Talks in London May 2017

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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.


to Guildhall Attend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall, and see the Lord Mayor of London dressed in all their finery.
Alan Bennett at Foyles, London
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Alan Bennett, talking to Nicholas Hytner

Foyles Celebrated playwright Alan Bennett will be interviewing Nicholas Hytner about his time as director at the National Theatre.
Michael Palin at National Gallery, London
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Michael Palin talking about his favourite paintings

National Gallery Michael Palin will be revealing his favourite paintings at the National Gallery, and discussing what they mean to him.
Ed Balls at Greenwich Theatre, London
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Strictly Speaking Out — An Evening With Ed Balls

Greenwich Theatre World famous dancer Ed Balls will be 'Strictly Speaking Out' at Greenwich Theatre, talking about politics and the cha-cha.
Alan Ayckbourn at British Library, London
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Playwright Alan Ayckbourn — talking about his career

British Library Alan Ayckbourn will be talking about his long and successful career as a playwright with the Sunday Times writer, Peter Kemp.
Brian Cox at SSE Arena Wembley, London
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A night of science, with Professor Brian Cox

SSE Arena Wembley Join Professor Brian Cox for a science stage-show and interview, whisking us through time and space to the edges of the cosmos.
Mark Thompson at Greenwich Theatre, London
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Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show

Greenwich Theatre Witness some exploding Pringle tubes and vortex generating dustbins at Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show.

We don’t have any more talks listed, but there are plenty more events during May including:

Walking in Charles Dickens’ footsteps around LondonMay 2017Explore some of the streets and locations that influenced Charles Dickens, in the company of Dickens expert Richard Jones.

See the remains of London’s Roman fortMay 2017This short guided tour will show you what is left of the Roman military fort that stood on the western edge of Londinium.

MCM London Comic Con 2017 — at ExCel LondonMay 2017The MCM Comic Con is a world full of comics, manga and movies, where you can meet stars from the big and small screen.

Guided walk around the streets of Roman LondiniumMay 2017Go on a guided walk through the streets of Roman London, and see what remains of the old city of Londinium.

Candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin HouseMay 2017Enjoy a candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin House after hours, home to one of America’s Founding Fathers.

The Play That Goes Wrong, at the DuchessMay 2017The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society decide to put on a West End show, but will they start to crack under the pressure?

Charles Dickens Museum after dark, with music and a barMay 2017Walk around Charles Dickens’ Bloomsbury home after hours, lit with lamps and candles, and with a candlelight bar,

Tunnel — The Archaeology of CrossrailMay 2017The Museum of London Docklands will be showing some of the archaeological finds found during the Crossrail Tunnel project.

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