Welcome to The Longest Stay's November edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of November 2014. We're wondering how we're going to fit it all in!
1-30 November Richmond Literature Festival, Richmond
Taking place in the beautifully scenic borough of Richmond, the Literature Festival aims to inspire and educate about the literary world, featuring authors, journalists and commentators. There will be workshops and events, as well as a programme for children and young people, making it a perfect day out for the whole family!
3-9 November Winter Fine Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia
Now in its 24th year, the Winter Fine Arts and Antiques Fair will feature over 30,000 high quality pieces of art and antiques. The Fair attracts thousands of collectors and decorators both from the UK and abroad due to the vast range of items on show, from furniture and paintings to jewellery and ceramics. http://www.olympia-antiques.com/
8 November The Lord Mayor's Show, The City of London
One of the world’s favourite pageants! The newly elected Lord Mayor must travel from the City of London to Westminster to swear loyalty to the crown. This is a grand spectacle complete with a Flotilla and thousands of spectators and is followed by a firework display at 5pm. If you can’t make it in person, catch the festivities on the BBC! http://www.lordmayorsshow.org/
14-23 November EFG London Jazz Festival
The city's largest jazz festival spans one week this month. Shows will be held at a variety of venues across the capital, from large concert halls to smaller jazz clubs. The festival will promote world-renowned stars as well as emerging artists from all over the world. http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/
23 November Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
Once again, Hyde Park transforms into the annual Winter Wonderland! Get into the Christmas spirit at this spectacular event complete with Christmas market, ice rink, fairground games and rides for the whole family. Go in the evening and watch the fairly lights twinkle over one of the most beautifully festive scenes in London! Open until 6th January. http://winterwonderlandlondon.com/
27-30 November Made in Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell
Craft Central, a not-for-profit organisation paving the future in craft and design, allows us to visit its studios, housed in two beautiful Victorian buildings in the heart of Clerkenwell. Interior products and accessories by over 100 UK designers will be for sale – an ideal opportunity to pick up Christmas gifts for family and friends! http://craftcentral.org.uk/madeinclerkenwell
29-30 November Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair, Chelsea
Make sure you’re available for this very special 2-day event set in the stunning grounds of the Chelsea Physic Garden, London’s oldest botanic garden. Buy Christmas gifts such as cashmere clothing, handmade chocolates and leather goods from the many stalls in heated marquees. If that’s not incentive enough, there will be festive nibbles by the Tangerine Dream Café! http://chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/special-events/christmas-fair/