Whilst the 12 days of Christmas won’t quite be upon you, and with Halloween and autumn crispness just gone, you might think of November as a bit of a nothing month. However, when you take a trip to London, there’s no such thing. With the variety of events and exhibitions taking place over November, there’s plenty to keep you entertained over the 11th month.
With great value prices on rooms at the Marble Arch Hotel London, November is the perfect time to visit London. During the offseason, you’ll find that the UK capital is full to the brim with amazing deals and far fewer crowds. Whether you’re here for a week or a weekend, make sure you don’t miss these November attractions in London.
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Night
On the first Saturday of November, you can enjoy the bonfire night celebrations at Alexandra Palace. Based in North London, the historic Alexander Palace is a beautiful Victorian building and surrounding park. Opened in 1875, the Grade II listed events building also hosts a stunning fireworks display set to music curated by DJ Rob Da Bank. Ticketholders can also enjoy cabaret performances and fire dancing, among many other exciting performances.
Trafalgar square Diwali
Trafalgar Square plays host to many festivals and events. None are as unique as the Hindu Diwali festival. This festival of light celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, and sparks hope and happiness in central London’s most historic square every November 3rd. With traditional vegan food stalls, Hindi dancing and live music, guests at luxury hotel rooms in the city centre should get down early due to over 35,000 people expected to attend.
London NFL Tour
Part of the American Football League’s UK tour, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans will go head to head at Wembley on the 3rd of November. Bringing the thrilling US-born game to the UK capital, sports fans can enjoy one of the most televised TV sports in the world from the comfort of their own city.
Lungs at the Old Vic
Lungs at the Old Vic is one of the most hotly anticipated theatre shows of the year. Running until November 9th, the show was first performed in 2011 and follows a modern couple as they decide whether or not to have a baby. The pairing of Claire Foy and Matt Smith brings the two stars from the royal drama The Crown back together for a unique exploration of loss and love.
EFG London Jazz Festival
The EFG Jazz Festival is one of the most talked-about music festivals of the year. Bringing jazz music to venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Omnibus Theatre and Wigmore Hall, the EFG is a rip-roaring event that makes jazz music accessible for all. Taking place from the 15th to the 24th of November, the EFG Jazz Festival’s line up includes Charlie Pyne Quartet and Corinne Bailey Rae.
Southbank Winter Festival
Promising comedy, festive stalls and beautiful lighting, the Southbank Centre Winter Festival opens on November 8th and carries on until January.