"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." Charles Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Where: Trafalgar Square, Central London, London WC2N 5DS
Times: Sun 1pm-7pm
About the Event: The Diwali celebrations return to Trafalgar Square in October. The colourful festival of lights, which has religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, is celebrated each year with a free concert of contemporary Asian music and dance, with traditional religious music and rites to open and close the show. You can also sample South East Asian vegetarian cuisine, enjoy children's activities, buy colourful trinkets, don a sari and see Lord Ganesh adorned with marigold garlands at this celebration of the victory of light over darkness.
About the event: From absolute beginners to the most die-hard yogis, there really is something for everyone at the OM Yoga Show London. This is the largest yoga gathering of its kind in Europe, and it’s a weekend not to be missed!
Free open classes throughout the weekend are suitable for all levels of experience, meaning that you find a style of yoga to suit you even if you don’t know your downward-facing dog from your crow pose. Leading teachers from around the world are available to provide advice and guidance.
In addition, the showcase of over 250 exhibitors are on hand to offer a shopping experience like no other. Whatever you need for your ultimate yogic lifestyle can be found at the OM Yoga Show. Yoga mats, yoga clothing, superfoods, equipment – you can even book exotic retreats or sign up for teacher training. You’ll find it all at the OM Yoga Show.
In addition to all this, tickets to the OM Yoga Show also provide entry into the Mind Body Soul Experience, taking place in the next hall. Two shows for the price of one!
When: Fri 5th Oct 2018 to
Sun 7th Oct 2018 Where: ExCeL London. 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, LondonE16 1XL Times: 10:00 - 17:00 Admission: £13 in advance,
£17 on the door
About the event:
The UK's biggest baking show, delighting all sweet-toothed cake connoisseurs with celebrity chefs, demos, workshops and markets.
Whether you’re a professional baker, or amateur enthusiast with big ambition, or maybe just Great British Bake Off’s number one fan, you need to head to the Cake & Bake Show.
The Cake & Bake Show is the go to for baking expertise and inspiration from celebrity bakers, as well as live cake decorating, skills classes, real bread demos, live bake offs, plus hundreds of stands offering up to the minute sugarcraft and baking equipment, plus a bounty of delectable cakes, breads and pies.
When: Thu 25th Oct 2018 to
Sun 6th Jan 2019 Where: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, LondonSW7 5BD Times: 10:00 - 21:00 Admission: Adults from £12.65;
Children from £8.80;
Families from £39.60
About the event: Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter.
Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine and toasted marshmallows in the air.
Whether you can dance on ice like Torvill and Dean, or you skate more like Bambi, a visit to the Museum’s Ice Rink is a must this festive season.
Book your skate session online to guarantee your place or buy your tickets from the box office when you arrive. Remember, you may have to wait for your turn on the ice if you haven't booked your session in advance, especially during peak times.
When: Mon 1st Oct 2018 to
Sun 7th Oct 2018 Where: Old Spitalfields Market, LondonE1 6EW
Admission: Digital pass: £10,
The Village: £5/£10About the event:
London Cocktail Week is the biggest, most vibrant celebration of our capital's fantastic cocktail scene and the biggest event of it's kind - in the world! With 300 bars signed up to the Cocktail Tours and a week-long cocktail village at it's heart, this is the ultimate week off work for those that love a mixed drink... Whether you're a gin lover or a whisky guy - there's something for everyone during this week-long excuse to call in sick. From Clapham to Clerkenwell and all London boroughs in between - we cherry pick the list of venues to bring you the very best drinks offering from around the capital.