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.
Here’s our pick of the best talks, debates and interviews in London during December
Craig recommends… Try and watch the politicians debating inside the House of Commons, House of Lords and City Hall. You can even listen to the Prime Minister. Strolling over to Speakers’ Corner on a Sunday can sometimes be interesting.