The What, Where, When: 31 October

The Lady pick of the best events over the coming days
WHAT: THE COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS BEGINS AT FORTNUM & MASON. Claudia Winkleman to unveil the iconic Christmas window display at 5:30pm before members of the public are invited in to enjoy an evening of festivities. There will be a range of Christmas foods served, as well as Christmas tea and a range of spirits.
Fortnum and Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER
3 November

WHAT: The Jones Family Project and Langley's No. 8 Gin 1920s Pop-up
. The Jones Family Project, a unique bar in Shoreditch, has teamed up with Langley's No. 8 Gin to create a 1920s 'Gin Distillery Room'. The pop up table celebrates the most glamorous gin period of history.
WHERE: The Jones Family Project, 78 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL
WHEN: Ongoing, ends 8 November

WHAT: Hugely Horrible Halloween. The latest Horrible Histories show will be live on stage in Cambridge. Children attending the show are invited to dress up as scarily as they can!
WHERE: Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ.
WHEN: Until 1 November

WHAT: Halloween at REXTAIL. The sister restaurant to Novikov has a special Halloween Menu, as well as the incredible MoMix mixologists transforming the usual bar into an eerie science lab
WHERE: 13 Albemarle St, London W1S 4HP
WHEN: 31 October

WHAT: Crafts For Christmas- Kent. Specialising in British craft products and food, there will be a number of things on offer such as leather goods, ceramics, clothes, candles, amongst other things.
WHERE: The Kent Pavilions, Kent Showground, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF.
WHEN: 31 October- November 2

WHAT: Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival. The largest Halloween carnival held in Ireland, with live music, street entertainment and fireworks
WHERE: Derry City Centre
WHEN: 31 October

WHAT: Ghoulish Gastronomy & Ghost Tours. Providing a unique way to explore the university city, starting with a tour of the haunted walk-ways of the city, followed by a meal at the hotel's in house restaurant, The River Bar Steakhouse.
WHERE: The Varsity Hotel, Thompson's Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ
WHEN: 31 October

WHAT: Cornwall Film Festival. Celebrates Cornish filmmakers and includes screenings of films, master classes and seminars, international premieres and networking opportunities.
WHERE: Various cinemas, Cornwall.
WHEN: 31 October - 30 November

WHAT: The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques and Fine Art Fair. Celebrating antiques, in attendance will be TV antiques expert and author Judith Miller, who will be doing a book signing.
WHERE: Harrogate Pavilions, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ.
WHEN: 31 October - 2 November

WHAT: Backyard Cinema Presents: Zombie Apocalypse. A cinema visit with a twist; there are live actors. There is a bar and street food.
WHERE: Secret Location, East London.
WHEN: 31 October – 7 November

WHAT: Urban Food Fest. A Halloween street food night market; the Ghosts and Ghouls extravaganza will feature a range of devilishly good foods. Special rewards for all of those in fancy dress.
WHERE: Euro Car Parks 162-167, Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU.
WHEN: Every Saturday night until 20 December

WHAT: Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair. Features around 500 exhibitors showcasing a wide range of collectables and antiques.
WHERE: Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich, NR5 0TT.
WHEN: 1 November

WHAT: The Regent Street Motor Show. The event will show over 300 past and present cars, as well as this there will be competitions, stage shows and presentations.
WHERE: Regent Street, London, W1
WHEN: 1 November

WHAT: The Brentwood Festive Craft and Gift Show. Features a number of festive products, including food and drinks, and gadgets and homeware.
WHERE: Brentwood Centre Showground, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9NN,
WHEN: 1 November

WHAT: Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show and Charterhouse Auction. Showcases a selection of classic vehicles.
WHERE: Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN
WHEN: 1-2 November

WHAT: National Scrabble Championship. The best of the best meet here to claim victory as the best scrabble player. Moves are relayed on a 6ft board and commentary of the moves is given.
WHERE: Holiday Inn Milton Keynes, Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HQ
WHEN: 1 - 2 November

ww-The-Jones-Family-ProjectThe Jones Family Project and Langley's No. 8 Gin 1920s Pop-up

WHAT: Tesco Wine Fair- Bristol
. 250 wines from 14 countries, organised by leading supermarket.
WHERE: Brunel's Old Station, Clock Tower Yard, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH
WHEN: 1-2 November

WHAT: Men's Health Survival of the Fittest – Manchester. Participants have to do a 10km run , facing obstacles every 1km.
WHERE: Manchester.
WHEN: 1 November

WHAT: The Yorkshire Post Magazine Live. Focusing on food, drink and lifestyle, this festival focuses on some of the most prestigious suppliers within the region.
WHERE: Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA.
WHEN: 1-2 November

