Check out November’s greatest occasions and exhibitions, together with London Mela, London Jazz Festival, Stylist Live and extra.
The nights are darker and it’s all getting a bit cooler. Although many could also be gearing up for Christmas, there’s nonetheless loads of non-festive particular occasions and festivals on throughout the capital in November, such because the London Jazz Festival, the Lord Mayor’s Show and Stylist Live.
Although Christmas isn’t till subsequent month, the festive preparation actually ramps up in November for these super-organised, with occasions like Ideal Home Show Christmas, Spirit of Christmas and the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival.
Look out for the 🐻 for family-friendly actions.
- 1 – 6 November 2022 : Winter Art & Antiques Fair
Arts and antiques occasion, that includes over 70 sellers showcasing over 20,000 items, ranging in worth from £100 to £500,000. Open Tues-Sun 10.30am–6pm. Tickets: Tues-Fri – Adults £23.50, Children 13-16yrs £16. Weekends – Adults £25.50, Children 13-16 yrs £18, 12 and below free. National Hall, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. For extra info, go to the Olympia Antiques web site.
- 3 – 5 November 2022 : Oktoberfest London 2022
Celebrate the German beer competition with loads of Bavarian meals, beer, and extra. Open Thu-Fri 4pm-10.30pm, Sat 11am-10.30pm. Tickets: General admission £5-£10, Bavarian £26-£29 (inc 1 Mass of Bavarian FestBeer, Bahlsen snack and Bratwurst in bread). Lillie Road Recreation Ground, Fulham, SW6 7PD. Nearest station: Hammersmith or Barons Court. For extra info, go to the Oktoberfest London web site.
- 3 November 2022 – 8 January 2023 : Winter Festival @ Southbank Centre
Winter market, The Curling Club, pop-up foods and drinks experiences, together with Jimmy’s Lodge igloos and festive reveals, similar to Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol and Hey Duggee – The Live Theatre Show. Times and costs range. Free entry to winter market. South Bank, SE1 8XX. Nearest stations: Waterloo, Waterloo East or Embankment. For extra info, go to the Southbank Centre web site.
- Now till 3 November 2022 : Jurassic World – The Exhibition
Immerse your self in scenes impressed by the traditional movie franchise as you stand up shut with dinosaurs. Open Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-6pm. Tickets: Adults from £26, Children from £18.50. ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, E16 1XL. Nearest stations: Custom House or Prince Regent. For extra info, go to the Jurassic World Exhibition web site. 🐻
- 5 – 29 November 2022 : Wimbledon International Music Festival
A number of world-class musicians collect in Wimbledon for a collection of classical, opera and jazz live shows and recitals. Artists embody The Academy Choir, Philharmonia, The Brodsky Quartet, Lortie-Mercier and Chineke!. Ticket costs range. At numerous venues in Wimbledon, together with St. John’s Church, St Mary’s Church, Sacred Heart Church, New Wimbledon Theatre, and Trinity Church. Nearest stations: Raynes Park or Wimbledon. For extra info and tickets, go to the WIMF web site.
- 6 November 2022 : Veteran Car Run
Watch the start of 64 mile route from the capital to Brighton. Get up early to look at 500 traditional vehicles setting off from Hyde Park Corner between 6.56am and eight.15am. Expect many drivers and passengers to be suitably wearing costume and classic clothes for the spectacle. Route begins at Serpentine Road in Hyde Park, previous Buckingham Palace, over Westminster Bridge and south by way of Kennington, Brixton and Streatham. Free to spectate. Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, W2 2UH. Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner. For extra info, go to the Veteran Car Run web site. 🐻
- Now till 6 November 2022 : Spirit of Christmas
For the tremendous organised, prepare for Christmas early with this truthful, the place you’ll be able to top off on items, design and meals all prepared for the festive season from over 700 impartial boutiques and artisan makers. There may even be a winter restaurant and a champagne bar. Open Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm, Thur: 10am-9pm, Sun: 10am-5pm. Tickets: Adults begin from £23.50 (from £27.50 on the door), Children 13-16 yrs from £18, 12 and below free. Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. For extra info, go to the Spirit Of Christmas Fair web site. 🐻
- 9 November 2022 : Belgravia Christmas Lights Switch
Watch the Christmas lights being switched on, together with stay music, festive floral shows, canine fancy gown competitors, Santa Claus, foods and drinks, procuring promotions and in-store occasions. From 5.50pm. In and round Elizabeth Street, Motcomb Street, and Pimlico Road, Belgravia, SW1X. Nearest stations: Victoria or Sloane Square. For extra info, go to the Belgravia London web site.
