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The Best Things to do This October

Updated: Oct 21, 2020

It’s hard to believe it’s October already but here we are. So technically by now Summer is no more and we head on into the darker colder months of the year. Our usual favourite time to stay indoors and cuddle up watching movies, we feel like we spent so much of the year doing this already and now we are raring to go out. Nevertheless there is still plenty to do and see to keep you busy throughout October with sporting, culture and art events galore ready to welcome you along. We also may have thrown in some random suggestions for you but in no way are they boring ideas.

Oktoberfest, Various Locations, Throughout the Month


This popular German originated festival now takes part in various locations in the UK, although we think we more than likely misconstrue the purpose of the celebration and instead use it as an opportunity to worship our love of beer (and in 2 pint stein form however else). See our blog post on Oktoberfest to find the best locations in the UK hosting the famous festival.


Virgin Money London Marathon, St.James’ Park & Online, Sunday 4th October 2020


The marathon is on. After months of delays we are glad to hear that the 40th anniversary will be somewhat going ahead this year.


The elite races will take place on a physical course through St. James Park with extensive BBC coverage however any other registered attendee has been advised to take part from their own setting and taking on the 26.2 miles from home. Look out for anyone in your local area and make sure to support anyone you know still competing as all proceeds go to charity.

London Cocktail Week, London & Online, Thursday 1st to Saturday 31st October 2020


The cocktail week has been extended to a month long series of events instead and we’re not complaining.


Praising the amazing cocktail scene in the city, hundreds of the best bars will be getting involved to offer the best deals on their signature and exclusive mixes.


They will be taking the usual masterclasses and pairing lessons online, get your shakers at the ready.



BFI London Film Festival, The BFI London & Online, Wednesday 7th to Sunday 18th October 2020


The festival will be showcasing both live and digital screenings this year.


There will be a mixture of new releases and restored classics for film lovers to enjoy as well as Q&A’s with with every film shown, and 50 exclusive premieres will be accessible virtually.


Watch all the film nominees in the lead up to the special screening of the Festival Awards.




Belfast International Arts Festival, Belfast & Online - Tuesday 12th to Sunday 1st November 2020


Northern Ireland’s largest celebration of art.


See world-class contemporary artists and cultural thinkers explore important matters such as gender equality and the climate crisis and see how they creatively express these issues for the audience.


This years event will mainly be reimagined in a digital landscape.

Halloween, Saturday 31st October 2020


Considering we have had quite a scary year already we could do with more of a day filled with cute animals and chocolate but nonetheless Halloween is here. Across the UK there are so many spooky themed activities such as Zombie Experiences and Scare Attractions. Our favourites include The London Dungeon as well as the scare mazes at Thorpe Park (not for the fainthearted). If zombie’s caught your attention, check out our posts for the best experiences around or visit our post on what Halloween activities we suggest to keep the kids entertained.

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