Welcome October, and roll on in my favourite month of the year. Where we wake up to cooler mornings, looking for the blue sky that left us in September. Warm autumnal leaves that fill the parks and line the streets; with conkers at our feet. I wish for nothing more during October than to be outside enjoying all this and more. So what do we have for you this month in our October Super Seven, let us take a look.
Frieze Art Fair 4-7 October : Regents Park. Even if you didn’t want to wander around for hours looking at world class art, there is a fabulous art sculpture trail to be found outside. Either way, it’s worth heading over there before it closes on the 7 October.
Kew Gardens : Enjoy the colours of Autumn at this World Heritage Site, with the worlds most diverse collection of living plants. Then stop and warm up in the new Temperate House, the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world.
Cycling at the Velodrome : Stick with me on this one. It’s a six day event at the Lee Valley Velodrome, home to the Olympic Park. We went for the first time a few years ago, and it was electric, just so exciting. Such a brilliant family day out. The Olympic Park is surprisingly beautiful in the Autumn for a walk or cycle.
Night at the Museum : It’s that time of year again when you can enjoy a sleep over at various museums. If not the British Museum (it’s sold out), try the Natural History Museum.
Yayoi Kusama returns to Victoria Miro gallery. This exhibition starts on 3 October. It’s a free exhibition, but entry is by timed ticket only, so you must book a ticket for entry. It is well worth it. I love her work, it is full of creativity, dots, and usually a mirror or two. Get your TICKET HERE.
Discover London’s underground network. We were a little slow with this last year, so this year get on it quickly and you can discover the labyrinth network at the London Transport Museum on one of their Hidden London tours from October to December. Be quick they are selling out very quickly. There are some really cool TOURS
The Wider Earth : Natural History Museum 13 October – 30 December. This is a new original show that is going to be at the Natural History Museum for a limited period about Charles Darwin, and a voyage that changed the world. What excites us is the use of puppetry and new space with this brand new play. This could be THE show to see leading up to Christmas. Could this be the new War Horse? Get your tickets HERE Check back for a review, as we are going to the European Premiere, and we can’t wait.
London Cocktail Week 1-7 October. World class bar staff, £6 cocktails in over 300 bars all over London, a cocktail village and so much more. Demonstrations, pop ups, everything you need to know about cocktails can be found in East London. This event gets bigger and bigger every year, and I’m never surprised by how much fun it is – you have been warned! Get your TICKETS HERE for access to all the above.
A guide to our other ART Exhibitions for Autumn is HERE