Talks in London

The National Theatre, British Library and Victoria & Albert Museum put on a lot of talks. Actors and directors do them at BFI Southbank (the old National Film Theatre). Big book shops like Waterstones, Hatchards and Foyles have a lot of author talks and book signings

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Talks in February

Here’s our pick of the best talks, debates and interviews in London during February

Craig recommends… Watch the politicians inside the House of Lords, House of Commons and City Hall. A stroll over to Speakers’ Corner on a Sunday can sometimes be interesting


Common Council meeting with the Lord Mayor

18 Oct 2018 to Attend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall and see the Aldermen and Lord Mayor of London
Speakers Corner Hyde Park at Speakers’ Corner

Listen to a speech at Speakers Corner

Visit Speakers Corner on a Sunday lunchtime and hear orators discussing whatever they like in the name of free speech
Houses Of Commons Public Gallery at Houses of Parliament

Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons

Visit Parliament for free and watch MPs debating in the House of Commons and House of Lords
Prime Ministers Questions Houses Of Parliament at Houses of Parliament

Attend PMQs (Prime Ministers Questions)

You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday at Prime Ministers Questions
Sadiq Khan at City Hall

Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time

25 Feb 2019 to The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time in their monthly meeting at City Hall

Talks in March

Here are some celebrity talks and interviews being held in London this March

Ian Mckellan at Duke of York’s Theatre

Ian McKellan - 80th birthday solo show

7 Mar 2019 Ian McKellan will be talking about his career and reprising some of his most memorable characters on the screen and stage
Helen Fielding at British Library

Helen Fielding and David Sedaris in conversation

7 Mar 2019 Helen Fielding and David Sedaris will be talking to Nina Stibbe about the art of diary writing at the British Library
Gina Miller at British Library

Women in Power with Gina Miller

8 Mar 2019 Gina Miller Rachel Reeves and Helena Kennedy will be discussing what it means to be a woman with influence at the British Library
Jan Ravens at British Library

My Teenage Diary - Jan Ravens & Rufus Hound

28 Mar 2019 Rufus Hound will asking impressionist Jan Ravens to dust off her teenage diary and read extracts of it out in public
Simon Reeve at Barbican Hall

An audience with Simon Reeve

29 Mar 2019 Simon Reeve will be sharing some of his most memorable stories from his adventures to extreme corners of the planet
Top 10 Best landmarks to visit in London Here’s our guide to the ten best landmarks that should be on every tourist’s itinerary… from Buckingham Palace and Parliament to the neon lights at Piccadilly Circus, these are the famous places that you need to take a photograph of before you fly home.
Craig’s review of Leicester Square Everybody looks wrecked in the morning but I'm the middle-aged kind of wrecked, where you roll out of bed feeling like you've only had five minutes kip. These sleeping kids in Leicester Square are the other type: they look like they're at the tail-end of a long night out tha… continued
Craig’s review of London Buses I'm fifth in line behind three beer bottles and a half-eaten hamburger in a sauce-splattered carton. The other guy standing here is trying to peel the pages of his rain-sodden newspaper apart while we're waiting for the bus to loom out of the morning mist. There's a stream o… continued
Craig’s review of Sky Garden I used to think of this as the Palm House at Kew, 500 feet in the sky. But now I think of it as one of those giant sci-fi cities in the clouds. This is how we'll all be living soon, enclosed in a giant bio-dome. Skyscrapers are usually out of bounds to the public but all yo… continued
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