Deer rut in Richmond Park.

Deer rut in Richmond Park.

our pick of free london activities in october 2019

October. Deer Rut in Richmond Park. Stags clash antlers during the 'Deer Rut' breeding season in Richmond Park each October. More info. 

1st October 2019. Lord Chancellor's Breakfast. At the start of the legal year robed judges process from a service in Westminster Abbey to breakfast in the Houses of Parliament. More info. 

11th to 20th October 2019. Bloomsbury Festival. Established in 2006, a creative event covering arts, culture and science. More than 60% of its events are free. More info. 

19th October 2019. Waterloo Classics. Monthly classic car and motorcycle show and meet-up, with market stalls. Third Saturday of the month behind Waterloo Station. More info. 

25th October 2019. Natural History Museum Late. Free late opening (6pm to 10pm) on the last Friday each month with talks and special activities. More info.

25th October 2019. V&A Friday Late. Free talks, performances and music from 6.30 pm to 10 pm on the last Friday of every month except May and December. More info. 

30th October 2019. Science Museum Late. Free late opening (6.45pm to 10pm) on the last Wednesday of each month, with talks and special activities. More info. 


Check out a wealth of free talks at Gresham College, the Royal Society of Arts, and the London School of Economics. And free music at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.


Davenports Magic. Westminster. Founded in 1898, and in the same family since, Davenports is the oldest continuously owned magic shop in the world. More info. 

Golders Hill Park. Barnet. Rising high above London, the park slopes to the west with roe deer, bandstand, duck pond, putting green, and free zoo featuring butterflies and laughing kookaburras. More info. 

Novelty Automation. Camden. A gallery of satirical slot machines, all in working order, and all lovingly made from scrap materials by cartoonist and engineer Tim Hunkin. More info.

And go online to the London Remembers website. Describing and illustrating more than 5,000 London memorials, iincluding plaques, monuments, statues, and fountains. The locations are shown on an interactive map.

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