Autumn is in full swing here in London and anticipation for the festive season is already beginning to gather. But before the winter months arrive, November boasts an array of exciting events and experiences for all to enjoy across the city. From seasonal bus tours to festive Afternoon Teas, brand new cabaret performances and musical classics, there is something for everyone to enjoy in London during November 2022.

Unique experiences

Enjoy a Whisky Tasting

As the cooler months take hold, there is nothing more satisfying for the soul than a glass of whisky. This November, why not retreat to The Chesterfield Mayfair’s charming Terrace Bar and indulge in a selection of exceptional whiskies with their Whisky Tasting Experience. A resident mixologist will guide you through an exciting tasting tour, allowing you to explore the array of notes and flavours of whiskies from around the world. 

Hop on a black cab tour

The iconic black cab has been navigating London’s streets since 1948 and has since become an emblem of London’s historic charm. With this unique tour, hosted by The Egerton House Hotel, you will have the chance to explore the best, bucket-list sights across the capital as Head Guide, Oliver Crane, offers an array of anecdotes and stories. An intimate, private excursion in your very own black cab, this is the perfect activity for guests visiting the capital with or without children.

Things to do

Watch the city light up

2021 Chrismtas Lights in London

The 2nd of November marks the anticipated turning on of the Christmas lights in London. Watch as the sea of stars that dance above the busy shopping street become a dazzling chorus of festive cheer. Their location across Oxford Street means that you can pick up that special gift before joining in the merriment. Why not complete the festive ambience by fuelling your Christmas shopping with one of our Festive Afternoon Teas, available at each of our London hotels? Try The Chesterfield Mayfair for easy access to Oxford Street.

See the fireworks sparkle

The 5th of November marks the arrival of the annual Bonfire Night celebrations in London, a tradition that dates to 1605 and the failed Gunpowder Plot. To mark this advent, bonfires arise across the country as fireworks decorate the sky. Sip on a hot chocolate or spiced cider whilst snacking on a sticky toffee apple and watch a mirage of colour fill the sky.

Bonfires will be taking place across London and our Concierge teams will be more than happy to advise on your closest event. However, for those seeking to fully immerse themselves in the tradition, the iconic Alexandra Palace is hosting a festival of bonfire celebrations with their Ally Pally Fireworks Festival. A funfair, ice rink, fireworks, live music, and delicious street food are just a few of the treats on offer.

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Enjoy a Christmas lights tour

London skyline at night

As the nights draw in and the charm of London awakens absorb the magic of London at night on this seasonal bus tour whilst an expert guide offers insight into and tales of the best parts of the city centre. Visit Regent Street’s Christmas lights, alongside other bucket list destinations such as Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge. For those travelling with children this November, this is the perfect family experience. The tour departs from the London Eye, offering an evening stroll across the river before departing.

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Theatrical highlights

West Side Cabaret Story

West Side Cabaret Story

Proud Cabaret

Enjoy the first ever cabaret performance of the movie classic West Side Story this November with West Side Cabaret Story. An unforgettable blend of burlesque performers, acrobats, and fire dancers, guests can expect an immersive theatre experience that perfectly encapsulates the dramatic themes of passion and rivalry at the centre of the musical and its original story, Romeo and Juliet. Included in the experience is a delicious three-course meal to complete the luxury of the evening.

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'Good' play

The Harold Pinter Theatre welcomes Doctor Who star, David Tennant and Oliver-winner, Elliot Levey, back to the West End this autumn with Good, an absorbing play centred around the effect of Nazi ideology during the Second World War as told through the perspective of a literary professor. Previously hailed as one of the most significant plays of the 20th Century by the National Theatre, this most recent performance is directed by the Oliver-winner Dominic Cooke and, thanks to its two-year, Covid-19 induced delay, it promises an atmosphere awash with anticipation.

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Matilda The Musical

matilda the musical

LW Theatres

Families travelling to London with children this autumn will be enthralled by the renowned Matilda The Musical. This multi-award-winning musical, adapted from Roald Dahl’s children’s novel of the same name, promises a show sure to delight all that attend. It is centred around the story of a determined young girl who seeks to reclaim her life and destiny, and in doing so, battles injustices enforced by those in positions of power around her. With dazzling displays, cheer-inducing music, and delightful comedy, this is a musical for all the family.

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