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What’s Happening in October

While summer may be gone, the Autumn leaves bring a wave of wonderful events and things to get excited about in the capital. Pop on a jacket, book your trip to London and head out to explore London in its beautiful red and orange hues. With art at the centre of all that is happening in London, here are some of our recommendations for the top things to do this October.

1. FRIEZE Art Fair
Each October, Regent’s Park plays host to a huge celebration and exploration of contemporary arts from around the world. This year’s iteration of Frieze London marks the event’s 20th anniversary, set to be bigger, bolder, and more glamorous than ever before. Running at the same time as Frieze London is Frieze Masters. Where Frieze London focuses largely on work created post-2000, Frieze Masters celebrates work made before the year 2000. Connecting the two fairs is the free outdoor Frieze Sculpture showcase, which stays on show from mid-September all the way to mid-November. As a proud hotel partner, you can book a stay with us at preferred rates. 
October 11th - 15th, 2023
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2. Monet: The Immersive Experience
The same team behind Van Gogh’s immersive gallery brings Monet: The Immersive Experience, featuring 360-degree projections of Monet’s masterpieces across a two-storey space. Get up close to Monet’s brushstrokes as well as re-creations of his creative atelier and his gardens at Giverny; bridges dripping in flowers that allow you to step inside (and over) his famous ‘Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies’ painting; a VR experience where you can dive into the inspiration and explore the landscapes behind some of his most iconic works, like ‘Poppies’ and ‘Haystack at the end of summer’; a space where you can learn all about Monet’s life; and even a chance for you to have a go at creating your very own artwork to be projected onto the walls.
The Boiler House. 152 Brick Lane, London. E1 6RU, London. E1 6RU
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3. Celebrate 100 years of Disney
The biggest-ever exhibition of Walt Disney memorabilia opens this month, taking over a 20,000-square-foot vault. With artefacts dating back to the 1930s up to the modern day, London ExCel will showcase a storybook from the opening scene of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 1937 to the carousel horse from 1964 classic Mary Poppins. Alongside the recognisable films, the exhibition will also honour the likes of Mickey, Minnie and co; the world-renowned theme parks; and the latest additions to the Disney family – namely characters from Pixar, Star Wars, and MARVEL. There’ll be extraordinary backdrops and photo opportunities with beloved characters galore.
London Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
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4. BFI London Film Festival 
Running from 4 to 15 October 2023 at venues across London, the London Film Festival will bring some of the most exciting blockbusters, indie hits, and more over the course of 12 days. From Saltburn from the ever-rising director Emerald Fennell to Martin Scorsese’s latest film Killers of the Flower Moon and plenty of fantastic independent films, book in to fill your cultural appetite. 
October 4th to 15th
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5. Wallace Collection
Take your drawing to a new level by learning from inspirational depictions of the human figure in the Wallace Collection, and by working from models in the studio. Explore the theme of movement in the living body, and capture the effects in your drawings. Throughout the course you’ll be introduced to different materials and techniques, building in complexity across five weeks. 
Workshops will take place on Saturdays in October and on 4 November.
Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN
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