[caption id="attachment_1238" align="aligncenter" width="594"] The ornate marble fountain on the road to Cliveden House[/caption] It can sometimes seem that November offers little to pique the interest of Londoners, which is why many choose to leave town at the weekends as often as possible. There are, however, plenty of things to do there (or thereabouts) to keep that listlessness pleasantly at bay. Watch the Autumn Internationals In the capitals of every home nation, the air is thick with the blend of excitement and trepidation that rugby fans feel every time the southern-hemisphere teams come North. Find your fixtures here. Have pre-match lunch at The Bingham in Richmond If an early three-course lunch in a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse on the banks of the Thames before a match at Twickenham sounds like your idea of a civilized time, give The Bingham a call: Bookings Available from 11.30am | £45 per person Motor upriver for the weekend – or just for lunch Less than thirty miles or an hour’s drive from London, you’ll find Cliveden House. As autumn turns very much to winter, surely a sumptuous meal and a glass of something red from André Garrett’s restaurant there is well deserved? You could even stay the night. Tune in to the test series What could be better, whether on the road or at home, that the familiar tones of Aggers and Blowers et al talking you through every over of England’s upcoming test series in India? The tour begins on the 9th of November. Get a glimpse of The Lord Mayor's Show Through plagues, fires and wars, The Lord Mayor has for 800 years made the annual journey from the City to Westminster in order to swear loyalty to the Crown. The occasion has evolved into a wonderfully rich celebration of the London’s history, pageantry and traditions. Find out how best to get there and where the best views are to be had here.