In October, London is a month of festivals, changing leaves and so many things to do and see. So why not come down and visit us a the Washington Mayfair Hotel. Our locations is in the heart of London city and offers a great location to stay when visiting this great city.

In this article we will be exploring some events and experiences that will be happening during the month of October in London.


October is the month to enjoy amazing dining experiences for less at some of the capital’s best restaurants. Enjoy great-value special menus, amazing one-off chef-led events and a special series of gastronomic activities, including restaurant tours and wine tasting. Visit the official website for more information.

Staying with us, don’t forget our lovely restaurant. Join us at Madisons restaurant and try our chef’s delicacies.

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With German beer, food and entertainment on offer, enjoy a taste of Germany in picturesque Greenwich during the Erdinger Oktoberfest from Germany. The traditional Bavarian beer hall with a capacity for 3,000 guests plays host to some of Munich’s most famous Oktoberfest bands, as well as modern pop acts and DJs. Over 40 expert Bavarian waitresses will also be flying over to serve the guests and train British staff how to carry up to 10 masses of beer at one time. Erdinger Weißbräu Privatbrauerei, the world’s largest wheat beer brewery, is on hand to provide the beer and there’s also a funfair and Alpine-style huts selling German souvenirs. Visit the official website for more information.


FRIEZE SCULPTURE 2017 IN REGENT’S PARK – until 8th October

Explore a free outdoor exhibition featuring 25 new and significant works by some of the world’s most famous sculptors with Frieze Sculpture 2017 in Regent’s Park’s English Gardens. Highlights of the sculpture trail include works by Ugo Rondinone, Gary Hume, Eduardo Paolozzi, Gary Hume and Emily Young. You can also join a guided tour of the open-air display, or download the free Frieze Sculpture Audio Tour app, with descriptions of all the artworks on show. Find more info.


DIWALI FESTIVAL 2017 – 15 October

Join in the Diwali festivities in London. Fireworks across the dark winter sky, tempting and exotic aromas of Indian feasts in the air, music and laughter, celebration and lights….colourful lights, everywhere in Trafalgar Square. Thousands of people come together to celebrate the Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival of lights. Diwali is timed to coincide with the new moon in October or November, so the actual date varies from year to year. This year, Diwali is celebrated on and around 19 October, however, the Trafalgar Square celebration takes place on 15 October. The programme includes music and dance stage performances, family-friendly craft activities, yoga, henna art, and delicious food from India and beyond. Visit the official website for more information.

MUSEUM AT NIGHT – from 26 to 28 October

Explore museums, galleries and heritage with late-night exhibitions, Halloween-themed events, quirky activities and spooky guided tours, Museum at Night is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy London’s culture and history in a new light. Find the list of all the museums visiting the official website of Museum at Night.

We are the perfect place to stay during your Halloween weekend!


Summer is not over! September is still warm enough to enjoy some outdoor events in London. In this month the city welcome an exciting line-up of architecture, fashion and music festivals.

Here at The Washington Mayfair we will be bringing you the top things to do in London during September, allowing you to make the most of your visit.

BBC PROMS – until 9th September 2017

The BBC Proms is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall. From classical favourites to contemporary world premieres and family concerts, the BBC Proms offer a stage for leading musicians, singers, orchestras and soloists from across the world with a broad programme of music. The famous Last Night performances including BBC Proms in the Park. The 123rd edition of the classical music event presents more than 90 concerts including 30 premieres. Visit the official website for more information.

OPEN HOUSE LONDON – 16th and 17th September 2017

Open House London is the event that give you the extraordinary opportunity to explore for free more than 800 churches, museums, public buildings, private houses, schools and offices that are not usually open to the public. Join also tours, guided walks and activities. Admission is free to all Open House events, but many venues and tours require advance booking or entry into a public ballot. For more information visit the official website.

THE LUNA CINEMA – until 21st September 2017

Enjoy an outdoor screening of your favourite movies in some of London’s most iconic locations this summer. The beauty of this touring outdoor cinema is walking into a palace, Royal Park or other equally magical location with a picnic just as everyone else is leaving. Luna’s most popular venues include Kew Gardens, Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. This year, for the first time, they will be also be screening in the gardens outside Westminster Abbey. Visit the official website for more information.

LONDON FASHION WEEK FESTIVAL – from 21st to 24th September 2017

Experience a day out as a fashion insider with the London Fashion Week Festival at The Store, 180 The Strand. Taking place just after London Fashion Week (15 to 19 September), one of the “big four” fashion trade shows in the world, and in the same venue, this public festival formerly known as London Fashion Weekend lets everyone in on the fabulous world of fashion. Spot the latest fashion trends for the AW17 season with catwalk shows featuring pieces from renowned designers and up-and-coming talents. Shop more than 150 designer brands at special show discounts. Hear fashion editors, stylists and other industry experts share their stories and advice on making it into the world of fashion. Plus, enjoy a spot of pampering with beauty treatments, hairstyling and more activities. Visit the official website and book your tickets.

AMY WINEHOUSE – until 24th September 2017

See a different side to the music icon with an exhibition dedicated to the singer’s family and personal life in her hometown of Camden. Take a look through Amy’s record collection, distinctive fashion pieces, photographs and more, and see the influence her family roots and hometown had on her musical career. As well as Amy’s personal items, find a specially commissioned installation by close family friend, street artist Pegasus. Originally staged at the museum in 2013 and returning following an international tour, Amy Winehouse: Family Portrait was co-curated with Winehouse’s brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva. Visit the official website and book your tickets.


Every summer London’s most famous house opens for tours with an accompanying exhibition. Visit the official London residence of the Queen, as Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public. During a visit to Buckingham Palace, visitors can see the nineteen magnificent State Rooms which provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. All rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection. This year’s exhibition, Royal Gifts, will tell the story of the Queen’s reign through a wide-ranging display of official gifts presented to Her Majesty during the past 65 years. With gifts representing every continent, including those from world leaders such as former US President Ronald Reagan, former South African President Nelson Mandela and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, the exhibition will present a spectacular display of craftsmanship from across the globe. Visit the official website for more information.