What To Do On Sundays: London’s October Guide

October is more than wearing down your favourite eyeliner as you draw on some whiskers for yet another less-than-exciting Halloween party. Here’s how we plan on making the most of the orange leaves and crispier weather.

A dinner date in Dalston

Start your October with sharing plates at Little Duck the Picklery, a teeny-tiny, rather romantic restaurant specialising in seasonal food and natural wine.

  • The Little Duck closes at 7pm on Sunday, so make it more of an early dinner.

Extend the evening with a nightcap in Bethnal Green

Wander over to the Town Hall Hotel for a cocktail at their Silk Weaver bar and schmooze your way into the new week, your Monday morning looks like it’ll be starting with a dip in a skylit pool and a breakfast buffet!

The Town Hall Hotel: Thanks A Brunch
Included Brunch + Cocktail + Indoor pool + Gym access + Late checkout + Buffet breakfast Monday

Take some time to wander & discover

October is full to the brim with exhibitions that will remind you why you choose to live in a world capital. Celebrate Black History Month by exploring the Africa Fashion exhibit at the V&A or travel into the future with the Science Fiction exhibit at the Science Museum.

The Africa Show

The Science Fiction

Spend the rest of the evening cocktail tasting

Invite your plus one to the Hux Hotel in Kensington to head to the underground bar to try out jungle inspired cocktails in an Amazonian decor.

Hux Hotel: Welcome To The Jungle
Included Signature cocktail + Movies on demand + Breakfast

Walk around Regent’s Park surrounded by contemporary art

Hear the crunch of Autumn leaves under your feet as you take in work by world renowned artists at the last day of the Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park.

Discuss your favourite pieces while taking a swim

Treat yourself to the ultimate rest day and take a dip right below Hyde Park to warm up and rest up your legs at the Marriott Park Lane.

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane: Hype Park
indoor pool + Breakfast + Hammam access + Gym access + Champagne glass

Sip cocktails in Belgravia

Catch the tail-end of London Cocktail Week with a drink (or four) at The Little Cocktail Village in Belgravia. Think immersive pop-ups with signature cocktails that are only £7 pounds.

  • In order to sip on your frightfully cheap cocktails, you need to buy a ticket to the event in advance.

Sleep it all off at the Baglioni

Hit the hammam to warm up and travel to Italy at the Baglioni right in the heart of Kensington.

Baglioni Hotel: Kensington Palazzo
Included Deluxe double + Private hammam access 30 min + Gym access + Breakfast

Halloween, as it should with a screening of The Shining

Rather than dressing up, how about paying homage to where some of those costumes actually come from? Celebrate Halloween by taking your best pal for a screening of the iconic horror flick The Shining at the equally iconic cinema, The Prince Charles.

  • The screening on this particular Sunday is at 1pm, giving you plenty of time to wander Central London afterwards. Tickets are limited though, so get booking.

Continue on the evening with a girl’s night just round the corner

Head to the St Martin’s Hotel right in the heart of Covent Garden for a night of cocktails, french patisserie and girly gossip that will have you forgetting all about Jack Torrance in an instant… You might have to sleep with the lights on though.

St Martin’s Lane Hotel London: Girls Trip
Included Deluxe king room + Perfumed bath + Bottle of sparkling wine Prosecco + Box of macarons
Gym access + Breakfast