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 October

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

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.

Speakers’ Corner

Speakers’ Corner Listen to a speech at Speakers' Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
Houses of Parliament

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.
Houses of Parliament

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

to Guildhall Attend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall, and see the Lord Mayor of London dressed in all their finery.
Sadiq Khan at City Hall

to City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
Richard Herring at Leicester Square Theatre

to Leicester Square Theatre Richard Herring will be recording another episode of his award-winning comedy podcast at the Leicester Square Theatre.

Talks in November

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

Grayson Perry at London Palladium

London Palladium Grayson Perry will be talking about identity, popularity and art at the London Palladium, in 'Typical Man In A Dress Part 2'.
Tony Robinson at Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Tony Robinson will be coming to Windsor Castle for a talk about the discovery of Edward III’s long lost House of Chivalry.
Roy Strong at Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A Former V&A Museum director Roy Strong will be talking to Tristram Hunt about his career and publication of his diaries.

Talks in December

If you’re visiting London in December you might like to listen to one of these talks

Ian Hislop at Olivier Theatre

Olivier Theatre Private Eye's Ian Hislop will be taking a look back at the year with help from Harry Enfield and John Sessions.
Matt Lucas at Olivier Theatre

Olivier Theatre 'Little Britain' star Matt Lucas will be talking about his memoir 'Little Me' at the National Theatre, followed by a book signing.
Matt Forde at Leicester Square Theatre

Leicester Square Theatre Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast Christmas Special will combine some topical stand-up with a big political interview.
 
 
 
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