Free events in London Wednesday 2 November

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Free events in London on Wed 2nd November

Our guide to free events in London on Wednesday 2 November 2016.

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 The Mall, London
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State visit from the President of Colombia

to The Mall The President of Colombia will be coming over to London for a State Visit, and staying at Buckingham Palace.
 
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 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 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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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 Houses of Parliament, London
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Watch PMQs (Prime Minister’s Questions)

to Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
 
 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 2 November?

Half A Sixpence — Flash, Bang, Wallop!2 NovemberCameron Mackintosh and Julian Fellowes are bringing ‘Half A Sixpence’ to the West End, based on HG Well’s novel.

Royal Ballet — Kenneth MacMillan’s “Anastasia”2 NovemberThe Royal Ballet will be performing Kenneth MacMillan’s “Anastasia”, about the last survivor of the Russian Romanovs.

“Mamma Mia!” — with the songs of ABBA2 November“Mamma Mia” is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and uses the songs of ABBA.

Climb to the top of The Monument2 NovemberThe Monument to the Great Fire of London has a balcony at the top, which gives tourists some decent views of The City.

Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum2 NovemberThe Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.

Climb to the platform at the top of The O22 NovemberClimb up The O2′s roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.

Disney’s “Aladdin” — Prince Edward Theatre2 NovemberDisney’s “Aladdin” has been turned into a West End musical, and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Oil — at the Almeida Theatre2 November“Oil” is a new play which drills deep into the world’s relationship with oil, through the eyes of one woman and her daughter.

Agatha Christie crime thriller — The Mousetrap2 NovemberAgatha Christie’s murder mystery crime thriller “The Mousetrap” has been running in the West End for nearly 60 years.

 
 
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