Events and Festivals
This is a small selection of things to do during your stay
London Design Festival 15 to 23 September 2018
Celebrating London as the design capital of the world. From 15 to 23 September 2018 100’s of design stories are shared in a calendar of events across London showing the diversity of whats on offer in the capital. From the Festival’s Hub the V&A with special displays and installations, extensive events and workshops, to district specific design routes which recognise smaller clusters of design activity in London.
London Fashion Week Festival, 20-23 September
Over 4 days London showcases 150 plus designer pop-ups, catwalk shows, inspiring talks by industry experts and curated shopping galleries. Staged in London Fashion Week Venue The Store Studios, 180 The Strand, WC 2R, this is the only event that gives you unparalleled access to the industry to experience the best of British and international fashion.
Open House London 20 to 22 September 2018
The world’s largest architecture festival, giving free access to 800 plus buildings, walks, talks and tours. From the historic to the new, a rare insight into the best of London’s buildings, many not normally open to the public. Check out the 2018 highlights.
Gruesome Nature Live London Zoo 20 October to 28 October
After its successful run at Camp Bestival, Gruesome Nature Live! returns to ZSL London Zoo this October half term. An interactive musical show featuring original songs, you can find out the frightful facts about some truly grisly creatures, including who’s got the largest, slimiest eyeball, and which species of animal can endure fire, ice and radiation and even survive in outer space, plus many more monstrous truths! Guaranteed to be grossly enthralling,
Vegfest Olympia London 27 to 28 October
Visitors can look forward to a wide range of activities, including: a Vegan Food Village with 25 global caterers, shopping from over 275 exhibitors with one-off show specials available, talks on Health, Environment, Fitness, Permaculture, Justice, Radical Veganism, Activism, alongside Yoga and Qi Gong sessions, a Cinema, a Living Raw Zone, Cookery Demos, Comedy, an Art Exhibition, a Kids Area, a 450-seater Auditorium hosting panels and entertainment, Live Music and more!
Christmas at London Zoo 22 November 2018 to 1 January 2019
Get ready for stunning seasonal sparkle as Christmas comes to ZSL London Zoo like never before. Discover our historic site and iconic buildings as a one-mile illuminated pathway winds its way through the Zoo in a magical after-dark experience. With the animals tucked up in bed, explore the trail where fairytale meets fantasy and larger-than-life, illuminated wild animal sculptures rise high into the night sky.
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park 22 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
Get into the Christmas spirit as Winter Wonderland returns to London's Hyde Park. This free-to-enter family event includes a host of festive fun and activities, including Winter Wonderland ice skating, big top shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market.