The best things to do in London this autumn

Looking for things to do in London this Autumn?

With the year nearing an end, you’re probably gearing yourself up for a pretty hectic time. But, before the Christmas and New Year period starts, which for many can be more stressful than fun, why not get away for a weekend and enjoy yourself?


Rather than going through the stress of an airport though, why not look at our Capital City? Filled with amazing things to see and do over the autumn period, and with many discount London tickets available, you’d be a fool not to explore what this great city has to offer.

Best things to do in London this autumn

London Zoo


Whether you’re an adult or a child, there’s nothing quite like taking a trip to the zoo, and London Zoo is a zoo like no other. With more than 16,000 animals, shows and interactive experiences, this is a day trip unlike any other. With the child’s treetop village to the secret underground world and the touch zone, if you have little ones this will surely tire them out. Meanwhile, an urban safari through the biggest monkey enclosure in Britain will bring you as close as can be to the Bolivian blacked-capped squirrel monkeys.

But, with autumn being a time for Halloween. You’ll find plenty of Halloween themed activities at this time too. From ‘Grim Reaper’ tours and animal demonstrations with a seasonal twist to Halloween themed crafts, its fun for everyone involved.

Halloween Tour

London Halloween

Speaking of Halloween, there’s plenty of fun to be had celebrating this annual holiday in the capital. The Delicious History tours will put on a special tour at this time of year, offering a fabulous Halloween twist, as you learn all about the ghosts that haunt the famous Piccadilly building alongside spooky 300-year-old gruesome stories of London’s past.

Meanwhile, the Tower of London and The London Dungeons are always a good shout around this time too, while the London Month of the Dead offers some seriously spooky workshops, tours and talks.


London Cocktail Week

Alongside Halloween fun, there’s plenty of festival fun happening in the City towards the end of the year too.

From the BFI London Film Festival and London Literature Festival to the Moniker International Art Fair for all you culture vultures to the Chelsea History Festival and even a few food festivals, including London Cocktail Week, Vegtoberfest and Vegan Vibes at Greenwich Market, there’s a festival to suit everyone’s needs.

So, if you need that break before the hectic festive period, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy.

Take Skateboard Lessons

Skates & Ladders offer skateboarding lessons to all ages. It is owned and run by skaters who have made it their mission to make skateboarding more accessible and enjoyable to everyone. They currently offer lessons at well-known skateparks, public parks and skate spots in London, they can even come to you. I’ve given you a headstart below with the beginner’s guide to skateboarding so you’ll feel more comfortable with the terminology (although they will explain it to you anyway).

Slick Willies - Infographic


  • laura dove

    October 1 at 5:01 pm

    Ooh a Halloween tour sounds fab! We are hoping to have a family trip down there this autumn so will save this for future reference!

    1. Sabina Green

      October 4 at 7:18 pm

      Sounds like a great plan, I hope you have a lovely time x

  • clairelomax2018

    October 1 at 5:55 pm

    I absolutely adore London! There is so much to see and do, you will never get bored. Even when I lived there, I never tired of it!

    I think a long over due trip is needed, thank you for the inspiration x

    1. Sabina Green

      October 4 at 7:19 pm

      It always feels so alive, doesn’t it? I usually come away from London totally exhausted because I try to squeeze so much in.

  • typicalmummy

    October 1 at 6:39 pm

    The Halloween tours sound exciting and I also like the sound of London Cocktail Week! We visited London Zoo one October Half Term, a few years ago – it was fab!

    1. Sabina Green

      October 4 at 7:23 pm

      I must admit Cocktail Week really stole my attention too 😉

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    October 1 at 8:22 pm

    I love London zoo. We went there last year with Erin for the first time and I can’t wait to go back again.

    1. Sabina Green

      October 4 at 7:24 pm

      We have visited quite a few times over the years, we love Land of the Tigers <3

  • Kelly-Anne

    October 2 at 6:25 am

    Oh a Halloween tour sounds like a great idea for this time of year. I never really knew how much my daughter loves Halloween! It’s becoming quite a big thing at the moment isn’t it! There so much to see and do in London tho.

    1. Sabina Green

      October 4 at 7:32 pm

      Halloween is definitely growing in popularity in the UK now.

  • mumsoffduty

    October 2 at 11:14 am

    Some great ideas here. I love London and I’m due a trip soon, so it’s good to have inspiration. Thank you!

    1. Sabina Green

      October 4 at 7:33 pm

      I hope you have a wonderful trip.

  • mightymamabear2017

    October 4 at 6:38 am

    We haven’t been to London yet this year, hopefully for October half term! There seems to be plenty we haven’t done yet!

    1. Sabina Green

      October 4 at 7:36 pm

      I don’t think you can ever run out of things to do in London

  • Mudpiefridays

    October 4 at 5:45 pm

    I would definitely go to the festivals happening at the end of the year, it’s gonna be so fun!

    1. Sabina Green

      October 4 at 7:38 pm

      I love a good festival 🙂

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