Free Events in London
October 2014

There are many free events in London happening every day of the week. From comedy to kids activities to music and the arts, you are guaranteed to find a free event of interest to you.

If you discover any other free London events or have any comments about the events listed on this page, contact What's Free in London and let us know.

One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975) on the Big Screen

Category: Cinema

University College London

Date: Tuesday 25 November 2014, starts 6.30pm

In this classic comic espionage a team of nannies join forces with Scotland Yard and set off to find top secret documents stolen by Chinese spies and hidden within the skeleton of a dinosaur that now sits in the Natural History Museum, Historian of Biology and film-buff Professor Joe Cain (UCL Science and Technology Studies) will introduce the film that will make you question your very existence.

Location: University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Cost: £0

The People Who Are Keeping Me Alive’ Photography Exhibition

Category: Art, Exhibition, Photography

Imperial College London

Date: Monday 17 to Sunday 30 November 2014

The exhibition has focused on 20-25 individuals who are responsible for the care of one cancer patient, Rina Dave. It portrays the people behind the profession from three different hospitals: Charing Cross, Hammersmith, and Stanmore.

Location: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ

Cost: £0

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Finance for Freelancers

Category: Training, Finance, Freelancers


Date: Tuesday 25 November 2014 (10am-5pm)

This workshop gives you tips on how to keep your finances under control, how to get paid and how not to waste your precious time on paperwork.

We’ll take a good look at the tax system, work out what National Insurance is for, and take the terror out of cash flow planning, record-keeping and even VAT.

You’ll also receive ready-made downloadable spreadsheets and templates, with access to follow-up support through David Thomas Media.

Location: 01zero-one, Hopkins Street, London, W1F 0HS

Cost: £0

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Homes of Famous People - Guided Walk

Date: Wednesday 26 November 2014, 1pm to 2pm

This tour visits some of the houses in Holborn formerly occupied by famous people, including the first British Prime Minister to be assassinated, and important dwellings from the history of literature and art.

Location: 88-94 Kingsway, Holborn WC2B 6AA

Walk cost: £0

Be Media Savvy for Better Business Promotion

Category: Training, Marketing, Freelancers


Date: Wednesday 26 November 2014 (10am-4pm)

Whatever your business you will still be seeking new ways to make your mark and attract people to your door.

You have the skills and you have what people might want but how do you tell the marketplace? How do you communicate?

Flyers and promos in the post can work but actually telling people in live action works even better. Certainly you can engage with them at seminars and similar business events attended by a cast of thousands.

Location: 01zero-one, Hopkins Street, London, W1F 0HS

Cost: £0

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Blue Plaque Discovery - Guided Walk

Date: Wednesday 26 November 1pm, to 1.45pm

The Quarter has been home to many of the famous and notorious! Let our blue plaques walk take you to the doors of some of our well-known former residents.

Location: 55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU

Walk cost: £0

Business Planning Essential for The Faint Hearted

Category: Training, Marketing


Date: Thursday 27 November 2014 (10am-4pm)

In the creative sector, people set up as a freelancer or as a business based on a passion, a cause or a belief in an incredible idea. Eventually many people realise that there is a point when we have to do some of that really boring business stuff.

Location: 01zero-one, Hopkins Street, London, W1F 0HS

Cost: £0

World's Collide: Fin de Siècle Fantasy Egypt

Category: Special Event, Museums

UCL The Petrie Museum

Date: Friday 28 November 2014 (6-9pm)

Jump from the 21st century back over 100 years, then back to Ancient Egypt and forward again with Roger Luckhurst (author of The Mummy’s Curse. A True Story of a Dark Fantasy) on occult mappings of London. A Friday night mini-festival with a range of activities from fortune telling, making 3-D postcards from and a 1880s to 1920s disco.

Location: UCL The Petrie Museum, Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Cost: £0

Tamara Jovandic

Category: Art, Exhibition

Arts Depot

Date: Thursday 06 to Friday 28 November 2014

The powerful work of Tamara Jovandic brings new life to the traditional concept of the nude in art, as this exhibition uses the body to explore themes of sexuality, submission and freedom. North London-based artist Jovandic aims to re-awaken the traditional nudes with bold strokes and a vigorous approach to strong themes.

Location: 5 Nether Street Tally Ho Corner, London, N12 0GA

Cost: £0

Folk in the Foyer: Na-Mara

Category: Music

Arts Depot

Date: Friday 28 November 2014, 8.30pm

Join Hertfordshire-based duo (Rob Garcia and Paul Macnamara) for an evening of well-travelled folk music. Na Mara will be incorporating the mandolin, mandola, bandurria and classical guitar to perform Celtic music from across the British Isles, alongside their translations of traditional songs originating from areas of France and Quebec.

Location: 1 Phoenix St, , London, WC2H 8BU

Cost: £0

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Friday Late

Category: Special Event, Museum, Lates

Victoria and Albert Museum

Date: Friday 28 November 2014, 6.30-10pm

The original contemporary late night event. An ever-changing, curated programme of live performances, cutting-edge fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings. Held on the last Friday in every month (except December) from 18.30 - 22.00. Friday Late is free and drop in. All events are available on a first come, first served basis.

Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Cost: £0