1. Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
One fascination that is not to be missed is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It takes place outside Buckingham Palace, begins at 10:45 AM and lasts around 45 minutes (handover takes place at 11:00 AM). You can join the Change of the Guard walking tour to learn much more about this ceremony.
2. London Restaurant Festival
Foodies will love the London Restaurant Festival, which is a month-long celebration of the best chefs and restaurants. Test exclusive menus at some of London’s Michelin-stars restaurants, try out one of the capital's wide range of different cuisines and enjoy amazing culinary experiences. Many restaurants offer special menus during this festival, and there are even opportunities to meet celebrity chefs.
3. London Cocktail Week
Budding mixologists will delight in London's Cocktail Week, which is easily one of the best things to do in October. Visitors can take advantage of discounts, tastings, and special cocktail-themed events across the city.
4. Frieze London art fairs
Art aficionados may wish to take home a piece of the city with them by picking up a painting at the Frieze London art fairs in Regent's Park. This annual contemporary art fair is an influential event, where you can contemplate and buy art from world-renowned international galleries.
5. Museums at Night
October is also an ideal time to visit the many museums that London has to offer. Most museums run night-time tours as part of the city's Museums at Night feature, and this can make it easier to browse these frequently crowded spots. The Museum of London, V&A, British Museum, Tate Modern, and National Gallery all have free admission and make an excellent introduction to the area's museum culture. Off the beaten path, visitors may wish to explore the lesser-known Design Museum, National Maritime Museum, Hampstead Museum, or Geffrey Museum.
6. Halloween in London
Experience an unforgettable Halloween in London, discovering London's gory history, scary attractions and horrifying things to do on and around 31 October. London hosts a number of ghost tours and other Halloween-themed activities. For example, you can take a trip on the spooky London Ghost Bus or go on a haunting Jack the Ripper or Tales of Plague guided walking tour. You might also want to attend terrifying Fright Nights London or Haunted Happenings.