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Autumn is a beautiful season filled with changing colours, leaves falling off trees, and quiet, rainy nights. Autumn is especially beautiful in a great city like London. There’s so much to do at any time in London but autumn, in particular, brings out the best in this amazing city. Here are a few things that you can do in London this autumn.

BFI London Film Festival

Nothing is cosier than being inside on a cool, autumn evening watching a great film. Until 17 October, the BFI London Film Festival will be screening at a number of different cinemas across the city. Don’t miss these world-class films. There’s something for every taste!

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Bonfire Night

Formerly known as Guy Fawkes’ Night, this very typically British celebration takes place every 5 November. Celebrations usually happen at the weekends closest to the day. Wherever you live in London, there’s a park that will host festivities including fun fairs, food, and bonfires. Of course, It wouldn’t be Bonfire night without a massive fireworks display. In North London, we have a great Bonfire Night celebration at Alexandra Palace. We’ve even taken our students before!

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The Japan Festival at Kew Gardens

The changing colours of the foliage is one of the biggest attractions of autumn. Kew Gardens is one of the most gorgeous gardens in London. This is another London landmark that Ingla has visited with our students. Throughout October, Kew will be hosting its Japan Festival. Enjoy their amazing Japanese garden, take a tour of the finest orange foliage, appreciate beautiful Japanese artwork of landscapes, or maybe even write a haiku (a traditional three-line Japanese poem meditating on nature and life).

This is just a small selection of everything that London has to offer, but it’s a good place to start. We haven’t even mentioned curling up on a cosy sofa with a nice mug of hot chocolate, or taking an afternoon stroll through a rain-slicked park. There’s so much to do in London in the autumn. Get out there and enjoy it!