MCM Comic Con
UK’s biggest pop culture convention is back!
With more than 80,000 tickets sold this year, the October 2016 Comic Con will definitely be smashing all records this weekend. Even if you don’t have tickets to get in, the stands and musicians playing outside the venue create such an amazing atmosphere making it so much fun without even having to pay for the ticket or queuing up in line to get in.
The ticketed area itself is broken up into different zones with the comic village being one of the most popular zones. You get to meet artists, writers, and fans dressed up in amazing costumes. Join friends or other fans to play your favourite video games, grab Japanese food from one of the stalls when you get peckish and collect some rad t-shirts, games, DVD’s and posters to take home with you. MCM Comic Con will definitely be the highlight of your trip to London. Click here for more information on the event.
When: 28 – 30 October, 2016
Where: Excel Centre, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL
The Horniman Halloween Fair
It’s Halloween! Time for some fiendish fun.
If you’re looking to enjoy Halloween in London with your family this is the perfect fair to be at. Dress up your little ones and take them down to the Horniman to enjoy some frightening games and fun. There will be a variety of stalls selling devilishly delicious food for when you or your kids get hungry. Adults can enjoy browsing through wizardly art and craft markets, watch adult witches entertaining kids and some cuddly animals making it the perfect fun place to be for the whole family.
Some of the events to look out for are ‘Curse of the Mummy’ performances by Tea Dance for little peope, Wild Fangs Creepy Creatures Cave, a spooky Halloween trail, face painting, farmers’ market, pumpkin masks and an arts and crafts market.
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When: 29 – 30 October, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Where: 100 London Rd, London SE23 3PQ
The best way to enjoy the chilly temperature in London is to feed the soul with lip smacking food and warm beverages and the Canopy Market is the best fix for this. This open air market in Granary Square will keep you entertained for hours with its wide range of hot and fresh food stalls, craft beer bars, and live musicians and bands keeping the atmosphere pulsating. Once you’ve had your full of delicious food you can enjoy a stroll through the market and grab some bargains from ceramic artists, jewellers, potters, record sellers, designers, crafters, and best of all Christmas present-makers. Click here for more information on the market timings, etc.
When: 28 – 30 October, 2016
Where: Granary Square, Kings Cross, London
RHS London Shades of Autumn Show
Not a Halloween person? Just want to enjoy the beautiful autumn season in London? The RHS Autumn Show is definitely where you need to head then. This spectacular event celebrates the beautiful colours of autumn at the most splendid location, RHS Lindley and RHS Lawrence Horticultural Halls, London. You’ll be able to enjoy buying gardening accessories and the best plants and sundries. If your there with your little ones, you can enjoy willow-weaving and flower arranging workshops suitable for both kids and adults. The RHS Lily Group will be holding an auction for those interested in Lily Bulbs along with some species and hybrids you can’t easily get elsewhere in the market. More information here.
When: 28 – 29 October, 2016
Where: RHS Lindley Hall, Elverton St, London SW1P 2PE
Days of the Dead – A theatrical mind-reading performance
Want to check out one of London’s creepiest spots? Head over to the rickety Old Operating Theatre in Southwark. The famous mind reader Mike Coffey will be there to transport you through the history of communicating with the dead through the eyes of both believers and non-believers.
This theatrical mind-reading performance is definitely going to leave the crowd in shudders. Before Mike demonstrates his connection with the other side, he’ll take you through some pretty intriguing talks about witches, spiritualists, shamans, mambo priestesses and occultists. A believer or not, this evening promises to leave everyone with a slightly messed up mind. Book tickets here.
When: 29th October, 7pm.
Where: St Thomas Church, 9a St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY.