Guide to what’s on in London in October 2017

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The leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping… autumn is here

Autumn is closing in and the days are getting cooler so many of the capital’s events and festivals are retreating indoors. However, October is jam-packed with festivals and tons of family-friendly events for the half-term holidays. This month, there’s plenty of treats for foodies and booze fans, with the London Restaurant Festival and London Cocktail Week amongst the fab events on around town. Not forgetting Halloween near the end of month, with spooky events going on.

For a guide to London’s Halloween activities and parties, click here.

  • 1 October : Cheese Street N1

Huge cheese festival comes to North London, featuring tastings, cheese pairings, workshops, street food, butter making, cheese angels, live music and more. 10am-3pm. Free entry. Chapel Market, Islington, N1 9PZ. Nearest station: Angel. For more information, visit the London Farmers Market website.

  • 1 October : Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival

London’s famous Pearly Kings and Queens celebrate their Harvest Festival with Morris dancing, maypole dancing, marching bands, drummers and lots of colourful characters. Free admission. St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 4JJ. Nearest station: Charing Cross. For more information, visit the St Martin-in-the-Fields website.

  • 1 – 31 October : London Restaurant Festival

Restaurants all over the capital are taking place in this festival, offering special menus, discounts and events celebrating the capital’s culinary culture. Highlights include Champagne Gourmet Odysseys, American Express menus, restaurant hopping tours, Desert Island Dishes, Eat Film and more. For more information, visit the London Restaurant Festival website.

  • Now until 1 October : Lambeth Heritage Festival

A month long festival celebrating the heritage and people of Lambeth – stretching from the South Bank all the way to Streatham and Norwood. Featuring talks, film, music, theatre, exhibitions, walks and workshops. At venues across the borough including Migration Museum, Brixton Windmill, Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Archives, the Cinema Museum, London Fire Brigade Museum, the Chocolate Museum, Brockwell Lido and more. For more information, visit the Lambeth.gov.uk website.

  • Now until 1 October : Raindance Film Festival

UK’s largest independent film festival returns to the capital. Featuring over 100 movies and 150 short films screened in the Piccadilly Circus area. Festival pass from £49-£149. For more information and tickets, visit the Raindance website.

  • Now until 1 October : New Scientist Live

A festival of ideas and discovery from New Scientist magazine. Featuring four immersive zones: Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and Cosmos. Tickets: £26 (advance). ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, E16 1XL. Nearest station: Prince Regent. For more information, visit the New Scientist Live website.

  • Now until 1 October : The World Of Anna Sui

Exhibition featuring over 100 looks from the American fashion designer’s archives dating back to 1991. Open Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm (or 8pm on Thurs), Sun 11am-5pm. Tickets: Adults £9.90, Concessions £7.70. Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, SE1 3XF. Nearest station: London Bridge. For booking, visit the Fashion and Textile Museum’s website.

  • 1 October and 5- 8 October : London Oktoberfest

Celebrate the German beer fest in Docklands, featuring a host of beer, food and entertainment. Opening hours vary. General admission starts from free to £10 (depending on day). Millwall Park, Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs, Canary Wharf, E14 3AY. Nearest station: Island Gardens or Mudchute. For booking, visit the London Oktoberfest website.

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Cocktails galore at London Cocktail Week

  • 2 – 8 October : London Cocktail Week

Bars, restaurants and other surprising venues are celebrating London Cocktail Week with a variety of offers and events around the capital. To get the most out of it, buy a £10 digital pass so you can enjoy cocktails at over 250 venues for as little as £6. For more information, visit the London Cocktail Week website.

  • 3 – 21 October : The People’s Revolt @ The Tower Of London

Enjoy an immersive, interactive experience from theatre company differencEngine in the grounds of the Tower. Over 18s only. Shows @ 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7,25pm and 7.50pm. Tickets: £23-£25.50. Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N 4AB. Nearest station: Tower Hill, Tower Gateway (DLR) or Fenchurch Street. For more information and booking, visit the Historic Royal Palaces website.