- 9 – 13 November 2022 : Country Living Christmas
Prepare for the festive season with a bunch of Christmas stalls and occasions, together with knowledgeable talks, meals corridor, workshops, procuring emporium, meet-the-makers and champagne bar. Open Wed-Thur 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Tickets: Adults from £20, Children 5-16yrs £9. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0QH. Nearest station: Angel. For extra info and reserving, go to the County Living Fair web site.
- 9 November 2022 – 26 February 2023 : Club Curling
Try your hand at curling because the winter sports activities pops up at King’s Cross for the festive season. Visitors can take pleasure in a 45-minute curling slot on one of many six artificial ice rinks, earlier than having fun with a cocktail on the bar. Open day by day 11am-9pm. Tickets: Adults £7, Children below 12 free. Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, N1C 4DQ. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras. For extra info and reserving, go to the King’s Cross web site.
- 10 November 2022 : Merry Marylebone
A festive night to coincide with the Christmas lights switch-on with charity companion Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster. Featuring retailer reductions, restaurant promotions, meals and reward stalls, charity tombola, wreath-making, stay music, Santa’s grotto, fairground rides, with a star switching on the lights. 3pm-8pm. Free to attend. Marylebone Village (Marylebone High Street, Paddington Street and Devonshire Street), W1. Nearest stations: Bond Street, Baker Street or Marylebone. For extra info, go to the Marylebone Village web site.
- 11 – 13 November 2022 : Stylist Live
Inspirational competition that includes one of the best of Stylist journal, together with procuring, leisure, trend and stay audio system. Speakers embody Adam Kay, Bernardine Evaristo, Sali Hughes, Oloni, Fearne Cotton, The Receipts, Pandora Sykes, Alain de Bottom, and Self Esteem. Open Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Tickets: £26. Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, E1 6QL. Nearest stations: Aldgate or Shoreditch High Street. For extra info, go to the Stylist web site.
- 11 – 21 November 2022 : EFG London Jazz Festival
International jazz stars collect at venues everywhere in the capital, together with Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Marcin Wasilewski, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling Superblue, Bill Laurance, Melanie Charles, Byron the Aquarius, Ishmael Ensemble; and plenty of extra. Gigs vary from free to ticketed. At numerous places throughout London. For listings and bookings, go to the EFG London Jazz Festival web site.
- 11 – 27 November 2022 : Enchanted Woodland
Follow an illuminated path by way of the gardens and arboretum of Syon Park. Lighting will rework the timber, vegetation and lake. Hot meals and drinks obtainable on the market. Open Fri-Sun, entry slots each 20 minutes from 5pm-7.40pm. Tickets: Adults £10, Children £7.50. Syon Park, London Road, Brentford, TW8 8JF. Nearest station: Syon Lane. For extra info, go to the Enchanted Woodland web site. 🐻
- 12 November 2022 : Lord Mayor’s Show
The spectacle is named the oldest and largest civic procession on the earth and marks the brand new Lord Mayor of London in a three-mile procession. The procession units off from Mansion House at 11am, passes St Pauls earlier than heading down Ludgate Hill to Fleet Street, then returns by way of the Victoria Embankment (approx 1.15pm-2.30pm) to Mansion House (arriving at 2.30pm). Free to spectate. Nearest stations: Mansion House, Temple, Blackfriars, St Paul’s and Cannon Street. For extra info go to the Lord Mayor’s Show web site.
