What's on in London in October 2012?
Event of the month
Halloween in London (31 October 2012)
This October will see events taking place all over the city, including spooky club nights, spine-chilling tours, creepy West End performances and of course we can’t forgot the bonkers fancy dress. Look out for the city celebrating the scariest night of the year with a very flamboyant approach! Find out more in our Halloween in London blog post.
Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist (until 27 October 2012) - This is one exhibition you do not want to miss, as it is the largest ever display of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawings of the human body. Discover how the greatest artist of the Renaissance revolutionised the understanding of human anatomy with his incredible accuracy. Today, these amazing drawings are among the Royal Collection’s greatest treasures. The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA - www.royalcollection.org.uk
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil (12 – 19 October 2012) - Created by the people that performed and worked with Michael Jackson, this show is a thrilling fusion of musical genius and acrobatic magic. Performing over 30 of Michael’s songs, this tour is a tribute to the legendary artist and is a fantastic way to celebrate the King of Pop’s iconic costumes, dance moves and music. The O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX - www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/michael-jackson-tour
The Queen: Art & Image (until 21 October 2012) - This October is the last chance to experience this landmark exhibition, celebrating some of the most resonant images of Elizabeth II during her 60 year reign. From formal painted portraits, to press images, to commissioned photography, this exhibition demonstrates the evolving representation of one of the the most portrayed people of all time. National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE - www.npg.org.uk
Cabaret (3 - 6 October 2012) - This show features jaw-dropping choreography, astounding costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre. Watch as Will Young and Michelle Ryan make their musical theatre debuts in the reworked production of Cabaret, choreographed by world renowned Javier De Frutos. Savoy Theatre, Strand, London, WC2R 0ET - ww.atgtickets.com/shows/cabaret/savoy-theatre
Oktoberfest in London (26 September – 27 October 2012) - Bavarian Beerhouse bring the world’s largest beer festival Oktoberfest to London for the first time. Now in its ninth year, this Oktoberfest festival serves thousands of beer-loving customers. Enjoy the variety of freshly tapped ice cold beers served in enormous Stein glasses, served by waitresses dressed in the traditional Lederhosen dresses. Zum Wohl! Bavarian Beerhouse Old Street, EC1V 2QH & Bavarian Beerhouse Tower Hill, EC3N 2AU - www.bavarian-beerhouse.co.uk
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (until 14 October 2012) - The design team behind the award winning Beijing National Stadium have united again in London for the twelfth Serpentine Gallery Pavilion - the world’s most ambitious and first architectural programme of its kind. This year’s Pavilion will take visitors beneath the Serpentine’s lawn to explore the hidden history of its previous Pavilions. Kensington Gardens, London, W2 2UH - www.serpentinegallery.org
Michael McIntyre (2 – 6 October 2012) - Due to high demand, Michael McIntyre is back with his third and biggest UK arena tour to date – tickets have been so popular, an extra two dates have been added to his London leg! Enjoy one of the biggest names in comedy and experience Michael’s witty take on everyday life, guaranteed to leave you in fits of giggles. The O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX - www.theo2.co.uk/event/michael-mcintyre
Julius Caesar (Selected dates 1 – 31 October 2012) - The performance of ‘Julius Caesar’ is arguably one of the grandest, most extravagant opera pieces of Handel’s career, written at the end of his Royal Academy years. Julius Caesar returns to English opera for the first time since the legendary 1979 stage performance. With a cast set to pack a punch, this performance is a must see. London Coliseum, 33-35 St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4ES - www.eno.org
The Baby Show (26 – 28 October 2012) - Calling all parents-to-be and new parents – The Baby Show will feature over 250 brands, product demonstrations, expert advice and exclusive show offers. This exhibition is the ideal place to test, try and buy from a huge range of baby and maternity products; many of which are yet to make it to the high street. Earl's Court, London, SW5 9TA - www.thebabyshow.co.uk
The Yoga Show (26 – 28 October 2012) - Feeling stressed, uptight and in need of some much needed ‘you’ time? Then make sure you check out The Yoga Show where visitors can take part in free yoga and pilates classes, one-to-one equipment lessons, children’s yoga, demonstrations and lectures. Walk away feeling tranquil and relaxed. Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX - www.omyogashow.com