From cultural festivities in Trafalgar Square to visiting museums after dark, there’s a lot more going on than just apple bobbing and trick or treating this October! Read on to see our top picks for this month.

London Literature Festival- October 18 to October 28

Calling all literature lovers! The London Literature Festival returns once again to the Southbank Centre. This 20-day event will be jam-packed with live readings, talks and workshops from acclaimed authors and poets. Highlights include Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ being translated into English and exclusive memoir launches from The Who’s Roger Daltrey” and Oscar-winning actress, Sally Field. 

Africa on the Square- October 14

This incredibly popular event is returning for the fourth time this October! Have your chance to celebrate African culture with a day filled with live music performances and traditional dance. Head down to see Trafalgar Square come alive!

Museums at Night-  October 25 to 27 October

If you want to get more into the Halloween spirit, this one is for you. With late-night exhibitions and spooky torch-lit tours, “Museums at Night” is a very different way to experience London’s culture and history.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year- from 19 October

As the longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition, this is not one to be missed! Now in its 54th year, this exhibition showcases work from a range of professional and amateur photographers who have captured images of the most extraordinary species around the world. 

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