Exclusive letter from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan
Welcome back to London this autumn
It has been a challenging year for our capital. However, having overcome everything from plagues to fires to great smog, London retains its survivor spirit.
Londoners have made monumental sacrifices to help us move closer to being able to enjoy more of the things we love.
That is why I am urging everyone in our city – whether you’re visiting for the first time or have lived here all your life – to please keep up the effort.
While enjoying our city, please wear a face covering when in enclosed public spaces, and wash or sanitise your hands regularly. Try to use public transport at off-peak hours and wherever you are, keep to social distancing rules.
This year’s BFI London Film Festival (7-18 Oct) will be the first to be accessible to people living right across the UK, with more than 50 screenings and premieres taking place virtually.
Every venue taking part in the London Restaurant Festival (1-31 Oct) will be strictly socially distanced with a variety of at-home experiences planned, too.
Likewise, much of this year’s Bloomsbury Festival (16-25 Oct) will also take place online. It will showcase the best of London’s art, culture and science, with 60 per cent of events free to attend.
However you spend your time in London, I wish you a safe and happy stay.