Autumn is upon us and if you're looking for ways of making the most of it, then there is plenty going on.

From Oktoberfest to a new exhibition at Kew Gardens, there's something for all ages.

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Gerry Cottle's Magic Circus
Gerry Cottle's Magic Circus

Gerry Cottle's Magic Circus: A circus will descend on Ealing Common in October.

The show features acts from all over the world, with performers from Britain's Got Talent, acrobats and daredevil bikers.

Tickets: From £12. To book call 08458355050.

Dates: Thursday October 19 to Sunday October 29.

We Love Cheese Festival:


Following the success of the cheesy festival back in June, the now annual event returns to West London, bigger and better than ever at a brand-new destination, Dickens Yard.

We Love Cheese will satisfy the cheesiest of taste buds with choices of melted, hard and soft cheeses all accompanied by thick cut flavoursome bread, fresh crisp crackers and chutneys

Dates: Sunday October 8, 11am to 4pm.

Address: Dickens Yard, Ealing, W5 2AX.

We Love Cheese is free to attend.

Dickens Yard Launch:

Ealing Artisan is launching on October 8

A new artisan market launching in Ealing this October will celebrate its debut week with a free festival of live music and mouthwatering food.

Ealing Artisan, part of the Dickens Yard development in the heart of the town, will open to the public weekly from Sunday October 8.

The collaboration of local markets W5 Food Market and Crafted W5 will host a mix of food and fine crafting stalls and celebrate makers, designers and producers in west London.


Memories of Cities Exhibition: Five internationally renowned Syrian artists' work will go on display at the Willesden Gallery in October.

Dates: Tuesday October 10 to Saturday October 21.

Where: Willesden Gallery, London NW10 2SF.

Thorpe Park Fright Nights:

A zombie invasion is heading to Thorpe Park this Halloween .

The theme park has revealed more details about its two new exclusive Walking Dead mazes to mark the launch of its Fright Nights season.

Visitors will experience terrifying iconic scenes of the global phenomenon in the The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare indoor maze.

The maze is the world’s first live attraction and will feature scenes from season seven of the hit TV show.

Dates: September 29 to October 31.

Advance day tickets cost from £32.99 per person. To book online visit here .

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens transformed into 'treasure trove' of artwork
Kew Gardens transformed into 'treasure trove' of artwork

A giant hanging installation of 375,000 flowers is coming to Kew Gardens .

The Royal Botanic Gardens is celebrating the beginning of autumn with an exhibition showcasing the immersive art of Rebecca Louise Law and botanical art by Lindsay Sekulowicz.

There will also be two major sculptural exhibitions in the gardens.

When: The exhibition will launch on Saturday October 7. Address: Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3AB.

Diwali at Trafalga Square

Diwali marks the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil.

Thousands of people are expected to attend Trafalgar Square to join in with the Diwali festivities on Sunday October 15.

Everyone is welcome at the event which will play host to music and dance performances, an array of street food, craft activities for all of the family and henna art is also available.

The event is free and no tickets are neccessary.


The Chocolate Show returns for its fifth year
The Chocolate Show returns for its fifth year

Chocolate Show: Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain will headline this year's Chocolate Show at the London Olympia.

The Chocolate Show returns for its fifth year on Friday October 13 to Sunday October 15.

Nadiya will be displaying her talent with live cookery demonstrations and will be joined by television chef and food writers John Whaite and Edd Kimber, as well as Great British Bake Off judge, Cherish Finden, in The Chocolate Theatre.

London Cocktail Week

The Schweppes Alchemy Bar is celebrating London Cocktail Week
The Schweppes Alchemy Bar is celebrating London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week returns this October to celebrate the best tipples.

Open in Covent Garden The Schweppes Alchemy Bar will offer a menu of unconventional flavour pairings and cocktails spanning the periodic table.

When: From 2 to 8 October at 1.00pm to 11.00pm

Where: 21 Slingsby Place, London, WC2E 9AB.

Tickets: Simply show up to enjoy the front bar (free entry) or visit to delve a little deeper into the science of cocktail and bubble-making with a bookable experience for £10 pp.


The 1200-capacity Clapham Grand, St John's Hill, will transform into the mother of all Bavarian beer halls for four evenings this October.

London beer-lovers will be pleased to hear they can save splashing out on flights to Munich and enjoy this year's Oktoberfest in Clapham instead.

The 1,200-capacity Clapham Grand in St John's Hill will transform into the mother of all Bavarian beer halls for four evenings this October.

Tickets are still available for Saturday October 7 and Friday October 13.

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