The shorter days, colder evenings and rainy days in London have got 'night in front of the TV' written all over them. But if you can tear yourself away from your central-heated surroundings and all the new movies on Netflix, there are some seriously good things going on to warm you up this autumn.
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Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has written a collection of short stories. 'Uncommon Type', his first published fiction series, explores the human condition, the American sensibility and Hanks' love of typewriters, with insight and humour. As part of the London Literature Festival 2017 at the Southbank Centre, Hanks will read from his book and discuss his writing.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
Fear not, Potter fans: 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is an absolute hoot, a joyous, big-hearted, ludicrously incident-packed and magic-heavy romp that has to stand as one of the most unrelentingly entertaining things to hit the West End.
Putting a spotlight on the health of the River Thames, artist Jason Bruges' light installation will shine one of three patterns on to the Sea Containers at Mondrian London based on whether the water quality is good, average or poor according to that day's Thames data reading.
Relive every 90s game show fantasy you ever had at The Beast, the world's largest inflatable obstacle course at Alexandra Palace. Jump, bash and clamber your way through 32 inflatable obstacles across a 272 bouncy metres. This is no ordinary blow-up castle. Street food vendors Saucy Chip and Taco Revolution will on site to help you tackle The Beast, alongside bars with cocktails, craft beer and prosecco on tap. There will also be a DJ set and light displays to keep you hopping along.