What's on in London this October 2015 near Canary Wharf
The Cutty Sark Studio Theatre
The Cutty Sark in Greenwich, the world's sole remaining tea clipper, is a wonderful London landmark that now also has a flourishing programme in its evening Studio Theatre. The autumn season includes shows from Alistair McGowan, Phil Jupitus and Deborah Moggach.
The 92-seater Cutty Sark Studio Theatre is in the lower hold, where precious cargoes of tea and wool were stacked over a century ago on Cutty Sark's famous voyages. It's a great platform for cabaret, comedy, music, special lectures and small scale-drama.
Jeremy O'Donnell's tea-themed comedy looks particularly good on 17 October.
London Restaurant Festival
The London Restaurant Festival runs all month. You can find festival menus from just £10 giving you the opportunity to experience cuisine from some of the world's best restaurants here in the capital. The Restaurant Hopping Tours also look particularly good this year, meaning you can try six restaurants over a weekend.
There are some good events at Excel London in October. The month starts with The Cake & Bake Show on 2-4 October. This is the UK's biggest baking event with loads of demonstrations and expert equipment to make your cakes that bit more special.
And later in the month it's MCN Comic Con on 23-25 October when you can expect to see some wild and fun outfits. This is the biggest event of its kind in Europe.
The Big Draw
This annual campaign to get us all drawing is back for the whole month. The Big Draw theme this year is 'every picture tells a story' and you can find lots of events in London and across the UK. It gives us a good reason to visit the V&A Museum of Childhood or the National Gallery. RIBA are offering architecture drawing days which look particularly good.
With so many venues under under one stretched fabric roof, there's always something worth seeing at The O2 in North Greenwich.
Comedian Michael McIntyre is in The O2 Arena 1-10 October with his Happy & Glorious stand-up show. Michael’s previous tour, Showtime, was the biggest selling comedy tour in the world in 2012.
The Moscow State Circus is performing in The Quadrant from 22 October to 1 November, bringing its latest and greatest production to date. Zhelaniy is based on the Russian folklore story of Cvetik-Semicvetik, or the flower with seven colours, by Benjamin Losin, where each of the petals represents a wish. The Quadrant is actually outside of the main The O2 building and is a large outdoor space in between North Greenwich tube station and the main entrance.
The Crime Museum Uncovered
The Museum of London has a good track record for putting on blockbuster exhibitions that have been a real hit with the public. The next exhibition, The Crime Museum Uncovered, opens on 9 October. While the topic may sound gruesome the exhibits are actually fascinating with never-before-seen-objects from the Metropolitan Police's Crime Museum on public view for the first time.
The exhibition will allow us to see how policing and crime detection has changed over the years with a focus on 25 cases from 1905 to 1975 which have had a fundamental impact on society.
Play Me I'm Yours
The street pianos arrived in Canary Wharf last month and are here until 10 October. There are fifteen pianos located throughout Canary Wharf's open spaces, parks, malls and waterfront areas. The pianos are for anyone and everyone to use so enjoy some free musical entertainment or take a seat and you can be the entertainer.
On 3 and 4 October Fun Palaces appear across the country. They are free, creative and engaging events - and not just for the kids. The Unicorn Theatre Fun Palace looks good, as does the Hall of Curiosities in Greenwich. Stratford Circus Art Centre Fun Palace has plenty of arts and crafts plus the Wizard of Oz Interactive Cinema featuring the Blue Sky Actors.
Olympic Park Rugby World Cup Fanzone
With the Rugby Word Cup in London it's good to know there's somewhere you can watch the matches with other sports enthusiasts. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has a Rugby Fanzone showing all of the matches. On the South Park Lawn, outside the Olympic Stadium, you can enjoy the build-up before with live music and watch the game live on the big screen.
The End of the Month
As it's Halloween on 31 October there will be lots of events across the capital from fun for the kids to spooky cocktails for the grown-ups.
Note, it's a school holiday during the last week of the month so expect to see more children at the attractions from 26-31 October.
And don't forget, the clocks go back one hour on the last Sunday of the month. So you'll need to adjust your watch on Sunday 25 October
By choosing to stay at Fraser Place Canary Wharf you will be in the heart of Canary Wharf, and a short ride away from some of these great events happening in October. Check-out our Special Offers and we hope to welcome you soon!
Laura Porter writes the About.com London Travel site and contributes to many other publications while sustaining an afternoon tea addiction to rival that of our Queen. You can find Laura on twitter as @AboutLondon and on Facebook as@AboutLondonLaura.