What to do in London this October?

Wimbledon BookFest
When: 28th of September 2013 – 13th of October 2013
The Big Tent in Wimbledon Common is bigger and better than ever and takes centre stage of this event. Some of the Festival highlights are Faisal Islam, Roddy Doyle and Darcey Bussell.
Where: Wimbledon Common, London SW19 5AZ
The nearest Tube Station is Wimbledon Station.
The events start at different times.
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London Restaurant Festival
When: 1st-15th of October 2013
This Festival will take place at over 800 restaurants around the capital of London. Good eaters will find London’s extraordinarily range of restaurants like Cucine Asellina, The Ten Romm and Moti Mahal – London. Go there for a three course dinner or for your afternoon tea and experience an international selection of food.
Festival menus start from under £10.
Where: various venues
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The Big Draw
When: 1st-31st of October 2013
You love drawing? Show your talent at The Big Draw 2013. Be a part of this huge event with more than 200,000 people over 15 countries. It’s for every age, from child to adult and will take place nationwide at museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, schools and parks. Be inspired by the great creative atmosphere.
Where: various venues 
The entry is free.
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“Tomorrow” Elmgreen & Dragset Exhibition
When: 1st of October 2013 – 2nd of January 2013
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset are two leading contemporary artists. They have created an apartment at the former Textile Galleries of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Visitors can explore an apartment which looks like one of a fictional, elderly and disillusioned architect.
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7 2RL
The nearest Tube Station is South Kensington.
The opening times are 10am to 5.45pm daily and 10am to 10pm on Fridays.
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Sarah Lucas Exhibition
When: 2nd of October 2013 – 2nd of December 2013
The first major solo exhibition of Sarah Lucas will take place at the Whitechapel Gallery. She is famous for her body sculptures and installations which are made of everyday materials like cigarettes, tights, furnitures and food. At her work she is inspired by historic movements like Pop Arts and Arte Povera while addressing huge concerns of nature and mortality.
Where: Whitechapel Gallery, London E1 7QX
The nearest Tube stations are Aldgate East and Liverpool Street.
Opening times are 11am to 6pm from Tuesday-Sunday, 11am to 9pm at Thursday.
The entry is free.
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Art Under Attack: Histories of Iconoclasm in Britain Exhibition
When: 2nd of October 2013 – 5th of January 2014
It’s the first exhibition about the history of physical attacks on art from the 16th century to date at Tate Britain. Several paintings, sculpture and archival material will show the assaults on art since 500 years. Marvel at the remarkable example of the pre-reformation sculpture, the Statue of Dead Christ c. 1500-20.
Where: Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
The nearest Tube Station is Pimlico.
The opening times are 10am to 6pm daily.
The ticket price is between £12.50 and £14.50 for an adult.
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London Bicycle Film Festival
When: 3rd – 6th of October 2013
The BFF was founded in New York in 2000. The bicycle will be celebrated by short films and documentations at the Barbican Screen and several events all around the bike.
Where: Barbican Screen, Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS
The nearest Tube Stations are Barbican and Moorgate.
The events start at different times.
The ticket price is free or between £6 and £11
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Shunga: Sex and Humour in Japanese Art Exhibition
When: 3rd of October 2013 -5th of January 2014
Be astonished by Japanese prints, paintings and drawing produced from 1600 to 1900. The exhibition shows detailed erotic art inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec, Beardsley, Rodin and Picasso.
Where: British Museum, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
The nearest Tube Station is Tottenham Court Road.
Opening times are 10am to 5.30pm daily and 10am to 8.30pm Fridays.
The ticket price is between £5 and £7.
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The Clothworkers’ Centre of Textile and Fashion Study and Conversation Exhibition
When: Opens 4th of October 2013
It provides the best access to the outstanding collection of textiles and fashion for individual visitor and small groups up to three people. The Clothworkers’ Centre is bright and well-equipped, the best environment to study and research.
Where: Blythe House, Kensington Olympia, London W14 0NE
The nearest Tube Station is Barons Court.
Opening times are by appointment from Tuesday to Friday between 10am and 13pm, 14pm and 16.30pm.
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Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
When: 4th of October 2013
Enjoy the Symphony No 9 of Beethoven conducted by James Gaffigan at the first public performance in the new Milton Court Concert Hall. This event is full of highlights because the program will start with a world premiere by Julian Philips.
