Free events in London Sunday 23 October

Free events in London on Sun 23rd October

Our guide to free events in London on Sunday 23 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 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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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 Crossbones Graveyard

Free

Crossbones Graveyard Every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to remember and pay their respects to the outcasts of society.
 
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 23 October?

Fire! Fire! Great Fire of London exhibition23 OctoberThis year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.

Guided tour around Lord’s Cricket Ground23 OctoberCricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket, with this tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum.

Wifredo Lam exhibition, at the Tate Modern23 OctoberThe Tate Modern will be putting on a major exhibition of works by Wifredo Lam, taking pieces from his fifty year career.

Medieval Banquet, with minstrels and knights23 OctoberCome and enjoy a medieval banquet alongside English knights, singing minstrels, and the great King Henry VIII himself.

Hire a Boris Bike… and cycle around London23 OctoberIf weaving your way in and out of the busy traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun, then how about hiring a “Boris Bike”?

Billingsgate Roman House and Baths23 OctoberA chance to see the remains of a Roman house and baths in the basement of an office block in Lower Thames Street.

Afternoon Tea, at Fortnum & Mason23 OctoberPut on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason.

Game Plan — Old board games, re-discovered23 OctoberThe Museum of Childhood’s new exhibition and explore the history of more than 100 board games, both old and new.

Heroes and Villains — at the Cartoon Museum23 OctoberCome and enjoy some cartoons, caricatures and comic strips of the people we all love to love — or love to hate.

 
 
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