What's on in November

The best experiences to enjoy this November around the South Western Railway network

With Christmas approaching, there's plenty of things to enjoy in November. But it's not all about the festive season - there's still Diwali celebrations, fun runs, and markets to enjoy. And when you can save 50% booking in advance, there's no better reason to get out and make the most of it.

Maltings Monthly Market, Farnham

2 November | All day
The first Saturday of every month sees the Maltings Monthly Market in Farnham. A hotspot for antique hunters, you’ll find retro chic jostling with artisan bread, delicious local produce and more. 200 stalls inside and outside mean there’s something for everyone at one of Surrey’s oldest markets.

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Diwali on Trafalgar Square, London

3 November | From 13:00
Celebrate Diwali in the heart of London with Diwali on Trafalgar Square. Experience yoga and meditation techniques, learn how to wear a sari, and try your hand at one of Southeast Asia’s most popular dance forms – Garba.

Starting at 13:00, the free event ends with live performances and the ceremonial lighting of the Diwas.

Diwali on Trafalgar Square

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We Will Remember Them, Salisbury

3 November | 15:00
Join the Hyde Band, Britain’s Got Talent Finalists 2018 the D-Day Darlings, 40s dance troupe Braces and Lace and the Salisbury Royal British Legion Band for the annual We Will Remember Them concert at Salisbury City Hall. The Hyde Band will bring the Roaring Forties back to life with Glenn Miller’s best, and you’re invited to don your best tea dresses and sweater vests and join in.

The concert ends with a flag-waving performance of Land and Glory, as well as the Last Post and the Reveille.

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Longleat Festival of Light, Warminster

Selected dates from 9 November | Lights on at 16:30
This year’s theme at the Longleat Festival of Light is Myths and Legends – from ancient Greece to Celtic Britain, all the way through to the giant Kraken in Half Mile Lake. Hundreds of Chinese Lanterns light up the grounds around the park, with choreographed light shows transforming the front of Longleat House.

Tickets are limited for each day – so make sure to book early.

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The Lord Mayor’s Show, London

9 November | From 11:00
The Lord Mayor’s Show is 804 years old this year, making it one of the oldest civic parades in the world. More than 6000 people take part in the procession, with everything from floats and inflatables to marching bands and military detachments.

Alderman William Russell – the new Lord Mayor of London – will be taken by state carriage to swear his loyalty to the crown at Westminster in a centuries-old tradition. The procession heads off at 11:00, but unless you’ve booked grandstand seats (which we recommend), we suggest getting there at least 45 minutes early for a good view from the roadside.

Lord Mayor's Show

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Surrey Monthly Vegan Market, Walton-on-Thames

16 November | 08:00 to 17:00
Head to the Heart Shopping Centre in Walton-on-Thames for the best in global vegan street food. With ethically sourced clothing and food from around the world – from teas to beauty products, and prosecco to cakes.

Can’t make it? Head to Guildford on 24 November for a Vegan Market on the High Street.

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Chessington: Running Wild

November 16 | 08:10 start for families, 18:30 mass start for 10km and 5km runs
An exclusive opportunity for the runners to enjoy setting a pace through the world-famous Chessington World of Adventures. Put yourself to the test with a 10k or 5k run or enjoy it with family on a 2k fun run. You’ll see all the major Chessington World of Adventures sights and get free entry to the park! Family can tag along, and even if they’re not running with you they’ll still get 50% off a day ticket.

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Winchester Ice Rink and Christmas Market

November 21 | 18:30
The annual spectacle returns in the shadow of the cathedral with the ceremonial opening of the ice rink and Christmas Market.

Join the cathedral for the blessing of the tree that stands in the centre of the rink, as well as professional ice skating displays and music.

Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market was considered one of the top eight Christmas markets in Europe by the New York Post – and second-best in the UK. It runs until 22 December.

WInchester Cathedral Market and Ice Rink

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Diwali on Trafalgar Square image © Garry Knight
Lord Mayor's Show images © Aurelien Guichard

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