Things to do in London in October 2019

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Events in London in October 2019

The IanVisits guide to Octobers unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Wednesday 2nd Oct

In this lecture, V&A Director Dr Tristram Hunt explores the architectural, intellectual and political history of the Victorian town hall and asks what that sense of municipal patriotism might offer city life today.
 1pm to 1:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-10-02
2019-10-02

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Saturday 5th Oct

A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
2019-10-05
2019-10-05
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
2019-10-05
2019-10-05

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Sunday 6th Oct

Occasional open day at the heritage windmill in Croydon.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Croydon
2019-10-06
2019-10-06
Shirley Windmill open day
Monthly(ish) open days at 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
2019-10-06
2019-10-06
Gatton Park monthly open day
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2019-10-06
2019-10-06

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Wednesday 9th Oct

This is your chance to tour the world of science; from new, low-cost prosthetics engineered in Mozambique and diet monitoring wearable tech trialed in Ghana, to oil-spill clean-up sponges developed in India.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
Imperial Lates: Science without borders

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Top events in London on Thu 10th Oct 2019

Monthly late night opening at the modernist HQ of the ancient Royal College Of Physicians.
 5:30pm to 8pm
 
 Camden
2019-10-10
2019-10-10
Museum Lates at the Royal College Of Physicians
Comedian and writer Nick Hall lifts the lid on a treasure trove of forgotten people and fascinating stories from history
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Southwark
2019-10-10
2019-10-10
Nick Hall presents 'The Good, the Bad and the Weird' - Quirky characters from history

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Friday 11th Oct

A street party at night to mark the opening of the annual Bloomsbury Festival.
 6pm to 9:30pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-11
2019-10-11
Photographer Tara Darby and editor Peter Chadwick present an illustrated talk about the history and residents of Thamesmead including insights and photography from there recently published book.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-10-11
2019-10-11
Thamesmead; The Town of Tomorrow
Guests to the opening night will be among the first to see this latest exhibition which explores untold stories from the past and the many secrets that lurk beneath our streets
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
 Covent Garden
2019-10-11
2019-10-11
Friday Late: Hidden London exhibition launch

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Saturday 12th Oct

This 52-minute documentary tells the story of Rev. Bernárd J. Lynch and his ministry to people with AIDS in New York.
 5pm to 7pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-10-12
2019-10-12
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-10-12
2019-10-12
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Researchers become stand-up comedians for one night only and share with us the successful failures in their careers so far.
 7pm to 9:30pm
 
 Farringdon
2019-10-12
2019-10-12

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Sunday 13th Oct

Open day at a restored and working water mill.
 2pm to 5pm
 
2019-10-13
2019-10-13
Monthly open day at Cobham Mill
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-10-13
2019-10-13
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend

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Monday 14th Oct

Using memory scholarship, Professor Olivette Otele will examine how the history and memory of enslavement shaped questions of identity and citizenship in Europe.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-14
2019-10-14
Slavery, Memory and Reparations

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Tuesday 15th Oct

An evening of rarely screened archive film and discussion, celebrating London’s most beloved and iconic LGBTQ+ venues, many long gone.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Barbican
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
Queer Erasure? London’s LGBTQ+ Nightlife on Film

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Wednesday 16th Oct

Dr David Allen will discuss the history of the Company including its most famous son, Ben Jonson, as well as three of its masters who designed and built cathedrals
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-16
2019-10-16
A History of The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers
This lecture tells the full story for the first time, showing why Britain was the perfect sanctuary from rumoured assassination by Nazi agents.
 5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
 Russell Square
2019-10-16
2019-10-16
This is a chance to photograph the Cathedral as it would have been lit in the past.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Southwark
2019-10-16
2019-10-16
Autumn Candlelit Photography Evening

