London October 2018 - Things to Do

Find out what to do in London in October 2018. From art, architecture, festivals and Pop up musical Cafe to NFL and abseiling for charity. Don’t miss London in October. Book your stay direct and save more.

What’s On in London | October 2018

Your guide to some of the events and experiences happening in London in October 2018.
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Pop-up Music Cafe @ St Giles London Hotel – 12 October, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:00PM  (Cost: Free)

Address: Bedford Avenue, London WC1B 3GH
Guest Lounge, Sage & Chilli Restaurant
Special Prix fixe tapas menu available for £10 + Cocktails

Be transported to the streets of Paris or Vienna @ St Giles London hotel with the music of the violinist and guitarist from the acclaimed band Tatcho Drom. Our guest lounge will be transformed to bistro style for a memorable evening. 

St Giles London hotel has partnered with the Bloomsbury Festival to bring this musical experience to our guests and Londoners as a taste of 2018 Bloomsbury Festival running from 17 – 21, October.
Limited seating. To reserve your place for this one of a kind St Giles Experience on 12 October, 2018, please email Sandra Fernando at


Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism  @ St Giles London Hotel – 16 October 2018
Time: 6:15pm – 8:15pm (Cost: Free)
Where: Conference -3
Presented by: Barnabas Calder, one of the world’s leading experts in Brutalist architecture
Hosted by: Chestertons Art Programme and St Giles Hotels
Address: Bedford Avenue, London WC1B 3GH

Did you know the St Giles London hotel building is one of London’s most famous Brutalist landmarks? Journey along the historical timeline of Brutalism architecture with Barnabas Calder as he explains why this style of architecture has been so vilified and controversial and how it is now coming to be recognised as one of the many great moments of the world’s architecture. Limited space. To RSVP, please email Azidah Tahir at


Bloomsbury Festival : Activists and Architects of Change – 17 – 21, October 2018
Where: Various locations in Bloomsbury London during the five days. (Cost: Free & ticketed events)

In the centenary year of Representation of the People Act, Bloomsbury Festival 2018 celebrates the area’s extraordinary Activists and Architects of Change. The 2018 Festival includes over 140 individual events from Bloomsbury’s world-famous institutions, alongside those from leading and emerging artists and its diverse residents. For more details on the events and the box office please visit: Over 60% of events are free.

Young Talent Art Exhibition – Winner and Runners up of Bloomsbury Festival New Talent Contest
Where: St Giles London Hotel, Bedford Avenue WC1B 3GH (Cost: Free)

Witness how bright new and talented artists have reflected the 2018 Bloomsbury Festival’s theme – Activism and Architects of Change through the lens of art. Up to 10 pieces of work will be at displayed at St Giles London hotel.

The Winner, Virginia Ma’s five pieces will be featured on the walls of Sage & Chilli, St Giles London’s flagship restaurant. 

Bloomsbury Festival art exhibition at St Giles London hotel

“Beer Label” by Virginia Ma

Originally from Hong Kong, Virginia Ma is an illustrator and Graphic Design student currently studying at Central Saint Martins. 

Five additional pieces from runners up will be featured in the newly christened “Artist Row” at St Giles London hotel, located just left of the concierge desk at the hotel. Pick up your Bloomsbury Festival brochure at St Giles London hotel’s concierge desk.


NFL in London – Tottenham Hotspur and Wembley Stadium, London
When: 14, 21, and 28 October, 2018 (Ticketed event)

The other “football” is in London in October 2018! The NFL international series kicks off on 14 October 2018 at Tottenham Hotspur where the Seattle Seahawks take on the Oakland Raiders. On 21 October, see the Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Chargers and the Philadelphia Eagles vs Jacksonville Jaguars on 28 October 2018 at Wembley Stadium.

Antony and Cleopatra – National Theatre 
When: October – 19 January, 2019 (Ticketed event)

The critics are raving about the Antony and Cleopatra play at the National Theatre starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as the play’s famous fated couple. For more details and to book, please visit:

Enjoy a Theatre weekend in London, whether solo or with friends/family. Stay Saturday and Sunday , see the play on Saturday, then enjoy a lie in and leisurely slow paced Sunday in London, and check out on Monday fully refreshed for the new week.  Book our Sunday stay included deal and save 50% OFF the sunday night when you stay a minimum of 2 nights. Promo Code: SUN50. Click for full details of this deal.

Museums at Night – Autumn Festival | 25 – 27 October , 2018

Experience the cultural side of London after dark. Many of London’s museums and galleries extend their hours to late in the night during the Museums at Nights festival, 25-27 October, 2018. Click here to learn more.


Abseil for Charity – 28 October 2018
Where: St Giles London Hotel, Bloomsbury WC1B 3GH

As the clock falls back make use of the extra hour by abseiling off one of London’s most famous Brutalist landmarks, St Giles London hotel building. Join a select few of up to 35 abseilers on Sunday, 28 October, 2018 between 11-3 pm to enjoy this unique experience and see a stunning view of London. This event is in aid of Centrepoint, St Giles’ Hotels with Heart charitable partner committed to giving homeless young people a future.

Guests at St Giles London hotel can book the Bed, Breakfast, and a View Abseil Package which includes a £50 pledge. To book package, please click HERE.

If you would like to abseil without staying overnight, you can pledge a minimum of £80 and secure your slot. Please email Ms. Azidah Tahir at for more details.