Things to do in London – October Theatre Breaks
October is a good month for visiting London, when the craziness of summer has well and truly receeded into the distance but the prospects of Winter holidays have yet to become urgent. The evenings are getting darker but the climate is still mild and walking around the streets of London, the squares and the riverside, it’s all very pleasant. As with any month in London, there’s always plenty to do in between going to the theatre.
As an antidote to indoor entertainment, October is the time for woodland and forest walks with the fabulous autumn colour, sights and sounds. Central London has the Royal parks of course, very convenient, or you could take a trip out to Epping forest on the central line, Kew Gardens or Richmond Park (for the deer rutting) via Waterloo, The District Line or London Overground.
BFI London Film Festival
I’m going to focus on the BFI London Film Festival which happens every year, for example in 2009 between the dates of Wednesday 14th of October and Thursday 29th October. In other years it will be around those dates, two. This is nothing new, the BFI London Film Festival has been an annual event in London since 1956 and showcases the best new films from all around the world. What makes the BFI London Film Festival different from other European film festivals is that it is not just for film industry people. Tickets are available for all festival screenings for everyone. The BFI London Film Festival gives you the opportunity to watch an exciting film alongside the film’s actors, directors, and producers, and there are often Q&A sessions after the screenings.
The BFI London Film Festival showcases the best new films from around the world.
The Up balloon is inflated next to Tower Bridge for the UK premiere of Up held at the BFI Southbank on October 4, 2009 in London.
Most days you can find three or more films that you’d probably like to see, so it’s entirely possible to spend far too much time in a darkened room if not careful.