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Thursday 17th Oct

For 4 evenings, an installation made by artist Richard Sharples will be shown in St. George’s Gardens, together with the short film Imagining Mountains, which will be projected in the Chapel of Rest.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Join the Tales of the City author for an evening of his favourite tales on his first ever UK tour, in conversation with Neil Gaiman.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Southwark
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
 An Evening with Armistead Maupin
Hear about London's celebrity detectives and gangsters, and find out what happened to a rowdy group of builders drinking on a rooftop in 1806.
 6:30pm to :
 
 City of London
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Archives Tour - London Collections
Dr Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three Africans living in Tudor England.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories
Peter Clarke gives this talk based on his experience in the City of London Police and IRA during the 1970s to 1990s.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
How the IRA Campaign changed Policing in the City and the Rest of the World

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Friday 18th Oct

For 4 evenings, an installation made by artist Richard Sharples will be shown in St. George’s Gardens, together with the short film Imagining Mountains, which will be projected in the Chapel of Rest.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-18
2019-10-18
£10.00
Join four of London’s most exciting storytellers for a multicultural voyage around the moon’s myth and folklore.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-18
2019-10-18
Join astronomer Dr Robert Massey and art historian Dr Alexandra Loske for an illustrated talk about how our obsession with the Moon has manifested itself in the sciences and visual arts,
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-10-18
2019-10-18

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Saturday 19th Oct

Arts and science collide in a fun, engaging day exploring all things moon-related.
 11:30am to 5pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
For 4 evenings, an installation made by artist Richard Sharples will be shown in St. George’s Gardens, together with the short film Imagining Mountains, which will be projected in the Chapel of Rest.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
Join Steve Cross and eight hilarious geeks from the local area for a chaotic evening of stand-up about science and the lives of scientists.
 7:30pm to 10pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-19
2019-10-19

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Sunday 20th Oct

For 4 evenings, an installation made by artist Richard Sharples will be shown in St. George’s Gardens, together with the short film Imagining Mountains, which will be projected in the Chapel of Rest.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
An opportunity to have a look at the buildings and engines, to take in the exhibition and learn something of the Victorian sewer system.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Abbey Wood
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Crossness Engines open day

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Wednesday 23rd Oct

From walking across Afghanistan to becoming Deputy Governor of Iraq, advising Hillary Clinton to tutoring Prince William, the breakout political star of 2019 has led an extraordinary life to date.
 7:30pm to 8:45pm
 
 Pimlico
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
An Evening with Rory Stewart  |  with Hannah MacInnes

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Friday 25th Oct

Inspired by original poetry, video projections will illuminate the outside of St Paul's Cathedral.
 6pm to 10pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-25
2019-10-25
Where Light Falls

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Saturday 26th Oct

Inspired by original poetry, video projections will illuminate the outside of St Paul's Cathedral.
 6pm to 10pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-26
2019-10-26
Where Light Falls
Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.
 10:45am to 1pm
 
 Rickmansworth
2019-10-26
2019-10-26
Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that's next to the railway at Forest Hill.
 1pm to 4pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-10-26
2019-10-26
Monthly open day at the Dacres Wood nature reserve
See historic vehicles and engineering collections, an array of signs and maps, as well as unusual and unexpected items from London’s rich transport past.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-10-26
2019-10-26
Monthly Depot Discovery tours

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Sunday 27th Oct

Inspired by original poetry, video projections will illuminate the outside of St Paul's Cathedral.
 5:15pm to 10pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-27
2019-10-27
Where Light Falls
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
2019-10-27
2019-10-27
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
2019-10-27
2019-10-27
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum

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Tuesday 29th Oct

Occasional open week where tours are offered of a former Archbishop's palace.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Croydon
2019-10-29
2019-10-29
Tours of Croydon Old Palace

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Wednesday 30th Oct

Occasional open week where tours are offered of a former Archbishop's palace.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Croydon
2019-10-30
2019-10-30
Tours of Croydon Old Palace

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Thursday 31st Oct

Occasional open week where tours are offered of a former Archbishop's palace.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Croydon
2019-10-31
2019-10-31
Tours of Croydon Old Palace

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