The ianVisits guide to October's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.
Saturday 3rd October
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
2pm to 5pm
Sunday 4th October
Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
11am to 5pm
Monthly open day at Gatton Park, the core 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
1pm to 5pm
Saturday 17th October
Monthly tour of the former Inland Revenue offices, now a artists workshop.
Starts at 1:15pm
Sunday 18th October
The annual Transportfest which this year, includes a special emphasis on commercial vehicles as well as the extensive bus displays.
10am to 5pm
Sunday 25th October
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
10am to 4pm
Open days usually feature the restored engines in operation, a light railway trip, and walks around the Victorian buildings.
10:30am to 4pm
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
2pm to 4:30pm