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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
• 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 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 You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
to • Guildhall Attend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall, and see the Lord Mayor of London dressed in all their finery.
to • City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
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
• London Palladium Grayson Perry will be talking about identity, popularity and art at the London Palladium, in 'Typical Man In A Dress Part 2'.
• 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.
• 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
• Olivier Theatre Private Eye's Ian Hislop will be taking a look back at the year with help from Harry Enfield and John Sessions.
• Olivier Theatre 'Little Britain' star Matt Lucas will be talking about his memoir 'Little Me' at the National Theatre, followed by a book signing.
• Leicester Square Theatre Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast Christmas Special will combine some topical stand-up with a big political interview.