Located in the back streets of Kensington next to a quiet church, far removed from the city nightlife, is a secret garden with enclosed dining pods. These cosy spaces offer a perfect atmosphere to enjoy the changing seasons and celebrate special events.
2. Horror Movie Season at The Prince Charles Cinema
Horror Movie Season is an annual event at The Prince Charles Cinema promising to 'bring you a strand of dark, twisted, scary, fun and bloody cinema!' Selections include early films from the 30s (such as Frankenstein and Dracula) to the height of the horror film genre of the 80s and 90s (Nightmare on Elm Street franchise) and a horror marathon of 666 minutes of films, as well as other marathons of classic and teen films and many more.
Date: 15 Oct 2019 - 3 Nov 2019 Where: 7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BY Phone: 0207 494 3654 Website
3. Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at Trafalgar Square
Lighting of Lanterns (Diyas); image by Arnav via Wikimedia
Diwali is a religious festival celebrated by Hindu, Sikh, and Jain communities. The holiday is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil or light over darkness, which is symbolised by the many lanterns and candles displayed during the event. This year the festival in Trafalgar Square offers a large programme of events featuring cultural music, dances, workshops, puppet shows, food, band performances, and a lantern lighting ceremony.
Date: 3 Nov 2019 Where: Trafalgar Square; see Directions
Phone: 07712 177 703 Website
4. Bonfire Night Festivals and Fireworks
Guy Fawkes Fireworks Display; image by Billy Hicks via Wikimedia
This 2-day weekend festival is well-suited to families with children. It takes place at a former gunpowder mill (now a museum) with daytime child-friendly activities, such as a workshop on the science of explosives and tractor tours of the mill. In the evening, a large fireworks display will be produced by ForceFX, a company specialising in special effects for film and tv.