‘Ween classics like Carrie, Beetlejuice, and The Cabin in the Woods in the scariest place possible: outdoors (but with heating). Also, all profits go to charity, so you can count this as your good deed of the week.   

Cuissonlondon

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Event

Location

Oct 20 Tue

Be wowed by the Food Tech Bar FTB styles itself after old-school sushi bars where you watch the chef do magic, only this time it’s all the most cutting-edge food technology before your eyes. Michelin-starred chefs from across the country get to embrace their geeky side and show you some of the newest techniques and methods (we still call it magic).

Covent Garden

Be wowed by the Food Tech Bar Covent Garden FTB styles itself after old-school sushi bars where you watch the chef do magic, only this time it’s all the most cutting-edge food technology before your eyes. Michelin-starred chefs from across the country get to embrace their geeky side and show you some of the newest techniques and methods (we still call it magic).

The Canonbury

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Event

Location

Oct 20 Tue

Eat a crazy number of Scotch eggs Back once again, this year’s Scotch Egg Challenge will see two dozen of London’s finest restos battle it out to see who can lay the golden egg. And you get to judge.

The Canonbury Tavern

Eat a crazy number of Scotch eggs The Canonbury Tavern Back once again, this year’s Scotch Egg Challenge will see two dozen of London’s finest restos battle it out to see who can lay the golden egg. And you get to judge.

Bompas & Parr

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Event

Location

Oct 23-31

Browse the British Museum of Food Exploring the art, science, evolution, and sociology of food, Bompas & Parr have built a typically fun and immersive experience, yet with the gravity of knowledge all about what we put in our mouths and why.

Borough Market

Browse the British Museum of Food Borough Market Exploring the art, science, evolution, and sociology of food, Bompas & Parr have built a typically fun and immersive experience, yet with the gravity of knowledge all about what we put in our mouths and why.