  • 3 – 31 October : Hammer House of Horror Live

Legendary Hammer Film bring their first immersive theatre show to Hoxton Hall. Over 18s only. Tickets: £48.50 (Tues, Wed, Sun), £52.50 (Thur, Fri, Sat). Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, N1 6SH. Nearest station: Hoxton or Old Street. For tickets, visit Hoxton Hall’s website.

  • 4 – 15 October : BFI London Film Festival

Film buffs rejoice for the biggest event in the British film calendar – next to the Baftas of course – but this is the one we can all experience. Eleven days of screenings, premieres, exhibitions, masterclasses and Q&As will be taking place across the capital, at 15 venues including Odeon Leicester Square, Hackney Picturehouse, Ritzy Cinema and Curzon Mayfair and Cine Lumiere. For more information, visit the BFI website.

  • 5 – 8 October : Frieze Art Fair

Contemporary art event in Regent’s Park, featuring over 150 galleries from around the world. Opening hours vary. Tickets start from £27.95. Regents Park (Art Fair near the Outer Circle in SE corner of the park). Nearest stations: Regent’s Park, Great Portland Street, Baker Street or Camden Town. For more information and tickets, visit the Frieze London website.

  • 5 – 8 October : The Other Art Fair

The bi-annual fair is a great place to buy art from 130 emerging and undiscovered artists. There will also be guest artists, immersive theatre, live music, bar and restaurant. Opening times vary. Tickets start from £5. Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6QL. Nearest station: Aldgate or Shoreditch High Street. For tickets, visit The Other Art Fair website

  • 5 – 15 October : Wimbledon Bookfest

Festival featuring readings, children’s events, storytelling, comedy, courses and interviews from a wide range of authors, including Ali Smith, Chris Riddell, Salman Rushdie, Brian Moore, Tracy Chevalier, Anthony Horowitz, Fergal Keane, Elif Shafak, Jon Sopel, Chris Boardman, Rev Richard Coles, Min Kym, Jane Gardam, Nick Hytner, Alexandra Shulman, Chris Patten Evan Davis, Alan Johnson and more. Tickets prices vary. A majority of events take place in tents on Wimbledon Common, but also other venues nearby. Nearest station: Wimbledon. For more information and tickets, visit the BookFest website.

  • 6 October : Late at the Tate

Late night opening of Tate Britain, featuring food, drink, activites, talks and more. 6pm-10pm. Free entry. Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG. Nearest station: Pimlico. For more information, visit the Tate website.

  • 6 October : Cahoots Underground Knees-Up

Enjoy a night of 1940s revelry with live music, Squiffy picnics, swing dancing and more. 7pm – 1am. Tickets: Early bird £85, Regular from £95 (includes all drinks and food). The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN. Nearest station: Waterloo or Lambeth North. For tickets, visit the Cahoots website. For more information, read Metro Girl’s blog post.

  • Now until 6 October : Backyard Cinema – Miami Beach

Roaming cinema club Backyard Cinema have created a slice of Miami in the foodie surrounds of Mercato Metropolitano. Relax on the sandy beach and sip on cocktails from the Flamingo Beach Bar whatever the weather with a mix of classic and new Hollywood hits. Backyard Cinema, 42 Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6DR. Nearest station: Elephant & Castle. For booking, visit the Backyard Cinema website. For Metro Girl’s review, click here.

  • 6 – 15 October : Herne Hill Music Festival

Music festival in Herne Hill, south London at various venues across SE24 and neighbouring areas including The Half Moon, Off The Cuff, Canopy Bar, St Faith’s Church, Brockwell Hall and Herne Hill School. Tickets range from free to £45. For more information, visit the Herne Hill Music Festival website.

  • 6 – 8 October : Cake And Bake Show

Event celebrating all things baking and decorating, featuring celebrity experts, stalls selling baking equipment, cake competitions and more. Open 10am-5pm. Tickets: £13. ExCel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL. Nearest station: Prince Regent. For tickets, visit the Cake And Bake Show website.

