Indoor Things to Do in Autumn
There’s no shortage of awesome indoor things to do in London in autumn. Here are a few great options:
Kidzania: Bringing the kids on holiday? They’ll have a blast at Kidzania, an indoor amusement centre that lets them run the city (and you’ll have a blast watching them).
London Oktoberfest - 1-22 October: German beer, food, and music are the order of the day at the capital’s take on this great Bavarian tradition. You’ll find several Oktoberfest events happening around London, with the main one in Camden Town.
Visit museums: London’s museums can be chaotic in summer, which makes autumn one of the best times of year to visit them. A few fantastic options include the Museum of London Docklands, the National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark, the British Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Get your toes tapping in top music venues: There’s always live music to enjoy somewhere in London, whatever your preferred genre. Check out venues such as Canary Wharf’s the Big Easy, as well as Oriole (below Smithfield Market), Camden’s the Dublin Castle, Shoreditch’s Old Street Records, the Notting Hill Arts Club, and Kensington’s the Troubadour.
Discover London’s markets: Chilly autumn days are perfect for discovering London’s charming indoor markets. Browse the stalls and do a spot of shopping at Brixton Village Market, Wood Street Indoor Market, Greenwich Market, Camden Lock Market, and Covent Garden Apple Market.
Shop in the city’s top shopping destinations: Spoil yourself with some retail therapy in London’s best shopping destinations. Head to Oxford Street, Regent Street, Knightsbridge (for Harrods and Harvey Nichols), St James’s, Piccadilly, Jermyn Street, Bond Street, Mayfair, Westfield shopping centres White City and Stratford, Carnaby Street, Seven Dials and Sloane Street.
Canary Wharf Nightlife in Autumn
There’s not too much difference between the nightlife in Canary Wharf in October and the summer months. While there certainly are evening events that take place, the majority of visitors to the estate enjoy the many drinking and dining options offered by the area’s many restaurants and bars. Most restaurants close between 10pm and 11pm, while most bars close between midnight and 2am. In summer, restaurants and bars can be rather crowded. They’re still busy in autumn, although there won’t be quite as many people.
Looking for fabulous food? Make your way to Gaucho, Hawksmoor, Plateau, Six by Nico, and the Manhattan Bar & Grill. Some of the estate’s best bars include the Alchemist, the Lowback, the Parlour, the Pearson Room, No.35 Mackenzie Walk, BrewDog Canary Wharf, Electric Shuffle, and Boisdale of Canary Wharf. Find out more from our guide on the best restaurants in Canary Wharf.