- 12 – 13 November 2022 : Vegfest UK
Festival for vegans and vegetarians, that includes meals village, procuring, meet the specialists, leisure, Art of Compassion exhibition, cookery demos and children’ space. Open Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Tickets: Day £10, Weekend £15 (test web site for purchase 1 get 1 free supply). Olympia Grand, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. For extra info, go to the VegFest web site.
- 12 November 2022 – 15 January 2023 : Hogwarts within the Snow
Visit your favorite Harry Potter units, such because the Forbidden Forest, Diagon Alley, Hagrid’s Hut, the Hogwarts fort and the Great Hall, which have been remodeled with snow for the festive season. Tickets from £49.95. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, WD25 7LR. Nearest station: Watford (then a shuttle bus to studios). For extra info and tickets, go to the WB Studio Tour web site.
- Now till 13 November 2022 : Frieze Sculpture 2022
Open-air sculpture exhibition within the English Gardens of Regents Park. Open throughout park hours. Free. Regent’s Park (English Gardens in south-east nook of the park), Marylebone, NW1 4LL. Nearest stations: Regent’s Park, Great Portland Street or Baker Street. For extra info, go to the Frieze web site. 🐻
- 14 November 2022 : London Mela
Celebrate Southall Carnival of Lights with performers, dazzling gentle floats, and group participation. From 5.30pm. Free. Southall Park, Uxbridge Road, Southall, UB1 3AF. Nearest station: Southall. For extra info, go to the London Mela web site. 🐻
- 15 November 2022 – 15 January 2023 : The Great Christmas Feast
Experience Charles Dickens’s traditional story A Christmas Carol like by no means earlier than, with Victorian feasting, mixology, stay music and theatre. Tickets: Dining from £129.50, Experience-only from £49.50. The Lost Estate, 9 Beaumont Avenue, W14 9LP. Nearest stations: Earl’s Court or Baron’s Court. For tickets, go to the Great Christmas Feast web site.
- 16 November 2022 – 8 January 2023 : Christmas at Kew
Follow a magical path round Kew Gardens, by way of tunnels of sunshine, previous dancing waterfalls, illuminations and the Fire Garden, and a light-weight show on the Palm House. 4pm-10pm. Tickets: Standard advance grownup: Off peak £21.50/Peak £28, Children: Off peak £14/peak £18. Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB. Nearest station: Kew Gardens. For extra info, go to the Kew Gardens web site.
- 17 – 20 November 2022 : Wimbledon Art Fair
Discover and purchase artwork from over 100 artists and makers as they open their studios to the general public. Open Thurs-Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm. Register for a free ticket. Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Road, SW17 0BB. Nearest station: Wimbledon. To discover out extra, go to the Art Fair web site.
- 17 November 2022 – 2 January 2023 : Lightopia Festival
The award-winning competition of lights is return to the capital, however this time to south London’s Crystal Palace. Talk a winter stroll by way of a light-weight show with illuminations, interactive shows and installations. Open 5pm-10pm (final entry 8.30pm). Tickets: Adults £19.50/£24.50, Child 3-15yrs £13/£16.50. Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Road, Crystal Palace, SE19 2GA. Nearest stations: Crystal Palace or Penge West. For extra info and reserving, go to the Lightopia web site.
- 18 – 21 November 2022 : Taste of London – Festive Edition
Four-day competition at Tobacco Dock in Wapping presents tastings, demonstrations, masterclasses and meals theatre. Participating eating places embody Bibo, Rhythm Kitchen, Rainbo, Three Falcons, Hoppers, Wood and Water, Brindisa, Gloria, The Cinnamon Club, The Zetter Townhouse, Flesh & Buns and plenty of extra. Open Thu 6pm-10.30pm, Fri & Sat 11am-10.30pm (2 periods), Sun 12pm-5pm. Tickets begin from £24. Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, E1W 2SF. Nearest station: Wapping or Shadwell. For extra info, go to the Taste of London web site.
