The National Theatre, British Library and Victoria & Albert Museum put on a lot of talks. Actors and directors do them at BFI Southbank (the old National Film Theatre). Big book shops like Waterstones, Hatchards and Foyles have a lot of author talks and book signings.
Talks this month
Here’s our pick of the best talks, debates and interviews in London during June
• Speakers’ Corner If you visit Speakers' Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
• Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.
• Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
to • City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
Talks in July
Here are some celebrity talks and interviews being held in London this July
to • Cadogan Hall American satirist David Sedaris, the star of Radio 4's 'Meet David Sedaris', is coming to London in July for two nights at Cadogan Hall.
Talks in October
Here are a few more celebrity talks that might be worth attending in October
• Eventim Apollo Don't miss this chance to hear the ex-Manchester Untited footballer Eric Cantona open up about his career on and off the pitch.