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What's on in October

Festivals aren’t just for summer – autumn’s cultural calendar starts now.

Find the best things to do, see and eat this month in central London.

Get your caffeine fix

October provides a perfect excuse for a pick-me-up with International Coffee Day (1 October) and UK Coffee Week (18-24 October). Make the most of hygge hospitality at speciality coffee shop, Hagen, or stop off at neighbourhood favourites Workshop Coffee, Carpo and Ziggy Green.

London Restaurant Festival (1-31 October)

London Restaurant Festival returns this year, celebrating the best from London's diverse foodie scene. Savour Gaucho Piccadilly's indulgent pairing of steak and champagne for £75 in partnership with the Financial Times and Laurent Perrier. Aqua Nueva and Aqua Kyoto offer a treat for all tastebuds with their London Restaurant Festival set menus plus a cocktail for just £39 per person.

London Cocktail Month (1-31 October)

If you love cocktails, there's no shortage of new tipples to try with London Cocktail Week – extended this year across all of October. We can't wait to sample The Langham's sustainable cocktail made with discarded grape skin vodka at The Artesian. Keep sipping all month long with low and no alcohol options like the Autumn Daisy, made with Seedlip Spice infused with coriander and hibiscus at Bar Américain in Brasserie Zédel.

Celebrate the 25th Bond film in style

Regent Street Cinema auditorium

Spy one of the most famous martini drinkers in history as the most hotly anticipated film of the last few years has finally arrived. Book your tickets for No Time to Die at Regent Street Cinema now. Discover the stories behind the story and this iconic character with a special screening and live Q&A with screenwriters Robert Wade and Neal Purvis on 14 October.

Put yourself in Bond's shoes – literally – at nearby Crockett & Jones, official partners of the film. Slip into something more comfortable at its Jermyn Street flagship store. Choose from the limited edition 007 sophisticated JAMES shoe, globetrotting HIGHBURY or heritage MOLTON designs. Bring the screen to the street with N. Peal's 007 cashmere collection, inspired by 50 years of Bond.

Your autumn skin saviours

Started commuting regularly again? Or are you looking for something to combat autumn's dry air and cold winds? Sooth stressed skin and tired eyes with L'Occitane's Overnight Reset Serum or speak to a Skincare Expert at Kiehl's to rejuvenate your routine. Find more ways to treat yourself with our central London Wellbeing Edit.

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