Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Find Events

Events Search

October 2018

October 2018 Pub Night

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square
London, London EC3N 4AA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

You are cordially invited to our monthly pub night, which is due to take place at the Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AA. This event is open to everyone, and there is no need to book. Just come along on the night – we’ll be there till late. To find us, look out for the Luxembourg national flag on our table! Tuesday is Steak Night at the Liberty Bounds, so you can order a steak and chips,…

Find out more »

Huguenots in Spitalfields

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Waterstone’s Leadenhall Market, 1-3 Whittington Avenue
London, EC3V 1PJ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

A conversation between Dan Cruickshank, Julian Woodford and Dr Tessa Murdoch Topics: Huguenots, Spitalfields, weavers, wives and widows Dan Cruickshank is a television presenter and author of books on historical architecture. His most recent book, Spitalfields, was published in 2016 to great acclaim. Julian Woodford graduated from the University of York, and has since combined a City career with a passion for London's history. The Boss of Bethnal Green is his first book. Dr Tessa Murdoch is Deputy Keeper at the…

Find out more »

Black Tudors

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Golden Hinde, St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street
London, SE1 9DE United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£10

The untold stories of the Africans who sailed with Francis Drake Dr. Miranda Kaufmann, the author of Black Tudors: The Untold Story, first whisks you away to Panama, where an African man named Diego first met Francis Drake in 1572. You follow in Diego's footsteps as he pursues adventure in the Caribbean and then, four years later, around the world. But Diego was not the only African to sail with Drake. At least six other African men joined the Golden…

Find out more »

Tunnels under Holborn

October 11 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Camden Local Studies Centre, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road
London, WC1X 8PA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

An illustrated historical talk by Antony Clayton Antony Clayton is the author of Subterranean City: Beneath the Streets of London (2010), The Folklore of London (2007) and Secret Tunnels of England: Folklore & Fact (2015). His talk explores the myriad tunnels carved under the former Borough of Holborn, including some of the earliest tube tunnels and the Grade II listed Kingsway Tram Subway. Details of Second World War shelters and Cold War bunkers are being revealed, and some of the rumours of…

Find out more »

Exit through the Gift Shop

October 12 @ 6:30 pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3DG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£3

Screening of Banksy's groundbreaking film Capturing the exhilarating behind-the-scenes world of graffiti art, an eccentric Frenchman tries to film and befriend Banksy, only for the artist to turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Featuring exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many more of the world's most renowned graffiti artists at work, the film is a hilarious true story of low-level criminality, companionship and incompetence. The story of how one man set out to film…

Find out more »

Northern Line Extension Project

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk
London, SW1H 9JJ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

A lecture at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Speaker: David Smith, Senior Construction Manager, Transport for London The Northern Line Extension is the first major London Underground extension since the Jubilee Line Extension was opened in the late 1990s. The lecture covers how this project is: • Part of the Battersea Power Station regeneration project with two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station, connecting an area of SW London to the Underground system. • Part of the…

Find out more »

A History of Trees

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

A Guildhall Library lecture by Simon Wills Historical journalist and photographer Simon Wills reveals the little-known stories about our best-known trees from his new book. Where did the London plane come from, and why is it everywhere in the capital? Which king’s crown was lost, and found in a hawthorn? Find out how one of the UK’s most common garden trees was created by a cavalry officer who served Napoleon, and why Europe’s most popular pear is called the conference.…

Find out more »

Violin masterclass with Maxim Vengerov

October 17 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road
London, SW7 2B United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£5

A Royal College of Music event Maxim Vengerov, the RCM’s Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin, works once again with gifted violin students in this masterclass. During his career spanning many years, Maxim Vengerov has appeared with the world’s finest orchestras and conductors and given solo recitals at major concert halls and festivals around the globe. At the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS Telephone 020 7591 4300 Tickets: £5.00 Further information Royal College of Music masterclasses…

Find out more »

The Small Trades of Spitalfields

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street
London, E1 6LY United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£5.50

