Ten Wonderful Things to Do This Week in London

Here are ten things for you to enjoy in London over the next seven days. It’s not a top ten, just a randomish selection from the amazing choice of things on offer. Some are free events, some you have to pay. And although the prices may not be high, the quality is assured.

Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster

Visit the Palace of Westminster. It’s conference time, so after a brief return to the benches, the MPs are away again, meaning tours are running on weekdays as well as the usual Saturdays.

I’m guiding there tomorrow. Come along and maybe I’ll be your guide. For more information click here.

You have just two days left to head to Vauxhall and see the amazing Rising Tide sculpture on the foreshore. I wrote about it here.

Visit Celts: art and identity, an exhibition at the British Museum. Fascinating and thought provoking. Book online by clicking here.

Attend a Gresham College lecture at the Museum of London on Wednesday 30th September at six o’clock in the evening on the Great Plague.

Join me for a walk around Bermondsey, London’s Hidden Village, on Thursday morning. We meet by the Tower Hill tram coffee stop for 10.30 and finish two hours later in the shadow of the Shard. No need to book, just turn up and pay. £10, £8 concessions

Visit the Guildhall Art Gallery’s exhibition No Colour Bar Black British Art in Action 1960-1990, until 24th January, and afterwards pop downstairs to see the Roman amphitheatre. Free

Make sure you don’t miss your last chances to go boating on the Serpentine in Hyde Park this year. Details here.

Come on a guided walk around lovely Kennington with me on Saturday morning, 3rd October. Meet outside Kennington tube for a 10.45 start. £10, £8 concessions, pay me on the day. We finish outside a very good pub in a garden square where you can play French boules.

Learn how to clean up a waterway with Thames 21 on Sunday 4th October. Details here. Free

Listen to Moby Dick being read aloud in its entirety by a cast of actors, performers and ordinary people over a period of four days at the Southbank, as part of this year’s Southbank Literature Festival. More details here.

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