  • 6 October – 4 January 2018 : Beauty And The Feast

Go on an underground dining immersive theatrical experience, featuring pantomime, performers, cocktails, food and fabulous fun. For 16+. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets from £35 (includes dinner, dessert and DJs). The Vaults (entrance via Leake Street tunnel), Launcelot Street, Waterloo, SE1 7AD. Nearest station: Waterloo. For booking, visit The Vaults website.

  • 7 – 8 October : Tequila And Mezcal Fest

A weekend celebration of Tequila and Mezcal, including Mexican food, live Mariachi bands, Mexican art and artisan products on sale. Open Sat 12pm-9.30pm, Sun 8 1-9pm. Tickets start from £20 (early bird tickets include Tequila or Mezcal samples and free entry to seminars and master classes). Boiler House, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6QL. Nearest station: Liverpool Street or Shoreditch High Stret. For more information and booking, visit the Tequila Fest website.

  • Now until 8 October : Frieze Sculpture

Free outdoor sculpture exhibition in Regents Park, featuring 23 new and significant creations by 20th-century masters and leading contemporary artists, including Rasheed Araeen, John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, Gary Hume, KAWS, Alicja Kwade, Michael Craig-Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Jaume Plensa, Thomas J Price, Ugo Rondinone and Hank Willis Thomas. Regents Park, Marylebone, NW1. Nearest station: Regents Park, Great Portland Street or Camden Town. For more information, visit the Frieze website.

Serpentine Pavilion © Memoirs Of A Metro Girl 2017

See the Serpentine Pavilion before it closes

  • Now until 8 October : Serpentine Pavilion

Visit the temporary structure in the grounds of the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. This year’s Pavilion is designed by Francis Kéré. Free to visit, but also contains a pop-up café inside. Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA. Nearest stations: Lancaster Gate, Knightsbridge or South Kensington. For more information, visit the Serpentine Gallery website. For Metro Girl’s post on this year’s Pavilion, click here.

  • 11 – 28 October : Dance Umbrella

A festival bringing new dance to the capital and a wider audience who may not usually access the art form. Various events at locations across the capital, including the Sadler’s Wells, Unicorn Theatre, The Place, Village Underground, Shaw Theatre, The Pit (Barbican) and the Rooftop of the NCP Car Park in Farringdon. Tickets prices vary. For more information and tickets, visit the Dance Umbrella website.

  • 12 October : Opera Evening @ Stuzzico

Italian eaterie Stuzzico kick off their opera season with music and fine dining. Opera singers, Nancy May and Alistair Sutherland will perform during a four-course Italian feast. Four-course meal and accompanying wines £85pp. Stuzzico, 24 Kendal Street, Connaught Village, W2 2AW. Nearest station: Marble Arch. For booking, visit the Connaught Village website.

  • 12 – 14 October : Brixton Oktoberfest

Alternative Oktoberfest celebration on a heated rooftop. Featuring craft beers, lots of steins, street food traders, live music, late night DJs, Bavarian games, bearded serving wenches and more. Open Thu 12 6pm-11pm, Fri 13 6pm-2am, Sat 14 4pm-2am. Tickets from £10. Brixton Rooftop, Pope’s Road, Brixton, SW9 8JH. Nearest station: Brixton. For tickets, visit DesignMyNight.

  • 13 – 15 October : The Chocolate Show

A celebration of chocolate with top firms from both the UK and international giving talks, demonstrations and interactive workshops from acclaimed chocolatiers and chefs, with plenty of opportunities to try. Opening hours vary. Tickets: Adults £12.50. Olympia National Hall, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. To find out more, visit the Chocolate Show website. To win a pair of tickets to The Chocolate Show, enter our competition.

  • 13 October – 1 November : London Literature Festival

The London Literature Festival returns to the Southbank, with renowned writers, futurologists and transhumanists discussing the future in these uncertain times. Among the highlights include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tom Hanks, Philip Pullman, Annie Leibovitz and a live reading of Nelson Mandela’s memoirs. Many events are free, but tickets go up to £70. Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. Nearest station: Waterloo or Embankment. For more information, visit the Southbank Centre website.