A talk by the Gentle Author When the Huguenots arrived, Spitalfields was already established as an affordable location for artisan culture, permitting those with skills to produce high quality items for sale to wealthy customers in the City of London. The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life traces the history of this cultural tradition and explores how it has shaped the identity of the place through the centuries. About the Gentle Author For the past nine years, the Gentle Author has…

Find out more »

Museums at Night – October 2018

October 25 - October 27

Museums at Night is a UK-wide festival of late openings of museums, galleries, libraries and archives, produced by not-for-profit cultural publisher Culture24, the Brighton-based arts charity dedicated to shining a light on Britain’s sparkling culture and heritage. The next Museums at Night festival is taking place from Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th October 2018. Many London venues are taking part. Some of the events are free, others are ticketed. Check the events page for further information.

Find out more »

Masako Kamikawa at St Martin in the Fields

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

Free lunchtime concert Part of the Pianists of the World Series After completing basic musical education in Japan, Masako Kamikawa continued her education in Germany where she studied piano and chamber music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Mannheim and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart. Upon finishing her education, she met the famous piano teacher Peter Feuchtwanger and worked with him intensively for many years. Masako Kamikawa lives in Germany and performs throughout Europe and in…

Find out more »

Symphonie Fantastique

October 26 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road
London, SW7 2BS United Kingdom
£5

Royal College of Music orchestral masterworks series RCM Philharmonic orchestra Timothy Lines - conductor A lovesick Berlioz composed his epic programme symphony in 1830 after becoming infatuated with the charismatic Irish actress Harriet Smithson, and the quintessentially romantic masterpiece has delighted concert audiences ever since. An increasingly hallucinatory piece of musical melodrama, the unique work is renowned for its psychedelic depiction of unrequited love and delivers a concert experience quite unlike any other. Tickets: £5.00 / £8.00 (depending on seat…

Find out more »

I am Ashurbanipal

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3DG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£15

British Museum members’ lecture I am Ashurbanipal: King of the World, King of Assyria – Warrior ruler. Empire builder. King slayer. Lion hunter. Librarian. Gardener. Curator Gareth Brereton introduces the BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: King of the world, King of Assyria. At the time of his reign King Ashurbanipal of Assyria (r. 668–c. 631 BC) was the most powerful man on earth. He described himself in inscriptions as ‘king of the world’, and his reign from the city of Nineveh…

Find out more »

How DNA makes us who we are

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£16

Were your school achievements predicable at birth? Would you be the same person today if you'd been raised by another family? The nature vs nurture debate is evolving, and with the new era of personal genomics and DNA testing kits, it's more important than ever to find out what our DNA can really tell us about who we are. Join Robert Plomin as he explores the implications of the DNA revolution and what it means to discover that our genes…

Find out more »

Mela Guitar Quartet

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St James’s Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9LL United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

Discover some of the most extraordinary music written for guitar, performed by the Mela Guitar Quartet, at this free lunchtime concert at St James’s Piccadilly! Mēla, an Indian word meaning festive gathering, embodies the ethos of the Mēla Guitar Quartet. Bringing the colours and textures of four classical guitars to life with a wonderfully inventive, eclectic mix of repertoire, Mēla explore the art of a classical quartet to the highest level, whilst still making their style accessible for all. Members…

Find out more »

November 2018

Regent Street Motor Show 2018

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Regent Street London, W1B 2EL United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The Regent Street Motor Show is the largest free-to-view motor show in the UK, showcasing an impressive 125 years of motoring history. Celebrating the earliest days of motoring with the pre-1905 veteran cars on display as part of the EFG International Concours d’Elegance. On the day of the Show, Regent Street will be closed to through traffic from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus. Opening hours of the Regent Street Motor Show are from 10.30am to 4.00pm. Free of Charge –…

Find out more »

RCM Guitar Festival 2018

November 4
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road
London, SW7 2B United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

