Free events in London Saturday 22 October

Free events in London on Sat 22nd October

Our guide to free events in London on Saturday 22 October 2016.

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.
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.
 
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.
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.
Art exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery

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to Guildhall Art Gallery The Guildhall Art Gallery will be showing Visscher's image of medieval London alongside a new version by Robin Reynolds.
 
Free event in London at Somerset House

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Somerset House This Somerset House tour will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian period.
Museum exhibition in London at National Maritime Museum

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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 22 October?

Ancient Sunken Cities — Egypt’s Lost Worlds22 OctoberThis fantastic new exhibition at the British Museum will explore the ancient sunken cities that have been discovered in Egypt.

The night sky tonight (planetarium show)22 OctoberThe Royal Observatory’s daily “Sky Tonight” show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight.

Beyond Caravaggio — at the National Gallery22 October‘Beyond Caravaggio’ at the National Gallery will explore the impact that Caravaggio’s paintings had on later artists.

Boat trip down the Thames, with City Cruises22 OctoberCity Cruises offer one-way, return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich, stopping off at Tower Bridge.

No Man’s Land — Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart22 OctoberIan McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be starring in Harold Pinter’s classic play, ‘No Man’s Land’, at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

Ghost Bus Tour, around London’s dark past22 OctoberThe Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through London’s gruesome past, and into the dark heart of the capital.

‘School of Rock’ — from the Jack Black movie22 OctoberThe Jack Black movie ‘School of Rock’ has been turned into a West End musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes.

Beautiful — The Carole King Musical22 October“Beautiful” tells the story of music legend Carole King, who become one of the most successful songwriters in music history.

Yeoman Warder tour, at the Tower of London22 OctoberOne of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the “Beefeaters”).

 
 
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