Autumn in London is an absolute treat for culture lovers, as the capital buzzes with new art exhibitions, performances and world class festivals. While the creative landscape may look a little different this season, London’s finest institutions have flung open their doors and there is no better time to enjoy a luxury London weekend.
Here are some of our top picks to truly enhance your staycation or London mini break:
Do you know about the great Artemisia? In 17th-century Europe, when women artists were not easily accepted, Artemisia challenged conventions and became one of the great storytellers of her time. She inhabited a space typically reserved for male artists and dared to paint heroines from history and the bible. This first major exhibition explores her work, influence and travels through Rome, Florence, Naples and London.
BFI London Film Festival returns for its 64th year with an accessible new format, hosting both live and digital screenings across 12 days. With 50 festival premieres, director Q&As and an introduction to each gala screening, it’s set to be a must for movie buffs.
Explore the works of JMW Turner, one of Britain’s most iconic and celebrated artists, in new exhibition Turner’s Modern World at Tate Britain. Best known for his moody seascapes, this major survey instead focuses on his interest in the technology and politics of the Industrial Revolution, depicting steam boats and railways in the 1840s.
London’s elegant Regent Street ironically becomes pedestrianised for the day to celebrate the evolution of motoring at the spectacular Regent Street Motor Show. It’s a great chance to see a huge collection of rare luxury cars, motorbikes and classic automobiles in the heart of London.
Is there anything that captures the chaotic charm of city life more than jazz? The EFG London Jazz Festival showcases the best talent from the UK and around the world and this year, it will be an event that is both digital and live. While the programme is yet to be revealed, previous acts have included Herbie Hancock, Macy Gray, Madeleine Peyroux and Jeff Goldblum.
Are you planning an autumn city break in London? Our Concierge is ready to tailor a fantastic cultural itinerary to make your stay even more memorable.