Top 4 reasons to visit London this Autumn

 

With the long hot summer slowly coming to an end, this is possibly the best time to start looking into planning your Autumn getaway. Despite the memories of our recent trips still keeping us company and that wanderlust behind us for a few days still, a mid-Autumn escape will soon be top of our minds come the cold and rainy commutes to the office. What’s more, buying your tickets and accommodation now allows you to save considerably on travel expenses. This is especially true for places where accommodation is costlier. London is among them, and is also one of the most exciting options for your Autumn weekends. So let’s take a look together at what’s cooking in the English capital over the next months.

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Made London Marylebone

In a hip area known to most for its combination of boutique stores and high-end aesthetic centers, the Made London arts and craft fair takes place at One Marylebone from October 19th to 22nd. From glassware to ceramics and furniture, over 120 among the world’s best artisans come here yearly to showcase and sell their unique products. Given the high affluence, it makes sense to book your ticket in advance for just a tenner.

London Design Festival

For the artsy types, this is another top reason to make it to the Big Smoke this September. Between September 16-24, this an ambitious design-focused event spreading across multiple venues in London with main events taking place in the V&A, Broadway and Chelsea Harbour, with Olympia London also being host to 100% Design, one of the world’s biggest networking events for the creative and design industries.

Harry Potter: a history of magic

The months ahead will be a special time for all Potter fans to make it to the British Library, which is holding an exhibition about the background and inspiration that helped JK Rowling shape one of the most iconic sagas in contemporary literature. Mixing manuscripts and magical objects, along with original material from the writer’s on archives, the exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book and it will hit the British Library starting October 20th.

Venus in Fur

For those after some top-notch entertainment, the Broadway hit Venus in Fur is hitting the Theatre Royal Haymarket starting October 6th. The dark NYC comedy owes much of its fame to the presence of Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer, and will be a unique time for all fans of the saga to see her star in a completely different environment. David Oakes from The Borgias also stars in this highly anticipated play about love and temptation directed by Patrick Marber.

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