Events in London – October 2017

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Music, comedy & film

Watch a movie, some live music or stand-up comedy in October

Eventim Apollo
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Russell Brands Re:Birth - Eventim Apollo

Russell Brand has undergone a 'Rebirth', in which he's promising to answer all the big questions about life and death.
Soho Theatre
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Slacktivist Action Group with Andy Parsons

Andy Parsons will be chairing his monthly meeting with the 'Slacktivist Action Group' alongside John O'Farrell and Jonathan Bartley.

Theatre shows

When was the last time you enjoyed a night out at the theatre?

Hampstead Theatre
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The Slaves of Solitude - Hampstead Theatre

'The Slaves of Solitude' tells the story of an improbable heroine stuck inside a boarding house during World War II.
Old Vic
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Dr. Seusss The Lorax - at the Old Vic Theatre

Help Dr Seuss's Lorax save the world from a greedy, tree-chopping businessman called The Once-ler, at the Old Vic Theatre.

Family & Kid’s events

Here are some events that will hopefully keep your kids (and husband) happy

Twickenham Stadium
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NFL: Minnesota Vikings v Cleveland Browns

The fourth and final NFL regular season game to be held in the UK this year will be the Minnesota Vikings v Cleveland Browns.
Prince Charles Cinema
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Sing-A-Long with the movie Frozen

Disney's animated classic 'Frozen' is coming to the Prince Charles Cinema, in a special sing-a-long version for kids.

Art & Museums

Visit one of London’s finest galleries and museums and see an exhibition

Benjamin Franklin House
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Museums at Night - The Craven Street Bones

Discover the story of the Craven Street bones, which were uncovered in the basement of the Benjamin Franklin House.
National Portrait Gallery
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Cezannes Portraits - National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery will be collecting together more than fifty of Cezanne's portraits in a major new exhibition.

Royal & Religious

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Hampton Court Palace
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Spend an entire night at Hampton Court Palace

Pretend you're Henry VIII and spend an entire night eating and sleeping inside Hampton Court Palace.
Trafalgar Square
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Celebrate Diwali - the Festival of Lights

Trafalgar Square will be putting up an entertainment stage to celebrate Diwali, the beautiful Festival of Lights.

Political & Military

Daily parades and political events taking place during October

Noël Coward Theatre
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Martin Freeman, Sarah Lancashire – Labour of Love

Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire will be starring in James Graham's sharp new political play, 'Labour of Love'.
National Army Museum
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War Paint - Brushes With Conflict

'War Paint - Brushes With Conflict' is the National Army Museum's first temporary exhibition after their grand re-opening.

Sightseeing tours

If you’re visiting London in October then try one of these sightseeing tours

The City
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Explore some of the Citys finest gardens

Explore some of the prettiest and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London, on this 2-hour walking tour.
Millennium Bridge

to Millennium Bridge This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames, to look at some of the river's best buildings.

Classical music

All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during October

Barbican Hall
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Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky - London Symphony Orchestra

Join the London Symphony Orchestra for an evening of works by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky at Barbican Hall.
Royal Albert Hall
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Symphonic Star Wars, at the Royal Albert Hall

Symphonic Star Wars at the Royal Albert Hall will take the best tunes and set them against a dazzling light show.

Free events

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

Benjamin Franklin House
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Spooky kids activities, at Benjamin Franklins House

The Benjamin Franklin House will be laying on some free activities for kids this Halloween, with some spooky stories and games.
Trafalgar Square
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Africa on the Square - music, food and dancing

'Africa on the Square' will celebrate Africa's culture and heritage, with lots of music, dancing and African food and drinks.

Other London events

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during October

Savoy Theatre
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An Evening with Jane Fonda (hosted by Graham Norton)

Graham Norton will be hosting 'An Evening with Jane Fonda' at the Savoy Theatre, as she talks about her career.
Royal Albert Hall
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International Dance Championships

The International Ballroom and Latin Dance Championships will feature some of the world's finest dancers.
Hyde Park
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Royal Parks Half Marathon

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is 13 miles through Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park and Green Park.
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