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Seize the Day at the Wellcome Trust
Friday 2 November
The Wellcome trust is hosting a macabre night looking at our experiences and relationships with death. Activities will include coffin decorating and a near-death experience. There will also be talks on throughout the four hour event. Doors 7pm. The event is free but some talks are ticketed.

Regent Street Motor Show
Saturday 3 November
A free show celebrating 125 years of motoring, all laid out right on Regent Street. Over 300 cars will be on display, from the earliest 19th century vehicles to the cars of the future. For some respite from all the banging and flashing, this could be a life-saver.

The Disappearing Dining Club
Saturday 3 November
For those who prefer a more underground approach to entertainment, try The Disappearing Dining Club’s East London Poacher event, held in a huge converted railway arch. Tickets to dinner and the following dance are £55, dancing only is £10. For more details go to

Oxford Street Christmas lights
Monday 5 November
Crowds will congregate on Oxford Street to see the lighting of this year’s festive decorations. The theme of the event is, rather bizarrely, Marmite (hopefully more than half of the population will like the event, though). Free but ticketed – apply early.