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The Best of London this Autumn

Monday, September 2, 2019

The Best of London this Autumn

Bundle up and enjoy autumn in London with our pick of the best things to see and do.

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DIWALI ON TRAFALGAR SQUARE

Trafalgar Square 3rd Nov

Join thousands of others to celebrate the Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival of lights during Diwali on Trafalgar Square.

Diwali traditionally symbolises joy, love, reflection, resolution, forgiveness, light and knowledge; and represents the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness. Enjoy music and dance performances, family-friendly craft activities, community stalls and delicious food from India and beyond, as part of a large programme of activities.

Diwali is timed to coincide with the new moon in October or November, so the actual date varies from year to year.

www.diwaliinlondon.com

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DISNEY ON ICE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

SSE Arena & O2, 13th Nov - 5th Jan

Sing along to all of your Disney favourites this winter with Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic at the SSE Arena, Wembley, and The O2.

Let your inner child be brought to life as more than 50 of the most famous Disney cast members – taken from a century of much-loved stories – skate across the ice in this exciting spectacle.

Join in with old and new hits including Let It Go, Hakuna Matata and You've Got a Friend in Me, as you welcome all your favourite Disney friends to the ice, led by the one and only Mickey Mouse, Mouseter of Ceremonies.

www.disney.co.uk

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BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

BFI South Bank, 2nd - 13th Oct

Catch some of the latest and greatest in film at this year's BFI London Film Festival, spanning 12 days across several cinema venues around the capital including special galas, talks by various cast and crew and celebratory events happening across the festival.

Things kick off with the Opening Night Gala and a screening of Widows, directed by Steve McQueen. Throughout the festival, there are plenty of Headline Galas giving you the chance to walk the red carpet before seeing one of many highly acclaimed films, from dozens of countries around the world.

whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff

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FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD

Troxy, London, 19th Oct

After a sellout tour across the UK in 2018, Festival of The Dead returns. A unique combination of carnival, circus and clubbing inspired by the art of the Day of The Dead celebration.

The most imaginative, immersive and outright wicked events anywhere on planet earth. Giant puppets and incredible creatures join breathtaking performers to bring you a show straight from the depths of the afterlife.

Guests are as much a part of the show as the performers. Come dressed in your deathly best.

www.festivalofthedead.co.uk

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REGENT'S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, until 21 Sept

See a Shakespeare play, family show or hit musical under summer skies in the centre of the Royal Park.

Spend the warm summer evenings watching theatre shows in an idyllic venue with the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2019 season.

www.openairtheatre.com

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LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK

Various Locations, 4th - 13th Oct

London Cocktail Week, the largest festival of its kind in the world, by DrinkUp.London will be celebrating 10 years in 2019. Bigger and better than ever, the festival will span 10 days, across London with the Cocktail Village returning to Old Truman’s Brewery and a brand new hub at Ice Tank in Holborn. The £10 digital pass entitles guests to £6 cocktails at over 300 bars for 10 days as well as free, unlimited entry to The Cocktail Village (located in The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane) and first-look access to pop-ups and parties.

Hendrick’s Gin will be bringing back their Tini Martini Townhouse from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October taking punters on a journey of unusual experiences including a pygmy petting zoo and microscopic games as well as perfect Tini Martinis from a roster of the world’s best bartenders.

www.drinkup.london/cocktail-week

BLOC Hotels London Gatwick

They say it's better to travel than to arrive. We think both are important. With BLOC you won't have far to travel at all. We're waiting to welcome you just steps from Gatwick South Terminal Departures. Any closer and we'd be on the runway!

Our 245 room hotel offers 'Sleep Haven Zones', family rooms, a business floor and Presidential Suite. Park at the terminal through one of our exclusive deals; check your bags with your airline and take your overnight bag to the room; send an email with free WiFi; relax on your sumptuous king-sized bed, watching one of our HD LED TVs; freshen up in a monsoon-drench shower wet room and seamlessly check out to arrive at your gate in a great mood to enjoy your holiday or business trip. So much more for less.

BLOC Hotel London Gatwick

BLOC Magazine

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As summer draws to a close, the autumn issue of our magazine looks forward to some exciting events that are taking place in our nation's capital, London and second-city, Birmingham.

London is easily accessible from our Gatwick hotel and Birmingham is soon to be home of a second BLOC. Behind the scenes, we're working hard to add other locations where you can sample our affordable luxury.

At BLOC, we have distilled the finest ingredients into a package that provides perfect, yet affordable conditions for any overnight stay in prime locations. It's about no-nonsense style and function.

BLOC magazine embraces this theme. We've curated some of the favourite things we have discovered on our travels including the wonders of the Emerald Isle, Bentley's new concept, travel tech and apps as well as food and drink destinations.

You will also find details of BLOC's new VIP Guest List - don't forget to sign up to be eligible for free room upgrades, free coffee and be the first to hear about our blockbuster VIP competitions.

We hope that this magazine provides you with insight and entertainment on your journey.

You can view all of the articles on this site or view an online FREE version of the magazine, here.

We’ll also be adding to and updating this site with more cool stuff that we find on our travels. Jump on board!

Your journey begins here.