Staff picks: London Events this November

Posted October 30, 2019

Marta – Astor Kensington

Even though Summer has ended, there is no shortage of events in England’s capital city. With the holidays just around the corner, this month is full of fun outings for everyone. Here is our list of the top 5 London events this November.
Start your November with a bang! With Bonfire night, firework festivals and light displays, this month you’ll be amazed by London’s illuminated skyline. On the 1st and 2nd of November head North to the magnificent Alexandra Palace and witness one of the biggest fireworks displays in town Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance so you can also enjoy some pagan rituals, a German beer festival and a DJ set all on the same night.

But the light displays do not end here. Diwali is a Hindu and Sikh festival of lights and it will take place in Trafalgar Square on the 3rd of November. If you are keen to learn more about Asian cultures and religions do not hesitate to join this annual free event. Enjoy the music and dance performances, treat yourself with some Indian street food and be entertained by the Lighting Ceremony
Whether you’re a long-time fan or just getting into the genre, London is a great hub for Jazz venues and performers, across every neighborhood in the City. The London Jazz Festival runs for 10 days, starting on the 15th of November. It features hundreds of venues and with a list of over 2,000 performers, there will be someone for everyone’s taste. Check out the official website for more information!

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This foodie paradise festival returns like every year to tempt you with the best cuisines from all over the world. This year it will be held in Tobacco Dock, a unique warehouse on the river Thames, from 21st to 24th of November. Taste of London is the perfect event to kick start the winter season and indulge in the best dishes the city has to offer.


A short walk away from Astor Hyde Park and Astor Kensington, is the Natural History Museum Ice Rink. It’s set against the ornate terracotta of the Museum’s Cromwell Road side. With a decorated tree and lights strung around it, the rink is a perfect destination for an evening with friends or a date. Just make sure to check the forecast and avoid any rain!




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