Top Things To Do In London In November

6 Nov , 2015 Things To Do In London

The temperature is dropping and the evenings are getting darker by the minute but London is transforming itself into a comfy winter wonderland with some great pop-ups, events and foodie markets. Pop your mittens on and wrap up in your warmest scarf; we’re heading into the capital for the best things to do this November.

Night Tales’ ‘Tokyo Nights’ 29th Oct – 19th Dec

288-299 Old St, London EC2A

Tokyo Nights – 288-299 Old St, EC2A (credit: Night Tales)

Night Tales have been warming up London’s winter nights with their themed events for the last few years, featuring a fancy array of cocktails, street food and DJ’s. This year, Night Tales are taking us to the Japanese-inspired streets with Tokyo Nights. Many of London’s favourite foodie establishments are joining the market to bring a twist of East Asian flavour to their signature dishes, including Patty & Bun and Bubbledogs, alongside traditional Japanese dishes, like gyoza. Make sure you head to the sake bar to try some of their sake-infused cocktails; those bad boys are pretty darn delicious. Tickets are £5, get there early and prepare for a short queue! Kanpai!

Renegade Craft Fair 7th – 8th Nov


Renegade Craft Fair – Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL (credit: Renegade Craft Fair)

Renegade Craft Fair is back this year with a special festive market at the Old Truman Brewery. With over 200+ makers presenting their unique and kooky crafted items, the market is the perfect spot to pick up some gifts and stocking fillers, with something for everyone to be found here! There will also be plenty of cute baked goods on the go to enjoy alongside a cup of warm mulled cider. If shopping isn’t your thing, then join in with the many workshops and activities that the fair will be hosting!

The Lord Mayor’s Show 14th Nov


The Lord Mayor’s Show – Various locations (credit: The Lord Mayor’s Show)

Head to the more touristy areas of London to catch the spectacular tradition that is the Lord Mayor’s parade. This year it’s in it’s 800th year, so this is where you need to be for a proper British traditional event! The procession features over 7,000 incredible performers; acrobats, dancers, magicians, if you name em’, they’re probably paradin’! The parade begins at Bank at 11AM and runs to Aldwych till around 2:30PM. The real treat comes in the evening when the famous riverside fireworks display begins just after 5PM. A truly spectacular show!

Hyper Japan Christmas Market 27th Nov – 29th Nov


Hyper Japan Christmas Market – Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, E1 2SF

Enjoy a Christmas market with a twist at Hyper Japan’s Christmas Market! Focusing on bringing you a huge range of unique gifts, Hyper Japan’s fair will be selling traditional Japanese homewares, fashion and crafts alongside a mega selection of pop culture, gaming, manga and anime goodies, sure to release the otaku inside you! The Eat-Japan area is not to be missed by any means, go in with an empty stomach so you can sample the many Japanese delicacies on offer, from sushi to okashi (Japanese sweets). Don’t forget to gather for the Sushi Awards, where London’s top expert chefs compete for the title!

This is just a glimpse of what you can do and see in London this November, so why not download the Dictionary Hostel App for Apple and Android for more events and tips. Or, if you would like tips or advice on any of the other amazing stuff going on, just ask one of our team. Tweet us @thedictionary and we’ll help you find the right event for your stay!

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