Where: Milton Court, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT
The nearest Tube station is Barbican.
The event starts at 7.30pm.
The ticket price is between £10 and £15.
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Dance Umbrella
When: 3rd -20th of October 2013
This year is the 35th anniversary of Dance Umbrella. Since many years this event brings new dance to London like theatre performance, outdoor events and installations. Dance Umbrella will be concentrated in King’s Cross and Stratford.
Where: concentrated in King’s Cross, London N1 9AL and Stratford Circus, London E15 1BX and Central Saint Martin’s, London N1C 4AA
The nearest Tube Stations are: King’s Cross St. Pancras Station, Euston Station and Holborn Station.
The events start at different times.
The ticket price is free or between £15 and £25.
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Ether Festival
When: 4th – 19th of October 2013
Celebrate the annual big party of electronic music, innovation in music, art and cross-arts experimentation. Last year there was the popular Ghostpoet and the Velvet Underground’s John Cale. Don’t miss technological pioneers, musical innovators as well as classical artists.
Where: Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
The nearest Tube Station is Waterloo.
The events start at various times.
Various prices.
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Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
When: 6th of October 2013
This food and fitness festival is a charity even, you can take part while you support with your favourite charity. But this is not only a sports event; at Hyde Park will be a wide range of fun activities, a tempting food market, live music and plenty of entertainment.
Where: starts and finishes in Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
The nearest Tube Station is Hyde Park Corner.
The event starts at 7.30am.
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London Cocktail Week
When: 7th – 13th of October 2013
Over 160 bars across London take part of the London Cocktail Week. As a Cocktail Lover you shouldn’t miss it. Enjoy tastings and parties at several pop-up bars, take ride on the Cocktail Tour bus through all of the partnering venues.
Where: Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DD
The nearest Tube Station is Covent Garden Station.
The events start at different times.
The ticket price is £10; every drink will cost £4.
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The BFI London Film Festival
When: 9th – 24th of October 2013
At the BFI Film Festival you will have the chance to watch movies which you would rarely have access to on a regular basis, from eagerly awaited world premieres to foreign art cinema.
Where: BFI Southbank and selected cinemas, London SE1 8X
The events start at different times.
The ticket price is between £9 and £36.
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Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900 Exhibition
When: 9th of October 2013 -12th of January 2014
The first major 1900 Vienna exhibition in the UK. Iconic portraits from this time are shown as well as widely known artists like Broncia Koller and Isidor Kaufmann.
Where: at National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4DN
The nearest Tube Station is Charing Cross.
Opening times are 10am – 6pm daily and 10am – 9pm Fridays.
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World Cup Qualifier: England v Montenegro
When: 11th of October 2013
Watch this exciting match when England meets Montenegro, they have met three times before and the game always ended in a tie.
Where: Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HA9 0WS
The nearest Tube Station is Wembley Park Station.
The event starts at 6.30pm.
The ticket price is between £35 and £65
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Kara Walker Exhibition
When: 11th of October 2013 – 5th of January 2014
Kara Walker is an American artist who creates intimate watercolours, large scale graphite drawings and film installation. She will show her first major solo exhibition in the UK.
Where: Camden Arts Centre, London NW3 6DG
The nearest Tube Station is Finchley Road.
Opening times are 10am – 6pm from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 9pm on Wednesday.
The entry is free.
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The Scandinavia Show
When: 12th – 13th of October 2013
See the best of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and many more. The Scandinavia Show include all about design, travel, lifestyle, fashion, culture and food in Scandinavian style.
Where: Tobacco Dock, Wapping, London E1W 2SF
The nearest Tube Station is Wapping.
The opening times are 10am – 6pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.
The ticket price is between £8 and £12.
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Chocolate Week
When: 14th – 20th of October 2013
A whole week to pay tribute to the best sweet of the world, the chocolate. The chocolate week events across the capital it’s one not to miss.
Where: across London.
Various venues and opening times.
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World Cup Qualifier: England vs. Poland
When: 15th of October 2013
England has played Poland 18 times with ten wins, seven draws and one defeat. Don’t miss this sizzling atmosphere.
Where: Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HA9 0WS
The nearest Tube Station is Wembley Park Station.
