Autumn is quickly approaching and most people end up stuck indoors, trying to keep warm with a mug of hot chocolate. The thing is, you don’t have to be spending your Autumn days in this fashion.
Us busy bees at Minibus Shuttle believe in the importance of getting out and about, finding fun things to do and places to see no matter the season or weather.
Take a look at our list of the 15 best things to do in London in Autumn 2016:
Beyond Caravaggio: October 12th 2016 – January 15th 2017
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is one of the most theatrical and inspirational artists, painting scenes of religious figures (modelled by ordinary people), whilst creating a beam of dramatic lighting.
The National Gallery, London will be displaying a selection of Caravaggio’s work from him years in Rome where he captured everyday life on canvas.
For more info and ticket prices please click here.
Björk Digital: 1st September – 23rd October
Enter a virtual world with the Björk Digital exhibition held at Somerset House, London.
Featuring collaborated work by Björk and the top visual artists and programmers, both digital and video based pieces of art will be displayed, while virtual reality technology has also been created that the visitors can engage in.
Bloomsbury Festival: 19th – 23rd October
This year for the magnificent Bloomsbury Festival, the theme that the performers are working towards is Language.
Celebrations will be taking place all over, from in the streets, to private buildings, featuring anything from the language of computer coding, to the language of food.
Enjoy the autumn celebrations!
Cutty Sark Ghost Ship Tour: 28th October
For one day only, book tickets for a night of thrills on the Cutty Sark Ship.
Find out about the murders and tragedy that really occurred on this ship, before taking a seat to watch a true classic Halloween horror, Dracula (1931) while having a warming shot of whisky.
Dinner At The Twits: 4th September – 30th October
Who remembers that fantastic Roald Dahl story The Twits (1980)? Well it has come to life with Dinner At The Twits, a dinner party for people age 16+ filled with interesting food and drink and unusual entertainment.
So what are you waiting for? Book those tickets before they sell out!
Discovery Day: Hair-Raising Halloween: 26th October
Nature trails, bat mask making, witches dens and potion making. Sounds like a lot of Halloween fun, so bring the kids along for a day of fun filled entertainment at the Education Centre in Hyde Park.
Dressing up is encouraged, no booking is necessary and it is free to join in!
Diwali on the Square: 16th October
Trafalgar Square is celebrating the Festival of Lights: a Hindu, Sikh and Jain festivity, symbolising everything good in life, from knowledge and forgiveness to love and reflection.
With performances, music, activities for the family and food from India this is a festival that you are bound to enjoy.
The Ghost Bus Tour: Every day
There is nothing better to get you in that frightful mood than a London Ghost Bus, taking you on a journey and hearing about the executions, murders and hauntings that occur in London.
With plenty to learn with the added bonus of entertaining actors, this is a fun and enjoyable journey.
Jack the Ripper Ghost Walks: Seven days a week, every week
We have all heard the intriguing story of the mysterious killer who goes by the name of Jack the Ripper.
Join the Jack the Ripper tour and follow Ripper’s journey down the dark streets and foggy alleys of London, with projectors displaying pictures of the world of poverty back in the Victorian era.
Lazarus Transfers to King’s Cross Station: October 25th – January 22nd
The latest topic that has got fans of David Bowie talking, is the upcoming performance Lazarus.
Written by David Bowie and Edna Walsh, while being inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, the story focuses on the life of Thomas Newton, a man unable to die, living on Earth.
London Literature Festival: October 5th – October 16th
Greetings Book Nerds and welcome to London’s Literature Festival – an event that celebrates everything bookish and believes in the power of literature!
Located at Southbank Centre, you can listen to authors discussing their books, attend poetry readings and take part in events that the whole family can enjoy!
Mischief and Mayhem: October 30th
Are you wondering where to take the kids during their half term? Then come to Lee Valley Park Farms and prepare for the Halloween festivities!
Pumpkin carving, face-painting and even an opportunity to venture into a haunted house, the fun never stops! An enjoyable experience for all friends and family.
Picasso Portrait Exhibition: 6th October – 5th February
Possibly one of the main shows taking place this year is Picasso’s Portrait Exhibition.
Over 80 pieces of his work will be displayed, some of which haven’t been seen by the public before. The portraits show a variety of drawings and paintings of Picasso’s friends, family and lovers, from different periods in his life.
The Red Barn: October 6th – January 17th
Looking for a new show to go and see? Then The Red Barn could be just the thing you are looking for.
Being performed at Lyttelton Theatre, written by David Hare and based on George Simenon‘s novel La Main (1968), this psychological play will thrill your minds.
School of Rock: Shows start 24th October
Based on the famous Jack Black film, School of Rock (2003), this comedy is soon coming to stage both in England and America!
Performed at Drury Lane Theatre in London, this is a musical that both parents and kids will enjoy! Tickets start from £59.50, grab them quick before they go!