“London fogs did not exist until they were discovered by art.”
~ Oscar Wilde
Autumn in London brings to you a platter of exhilarating events and festivals, tailor-made for the art lover’s soul. While you are in London, consider choosing hotels in the Kings Cross area, like Comfort Inn Kings Cross St Pancras London near Kings cross station in Central London, which offers clean and comfortable accommodation at budget rates.
Here is a roundup of some of the best festivals in the city which are personifications of beauty and wit.
Top 3 Festivals that you should Not Miss this Autumn
- London Design Festival 2014 (September 13 – September 21)
The London Design Festival will showcase several design trends at various locations across the city. The festival aims to celebrate the best creative talents, showcasing the same in an array of events. Leading artists from all over the world will congregate to exhibit their latest works. Ranging from seminars to exhibitions and workshops, over 300 events will be staged by hundreds of artists, covering a gamut of designs.
Events are staged at many landmark locations and unique spaces around the city for this festival each year, right from the Victoria and Albert Museum to many studios around the city.
In case you are looking for events around your hotel in Kings Cross, there are some that are hosted in the areas near the British Library, London zoo and Regents Parks, which are within a 10-minute drive of Kings Cross Station.
- Colourscape Music Festival 2014 (September 13 – September 21)
Colourscape has proved to be the perfect stage to bring contemporary music to the largest possible audience and increase the appreciation of creative music among audiences of all ages. This year’s event marks its 25th birthday, making the event even more special. It shows off a colourful maze of tunnels at Clapham Common. This enormous maze glows beautifully as the daylight casts a kaleidoscope through its walls.
A lot of guests arrive from Brussels and Paris to be a part of this event. If you are one of them, arriving at Eurostar London, Clapham Common is just a 30-minute tube ride away. You can choose to book a cheap and budget hotel near Kings Cross to leave your luggage behind.
Weekends see some talented musical performances, which tip the overall experience into magical territory. This year’s “Pied Piper” takes the classic through the colourful labyrinth accompanied by a children’s choir, you can even join them as the action unfolds.
- London Literary Festival 2014 (September 30 – October 13)
The London Literature Festival celebrates justice, democracy and freedom this year, a tribute to the late Maya Angelou. There is an international line-up of poets and authors to celebrate the power of words, focusing on their ability to transform lives. It is hosted at the Southbank Centre, which is only 15 minutes away from St Pancras Station. A few highlights include personalities like Alice Oswald, Gavin Bryars, Richard Strange, Stephen Fry, Elif Shafak, John Cooper Clarke, Martin Parr, Hilary Mantel and Kate Tempest.
Central London offers an easy commute from hotels in Kings Cross to all the autumn festivals and events around the city. You can even consider getting to the Holborn and Euston tube station networks for better connectivity.