The event starts at 6.30pm
Ticket price is between £35 and £65
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The EY Exhibition: Paul Klee Exhibition
When: 15th of October 2013 – 9th of March 2014
You will marvel at the extraordinary body work of Paul Klee, a renowned artist of the twentieth-century. He is comparable to Matisse, Picasso and Kandinsky. Paul Klee is famous for his ‘magi square’ paintings and the abstract canvases he produced during his working and teaching time at Brauhaus. Beside the exhibition there will be several workshops as well as talks and lectures.
Where: Tate Modern, 25 Sumner Street, London SE1 9TG
The nearest Tube Station is Southwark.
The opening times are 10pm – 6am from Sunday to Thursday, 10am – 10pm from Friday to Saturday.
Ticket price is between £14.50 and £16.50.
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An American in London: Whistler and the Thames Exhibition
When: 16th of October 2013 – 12th of January 2014
James Abbott Mc Neill Whistler is an artist from the period around 1859. His paintings during this period include a range of paintings of Chelsea and the Thames River and some of Whistler’s stunning and iconic Nocturns like Blue and Gold – Old Battersea Bridge.
Where: Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE21 7AD
The nearest Tube Station is London Bridge.
Opening times are 10am – 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
Ticket price is between £3 and £11.
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Frieze Art Fair
When: 17th – 20th of October 2013
It’s the leading contemporary art fair of the UK and draws the most important art buyers to Regent’s Park each autumn since 2003. Over 173 contemporary art galleries are there to present their works of art for sale. There are lots of small events around the fair. Not to mention the art, some beautiful as well as some shocking. Don’t miss the site-specific projects, short films, talks program and an artist-led education in a highly creative atmosphere.
Where: Regent’s Park, London NW1
The nearest Tube Station is Regent’s Park Station.
Opening times are 12pm – 7pm from Thursday to Saturday and 12pm – 6pm on Sunday.
Ticket price is between £21.50 and £77.40.
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PAD London Art Fair
When: 17th – 20th of October 2013
PAD is the leading fair of 20th Century art, design and decorative arts in London. This astonishing event shows how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors. PAD London Art Fair offers an exceptional panorama of the most coveted and iconic works in the heart of Mayfair.
Where: Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 5AX
The nearest Tube Station is Green Park.
Opening times are 11am – 8pm and 11am – 6pm on Sunday.
Ticket price is between £10 and £20, free entrance for children under 15.
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Moniker Art Fair
When: 17th – 20th of October 2013
This fair of contemporary art returns for the fourth year and it’s famous for its urban culture. This year the Moniker Art Fair will come together with The Other Art Fair for the first time so that they will be under one roof. Be there with more than 10,000 visitors and enjoy traditional art across 21,000 Sq feet in The Old Truman Brewery.
Where: The Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QL
The nearest Tube Station is Liverpool Street Station.
Opening times are 11am – 7pm, 11am – 6pm on Sunday.
The ticket price is between £3 and £6.
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Chekhov: The Seagull
When: 17th – 24th of October 2013
The Seagull is one of two Chekhov dramas and it’s played out at the Milton Court Studio Theatre. It is directed by Christian Burgess.
Where: Milton Court, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT
The nearest Tube Station is Moorgate Station.
Various opening times.
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The Young Durer: Drawing the Figure Exhibition
When: 17th of October 2013 – 12th of January 2014
It is an exhibition about the early figure drawing of the German artist Albrecht Durer, during his travelling from 1490-1496.
Where: The Courtauld Gallery, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
The nearest Tube Station is Temple Station.
The opening time is between 10am – 6pm.
The ticket price is between £5 and £6.
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The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels Exhibition
When: 18th of October 2013 – 27th of April 2014
See the late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones at the major new exhibition at the Museum of London. These beautiful jewels were discovered in 1912 at a deep cellar on Cheapside now they will be shown the first time.
Where: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
The nearest tube Station is Barbican.
The ticket price is between £7.50 and £10.
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Mozart’s Requiem
When: 19th of October 2013
For all the classical music lovers, enjoy the greatest works of Mozart’s choral masterpiece and Classical Season 13/14 at the Royal Festival Hall.
Where: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1
The nearest Tube Station is Waterloo.
The ticket price is between £14.50 and £45.
The event starts at 7.30pm.
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Battle of Ideas
When: 19th – 20th of October 2013
This very ambitious event lasts over 2 days and it’s full of very interesting public debates. Topics include “Private education: public harm?”, “Great Books” and “Facebook generation: growing up in public”. Listen to the speakers and agreeing or disagreeing with them.
Where: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
The nearest Tube Station is Barbican.