  • 13 – 14 October : London Greek Wine Festival

Over 150 labels with be showcased at this celebration of Greek wine, featuring tastings, masterclasses, live music, Greek dancers and Greek food. 10am-5pm. Tickets: £15. West Handyside Canopy (off Granary Square), Kings Cross, N1C. Nearest station: Kings Cross St Pancras. For more information, visit the London Greek Wine Festival website.

  • 14 October : Africa On The Square

A celebration of African culture, featuring live music, fashion, dance, stalls, food, plus fun activities for the kids. 12-6pm. Free. Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 5DN. Nearest stations: Charing Cross, Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus. For more information, visit the London.gov website.

  • 14 – 15 October : RumFest

The world’s biggest rum festival takes place over two days in West London. Includes chance to sample from a choice of 400 different rums, live music and cocktail masterclasses. 12-6pm. Tickets: £49.50. ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Road, West Brompton, SW6 1UD. Nearest station: West Brompton or West Kensington. For more information visit the Rumfest website.

  • 14 – 15 October : Heist Bank Beer Festival

Heist Bank launch their first ever beer festival, featuring over 100 beers from 30 breweries, including new releases, craft beer, workshops, tastings, games, food, DJs and more. 12pm-11pm. Tickets: £15 (inc 5 hour session, 2 beer tokens and 1 food token). Heist Bank, 5 North Wharf Road, Paddington, W2 1LA. Nearest station: Paddington or Edgware Road. For more information, visit the Heist Bank website. To find out more, read Metro Girl’s blog on the festival.

  • 15 October : Diwali

Food and performances, lights and saris injecting colour into the square and floating candles in the fountains for the Hindu Festival of Light. 1-7pm. Free. Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 5DN. Nearest stations: Charing Cross, Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus. For more information, visit the London.gov.uk website.

  • 15 October – 4 November : London Horror Festival

Festival of live horror performance including cabaret, film screenings, Zombie weekends, midnight performances and a short horror play competition. Ticket prices vary. Most events take place at the Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, Islington, EC1V 4NJ. Nearest station: Angel. For more information, visit the London Horror Festival website.

  • 18 – 22 October : Bloomsbury Festival

The theme of this year’s festival – which celebrates arts, culture and science – is ‘Independence’. Featuring talks, concerts, sound and visual art installations at streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and special buildings in and around WC1. For more information, visit the Bloomsbury Festival website.

  • 19 and 21 OctoberSt James’s Art and Design Walk

Enjoy one of three self-guided walks featuring the best of contemporary galleries in St James. The tour begins at the entrance to the Academician’s Room at the Royal Academy for a welcome drink, before the two-hour tour giving special after-hours access to a selection of galleries. Free. Academician’s Room, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 0BD. Nearest station: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus. To sign up, visit Wallpaper.com.

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The Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea

  • 19 – 22 October : Affordable Art Fair Battersea

For those among us who aren’t loaded, this annual event is a chance for people to buy a unique piece of art or photography for their homes at an affordable price. There is over 100 galleries, with pieces for sale ranging up to £6,000. Advance tickets start from £10.80-£12.96. Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ. Nearest station: Battersea Park or Queenstown Road Battersea or short complimentary bus ride from Sloane Square tube. For more information, visit the Affordable Art Fair website.

  • 20 – 21 OctoberBeefsy: A Study in Sausage

Two day interactive exhibition from Peperami featuring re-creations of infamous art works from the likes of Tracey Emin and Andy Warhol, and free samples. 9am-6pm. Free entry. The Gallery, 15 Bateman Street, Soho, W1D 3AQ. Nearest station: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road. For more information, check out the Facebook event.

  • 21 October : Festival Of The Dead – Chapter 2 Limbo

Giant carnival floats and processions, acrobats and circus performers, DJs and live music, characters and costumes, professional skull face painting, confetti, co2 and light show, audience participation encouraged. 9pm-2am. Tickets from £24.90. The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, Limehouse, E1 0HX. Nearest station: Limehouse. For more information, visit The Troxy website.