On Sunday, 4th November 2018 the Royal College of Music presents some of the finest players on the international guitar scene in a brand new one-day festival celebrating all things guitar. John Williams, the Eden-Stell Duo and the Vida Guitar Quartet are just some of the day’s special guests. With a wide range of concerts, masterclasses and lectures, featuring RCM guitarists past and present, this day promises to be an unmissable event. Various loctions, from 11.00am. Free, but tickets required.…

Find out more »

London to Brighton Car Run 2018

November 4
Free

The traditional Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run takes place on Sunday 4th November 2017. It is the world’s longest-running motoring event – the first run took place as far back as 1896, to celebrate an Act of Parliament on the Locomotives on the Highway, increasing the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ to 14 mph, from 2 mph in towns and 4 mph in the country, and removing the stipulation that an escort had to walk 20 yards in front…

Find out more »

Shakespeare’s Stages

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

A Gresham lecture by Michael Pennington Leading actor and Shakespeare scholar Michael Pennington discusses the direct effect on the dramatist's writing of the theatres he wrote for, so different from ours. From cinematic intimacy to heroic spaciousness, his plays reflect his actors' technique and the social range of his audience, allowing him the means to look further and deeper into the human condition, its public and inner life, than any dramatist has achieved before or since. Michael Pennington is an…

Find out more »

Raising Dr Dodd

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Operating Museum and Herb Garret, 9a St Thomas Street
London, SE1 9RY United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£12

John Hunter’s daring attempt at resurrecting the King’s curate In May 1777 the Reverend Dr William Dodd was sentenced to hang. As honorary chaplain to George III, Dodd had become the most fashionable clergyman of the age before his fall from grace over a silly attempt at forgery. A huge public campaign to save his neck, backed by the writer Samuel Johnson, was in vain and Dodd was taken to the gallows at Tyburn on 27 June. Yet even as…

Find out more »

Lord Mayor’s Show 2018

November 10
Free

One of London’s grandest spectacles is the annual Lord Mayor’s Show, which this year takes place on Saturday 10th November. A crowd of around half a million spectators cheer the newly elected Lord Mayor of the City of London along the way, and millions more people watch the live BBC coverage. The office of Lord Mayor dates from 1189, and the event in its current form dates back to the 16th century. The world-famous Lord Mayor’s Procession sets off from…

Find out more »

Free entry to St Paul’s Cathedral

November 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
St Paul’s Cathedral London, EC4M 8AD United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

On Saturday 10th November 2018 On the day of the Lord Mayor's Show, as is traditional, St Paul's Cathedral will be free to visit. Cost: Free of Charge Further information

Find out more »

Charterhouse Christmas Fair 2018

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square
London, EC1M 6AN United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£3

Come and join the Brothers (residents) and staff of this magical site, steeped in history, as the Charterhouse opens the doors to the public for a day of festive shopping and Christmas fun, including mulled wine, a Santa’s Grotto, Christmas carols, arts and crafts and much more. The fair begins at 11.00am and closes at 7.00pm. Entry £3.00 /under 12s and over 60s free. Further information

Find out more »

November 2018 Pub Night

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square
London, London EC3N 4AA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

You are cordially invited to our monthly pub night, which is due to take place at the Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AA. This event is open to everyone, and there is no need to book. Just come along on the night – we’ll be there till late. To find us, look out for the Luxembourg national flag on our table! Tuesday is Steak Night at the Liberty Bounds, so you can order a steak and chips,…

Find out more »

Plague, War and Hellfire

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The National Archives, Bessant Drive
Richmond Surrey, TW9 4DU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

A National Archives author talk by Rebecca Rideal 1666 was a watershed year in English history. The Great Plague, the second Dutch War, and the devastating Great Fire of London – historian Rebecca Rideal sheds light on these dramatic events and their context. Based on original archival research drawing on little-known sources, her book 1666 opens with the fiery destruction of London, before taking readers on a thrilling journey through a crucial turning point in English history as seen through the…

Find out more »
+ Export Events