The clocks go back on Sunday night (that’s an extra hour in bed) and it’s that time of year when London becomes a vision of competing celebrations. it’s approaching Halloween so there’s things spooky, Bonfire Night is on the horizon and the Christmas lights are already going up!
It’s time to party – and this one’s a goodie. Pizza place, Mother is turning one and to celebrate they’re holding a FREE pizza party on Saturday night.
If that wasn’t incentive enough not only is the grub free, but freebie wine and beer is being handed out as well. To keep everybody in the mood, there’ll be also be a DJ on hand. If this isn’t a top skint night out we don’t know what is!
Sat 27th Oct, from 6pm late: Mother pizza party with FREE pizza + FREE booze
Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, 2 Archers Lane, SW11 8AB
FREE – for more info click here
Keep pre-school kids occupied on Saturday with these meet Miffy events at John Lewis. To mark the release of new Miffy toys both John Lewis in Oxford St and the upmarket Peter Jones are running FREE events centred around the classic bunny character.
There’ll be storytelling, arts and crafts including a chance for little ones to make their own bunny ears and, of course the opportunity to meet Miffy herself. If you go to the Oxford St event be sure to pop up to their new rooftop ice skating rink.
Sat 27th Oct: Meet Miffy
John Lewis, 300 Oxford St, W1C 1DX 2.40 – 4.30pm/ Peter Jones, Sloane Sq, XW1W 8EL 10am – 12pm
Make straight for the West End for a FREE afternoon of colour, singing, yoga, delicious street food and a chance to bust out your best Bollywood dance moves at Diwali in London.
Highlights at Sunday’s event in Trafalgar Square include a medley from a 120- people London troupe Ghoomar Dance, a performance about Indian heroes of World War One plus a Diwa Lighting Ceremony with messages from prominent Jain, Bhuddist, Sikh and Hindu community. London at its best.
Sun 28th Oct, 1pm – 7pm: Diwali in London
Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN
FREE – For more info click here
Mwah-ha-hahhhh, Halloween is here. Yes, all things grisly and ghoulish are descending on the capital this weekend as London goes ghost crazy.
If you’re looking for some phantom fun, head over to Russell Square for the I Love The 80s Vs 90s Thriller Night at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. There’ll be mass sing-a-alongs plus retro giveaways for best/most terrifying fancy dress.
Sat Oct 27th, 9am – 3am: I Love The 80s Vs 90s Thriller Night
Lower Level, Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way WC1H 9EU
Tickets from £4 (plus booking fee). To book and all other info click here
Join host Dr. Frank-N- Furter for a night of hideous Halloween horror at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen’s Rocky Horror themed party!
Rocky Horror Twisted Disco will feature outrageous DJ performances plus plenty of transvestite cult classics on the dancefloor. Look out for rocky horror inspired cocktails to boot. Spooktacular!
Sat Oct 27th, 7pm – late: Rocky Horror Twisted Disco
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
Tickets; £5 in advance, £8 on the door. To book and for all other info click here
Need some more inspiration?
This new astrophotography exhibition looks out of this world
Watch – or join in – the mass crowd Michael Jackson Thriller routine in Covent Garden
Get down to see the nightly illumination of the gigantic Harry Potter wands
Be sure to catch the Weeping Window poppies at the Imperial War Museum
Is this the real life? Check out the Queen light installation on Carnaby St (pictured above)