London is a great place to be in the Autumn months, with plenty going on, from great seasonal food fairs to inspiring exhibitions. Our team has picked a few of their favourite Autumn exploits – don’t miss these.
Les Enfants Terribles theatre company and ebp, the creators of Olivier Award nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground and The Game’s Afoot, are for the first time creating one of Roald Dahl’s titles specifically for adults, in collaboration with delicious gastronomy from Bompas & Parr and the creative wranglers at Creature of London. It’s taking place at one of our favourite venues too – Waterloo Vaults.
The team behind the brilliant Clove Club are opening a new restaurant this November: Luca. The restaurant serves high quality ingredients from around the British Isles with a focus on pasta. Produce such as Shrimps from Morecambe Bay, Grouse from Yorkshire, Langoustine from Scotland and cheeses from across the country. Expect food that observes the established traditions of Italian cooking, but breaks the rules a little. We can’t wait to try this one.
Bringing together exceptional works by Caravaggio and the Italian, French, Flemish, Dutch, and Spanish artists he inspired, ‘Beyond Caravaggio’ examines the international artistic phenomenon known as Caravaggism.
Like it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is one of the biggest awards in the art world, and it always gets people talking. The Turner Prize 2016 exhibition showcases the work of the four nominees: Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde.
One of this Autumn’s biggest exhibitions is dedicated to Paul Nash, an artist who was fascinated with Britain’s ancient past and spent time in southern England exploring the downs and coastal areas. Catch it at the Tate Britain from 26th October.
A new foodie destination is opening near London Bridge this Autumn. Flat Iron Square includes several great new restaurants, including Where the Pancakes Are, Tatami Ramen, Savage Salads and Bar Duoro amongst many others. Head to Union Street to try it out!
A highlight every Autumn, the Lord Mayor’s Show takes place on the 12th November and will bring a host of entertainment and events to London. Look out for the River Pageant and Flotilla, as well as the famous Lord Mayor’s Procession. The evening will see a huge fireworks display on the Thames.
Head to the National Portrait Gallery to see some of the world’s finest art at the Picasso Portraits exhibition. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory.
Do you have any other tips for Londoners this Autumn? Tweet us at @londonkitchen and let us know about them!