  • 21 – 22 October : VegFest

Festival for vegans and vegetarians, featuring food market, shopping, meet the experts, entertainment, cookery demos and kids’ cookery. Open Sat 21 11am-6pm, Sun 22 10am-5pm. Tickets: £12 (advance), £15 (on the door). Kensington Olympia, Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. For more information, visit the VegFest website.

  • 21 – 22 October : Parallax Art Fair

Over 200 artists showcasing their painting, drawing, sculpture, jewellery, textiles and crafts available to buy commission free. 11am-5pm. Register on the website for free entry. Chelsea Town Hall, King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5EE. Nearest stations: Sloane Square or South Kensington. For more information, visit the Parallax website.

  • 22 October : October Plenty

Beginning at Bankside by the Globe, this harvest celebration by the Lions Part theatre company features ancient seasonal customs, performances and general festivity, ending at the food stalls of Borough Market. Attendees can take part in apple-bobbing, conker fights, dancing, eating and drinking. From 12pm. Free. Nearest stations: London Bridge, Southwark or St Paul’s. For more information, visit the Lions Part website.

  • 22 – 29 October : Dark Earth

Go on an immersive, historical walking tour through Roman London as you follow the archaeologists’ footsteps. Tour times vary, but last 40 minutes. Tickets: £5.77. Mystery location in the City of London. For tickets, visit Eventbrite.

  • 23 – 26 October : Kidtropolis

Family event featuring fun, interactive challenges and experiences, live shows and entertainment. 9.30am-6pm. Tickets: £13.50 online. ExCel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL. Nearest station: Prince Regent or Custom House (DLR). For booking, visit the Kidtropolis website.

  • 24 – 26 October : RHS Autumn Garden Show

Horticultural show including fruit and vegetable competition, pumpkin display, nursery and harvest displays, harvest games, cocktails and live music. Opening times: Tues 24 6pm-9pm, Wed 25 – Thur 26 10am-5pm. Tickets: £5 for RHS members, £6 for non-members in advance, £9 on the door. RHS Horticultural Halls, 80 Vincent Square, SW1P 2PE. Nearest station: Victoria. For more information, visit the RHS website.

  • 25 October : St Martin’s Courtyard Honey Day

To celebrate National Honey Week, St Martin’s Courtyard will be hosting free honey tastings, free beeswax candle making classes and talks on how honey is produced. 11am-2pm. Free. St Martin’s Courtyard, Covent Garden, WC2E 9AB. Nearest station: Leicester Square or Covent Garden. For more information, visit the St Martin Courtyard’s website.

  • 25 October until early 2018 : Snow Kingdom – Backyard Cinema

Backyard Cinema have created a wintry immersive cinematic experience in the foodie surrounds of Mercato Metropolitano. Travel through an ice cave and across a frozen lake to watch new and classic films in the atmospheric Snow Kingdom. Tickets from £17. Backyard Cinema, 42 Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6DR. Nearest station: Elephant & Castle. For booking, visit the Backyard Cinema website.

  • 26 – 28 October : Museums At Night

Museums across the capital are opening their doors for some after-hours action, such as performances, lectures, balls and sleepovers, including the Brunel Museum, Freud Museum, The Fan Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London Transport Museum, Benjamin Franklin Museum and much more. For more information, visit the Museums At Night website.

  • 26 October – 7 January 2018Natural History Museum Ice Rink

A 1,000 square metre rink in the gardens of the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. Opening hours vary. Session times last 1 hour. Adults from £12.65, Children 12 and under from £8.80. Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD. Nearest station: South Kensington. To book, visit the Natural History Museum website.

  • 27 – 29 October : MCM London Comic Con

The popular convention celebrating film, TV and games featuring superheroes, cartoon characters and sci-fi. Including memorabilia stands, comic village, retro gaming, a fringe festival, the chance to meet the stars from your favourite film or TV show and much more. Opening times vary day-to-day. Tickets start from £17. ExCel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL. Nearest station: Prince Regent (DLR). For more information, visit the ComicCon London website.

