1. SPEND YOUR PENNIES ON: Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Ooh, it feels like we've been waiting a million years for Arcade Fire’s just-released 4th album Reflektor. With the help of LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, the Canadian 7-piece have revamped their original sound and made a foray into the world of dance music. And what a jolly good job they've done of it too.
2. GET YOUR SNACKS SORTED FOR BONFIRE NIGHT BY: Making Toffee Apples
Is there a better snack to accompany your firework viewing? One of these in your left hand and a sparkler in your right? Bonfire night bliss.
3. HEAD OUT TO WATCH: Philomena
Steve Coogan and Judi Dench star alongside each other in this sentimental comedy based on the real-life story of Philomena Lee, a woman searching for the child she was forced to give up in the 1950's.
4. CATCH DINNER AND A MOVIE AT: Olympic Studios In Barnes
As what used to be one of London's most famous recording studios (Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones recorded there) we're glad Olympic Studios has fallen into good hands. Local Barnes residents have banded together to turn the prolific building into a stunning new members club. There's a restaurant serving delicious food and a super-cushty cinema for the use of non-members too.
5. GET PRACTISING FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS AT: Ice Rink Canary Wharf (In association with Tresor Paris)
With less than 3 months to go until Sochi 2014, it's high time you started practising for your spot on the UK figure skating team. Head down to Canary Wharf's just-opened outdoor ice rink for a spot of skating under the skyscrapers.
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY: Have Fun!
Additional words: Katie Gatens