Things to Do in London This Weekend – 31st October & 1st November 2015

Another week’s underway and even though we’re not even halfway through, the countdown to the weekend can begin. I was told that a lot of people enjoy reading about what I get up to in London, but if I’m perfectly honest, this coming weekend is going to be pretty uneventful. I had a packed one a day ago, so I’m looking forward to going to the cinema to see the new James Bond and spending some time with family. But for those that are keen to get out, here’s a list of things to do in London this weekend.

Things to do in London this weekend, Saturday, 31st October 2015

Well, it’s Halloween. There’s so many spooky events planned that it’d take me a day just to write them all down. Some are already on this Friday, but the one I liked the sound of was Boo at the ZOO, the Halloween event organised by the ZSL London ZOO. It’s on from the 24th October to 1st November, so there’s plenty of time to catch it. They’ve got themed spider exhibits and talks and you can take a walk through Europe’s only spider forest (eeeeek). Arts and craft sessions are organised for the youngsters as well as pumpkin carving (additional £3). There’s plenty of fun for the whole family.

This weekend is also great for all car enthusiasts. Regent Street Motor Show is back with veteran, vintage, classic, modern-day cars and interactive displays. You may even get some early Christmas shopping done as Regent Street is closed to traffic. Oh, and it’s free 😉

Regent Street Events

Don’t forget it’s also Rugby World Cup Finals, so if you haven’t got tickets, go to a pub and enjoy the egg-chasing. It’s time for me to take my old Wallabies jersey, which I haven’t worn in years.

Museums at Night is coming to an end this weekend, so if you want to catch it, this is your chance. There’s ten events on this Saturday, from the Halloween screening of Psycho at Nunnery Gallery and Bow Arts Trust to Lauderdale House’s Spooky Trail (adventure walk around the historic house and garden). Some of them require booking.

Halloween pumpkins at Kings Cross

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For £12 you can enjoy a 2-hour walking tour through Camden Town and learn how music icons made it into the capital of Rock’n’Roll. Camden Markets and Music Legends will take you through the markets and you’ll have the opportunity to listen to some talented musicians during your walk.


Things to do in London this weekend, Sunday, 1st November 2015

For those still in Halloween mood, there’s the London:Ghastly Ghosts tour (£7.50 with 50% discount). The walking tour takes 2 hours and you’ll end up creeping down dark alleys after dusk, listen to stories of terrible crimes and discover the ghosts of one of the oldest cities in the world.

Classic & Sports Car Show is on at Alexandra Palace between 30th October and 1st November. You need to buy tickets (£23 for adults), but the show boasts to be the place where the finest classics, most highly regarded dealers and the world’s wealthiest and most respected collectors gather.

Alexandra Palace

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Art lovers (or simply just London lovers) will be keen to visit the 1001 Days in London photo exhibition. It’s on between 22nd October and 4th November. It’s a unique 3-year street photography project celebrating the spirit of London in b/w images taken over 15 years since the Millennium. The photographer Steve Hollingshead created a mosaic of photos that show people and places that build our city.

Royal Albert Hall is putting on another spectacular show. This time it’s Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage. Evening tickets start at £28 for the circle seats. London Philharmonic Orchestra will put on an unforgettable show with music as well as the footage from the film and TV series played on a high-definition 40ft screen.

Christmas is upon us. And Christmas lights are getting switched on on Oxford Street this Sunday by Kylie Minogue. The cast from Matilda will be among the performers as well as some other familiar and less familiar faces. You can even win two VIP tickets and rub shoulders with the start as well as getting a £500 voucher to spend at Pandora’s flagship store at Marble Arch.

Whatever you do this weekend. Have a good one.

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