Crystal Palace sphinx © Memoirs Of A Metro Girl 2012

Head to SE19 for the Crystal Palace International Film Festival

  • 27 – 31 October : West Norwood Free Film Festival

Free film festival comes to SE27. Films include Get Out, Ghostbusters, Dawn Of The Dead and It Follows. For more information, visit the Free Festivals website.

  • 27 October – 18 November : Crystal Palace International Film Festival

Screenings, premieres and Q&As during this three week long festival in South East London. Venues include Anerley Town Hall, St. John’s Church, Stanley Halls and the Phoenix Centre. Nearest stations: Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction. For full listings and tickets, check the CPIFF website.

  • 28 October : Festival of Fire and Light

Festival inspired by Guy Fawkes and Diwali. Featuring Tastes of Asia Food Market, a lantern and carnival processions, theatre, music and firework display. Free admission. Wembley Park, HA9. Nearest station: Wembley Park or Wembley Stadium. For more information, visit the London Mela website.

  • 28 October – 4 NovemberKilburn Literary Festival

The North West London suburb of Kilburn hosts their third literary festival, featuring talks, workshops, readings and competitions. Events range from free to £10. At various venues across NW6 including the North London Tavern, Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn Library and the Sheriff Centre. For more information, visit the Kilburn Literary Festival website.

  • 30 October – 5 November : Spirit Of Christmas Fair

For the super organised, get ready for Christmas early with this fair, where you can stock up on gifts, design and food all ready for the festive season from over 750 independent boutiques. There will also be a winter restaurant and a champagne bar. Opening times vary. Tickets: £20 (advance), £24 (on the door). Olympia Grand, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. For more information, visit the Spirit Of Christmas Fair website.

  • Now until 31 OctoberSkylon’s Southbank Saxy Brunch

Enjoy a bottomless brunch with a saxophonist and DJs overlooking the South Bank. Featuring a special menu from Executive Chef, Kim Woodward accompanied by bottomless Prosecco. Saturdays only 11.30am-3pm (two hour sitting). Two courses and bottomless Prosecco for £35pp. Skylon, Royal Festival Hall, Lambeth, SE1 8XX. Nearest station: Waterloo. For more information, visit the Skylon website.

  • 31 October – 5 November : Winter Art & Antique Fair

Arts and antiques event, featuring over 120 dealers showcasing their unusual objects and art. Opening times vary. Tickets: £15-£20 (cheaper in advance). Olympia National, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. For more information, visit the Olympian Antiques website.

  • Now until 25 February 2018No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain

Exhibition at the Migration Museum focusing on seven turning points in Britain’s history which have changed its people and communities. Open Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (late opening on last Thursday of the month until 9pm. Free admission. Migration Museum @ The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, Lambeth, SE1 7AG. Nearest station: Vauxhall, Westminster or Lambeth North. For more information, visit the Migration Museum website. Read Metro Girl’s blog on the exhibition here.

  • Now until 31 March 2018 : Painted Hall Ceiling Tours

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College is undergoing a huge restoration. For a limited time only, visitors will be able to ascend 60ft to see the painted ceiling up close. Times vary. Tickets: Adults £10, Children £5. Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9NN. Nearest station: Greenwich, Maze Hill or Cutty Sark (DLR). To book, visit the Old Royal Naval College website. Read Metro Girl’s review of the tour here.

  • Now until June 2018 : Sculpture In The City 2017/2018

Free public art exhibition, bringing contemporary pieces to the streets and spaces of the City of London. At various sites around the Square Mile. Nearest stations: Fenchurch Street, Monument or Liverpool Street. For more information and a map of the artworks, visit the City Of London’s official website.

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About LondonMetroGirl

Media professional who was born, brought up and now works in London. My blog is a guide to London - what's on, festivals, history, restaurant reviews and attractions, as well as the odd travel piece. All images on my blog are © Memoirs Of A Metro Girl, unless otherwise specified. Do not use without seeking permission first.

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