The ticket price is between £10 and £60 per day or £20 and £100 for the whole weekend.
The event starts at 9am.
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Bloomsbury Festival
When: 15th – 20th of October 2013
This huge, free, autumn festival takes place in the most inspiring cultural quarter, in Bloomsbury. Celebrate with more than 50,000 people six days with over 200 free events around pioneering art, music, dance and literature for every age.
Where: various venues around Bloomsbury, London WC1
The entry is free.
Various opening times.
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Chekhov: The Three Sisters
When: 19th – 26th of October 2013
This is one of two major theatre plays of this famous Russian dramatist.
Where: Milton Court, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT
The nearest Tube Station is Moorgate Station.
Various opening times.
Ticket price starts at £10.
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The Male Nude: Eighteenth-century drawings from the Paris Academy Exhibition
When: 24th of October 2013 – 19th of January 2014
It’s an exhibition of around 40 French drawings of male nudes. The drawings are from the eighteenth-century before the Revolution was central to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, which has been founded in 1648. Many of these extraordinary drawings are by artists represented in the Wallace Collection.
Where: The Wallace Collection, London W1U 3BN
The nearest Tube Station is Bond Street Station.
The opening times are from 10am – 5pm.
The entry is free.
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London International Animation Festival
When: 25th of October 2013 – 3rd of November 2014
The LIAF was founded in 2003 and showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation. Find out why animation is for everyone and not only for kids. Be part of gala premieres, retrospectives, Q&A’s with filmmakers, workshops, audience voting, and the Best of the Festival screening.
Where: Barbican Screen, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
The nearest Tube Station is Barbican.
Various starting times.
The ticket price is between £6 and £95.
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Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900 Exhibition
When: 26th of October 2013 – 19th of January 2014
See the finest examples of Chinese paintings from the beginning of the 8th to the end of the 19th century. Many of them have never before seen in the UK.
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7 2RL
The nearest Tube Station is South Kensington.
The opening times are 10am – 5.45pm daily and 10am – 10pm Fridays.
Various ticket prices.
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879): Visions of Paris Exhibition
When: 26th of October 2013 – 26th of January 2014
The exhibition of Daumier shows over 130 works of paintings, drawings, watercolours, as well as sculptures. Daumier lived during a pivotal time in France’s history marked by freethinking and being jailed.
Where: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London W1J 0BD
The nearest Tube Stations are Green Park and Piccadilly Circus.
The opening times are 10am – 4.30pm daily, 10am – 8.30pm Fridays.
The ticket price is between £6 and £11.
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NFL International Series: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Francisco 49ers
When: 27th of October 2013
This exciting match will feature the five-time Super Bowl champions 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars.
Where: Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HA9 0WS
The nearest Tube station is Wembley Park Station.
The event starts at 5pm.
The ticket price is between £329 and £799.
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Jason Manford: First World Problems
When: 30th – 31st of October 2013
Have a laugh with the young English writer, comedian, actor, radio and television presenter of Irish descent. His career started while working at Buzz Comedy Club. Jason was collecting glasses when a performer didn’t arrive and Jason stepped in to fill the gap. He has several national tours now and won lots of awards.
Where: Hammersmith Apollo, London W6 9QH
The nearest Tube Station is Hammersmith.
The event starts at 7pm.
The ticket price is £25.65.
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The Ski & Snowboard Show
When: 30th of October 2013 – 3rd of November 2013
Free ski and snowboard lessons from beginner to advanced standard. Free ice skating, tubing and curling, après ski style bars, alpine food, wine tasting sessions, resorts from around the world, chalet companies and tour operators. Shop at over 250 stands to kit you out for the season ahead. A big event for the whole family.
Where: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5 9TA
The nearest Tube Station is Earls Court.
The ticket price is between £0 and £39 for a Family Ticket.
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
When: 18th October 2013 – March 2014
This world-renowned annual exhibition showcases the 100 best pictures of the 2013 competition at the website. Don’t miss the wonders of the world’s nature at the Natural History Museum.
Where: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
The nearest Tube Station is South Kensington.
The opening time is 10am – 7.50pm.
The ticket price is between £12 and £33.
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Halloween
When: 31st of October 2013
When ghouls, ghosts, witches and warlocks come out to spook, then is Halloween in London. All over London will be many big creepily events and parties. Don’t be scared and have fun at London’s Halloween.
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