Free events in London Tuesday 8 November

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Free events in London on Tue 8th November

Our guide to free events in London on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

 at Oxford Street, London
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Christmas lights in Oxford Street

to Oxford Street The Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they're shutting the street to traffic.
Free event in London at Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
 
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Free lunchtime concert at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

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.
Free event in London at Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
 
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
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 Old Bailey

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Old Bailey Watch the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey, where members of the public can sit in the gallery and watch a case.
Free event in London at Royal Courts of Justice

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Royal Courts of Justice Try something a bit different -- how about going to the Royal Courts of Justice and watching a real-life court case?
 
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'.
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 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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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 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.
 at Somerset House, London
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Old Palaces Tour, at Somerset House

Somerset House The "Old Palaces Tour" at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of England's Stuart Dynasty queens.
 
Free event in London at Spitalfields City Farm

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Spitalfields City Farm Spitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids, but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?
 at Houses of Parliament, London
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Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons

to Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.
 
 at Big Ben, London
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Climb up Big Ben, and see the bell

Big Ben This tour will take you all the way up to the top of the clock tower, where you can stand next to Big Ben as it strikes the hour.
 at National Maritime Museum, London
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Forgotten Fighters: First World War at Sea

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 8 November?

“King Lear” — Glenda Jackson, Jane Horrocks8 NovemberOscar winner Glenda Jackson is reprising her role as King Lear in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, at the Old Vic Theatre.

“The Lion King” — music by Elton John8 NovemberBased on the Oscar-winning Disney movie, “The Lion King” tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle.

Game Plan — Old board games, re-discovered8 NovemberThe Museum of Childhood’s new exhibition and explore the history of more than 100 board games, both old and new.

Susan Calman — The Calman Before The Storm8 NovemberScottish comic Susan Calman’s new show ‘The Calman Before The Storm’ is coming to the Soho Theatre in November.

The Last Tango — Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace8 November‘The Last Tango’ features Strictly Come Dancing’s Argentine Tango Champions, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.

No Man’s Land — Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart8 NovemberIan McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be starring in Harold Pinter’s classic play, ‘No Man’s Land’, at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery8 November‘The Comedy About A Bank Robbery’ at the Criterion Theatre is by the same guys as behind ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’.

Westminster Cathedral’s bell tower8 NovemberWestminster Cathedral’s campanile is one of the city’s best viewing platforms, rising 210 feet over the streets of Victoria.

Agatha Christie crime thriller — The Mousetrap8 NovemberAgatha Christie’s murder mystery crime thriller “The Mousetrap” has been running in the West End for nearly 60 years.

 
 
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