English National Opera – Tosca, London Coliseum, Oct 3rd-Dec 3rd

BFI London Film Festival – BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, Oct 5-16th

PAD London Art Fair – Berkeley Square, Mayfair, Oct 5-9th, art, photography, jewellery

Impulse – 15 interactive, singing seesaws, Leicester Square Gardens, Oct 5-27th

London Literature Festival – Southbank Centre, Oct 5-16th, readings, Q&A’s incl Louis Theroux

Picasso Portraits – National Portrait Gallery, Oct 6th – Feb 6th

Frieze Art Fair – Regent’s Park Inner Circle (incl English Gardens), Oct 6-9th

Monicker Art Fair and The Other Art Fair – Oct 6-9th, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane

The Cake and Bake Show – includes Bake Off winners Nadiya, John and Jo, Oct 7-9th, ExCel Centre

Royal Parks Half Marathon – Starts Hyde Pk, Food/Fitness Festival opens 7.30am, race starts 9.00, Festival closes 16.00. Sunday Oct 9th. Race runs through four London parks as well as famous London landmarks