WHAT: The Big Knitathon. Thgis fundraising event for The Big Issue encourages people to knit with their friends and family to raise money for the charity.
WHERE: Nationwide.
WHEN: 1 November

WHAT: Canary Warf Ice Rink –opens. The iconic venue welcomes the return of the longest running ice rink.
WHERE: Canary Wharf, Canary Wharf, London, E14
WHEN: 1 November – 28 February

WHAT: Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival. With over 60 illuminated floats, this is one of the largest illuminated carnivals in the world.
WHERE: Bridgwater, Somerset.
WHEN: 1 November 

WHAT: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. One of the longest running motoring events, a 60 mile drive from London to the south coast.
WHERE: Hyde Park, London to Madeira Drive, Brighton.
WHEN: 2 November

WHAT: Exeter Toy & Train Collectors Fair. Forms part of a series of events throughout the year, ideal for collectors, traders and enthusiasts.
WHERE: Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, EX5 1DJ.
WHEN: 2 November

WHAT: Grierson Awards. British documentary awards, named after Scottish journalist John Grierson.
WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX.
WHEN: 3 November

WHAT: Parkinson's UK Research Conference. Those who have been researching Parkinson's get together to discuss findings and collaborate on future projects.
WHERE: Royal York Hotel, Station Parade, York, YO24 1AA.
WHEN: 3 November

ww-Bridgwater-Carnival-1Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, picture by Jaqui Lethaby

WHAT: English Heritage Angel Awards. Hosted by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, those who have saved an important historical place from going to ruin are celebrated.
WHERE: Palace Theatre, 113 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5AY
WHEN: 3 November

WHAT: Winter Fine Art and Antiques Fair. Showcases 150 art and antiques dealers.
WHERE: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX
WHEN: 3 – 9 November

WHAT: Westfield London Christmas Lights. The Christmas lights are turned on by a well known celebrity.
WHERE: Westfield Shopping Centre, Westfield, White City, London, W12 7SH.
WHEN: 3 November

WHAT: Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards. The famous magazine honours the women who have made a difference this year.
WHERE: Claridge's Hotel, Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR.
WHEN: 4 November

WHAT: Spirit of Christmas Fair. Offers a wide range of things needed for Christmas, from luxury gifts to decorations and food and wine. There will also be a celebrity kitchen and a male grooming salon.
WHERE: Grand Hall, Olympia, London, W14 8UX
WHEN: 4 November

WHAT: Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair. With an attendance of around 5000, including traders,collectors and professional antique dealers, this is the ideal place for an antique fanatic.
WHERE: The South Of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Ardingly, RH17 6TL
WHEN: 4 November

WHAT: International Guitar Festival of Great Britain. A music festival featuring concerts, talks and workshops.
WHERE: Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Wirral, Merseyside CH45 2J
WHEN: 5 November

WHAT: SalonQP. The only event of its kind to showcase some of the most exquisite watches ever made. Attended by enthusiasts and collectors from around the world.
WHERE: Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York's HQ, King's Road, Sloane Square, London, SW3 4SQ.
WHEN: 6 November

WHAT: The Living North Christmas Fair – Newcastle. Showcasing festive foods, decorations and
WHERE: Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP,
WHEN: 6 November

WHAT: NSPCC Castle Howard Christmas Fair. Around 50 festive stalls with a fair and a raffle in aid of NSPCC.
WHERE: Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA,
WHEN: 6 November

WHAT: Meadowhall Christmas Lights. Festive lights are turned on in Sheffield shopping centre. Professor Green, Union J and Alexa Goddard perform.
WHERE: Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield, S9 1EP.
WHEN: 6 November

WHAT: Covent Garden Market Christmas Lights – switch on. One of the tourist hotspots of London turns on their Christmas lights.
WHERE: Covent Garden, London, WC2.
WHEN: 6 November

WHAT: Oxford Street Christmas Lights – turn on. The biggest light switch on in the country on the most iconic shopping street in London.
WHERE: John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1EX.
WHEN: 6 November

WHAT: Spirit of Christmas Fair. In association with House & Garden, the perfect place to shop dine and socialise in style. There will be workshops run by House & Garden, for example you could discover the secrets of scent with Jo Malone London.
WHERE: Olympia Grand, Olympia London, London, W14 8UX
WHEN: 4-9 November

WHAT: Luxury Travel Fair. Engage with some of the best travel companies in the world to help you plan your next getaway, as well as discovering the latest travel trends.
WHERE: The West Hall, Olympia London, W14 8UX
WHEN: 6-9 November