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Things to do this autumn & half-term

Struggling with ideas for activities this autumn & half-term? We’ve complied a list of some of the best things to do in the local area for inspiration:

Gustav Klimt: The Immersive Experience

Enter the colourful palette of Gustav Klimt. Open from 10am-8pm on weekdays and 9am-9pm on weekends at The Boiler House in Brick Lane, you can step into a world of moving paintings and enjoy the immersive experience.

The Gunpowder Plot

Starring Tom Felton as Guy Fawkes, The Gunpowder Plot allows you to step into history’s most daring conspiracy. Journey back in time to 1605 and experience London – using a combination of live theatre and digital technology, you will be transported into the heart of the story.


21st – 23rd October

Head to the Royal Docks for Arrival. An adventure and theatre show that will take you on an audio-visual journey through local streets.

Family Film Week 2022

22nd-29th October

This year, the Barbican celebrates the best new movies from all over the world. Don’t miss out on family-friendly fun, including free workshops, live introductions, flash quizzes and more.

The Mexico Family Fiesta at Kew

22nd-31st October

Looking for something a little different this half-term? Take a trip to Kew for a fascinating look at the vibrancy of Mexican culture, including dress-up stations and carnival workshops. 

Hocus Pocus in Concert

26th October

The perfect Halloween treat for the whole family! The iconic film will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK as part of a nationwide tour.

Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature

Until 8th January 2023

Let yourself be taken on a journey to discover Potter’s life as a scientist and conservationist. The exhibition explores the places and animals that inspired the characters that we all know and love.

Curated at Hyatt Place

A new art exhibition series and bursary created to support London artists. With works displayed throughout PocketSquare Skyline Bar & Terrace and new restaurant Zoom East, “Curated at Hyatt Place” is a revolving exhibition seeking to create new artwork and champion artists in their work with commissions and funding.

Launched on 31st March with acclaimed photographer Nick Danzinger, the current work displayed includes sixteen pieces that span 30 years and gives you a taste of the passion Nick has for telling stories of people and their lives. The Nick Danzinger exhibition will be open until 30th June 2022. 

The second exhibiton in the series ran from June - September 2022 was the ‘Black & White’ by David Stetson - a curated exhibition of photography by one of the most recognisable Fashion, Beauty & Portraiture photographers of his time.

All pieces are available to purchase and 25% of all sales will go into the art bursary that will be used to support and fund work from new London artists.


Curated at Hyatt Place