- 18 November 2022 – 2 January 2023 : Winter Wonderland
The south-east nook of Hyde Park is remodeled right into a festive truthful with rides, foods and drinks stalls, ice rink, the Magical Ice Kingdom, the Giant Wheel, Bar Ice, Real Ice Slide, Zippos Christmas Circus, Cirque Berserk, Ice Sculpting Workshops, Santa Land, Bavarian Village, and extra. Open day by day 10am-10pm. Tickets (have to be pre-booked) Standard £5, Peak £7.50, Off-peak free. Entrance charge waived for those who spend over £25 on points of interest, rides or video games upfront. Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner, Victoria, Knightsbridge or Marble Arch. For extra info, go to the Winter Wonderland web site.
- 18 November 2022 – 8 January 2023 : Illuminature @ WWT
Explore nature after darkish on this distinctive illuminated path across the London Wetland Centre. Open 4.30pm-9pm. Tickets: Adults £18.50, Children £14.50, below 4s free. WWT London, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT. Nearest station: Barnes Bridge. For extra info and reserving, go to the WWT web site.
- 23 – 27 November 2022 : Ideal Home Show Christmas
Christmas version of the favored homewares and interiors present. Featuring appearances and performances from specialists Rosemary Shrager, Lee Baldry, Kunle Barker, Lynne Lambourne, Claire Hall and extra. Tickets: Adults begin from £14 (weekday), £16 (weekend), Children 7-15yrs £7.50 (weekend), free (weekdays), 6yrs and below free. (Tickets inc entry to Eat & Drink Festival). London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. For extra info and tickets, go to the Ideal Home Show web site.
- 23 – 27 November 2022 : Eat & Drink Festival Christmas
The better of the UK’s foods and drinks below one roof, that includes talks, masterclasses, demonstrations, artisan producers’ market, and loads of alternatives to try to purchase foods and drinks. Tickets: Adults begin from £14/£16, Children 7-15yrs £7.50 (weekend), free (weekdays), 6yrs and below free. (Tickets inc entry to Ideal Home Show). London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. For tickets, go to the Eat & Drink Festival web site.
- 25 November 2022 : Mystery on the Museum – The Search for Dippy
Roam across the Natural History Museum after-hours in an escape-like recreation. Step again 1905 as you’re invited to a particular preview of the revealing of Dippy the Diplodocus. Ages 13yrs +. 6.30pm-9.45pm. Tickets: £35. Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD. Nearest station: South Kensington. For tickets, go to the NHM web site.
- 25 November – 11 December 2022 : Supermodels exhibition
Architectural and design studio Piercy & Co presents an exhibition of its architectural fashions. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm. Free entry. Jahn Court, Regent Quarter, 34 York Way, King’s Cross, N1 9AB. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras. For extra info, go to the Piercy & Co web site.
- 26 November 2022 – 2 January 2023 : Winter Festival Brent Cross
Take a break out of your Christmas procuring on the Winter Festival, that includes Santa’s Grotto, ice rink, enjoyable truthful rides and foods and drinks. Open Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-9pm (From 17 December onwards, opening occasions prolong to 12pm-9pm day by day). Entry: £3. Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Brent Cross, NW4 3FP. Nearest station: Brent Cross. For extra info and reserving, go to the Winter Festival Brent Cross web site.
- 26 November 2022 – 3 January 2023 : The Magic of Christmas @ London Zoo
London Zoo are internet hosting a collection of festive occasions alongside the standard animal enclosures. Meet Santa, go to the Polar Post Room, take pleasure in Christmas festivities, animal crafts, Christmas-themed animal talks, marshmallow toasting and extra. Open 10am-4pm. General entry: Adults vary from £26.50-£33, Children 3-15yrs £17.25-£21.45. Additional prices apply for some actions. London Zoo, Regent’s Park, Marylebone, NW1 4RY. Nearest station: Regent’s Park or Camden Town. For reserving, go to the ZSL web site.
