Free events in London Friday 28 October

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Free events in London on Fri 28th October

Our guide to free events in London on Friday 28 October 2016.

 at Bank of England Museum, London
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Museums at Night — Bank of England Museum

Bank of England Museum Spend an evening at the Bank of England Museum, when they take part in the London-wide 'Museums at Night' event.
Museum exhibition in London at Imperial War Museum

Free

to Imperial War Museum Mahwish Chishty's exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.
 
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Free lunchtime music at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
Free event in London at Old Bailey

Free

Old Bailey Watch the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey, where members of the public can sit in the gallery and watch a case.
 
Free event in London at Royal Courts of Justice

Free

Royal Courts of Justice Try something a bit different -- how about going to the Royal Courts of Justice and watching a real-life court case?
 at Saatchi Gallery, London
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Champagne Life — at the Saatchi Gallery

to Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery is putting on an exhibition called "Champagne Life", which will feature an all-female line-up of artists.
 
Art exhibition at National Gallery

Free

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino - 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' and 'The Adoration of the Kings'.
Art exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery

Free

to Guildhall Art Gallery "Victorians Decoded" will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.
 
 at Wallace Collection, London
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The Middle, by Tom Ellis — at the Wallace Collection

to Wallace Collection The British artist Tom Ellis has been commissioned to create a series of works for the Wallace Collection, called 'The Middle'.
Free event in London at Horse Guards

Free 

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
 
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
Free event in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
 
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
Museum exhibition in London at Imperial War Museum

Free

to Imperial War Museum The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.
Museum exhibition in London at Science Museum

Free 

to Science Museum The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.
 at British Museum, London
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Money Matters — at the British Museum

to British Museum 'Money Matters' will show how its role has evolved throughout the centuries, explaining concepts like taxation, inflation, banking and debt.
 
 at British Museum, London
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Courting to Contract: Love and Marriage in Iran

to British Museum The British Museum's "Courting to Contract" exhibition will explore the themes of love and marriage in Iranian art and literature.
 at National Gallery, London
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George Shaw: My Back to Nature — National Gallery

to National Gallery George Shaw's "My Back to Nature" will showcase the works he has been creating during his two-year studio residency.
 
 at Guildhall Art Gallery, London
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Visscher’s London of 1616 — Redrawn for 2016

to Guildhall Art Gallery The Guildhall Art Gallery will be showing Visscher's image of medieval London alongside a new version by Robin Reynolds.
 at Houses of Parliament, London
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Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons

to 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.
 
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
 at Big Ben, London
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Climb up Big Ben, and see the bell

Big Ben This tour will take you all the way up to the top of the clock tower, where you can stand next to Big Ben as it strikes the hour.
 
 at National Maritime Museum, London
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Forgotten Fighters: First World War at Sea

to National Maritime Museum "Forgotten Fighters" will tell the story of the people who fought the First World War at sea, both above and below the waves.

We don’t have any more free events, but how about these other events in London on 28 October?

Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies28 October“Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies” will show how real events inspired film-makers to make some classic war movies.

The Shard — for fantastic views of London28 OctoberEnjoy the stunning views from the top of The Shard — London’s tallest skyscraper — more than 1000-feet above the city.

Steven Berkoff’s ‘Lunch’ and ‘The Bow of Ulysses’28 OctoberTrafalgar Studios are showing two of Steven Berkoff’s finest small plays together — ‘Lunch’ and ‘The Bow of Ulysses’.

Wicked — Untold story of ‘The Wizard of Oz’28 OctoberIf you like “The Wizard of Oz” then you will love “Wicked” — it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches.

Paul Nash exhibition — at Tate Britain28 OctoberTate Britain’s Paul Nash exhibition will show works from his entire life, from his earliest drawings up to his iconic war paintings.

Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement28 OctoberThe Courtauld Gallery’s “Rodin and Dance” exhibition will showcase some sculptures and drawings of the Cambodian dancers.

“Kinky Boots” — music by Cyndi Lauper28 October“Kinky Boots” tells the story of a Lola and a bankrupt shoe factory, and it’s songs are written by pop-star Cyndi Lauper.

A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer28 October“A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer” is a musical look at living with cancer — complete with shiny costumes and songs!

Beyond Caravaggio — at the National Gallery28 October‘Beyond Caravaggio’ at the National Gallery will explore the impact that Caravaggio’s paintings had on later artists.

 
 
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