Free events in London October 2016

Free events in London in October

Our guide to free events in London during October 2016.

Free event in London at Petrie Museum

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Petrie Museum Listen to some spooky Halloween tales about Egyptian mummies at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Achaeology.
Museum exhibition in London at Bank of England Museum

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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.
 
Childrens event in London at Benjamin Franklin House

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Benjamin Franklin House The Benjamin Franklin House will be laying on a few free activities for kids this Halloween, with spooky stories and games.
Talk in London at Sadiq Khan at City Hall

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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

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to Imperial War Museum Mahwish Chishty's exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.
Free event in London at Trafalgar Square

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

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Trafalgar Square "Africa on the Square" will celebrate Africa's culture and heritage, with lots of music, dancing and African food and drink stalls.
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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National Gallery Artist Joseph Anthony Connor will be teaching people how to paint digitally on a tablet or mobile phone, at the National Gallery.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Petrie Museum

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Petrie Museum The Petrie Museum will be hosting a discussion about whether the treasures in Western museums should all be returned.
Guided tour in London at Brompton Cemetery

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Brompton Cemetery Have a walk around Brompton Cemetery in the company of some bird spotting experts from the RSPB.
 
Free event in London at Chris Hadfield at Foyles

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Foyles Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be signing copies of his new children's book at Foyle's bookshop.
Talk in London at Owen Jones at London School of Economics

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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?
 
Classical music in London: St. Martin-in-the-Fields

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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.
Art exhibition at Saatchi Gallery

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to Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery is putting on an exhibition called "Champagne Life", which will feature an all-female line-up of artists.
Childrens event in London at Regent Street

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Regent Street Get ready for the NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars with the NFL fan rally in Regent Street.
Free event in London at Tower Bridge

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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.
 
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino - 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' and 'The Adoration of the Kings'.
Free event in London at Hampstead Observatory

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to Hampstead Observatory Hampstead Observatory has a small six-inch refractor inside a rotating dome, and is very popular with amateur astronomers.
 
Art exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery

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to Guildhall Art Gallery "Victorians Decoded" will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.
Museum exhibition in London at Wallace Collection

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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 Buckingham Palace

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to Buckingham Palace The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary.
Free event in London at Parliament Hill

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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.
 
Free event in London at One New Change

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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.
Free event in London at Primrose Hill

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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.
 
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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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 Little Venice

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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.
 
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

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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

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

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

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to British Museum The British Museum's "Courting to Contract" exhibition will explore the themes of love and marriage in Iranian art and literature.
Museum exhibition in London at British Library

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to British Library The British Library will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk with an exhibition exploring it's heritage and influence.
 
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery George Shaw's "My Back to Nature" will showcase the works he has been creating during his two-year studio residency.
Art exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

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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.
 
 
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