- Now till 23 December 2022 : Inspired!
Exhibition explores how visible artists have taken inspiration from the literary arts. Opening hours TBC. Tickets: £8. Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, City of London, EC2V 5AE. Nearest station: St Paul’s, Bank or Moorgate. For extra info, go to the City of London.gov web site. Check out Metro Girl’s weblog put up on the exhibition.
- Now till 31 December 2022 : Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds – The Immersive Experience
An immersive expertise impressed by the traditional story. Travel again in time to Victorian London and the Martian invasion of 1898. Experience immersive theatre, digital actuality, augmented actuality, holograms and different cutting-edge know-how. Over 12s solely. Times range. Tickets: £40-£130. The Old Metal Exchange, 56 Leadenhall Street, City of London, EC3A 2BJ. Nearest station: Aldgate or Fenchurch Street. For reserving, go to the War of the World’s web site. Check out Metro Girl’s overview of the present.
- Now till 17 January 2023 : The Witches of Oz
An immersive eating and theatrical expertise as you head to the Emerald City on this Wizard of Oz-inspired extravaganza. Over 18s solely. Dress code: Emerald glam. Doors open 6.30pm, Show begins 7.15pm. Tickets: General £20-£35, Dining £45-£59. The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN. Nearest stations: Waterloo, Lambeth North or Waterloo East. For extra info, go to the Vaults web site.
- Now till 29 January 2023 : The Carpenters’ Line
New exhibition explores the artwork of woodworking from the densely forested Hida area of Gifu Prefecture in Japan. Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12pm-6pm. Free entry. Japan House London, 101-111 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 5SA. Nearest station: High Street Kensington. For extra info, go to the Japan House London web site.
- Now till 31 January 2023 : Frameless
Explore a brand new approach to interact with artwork in an immersive, multi-sensory expertise. Visitors can journey by way of 4 galleries, arising near masterpieces from the likes of Cezanne, Kandinsky, Monet, Dalí, Van Gogh, Canaletto, Rembrandt and Klimt, amongst others. Opening hours range. Tickets from £15, Kids below 5 yrs free. 6 Marble Arch Place, Marylebone, W1H 7AP. Nearest station: Marble Arch. For tickets, go to the Frameless web site.
- Now till 19 February 2023 : The Horror Show!
New exhibition explores a few of Britain’s most provocative artists from the previous 50 years of artistic rebel, that includes 200 artworks and historic artefacts. Open Tues-Wed, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm, Thu-Fri 10am-9pm. Tickets: £16.50. Embankment Galleries (South Wing), Somerset House, The Strand, Aldwych, WC2R 1LA. Nearest station: Temple. For extra info, go to the Somerset House web site.
- Now till 5 March 2023 : When Flowers Dream
An exhibition from artist Tanya Schultz (Pip & Pop) that includes installations produced from sugar, sweet and diverse craft supplies. Opening occasions range relying on season. Tickets included with gardens entrance. Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens, Brentford Gate, Kew, TW9 3AB. Nearest station: Kew Gardens. For extra info, go to the Kew Gardens web site. 🐻
- Now till Spring 2023 : Sculpture within the City 2022/2023
Free public artwork exhibition, bringing 19 up to date items to the streets and areas of the City of London. Free. At numerous websites across the Square Mile. Nearest stations: Fenchurch Street, Monument or Liverpool Street. For extra info and a map of the artworks, go to the Sculpture within the City web site. Check out Metro Girl’s weblog put up on the exhibition. 🐻
- Now till July 2023 : Scenes within the Square
Check out bronze sculptures of iconic movie characters round Leicester Square. Eight interactive characters, similar to Laurel & Hardy to Wonder Woman might be positioned within the sq. for 4 months. Free. Leicester Square, Westminster, WC2H 7DE. Nearest stations: Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus. For extra info, go to the Leicester Square web site. Check out Metro Girl’s gallery of the exhibition. 🐻
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