Free events in London – May 2017

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Visit London on the cheap in May, by trying these great free events

Bank of England Museum
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Museums at Night - 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.
National Gallery
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Weaving Magic, by Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili

The National Gallery will be showcasing a brand-new tapestry work by the Turner Prize winning artist, Chris Ofili.
Saatchi Gallery
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From Selfie to Self-Expression - Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery will be exploring the history of the selfie in their new exhibition -- From Selfie to Self-Expression.
Guildhall Art Gallery
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Echoes Across the Century (about World War I)

'Echoes Across the Century' will explore the loss and sacrifice that soldiers suffered whilst fighting the First World War.
Sir John Soane’s Museum
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Drawn From Life: 12 new sculptures by Marc Quinn

Sir John Soane's Museum will be showing twelve new sculptures by Marc Quinn, called 'Drawn From Life'.
National Gallery
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Cagnaccis Repentant Magdalene - National Gallery

You'll be able to see Cagnacci's 'Repentant Magdalene' on display at the National Gallery for the first time in thirty years.
Museum of Childhood
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Searching for Ghosts - V&A Museum of Childhood

Peer into the lives of east Londoners to see how buildings have documented the changes in taste and the passage of time.
Museum of London Docklands
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Tunnel - The Archaeology of Crossrail

The Museum of London Docklands will be showing some of the archaeological finds found during the Crossrail Tunnel project.
Somerset House

to Somerset House The "Old Palaces Tour" at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of England's Stuart Dynasty queens.
Somerset House

to Somerset House This Somerset House tour will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian period.
Sir John Soane’s Museum

to Sir John Soane’s Museum On the first Tuesday of each month they open Sir John Soane's Museum in the evening, bathed in atmospheric candlelight.
Crossbones Graveyard

to Crossbones Graveyard Every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to remember and pay their respects to the outcasts of society.
Guildhall
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Common Council meeting, with the Lord Mayor

Attend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall, and see the Lord Mayor of London dressed in all their finery.
Parliament Hill

to Parliament Hill Enjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
Old Bailey

to 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.
Spitalfields City Farm

to Spitalfields City Farm Spitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids, but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?
One New Change

to One New Change One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
Royal Courts of Justice

to 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?
Primrose Hill

to Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
Sky Garden

to Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
Little Venice

to Little Venice Have a nice walk around Little Venice, past all the pretty houseboats, and stop for a cup of tea in one of the nice cafes.
Imperial War Museum
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Afghanistan: Reflections on Helmand

'Reflections on Helmand' will explore how Britain got caught up fighting the Taliban in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Speakers’ Corner

to Speakers’ Corner Listen to a speech at Speakers' Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
Imperial War Museum
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Edmund Clark: State Control and the War of Terror

The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.
Science Museum
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Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.
 
 
 
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