West London’s biggest entertainment highlights for autumn 2016

Autumn is always one of the best times of years to head out and about in west London. Whether you’re into intense sporting action, exciting music concerts, or thought-provoking cultural attractions, there’s always something on. So here’s a quick look at some of the highlights to enjoy over the coming months.

Musical treats

hammersmith apollo

The iconic Hammersmith Apollo always does a great job in attracting the very best of touring musical acts. And this autumn will see reggae legends Level 42 playing on 29 October, innovative dance artist James Blake performing on 1 November, and folk-rockers The Lumineers playing two shows on 4 and 5 November.

And those looking for the very best in underground sounds will know that Notting Hill Arts Club always presents a wild and eclectic showcase. Special mention must be made of their Halloween House Party on 28 October, which will certainly be a raucous affair!

Sporting excitement


West London is no stranger to sporting action, and there looks to be a fascinating local derby on 4 November as Brentford take on Fulham at Griffin Park, both teams aiming to make their bid to hit the heights of the Championship League.

Meanwhile one of the biggest matches of the year takes place at Stamford Bridge on 26 November when Chelsea take on their London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. This Premiership derby will be hugely exciting, and you can always up the ante by heading to the Betway site to check out the betting odds on what will be a highly-charged football extravaganza.

Cultural attractions


There’s no shortage of excellent museums to enjoy in west London, but it’s the long-awaited opening of the Design Museum in November that could be one of the biggest events of the season. The venue will once again showcase the best in cutting-edge fashion, architecture and product design, and its new premises on Kensington High Street will certainly add an extra level of style to the area.

Art fans should head to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens this autumn as it continues to push the envelope of visual arts, with acclaimed exhibitions from the likes of Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Turner Prize-nominee Helen Marten. The much-missed Zaha Hahid will also receive a well-deserved retrospective of some of her innovative architectural drawings from December onwards that provides a good bet for brightening up the dark winter months.

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