Free events in London October 2016

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Free events in London in October

Our guide to free events in London during October 2016.

 at Petrie Museum, London
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Scary Halloween Tales, at the Petrie Museum

Petrie Museum Listen to some spooky Halloween tales about Egyptian mummies at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Achaeology.
 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.
 
 at Benjamin Franklin House, London
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Spooky activities for kids, at the Franklin House

Benjamin Franklin House The Benjamin Franklin House will be laying on a few free activities for kids this Halloween, with spooky stories and games.
Sadiq Khan at City Hall, London
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Sadiq Khan — Mayor’s Question Time

City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
 
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 Trafalgar Square, London
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Celebrate Diwali — the Festival of Lights

Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square will be putting up an entertainment stage for music and dance to celebrate "Diwali", the Festival of Lights.
 
 at Trafalgar Square, London
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Africa on the Square — in Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square "Africa on the Square" will celebrate Africa's culture and heritage, with lots of music, dancing and African food and drink stalls.
 at National Gallery, London
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Learn how to paint digitally — National Gallery

National Gallery Artist Joseph Anthony Connor will be teaching people how to paint digitally on a tablet or mobile phone, at the National Gallery.
 
 at Petrie Museum, London
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Whose artefacts are they anyway?

Petrie Museum The Petrie Museum will be hosting a discussion about whether the treasures in Western museums should all be returned.
 at Brompton Cemetery, London
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Bird spotting walk around Brompton Cemetery

Brompton Cemetery Have a walk around Brompton Cemetery in the company of some bird spotting experts from the RSPB.
 
Chris Hadfield at Foyles, London
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Book signing with astronaut Chris Hadfield

Foyles Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be signing copies of his new children's book at Foyle's bookshop.
Owen Jones at London School of Economics, London
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Brexit Britain: What went wrong, and what next?

London School of Economics The left voted to remain, but Britain voted for Brexit -- so what went wrong, and what position should they take going forward?
 
 at Tower Bridge, London
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Tower Bridge — Scheduled lift times

to Tower Bridge Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge, so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo.
 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.
 at Regent Street, London
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NFL Fan Rally, in Regent Street

Regent Street Get ready for the NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars with the NFL fan rally in Regent Street.
 
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

PickFree 

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 British Library, London
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Celebrating 40 years of Punk, at the British Library

to British Library The British Library will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk with an exhibition exploring it's heritage and influence.
 
 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 Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Ken Howard’s Switzerland paintings

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Art's will be displaying Ken Howard's paintings of Switzerland's lakes, towns and landscapes.
 
 at Museum of Childhood, London
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Clangers and Bagpuss — Museum of Childhood

to Museum of Childhood The Museum of Childhood have captured The Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine, and put them in their new exhibition.
 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 Crossbones Graveyard, London
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Monthly vigil at Crossbones Graveyard

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

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