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

Talks in June

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

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

Guildhall
free

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
free

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
free

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
free

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
free

Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time

16 May 2019 to The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time in their monthly meeting at City Hall
Michael Palin at Cadogan Hall

Michael Palin talking about HMS Erebus

22 Jun 2019 Join Monty Python-star Michael Palin as he talks about his own career and his new bestselling book about HMS Erebus

Talks in September

There are some more interesting interviews being held during the month of September

Ian Mckellan at Olivier Theatre

Ian McKellan On Stage

15 Sep 2019 Ian McKellan will be talking about his career and reprising some of his most memorable characters on the screen and stage
Brian Cox at O2 Arena

Brian Cox - Universal: Adventures In Time & Space

19 Sep 2019 Professor Brian Cox from TVs Wonders of the Solar System is bringing a brand-new show to the O2 Arena

Ant Middleton - Mind Over Muscle

25 to Ex-Special Forces soldier Ant Middleton will be bringing his Mind Over Muscle tour to the London Palladium in September

Talks in October

Here are a few more celebrity talks that might be worth attending in October

Royal Albert Hall

Letters Live

3 Oct 2019 Hear some of the worlds most moving and powerful letters being read out live on stage by celebrities from the world of TV cinema and music at the Royal Albert Hall

More Talks in 2019/20

You might like to plan ahead and book a ticket for one of these upcoming talks

Simon Reeve at London Palladium

An Audience with Simon Reeve

16 Feb 2020 Spend an evening with the adventurer Simon Reeve as he shares some of his most thrilling stories at the London Palladium
David Sedaris at Royal Festival Hall

An Evening with David Sedaris

3 to American satirist and humour writer and star of Radio 4s Meet David Sedaris is coming to the Royal Festival Hall
 
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