Guide to October in The City

Enjoy the coming month in The City of London with these great events.

As we roll through autumn, The City of London still has plenty of great activities and events to get involved with. From learning about history to fine tuning the body, the landmarks and institutions of The Square Mile offer up some interesting ways to pass the time while staying at one of the capital’s fantastic serviced apartments.

Dr Johnson’s Reading Circle – Dr Johnson’s House – October 4th

A book group with a difference, Dr Johnson’s Reading Circle meets once every two months to discuss books with a connection to the 18thcentury. Its setting in the drawing room of the great dictionary-writer’s house is entirely fitting and readers can enjoy a glass of wine as they share their thoughts. The forthcoming meeting will discuss the Jenny Uglow biography The Lunar Men.

Participation costs £10 and the event runs from 6.15pm to 7.45pm.

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The Crucible – Milton Court Theatre – October 17th to 22nd

See some of the prominent actors of tomorrow take to the stage for an adaptation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The 223-seat Milton Court Theatre is an intimate setting to watch trainees from the Guildhall School bring the tales of the 1692 Salem witch hunts back to life. Despite being written in 1953 and looking to the past, the play and its themes remain hugely relevant to this day and is a perennial favourite with theatre-goers. See how it is interpreted by a new generation of actors in this production.

Tickets are priced at £10 and £5 for concessions. Performances start at 7.30pm, while matinee shows on October 18th and 20th kick off at 2pm.

Yoga in the Walkways – Tower Bridge – October 19th

Tower Bridge may be closed to road traffic for essential repairs, but the exhibition space and other activities are still being held at the iconic London landmark. If you’re fan of the downward-facing dog and can’t think of a better way to start the day than by getting into the trikonasana position, then this is just the thing for you. The bridge’s glass floor gives you a unique view and is a great opportunity to do something different.

Classes last from 7.30am to 8.20am and are priced at £25 each.

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The Big Bang 30th Anniversary – Bank of England Museum – from October 24th

Everyone knows that banking is at the heart of The City and this exhibition takes a closer look at one of the events that helped shape how it looks today. It was on October 27th 1986 that the Big Bang took place. No, not the theory about how the universe began, but deregulation of the financial markets that shook everything up. Find out more about it through original documents and a fascinating display.

Open daily between 10am and 5pm and free to view.

London’s Night Owls Halloween Sleepover – Museum of London October 28th

A great Halloween treat for the kids is a sleepover in one of The City’s most family-friendly museums. They’ll get to do their trick or treating around the exhibits, as well as having a spooky crime to resolve. Staying overnight at the Museum of London will also mean they can wake up to a breakfast in stimulating surroundings and you can all enjoy a film together before heading back to your serviced apartment.

Tickets cost £60 a head and the event stretches from 6.45pm to 9.30am.

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