Free events in London Saturday 29 October

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Free events in London on Sat 29th October

Our guide to free events in London on Saturday 29 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.
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 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.
 at Saatchi Gallery, London
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Champagne Life — at the Saatchi Gallery

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.
 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 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.
 
 at British Museum, London
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Money Matters — at the British Museum

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 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 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.
 
Free event in London at Somerset House

Free

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 29 October?

Intrigue — James Ensor (curated by Luc Tuymans)29 OctoberThe Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong — Apollo Theatre29 October“Peter Pan Goes Wrong” tells the story of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s inept attempts to put on show.

“Les Miserables”, at the Queen’s Theatre29 October“Les Miserables” is an epic tale of passion and destruction, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.

Afternoon Tea, at Fortnum & Mason29 OctoberPut on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason.

“King Lear” — Glenda Jackson, Jane Horrocks29 OctoberOscar winner Glenda Jackson is reprising her role as King Lear in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, at the Old Vic Theatre.

Murder Ballad — at the Arts Theatre29 October“Murder Ballad” is a New York tale about love, obsession and murder, and will be playing at the Arts Theatre this October.

Catch “The Gruffalo” — at the Lyric Theatre29 October“The Gruffalo” is a musical adaptation of the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Colour & Vision — Look Through The Eyes of Nature29 OctoberExplore the history of colour and vision in nature, and how animals see the world, in the Natural History Museum’s new exhibition.

Paul Nash exhibition — at Tate Britain29 OctoberTate Britain’s Paul Nash exhibition will show works from his entire life, from his earliest drawings up to his iconic war paintings.

 
 
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