October in London

The temperature is cooling, the colours on the trees are changing and everyone's starting to talk about Christmas already. Not only does London look really good in Autumn, but it’s also the season for celebrating the food and drink scene, and of course Halloween. October, we are ready for you!


Oct 1
Oct 31

BFI Film Festival (2 – 13 October)
An annual film festival that is one of the biggest and best film events in London, BFI Film Festival returns for the 63rd year. Screening 229 feature films, documentaries and shorts from some of the world’s greatest filmmakers and emerging talent it’s a huge celebration of the diverse landscape of international cinema, and you can bet that there’s plenty of glitz and glamour.

Frieze (3 -6 October)
Featuring more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries, Frieze returns in the beautiful surroundings of Regent’s Park with Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Whether you want to view some of the world-class art in Frieze Masters or browse and buy some of the best contemporary art at Frieze London, it’s a pretty incredible art fair.

London Cocktail Week (4 – 13 October)
A seven day festival celebrating the great and and good of the city’s cocktail scene. And just in time for London Cocktail Week, we’ve got it all going on in both Lyaness and 12th Knot. Lyaness sees the return of their awesome friends from down under, Fancy Free, who’ll be serving a selection of highball cocktails for one hell of a takeover. And head up to 12th Knot for not one, but three cocktails to choose from – we’re a fan of the Sanshool, a long drink with fruity notes and a tongue-tingling finish. We’ll drink to that!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (1- 31 October)
Taking place in October, the worldwide campaign of Breast Cancer Awareness Month highlights the importance of breast cancer, educating and informing thousands of people. And as agua Spa is at the forefront of wellness, with wellness for cancer treatments, we wanted to show our support for the month. Our beautiful therapists will be donning some of the fun and playful tit tees from the incredibly inspirational GIRL vs CANCER. You can find out more here.

Ice Rink at Natural History Museum (19 October – January)
For those who love to get into the Christmas spirit early, the Ice Rink at Natural History Museum is back, and always worth a visit. Skating under the twinkling lights and with the museum as a backdrop, it really is one of the most magical places to be. And yes, go there every week if you want to. Christmas starts when you say it does.

Magic & Mayhem Halloween Party (26 October)
A night of magic and mischief awaits in 12th Knot in honour of All Hallows’ Eve. Expect cocktails from our pals Bacardi and Grey Goose, masters of illusion and deception, and secret play-rooms full of surprises. And whilst the event is free, if you want to secure entry, snap up your tickets here.

It’s set to be a good October!

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