Things to do in London in October 2018

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Events in London in October 2018

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

Monday, 1st October

Lester Hillman, involved with local infrastructure since the 1970s, will explore the highlights. (City of London)

Tuesday, 2nd October

Alan Sked talks about his founding of the Anti-Federalist League (renamed the UK Independence Party in 1993) and introduces some of the Eurosceptic archive material in LSE Library collections. (Holborn)

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Thursday, 4th October

Discover truly remarkable – but surprisingly little known – collections, featuring everything from artworks to scarce anatomical preparations and ext (Camden)

Sisters Uncut will talk about their occupation of Holloway Prison and explore ways to create radical community spaces. (Clerkenwell)

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Saturday, 6th October

A wondrous old barn now filled with random heritage clutter -- go for the atmosphere than the objects themselves. (Upminster)

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine. (Tooting)

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Sunday, 7th October

A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment. (Southwark)

Step back in history and visit the terminus building of London's original international airport - in Croydon. (Croydon)

Occasional open days at Capability Brown's Gatton Park landscaped 600 acres. (Reigate)

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Monday, 8th October

From the East End and Hackney through Soho and the 'Mittel Europe' of NW2 & 6 trace how London's Jewish journey has been portrayed on the page and the big screen. (Covent Garden)

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Tuesday, 9th October

This talk will cover the internment and deportation of refugees to Britain during the Second World War (Russell Square)

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Wednesday, 10th October

Caroline Taggart talks about her new book Bognor and Other Regises: A potted history of Britain in 100 royal places.  (Covent Garden)

Join Dr. Miranda Kaufmann for a voyage into Black British History aboard The Golden Hinde. (Southwark)

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Friday, 12th October

Exit Through the Gift Shop is the groundbreaking film from Banksy, the world's most famous graffiti artist – a global phenomenon with a fiercely guarded anonymity.  (Russell Square)

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Saturday, 13th October

London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition. (Clerkenwell)

Tours of the the only surviving windmill in inner London (Brixton)

Join George and Vanessa for the story of the ‘Highgate Vampire’ told outside in the gloaming.

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Monday, 15th October

This talk examines objects from the Museum’s collection in order to chart a range of striking connections between Stonehenge, other regions of the British Isles, and continental Europe. (Russell Square)

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Tuesday, 16th October

History journalist and photographer Simon Wills reveals the little-known stories about our most well-known trees from his new book. (City of London)

Tom Nancollas takes us to some of the most emblematic surviving offshore lighthouses. (Covent Garden)

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Wednesday, 17th October

Join social historian Tessa Boase to hear the intriguing untold story of women, birds, hats – and votes.  (South Kensington)

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Thursday, 18th October

Moor Park Mansion is a Grade I listed Palladian mansion set within over 300 hundred acres in Hertfordshire. (Rickmansworth)

Dr Robert Saunders (Queen Mary) talks about his new book which explores Britain’s first national referendum on whether the UK should remain in the European Community.  (Holborn)

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Friday, 19th October

A talk about the campaign to allow Women to sit in the House of Lords. (City of London)

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Sunday, 21st October

The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise all in one place. (Euston)

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Friday, 26th October

An afternoon of talks on the artists and art of the suffrage campaign through items in the Women’s Library collection. (Holborn)
Grab some shoulder pads, blast out some Duran Duran and get ready for a wicked 1980s themed Friday Late at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. (Covent Garden)

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Saturday, 27th October

See amazing working Meccano models of cars, cranes, trains, funfair rides and more! Build your own model and enter the Creative Challenge. (Eltham)

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Monday, 29th October

Gardener. Curator Gareth Brereton introduces the BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria.  (Russell Square)

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Wednesday, 31st October

Talk by Anthony Grenville on Britain and depictions of the British in texts by Jewish refugees from Nazism (Russell Square)