• Posted:Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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Remember the Battle of Britain with a London hostel
History enthusiasts may be interested in visiting the Big Smoke next month to remember a particular encounter.

The Royal Air Force Museum is hosting a Battle of Britain weekend which could be an ideal reason to book a hostel in London.

The two-day event kicks off on September 11th and one of the main features of the weekend is a Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast of the flight's Spitfire and Hurricane aircrafts, which will take place on the 12th.

Concerts from Barnet Band and the Royal Air Force President's Band will be taking place and visitors will not necessarily have to leave the museum empty-handed with the opportunity to take home a model Spitfire for free.

A series of talks will take place in the venue's Battle of Britain Hall and history authors Patrick Bishop (Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys) and Roger Moorhouse (Berlin At War) will be signing copies of their tomes and answering questions about them.

Those who only want to attend the Sunday part of the event - when Mr Bishop will be talking about the myths and realities of the encounter - might like to book a cheap London hostel for Saturday night in the city and check out what the capital's bars have to offer.

And people who want to have a bit of fun at the spectacle may want to dress up in the attire that would have been worn during the war as there are prizes on offer for Best 1940s Family and Best 1940s Children's Costume.

Those who are also planning on spending next weekend in the capital may like to learn a bit of South American culture by taking in Festival Brazil, which is at the Southbank Centre and ends on Sunday (September 5th).

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