Visit Winchester > Blog > 5 things to do in the Winchester district this week (1-7 Nov)

Are you planning on things to do next week (1-7 November)? Well, we have you covered with our top 5 things happening in the Winchester district…

1. Be enchanted with the London Concertante: Viennese Waltzes by Candlelight on 5 November at Winchester Cathedral

Photograph of performanceFounded in 1991, the London Concertante has gone on to garner an outstanding international reputation. Alongside a regular series of concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble also performs at the Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall and Wigmore Hall, as well as performing across the length and breadth of the UK. International tours have taken them to the USA, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Finland, and they will be touring to Italy and again to Spain later in the year. Their numerous recordings receive regular airplay on global radio stations and has helped to secure their position at the forefront of Classical performers in the UK.

If you don’t consider yourself “in the know” about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts a remarkable audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.


Fireworks 2

2. Light Up Winchester on 6 November

Celebrate Bonfire Night with a spectacular fireworks display all from the comfort of your own home either online or from your gardens.



Photo of actors in costume

Photo of actors in costume

3. Laugh your socks off at the Theatre Royal Winchester with Austentatious (6-7 Nov)

An improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers.

Every single show the cast conjures up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. The show comes fresh from multiple sellouts at the Edinburgh Fringe, a weekly residency in London’s West End and a BBC Radio 4 Christmas special. Now Austentatious will be appearing at our very own theatre to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.

Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike. You want want to miss it – Book Now!

4. Explore beautiful Wickham


The charming village of Wickham combines ancient history, intriguing shopping, quality produce, delicious dining, beautiful countryside and miles of walks and cycle rides. At the heart of this historic village lies the handsome Square – one of the largest in the country covering almost two acres and always alive with residents and visitors.

The nearby naturally formed water meadows form a tranquil oasis in the middle of the village, offering a peaceful place to walk, picnic or simply spend some time by the water’s edge.

One of the village’s most impressive buildings is St Nicholas Church which dates back to 1120 and sits perched on a very large sacred mound.




Sunset Walk

Sunset Walk

5. Reconnect on a romantic stroll with our FREE Sunset Walk

Take a romantic walk through picturesque Winchester

This popular self-guided walk takes you off the beaten track through historic eastern Winchester and up St Giles Hill, a tranquil spot with superb views across the city – an idyllic setting for a picnic or a twilight stroll.

Stroll along the Weirs and enjoy the floral displays in Abbey Gardens. The walk passes some of the city’s oldest buildings and most exquisite scenes – don’t forget your camera.

You can even follow it digitally here.