What's On In London In November


We round up the best of what’s going on across the capital for the coming month so you don’t have to

Farm Girl

Bringing the passion for a good brunch and even better coffee from Australia to the UK, Rose Mann launched Farm Girl before the now-phenomenon officially took off in London and that’s what gives this charming eatery its edge. Until very recently, it’s been solely based in Notting Hill but it opened its second location on Carnaby Street in September. Offering up all the menu classics, from colourful lattes to build-your-own salads as well as healthy breads and baked goods from Fred and Butter, there’s no refined sugar or hidden additives in these recipes. Pop in on your lunch break or head there at the weekend to enjoy the picturesque interiors as well as the delicious eats.

Farm Girl, 1 Carnaby St, Carnaby, London W1F 9QG

Woody Bear rooftop bar

What was previously the rooftop bar, Sisu, is being transformed for winter into Woody Bear, a new, cosy riff on the theme serving up hot cocktails and set in a slightly offbeat fairground-inspired space. When it comes to food, there’s little more festive, as the menu focuses on melted cheese… because what could be more warming on a winter evening? Offering a little welcome restbite away from the hustle and bustle of the shopping streets below, it’s one to add to your after-work agenda from now until Christmas. The best part about it? It’s busy but not in a way that you can’t see your feet, so there’s ample opportunity to properly chat to whoever you’re with. 

Woody Bear, 535 Oxford St, Mayfair, London W1C 2QW

Breddos Tacos

Get ready to discover your new favourite after-hours social hangout as Breddos Tacos opens in Soho and offers up its bite-sized delicacies with a side of contemporary décor and a good atmosphere to boot. The menu is similar to its sister branch in Clerkenwell but it includes new recipes as well. We’ve bookmarked the tried and tested Baja Fish tacos and the new pea and broad bean tlayuda (a Mexican pizza booked in a specially designed oven) for our first visit already. More interested in drinks than food? There’s a basement Mezcal and Margarita bar that might just be what you’re looking for.

82 Goswell Rd, London, EC1V 7DB

Sound Sebastien Sound Bath

In this time of increased exposure to the importance of finding balance and taking care of our bodies, it’s no surprise that the workshops and classes available to us are multiplying by the day. One that you might not have already tried is the art of sound healing and Sound Sebastien could be just the introduction that you need. Founded by industry pioneers Jasmine Hemsley and Toni Dicks and taking place in the Devonshire Club at various times each Monday between now and the end of the month, sessions are designed to create a sensory experience through the medium of sound. Expect to leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after an hour of designated rest bite and an Ayurvedic meal.

The Devonshire Club, 5 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD

Dalí / Duchamp at The Royal Acadamy of Arts

Combining the art of two of the 20th century’s most famous visionaries in a revolutionary exposure of their working relationship, The Royal Academy Of The Arts continues to present its latest exhibit Dalí / Duchamp throughout November. The collection of works spans around 80 pieces including some of Dali’s paintings and sculptures and Duchamps’ assemblages. Alongside the recognisable pieces, less famous iterations will also be revealed, including collaborative works between the two artists. The exhibition runs until the beginning of January 2018 and is situated at the Burlington House branch.

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

Bonfire Night at Brockwell Lido

Whilst the usual fireworks displays (read; Alexandra Palace, Kingston, Ascot Racecourse, and everywhere in between) are undoubtedly taking place to commemorate Guy Fawkes night on Saturday 4th November, we’re taking a slightly more sophisticated angle to the proceedings this year and it’s all thanks to Brockwell Lido. Offering a cosy retreat away from the madness of Clapham Common and other such muddy fields, it promises to be set up to allow for guests to view Lamberth’s sky displays from the comfort of their poolside terrace, drinks and food menus on tap. Don’t fancy donning Wellington boots and braving the elements but hate the thought of missing out? There simply doesn’t seem a more ideal solution.

Brockwell Lido, London, SE24 0PA

Wreath making

Feeling creative this month? Then Noëlle Balfour’s wreath making workshops could be just what you’re looking for – they’re set to take place in beautiful Borough Market every Wednesday throughout November. Guests can enjoy a glass or two of prosecco to get the creative ideas flowing and will be guided through what’s sure to be a fun and rewarding evening, with the ultimate result – a personalised Christmas decoration for your own front door.  

Buy tickets for the workshop here.


Opening on the 10th November and running until the close of 2017, the Southbank Centre Winter Festival is set to be one of the most festive yet with new additions to the program including a Finnish sauna, a rooftop bar and performances from the likes of Norwegian percussion musician and composer, Terje Isungset and ABBA tribute band, Super Troupers. Sensing a theme? Your suspicions might just be correct, as there’s a significant Nordic theme to the proceedings which only adds to its authenticity. Whether you’re planning to fully embrace the calendar or you just want a wander through the Christmas chalet markets, we strongly suggest you slot at least one visit to the Southbank into your calendar this season.

Positioned along the Southbank, nearest tube stations: Waterloo and Embankment