The best London free events in autumn
The good summer days moved away leaving us with some grey sky. And yet, this grey sky that could make us gloomy brings an iconic charm to the capital. That’s when we see the tree leaves made of gold and bronze, and then twirl slowly before decorating the sidewalks of the streets. That’s what the autumn vibe looks like in London.
But even though the good weather is over, that doesn’t mean we’re meant to be stuck at home!
Hanging out in London without going broke is possible! And to prove it, we unveil some best London free events in autumn.
Here’s our little guide.
London free events in October
Black History Month
October is of course the beginning of Halloween’s spooky season, but it’s also the Black History Month that brings in the city a lot of events, including fashion and photography and film-making talks, Carnival headdress workshop, and some food and performances.
London Month of the Death
October is such a spooky season, isn’t? Halloween is at the end of the month, but if you’re into creepy things, London Month of the Death is the right event for you. Though there are no free events, we found two very low-budget (only 5£) lectures about gibbeting and Aztecs women and warriors.
The Art of movement: Van Cleef & Arpels
Featuring almost a hundred creations from Van Cleef & Arpels’ collection, the Design Museum exhibition illustrates the French High Jewelry Maison’s quest to impart movement into precious materials.
Free and no pre-booking required! Ends on Oct 20 so hurry up!
London Literature Festival
London longest-running literature festival is coming back to Southbank with its 15th edition, bringing prestigious authors and new literary stars, including a live stream with Greta Thunberg from 20th to 30th October.
We found some lovely and free talks and games about poetry and fiction so browse and go!
Halloween free events in London
Are you ready to display you Halloween costume and make-up? Some free and spooky festival and parties will take place in London, and you can’t miss them.
Some of them even have competitions for the best frightening outfit.
Check out Eventbrite for free disco nights and more: let the scariest party start!
London free events in November
Bonfire night and Fireworks Festival
“Remember, remember the 5th of November…”. Do not miss the Bonfire night of November 5th: firework display are expected at Alexandra Palace and at the Byron Park in Harrow (free entry from 12-3pm). But you can find them in other areas too: at Wimbledon Park (Nov 4th), and Battersea Park for example.
Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park
Take advantage of the days of light and hopefully with no rain to have a lovely walk in Regent’s park for its foliage but also to follow the Frieze large-scale sculptures’ trail, open to everyone. We expect lots of Instagram posts to share with your friends! Runs until November 13.
Remembrance Day – November 13
“Poppy Day” as some may call it is a memorial day to honour armed forces members who died in the line of duty. This year’s National service of Remembrance will be on Sunday and as usual will be held at the Cenotaph in Whitehall with a Parade. A good time to pay tribute to those who suffered to defend freedom.
Music Festivals: K-Music Festival and EFG London Jazz Festival
The K-Music Festival is in its 9th year and is running until 24 November 2022. Though no free events are showcased, there are some low-budget tickets (16£) to discover Korean music, from opera to rock.
EFG London Jazz Festival has some awesome free event for all, as the online screening “The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady”, an African dance workshop, and more (check the free event section on the homepage of the festival). From 11 to 20 November
Enjoy this new season in London that will lead us to December, and a new article about free events!