Undergraduate | Nov 01, 2017 | Jacquelyn Hart
Fall events for students studying in London
If you’re studying abroad at the Fordham London Centre, you’re likely spending time outside of class getting to know the city. Here’s a list of events and activities not to miss:
- Richmond Park
Take a stroll through the park on a lovely fall day and perhaps see one of more than 600 red and fallow deer. You can rent a bike or horseback-ride in the park, too.
- Harry Potter: A History of Magic
October 20, 2017 – February 28, 2018
Visit this exhibit at the British Library and learn what’s behind the Harry Potter stories. See original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay.
- Regent Street Motor Show
November 4, 2017
Survey the history of 125 years of cars from vintage to modern at this free event.
- Bonfire Night Fireworks
November 5, 2017
Also known as Guy Fawkes Night, this is a British tradition that can be traced back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Events also take place before and after November 5.
- London Jazz Festival
November 10, 2017 – November 19, 2017
This 10-day event welcomes musical talent from across the world. This year there will be 350 performances in 60 venues, with many free events.
- Winter Festival at Southbank Centre
November 10, 2017 – January 4, 2018
Visit the Wintertime Market and pick up a handmade gift or a snack to nibble on. Various shows and choirs help to start the season.
- The Lord Mayor’s Show
November 11, 2017
A tradition more than 800 years old, the newly elected Lord Mayor of London travels to Westminster to swear his or her loyalty to the Crown. This is an extravagant event featuring a procession, fireworks, and a flotilla.