Autumn Culture Guide, London 2015
Plan a whole season of unmissable arts and culture: London events to book ahead, as selected by the Culture Whisper team
Frank Auerbach artist, The Origin of the Great Bear 1967-68 Tate © Frank Auerbach, Tate Britain London
Feast your eyes on a selection of the best art exhibitions coming up in London, from contemporary art stars Ai Weiwei and Damien Hirst to Goya's brooding portraits.
STAGE: Must-see Autumn Theatre
Move over Cumberbatch's Hamlet. With big-budget blockbusters, famous faces and starry playwrights, London's theatres are a-buzz with a plethora of unmissable plays. Book fast for the exciting upcoming shows that are sure to sell out.
DANCE: Unmissable Ballet and Contemporary Dance this Autumn
A cutting-edge dance festival shakes up Brixton Academy, Carlos Acosta prepares for his final bow and Christmas ballets are as enchanting as ever: the best dance, from classic to contemporary, to fill you autumn evenings with grace.
KIDS: Autumn events for the whole family
Staying In: culture from the comfort of your sofa
Dull days and long nights are made for snuggling up on the sofa and this autumn there's plenty of drama to make nights in exciting. Whether you're looking for period drama to make you swoon or gritty Nordic Noir, here's the new series you'll be binge-watching through to winter.
BOOKS: Cosy Winter Reads
Hibernate with one of the best new releases this autumn but be warned: when you get an early night with one of favourite new page-turners and you may just find yourself up reading until the small hours.