Fall Festivals and Events In London To Plan A Holiday Around


While summer has now concluded, the refreshing breezes of fall will soon sweep London. This will usher in a new season of excitement, possibility and beauty as the leaves change, students return to college campuses, and an attitude of ambition replaces the easy-going complacency of the warmest months of the year.

It is a brilliant time of the year to be in one of the best metropolises in the world, and with countless engaging festivals and events going on, it is an amazing time to go on a holiday to the centre of the former heart of the British Empire.

While you might think that you can take it easy on planning your trip here due to the fact that summer has come and gone, we actually recommend that you book your accommodation in London in advance, as this alpha world city is a destination that is always in demand, no matter the time of year.

So what fall festivals and events in London should you make a conscious effort to experience during your time here? The following article spills the beans on what you shouldn’t miss, month by month. Let’s get right into it, shall we?

September: London Fashion Weekend (18th – 21st)

Fashionistas rejoice! From the 18th to the 21st of September, models will showcase some of the best designs to come out of the designer studios of London, widely regraded as one of the one of the leading fashion capitals of the world (outranking the likes of NYC, Milan and even Paris … sacre bleu!)

Aside from the expected catwalk shows, educational panels will impart the latest trends in the industry, and pop-up shops will be present to aid you with making the proper additions to your fall wardrobe.

October: BFI London Film Festival (8th – 19th)

If you’d rather sit in a dark room and take in artsy flicks, the 58th BFI London Film Festival will give you an endless list of fine moving pictures to check out. Documentaries, animated shorts, and world premieres of long anticipated movies can be seen at this 12 day festival, so loosen up that belt to make room for all the popcorn that you’ll consuming during those 2 weeks of cinematic excellence!

November: Guy Fawkes’ Night (5th)

Remember, remember the 5th of November, gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot! On a night over 400 years ago, Guy Fawkes, an English Catholic attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in order to assassinate King James I (who was a Protestant), replacing him with his daughter, Princess Elizabeth.

The plot was foiled as it moved towards its endgame, and since, the English have remembered the attempt on wreaking havoc on the kingdom by burning effigies of Guy Fawkes on bonfires and setting off fireworks. As England gets progressively darker as it moves towards the Winter Solstice, it is an illuminating and exciting night to be outside with the locals, many of whom move on to the pubs afterward to continue to celebrate on a key night for British pride!

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