Preview: Story Of London Festival

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The Story of London, a sprawling conglomerate of events themed around London life, history and culture, has now announced its programme. The festival runs across London from 1-10 October and features talks, walks, exhibitions and performances.

Highlights include a scratch-and-sniff tour of Bazalgette’s London, a trip around the King’s Cross Goods Yard, currently under development, and an open day at the London Fire Brigade Museum.

To get an overview of the 100+ treats in store, you’re best ignoring the poorly structured official web site, and heading over to Ian Visit’s much more helpful map of events. This allows you to visualise what’s happening by day, booking status and location. Simple, effective and a role model of how to communicate complex event information. He’s even provided a spreadsheet for anyone else wanting to fiddle with the festival data.

Londonist is directly involved with a couple of events. Some of the wonderful hand-drawn maps from our series will be projected at the Museum of London’s Big Draw event. And we’ll be compiling and hosting another London-themed quiz at the Royal Institution. More on that soon.

Story of London Festival takes place 1-10 October across London. Some events need to be booked in advance, others do not.

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