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What’s On This Weekend. 1-3 November 2013

The start of November sees some fantastic events in our capital – check out a world-beating range of cars, listen to a beautiful and innovative new piece of classical music, or head to London’s green spaces for some spectacular fireworks.

The Regent Street Motor Show

Regent Street will be closed off to traffic this Saturday to host a spectacular display of cars from throughout automotive history. From examples of early steam cars to the latest and greatest supercars, there is something for every petrolhead at this free event. Find out who won the Concours d’Elegance,  in which 100 veteran cars are entered, see a special display of Aston Martins to celebrate the marque’s 100th anniversary and have a go in their Pit Stop Challenge. Entry is free and the event runs from 10am to 4pm. 2 Nov

Secular Requiem

There are some exquisite pieces of music used at religious funerals, but what about ceremonies of death for those without religion? For the very first time, a large-scale work has been created that provides a musical exploration of death and bereavement for a secular audience. There are five movements, each representing a different stage of grief, and the traditional Latin text has been replaced by readings from literary figures such as Thomas Hardy and John Donne. Hear the work performed for the first time in London at Cadogan Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £22. 2 Nov

Tube150: Behind the Scenes Open Weekend

What better way to enjoy the 150th anniversary of the London Underground than with a tour of the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton? Visitors can browse the collection of more than 400,000 items, which include tube art, vehicles, photographs, photographs and much more. You can also enjoy talks, miniature railway rides, demonstrations, heritage bus rides and much more. Adult tickets are £10. 1-3 Nov

Fireworks Night in London

Celebrate Guy Fawkes’ failure to blow up the Houses of Parliament at the many bonfire night celebrations around London.  The city hosts many spectacular displays, and this year sees the much anticipated return of the Alexandra Palace display, which has long been one of the biggest and best. See our event page for individual event dates and times. 1 – 5 Nov

The Stylist’s Rail

Head to Dalston to bag some unique fashion bargains at The Stylist’s Rail this Saturday. Held at the Birthdays bar in Dalston, the monthly event features stalls from independent London stylists, vintage collectors and ASOS marketplace traders. You have between 12pm and 5pm to bag a bargain, and entry is free2 Nov

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