The cosiest time of year is here but that doesn't have to mean retreating to the sofa. There's plenty to see and do this November for those who like to be out and about, and if you've been searching Google for 'things to do near me', you've come to the right place.
From London to Wiltshire, here are the best events and happenings for November 2022. Whether you're looking to use up some annual leave with a day out in London, have a glamorous brunch with friends, or escape to the country for a foodie mini-break, we've got you covered.
Here are the best things to do this November...
Have a theatrical brunch at Park Chinois in London
Looking for somewhere to have a memorable catch up with the girls or a chic rainy day activity in London? Swanky restaurant Park Chinois is here to bring you luxurious Chinese dining in the form of its autumn Shanghai Brunch. Heading downstairs at Park Chinois, your Saturday afternoon is brought to life with cabaret performers, DJs and singers alongside a three-course meal, with favourites including steam dim sum, grilled black cod and stir-fried Wagyu washed down with Veuve Clicquot. You might want to return for dinner for its signature Duck de Chine dish, a succulent Peking duck the restaurant is famed for.
When you're all brunched out, The Mayfair Townhouse, just a five-minute walk away, is the boutique hotel to check in to for the weekend, with Green Park and Regent Street on your doorstep. It has a members' club vibe with whimsical touches and a discreet style, perfect for couples on a romantic break.
Soak up the festive atmosphere at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London
One of our favourite luxury hotels in London, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is the perfect place to get into the festive spirit this month, with its selection of decadent experiences for those who wish to start celebrating the most wonderful time of year early. From a Christmas menu by Heston Blumenthal to the Wishing Tree taking pride of place at the heart of the hotel, there's plenty to experience at the Christmas hotel.
With neighbouring Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland and the luxurious boutiques of Knightsbridge lit up with stunning displays, there's plenty nearby to keep you entertained, too. The Wishing Tree will be installed on 25 November 2022, with guests invited to write their wishes. Meanwhile, Blumenthal's restaurant will offer a Michelin-starred festive journey, including a Plum Meat Fruit, Fillet of Beef Royale and its famed Tipsy Cake with a Christmas twist. You'll want to visit the beautiful Rosebury for festive afternoon tea by the roaring log fire. And the hotel's spa is the perfect haven for some festive pampering.
Get arty with cocktails and canvas at Fellows House in Cambridge
Head to Cambridge this month and you can get creative with an evening of cocktails and painting at The Fellows House, which is hosting an event on 24 November ideal for a mini-break with the girls or a solo staycation. No skills are required and you can think of it as an enjoyable evening with like-minded people. The two-hour painting experience includes all the paints, brushes and other equipment needed, as well as a cocktail from The Folio Bar & Kitchen’s signature menu.
The stylish hotel's restaurant is also hosting a Thanksgiving menu with turkey and all the trimmings this month. While here, you can relax in the indoor pool or even make a longer stay of it by checking into one of the self-catering apartments in the hotel.
Step into an enchanted wonderland at The Bloomsbury Hotel in London
One of the most magical spots to relax in London, Dalloway Terrace puts on a magnificent display ever season. This winter season, the ornate hotel terrace at The Bloomsbury Hotel is welcoming both guests and visitors to explore The Enchanted Wonderland, a place of mystery, magic, and alluring possibility.
The beautiful Terrace will be transformed with walls adorned with picturesque floral and forest foliage to create a haven of snow-laden greenery underneath a cascade of twinkling lights. A beautiful place to relax with a loved one or friends, there is a limited-edition cocktail menu to choose from, created in partnership with Chase Distillery, as well as thoughtfully crafted food menu with seasonal dishes inspired by the woodland, including autumn squash soup with pine nuts and wild mushroom risotto. Make it a mini-break by checking in to The Bloomsbury, with its stylish rooms and photogenic bar.
Escape to the country for mid-week beer and burgers at The Bradley Hare in Wiltshire
Sometimes all you need at this time of year is a cosy, understated break at a country inn and Wiltshire's The Bradley Hare is the perfect place for a short break this November. The inn opened in 2021 and has cool interiors by the ex-European Design Director for Soho House. You'll find gorgeous freestanding baths, delicious dinners and The Potting Shed, a secluded boutique beauty studio hidden within the grounds of Bradley Park.
The food promises local and seasonal ingredients, which are used to produce exceptional pub classics, as well as more refined dishes for the à la carte menu. With its ever-changing menu that adapts to the seasons and the availability from the local greengrocer, fishmonger, butcher and game dealer, this is just the spot to taste the flavours of autumn. Plus, every Tuesday the inn hosts Beer & Burger Nights, from just £16 per person. It's served between 5.30pm and 8.30pm and guests who prefer can swap the beer for a glass of house wine.
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