That in-between period when Halloween costumes have been shelved for another year but it’s not quite time to break out the Christmas jumper can feel like such a drag, so we’ve rounded up five ways to keep occupied until the festive season is in full swing. Whether you’re intrigued by action-packed movies, a keen music fan or are looking for the latest Instagram-worthy restaurant, we’ve got you covered until it’s time to reach for the tinsel and mistletoe…
1. See an exhibition
Learn about the intricate fabrics and material of your clothing courtesy of the V&A’s latest exhibition Fashioned From Nature. Portait photography more your thing?The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery is open to all and celebrates diverse array of imagery. Both are on until January 27th 2019.
2. Go to a gig
The British music scene is thriving this month with the likes of Florence and The Machine, Tom Misch and Yxng Bane among numerous acts performing live across London this month. Just take your pick.
3. Catch the best movies
JK Rowling’s second installment of The Fantastic Beasts franchise starring Eddie Redmayne and Zoe Kravitz is out in cinemas today. For those looking for something darker, Susipiria tells the tale of an aspiring dancer, played by Dakota Johnson, who attends a prestigious dance school and uncovers sinister secrets…
4. Try a new restaurant
Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross is home to an impressive line-up of restaurants to dine in including Casa Pastor serving Mexican classics or sleek wine bar, The Drop. Bloomsbury’s Neptune is gaining a cult reputation for its seafood dishes offering an Oyster bar and wood-grilled Mackerel, while vegans should head to Plates – a plant-based food studio and restaurant, influenced by art and inspired by nature.
5. Get active
Head to The Natural History Museum’s skate rink or Kew Gardens‘ stunning light display for a low-key evening. Hyde Park’s iconic Winter Wonderland opens its gates once more next week – filled with everything form rollercoasters to live shows, it’s definitely a firm festive favourite.