Awesome things to do in the City of London in October

Awesome things to do in the City of London in October
London Cocktail Week

We’re rapidly approaching the end of the year, so you’re probably worried that you’ve exhausted most of your ‘must-do’ activities and events for around the City.

But don’t fret – because there are still tonnes of fun things to do this year, and October is no exception.

From Bavarian celebrations to inspiring art exhibits, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

Be sure to check out spooky Halloween events in the Square Mile to enjoy during the end of the month.

Here are some of the best things to do in and around the City in October:

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London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week

Do you love a cheeky cocktail when relaxing after work or when letting lose at the weekend? Seven days of cocktail bliss are coming to the capital, in the form of London Cocktail Week.

One wristband will give you all-week access to unlimited £7 cocktails in 300 of city’s the very best bars, with venues scattered throughout the Square Mile and further London.

Alongside the Cocktail Tours, there are hundreds of special cocktail events and experiences happening throughout the festival, as well as special menus and immersive pop-ups curated as part of the event.

Until October 23
Across London, all postcodes

Oktoberfest at the Bermondsey Bierkeller

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Oktoberfest at the Bermondsey Bierkeller

Grab your steins and dig out your best lederhosen, because Oktoberfest at the Bermondsey Bierkeller is back and better than ever!

From Munich to London, the Bermondsey Bierkeller brings you authentic Bavarian beers, traditional German food and riveting games, all set in a friendly venue alongside rambunctious live oompah bands.

What more could you want?

Until October 29
2-4 Tooley Street SE1 2SY

Singing for the Brain

Museum of London Docklands has launched an innovative new workshop – Singing for the Brain. The specially designed workshop uses singing and music to help improve the wellbeing and confidence of people living with dementia and their carers.

It brings people together to sing a variety of songs they know and love, along with vocal exercises to improve brain activity and happiness, in a fun and friendly environment.

Until December 14
1 Warehouse E14 4AL

Cezanne at Tate Modern

Make your way to an incredible, career-spanning survey of a pivotal figure in modern art: Paul Cezanne.

Focussing on the many tensions and contradictions in Cezanne’s work, the Tate’s new exhibition seeks to understand the artist in his own context – as an ambitious young painter from the rural South of France eager to make it in metropolitan Paris.

Showcasing many works displayed in the UK for the first time, the exhibit will follow Cezanne’s battle between seeking official recognition and joining the emerging impressionists, before relentlessly pursuing his own unique art world.

Visit to have your eyes opened to the ways that Cezanne altered the history of painting for all who came after him.

Until March 12
The Eyal Ofer Galleries Tate Modern SE1 9TG

Say It Loud/ Black Sun

For Black History Month, and in celebration of their 20th anniversary, Ballet Black launches two new works to the Royal Opera House – Say It Loud and Black Sun.

Brought to you by acclaimed South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma (Vuyani Dance Theatre), Black Sun is set to an original score by Michael ‘Mikey’ J’Asanté that will leave your heart full.

Black Sun is followed by Say It Loud, created by Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Black, Cassa Pancho. The autobiographical work charts the story of the pioneering company and its journey to becoming one of the British ballet industry’s best-known names.

October 19-23
Royal Opera House WC2E 9DD

Feeding Black: Community, Power and Place

Head to the Museum of London Docklands to educate yourself on the central role that food plays in Black enterprise and identity in Southeast London.

The free display spotlights four African and Caribbean businesses and their owners, exploring how they are much more than the services and goods they provide.

Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place includes recipes, objects and recorded stories from the highlighted business owners, along with cooking videos of traditional African and Caribbean dishes with a contemporary twist.

The display also showcases newly commissioned photography by Jonas Martinez and an original soundscape by Kayode ‘Kayodeine’ Gomez.

Until January 8
1 Warehouse E14 4AL

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Slavery & the Bank

Want to learn more about our City’s past involvement in slavery this Black History Month? Visit the Bank of England’s crucial exhibition, Slavery & the Bank.

The important showcase will help you explore the history of transatlantic slavery through its connections with the Bank of England and the wider City of London.

Visit to learn the full story, and join the team behind the exhibition for a free, curator-led tour.

Until April 28
Threadneedle Street EC2R 8AH

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