October in London Brings in a Platter of Festivity


October is the month to rejoice in London. With October arrives the Frieze Art Fair in the town. Then the Joan Rivers take the centre stage at the Royal Albert Hall and it is attended by Prince Charles. There are several other auspicious events to make merry and celebrate the season of ecstasy.

Here are some of the upcoming occasions that will yet enhance the charm of the traveller’s paradise London and will uplift the jovial, enthusiastic festive spirit prevailing in the Royal City during the month of October.

London International Animation Festival (LIAF)

Venue: Barbican Screen, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

This is the annual celebration of animation exhibiting the magical aura of creative animation. The festival enthrals the entire city showcasing gala premieres, Q&As, workshops and the Best of the Festival screening. The festival begins on October 25 and continues for 11 days ending on November 4 with an assortment of highlights, and plenty of others to enjoy.

Children’s Book Week

Venue: Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX


This is indeed a splendid way to encourage the children towards literature with a fun aspect. The festival continues for the entire first week of October every week. This year the event is scheduled during Oct 1- 7

 The Big Draw

Venue: Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL


1-Oct-2012 to 31-Oct-2012


Throughout October and November

Venue: Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7QX

Bicycle Film Festival

Venue: Barbican Screen, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London, EC2Y 8DS

4th, 5th and 6th Oct.


The High Line Symposium

Venue: Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London, SE1 7LB


October 5 and 6


Dance Umbrella

Oct 5- Oct 14

Venue: Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London, N1C 4AA


The Scandinavia Show

October 6- 7

The Scandinavia ShowVenue: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9TA

Family Open Weekend


Oct 6- 7

Venue: London Transport Museum Depot, 2 Museum Way, London, W3 9BQ

BFI 56th London Film Festival

October 10-21

Venue: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT

Diwali Festival


Nov 13

Venue: Trafalgar Square, Central , Westminster, London, WC2N 5DS


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