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Top events in London Today

Hampton Court Palace courtyards will be transformed into a food-lover's Christmas wonderland.
10am to 6pm
 
East Molesey
Festive Fayre
A Christmas shopping fair in the usually private Portman Square Gardens
12pm to 8pm
 
Marylebone
Marylebone Winter Garden
Join Professor Richard Grayson as he investigates the experiences of Irish soldiers in the First World War.
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
 Irish Soldiers of the First World War
Enjoy an evening of fancy clothes and sugary delights with your hosts Miss B and Miss Kitty Pridden of the Georgian Dining Academy.
6pm to :
 
Clerkenwell
Georgian Sweet Treats

Online events / webinars

Turkey, trimmings, pudding and brandy butter – but where do our festive food traditions come from?
2pm to 3pm
 
At Christmas We Feast: The history of the Christmas dinner with Annie Gray

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Regarding Forests
Regarding Forests by artist Chrystel Lebas features large-scale photographs taken during her travels around the world.
Regarding Forests
11am to 4pm
Barbican
Closing soon Thu, 2nd December
2021-09-06
2021-12-02
Shutters
Free  
This is the first indoor shutter exhibition of its kind, featuring the works from 25 of London’s most respected graffiti writers.
Shutters
12pm to 7pm
Camden
Closing soon Thu, 2nd December
2021-11-05
2021-12-02
Awavena
£12  
Emmy award-winning Lynette Wallworth’s 360° VR experience connects you with an Amazonian people who are ascending from the edge of extinction.
Awavena
11am to 9:30pm
Barbican
Closes tomorrow
2021-11-24
2021-12-04
Leon Kossoff - A Life in Painting
Comprising 58 works, this show will be the first posthumous and largest exhibition of Kossoff’s paintings in a commercial setting to date.
Leon Kossoff - A Life in Painting
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Closes tomorrow
2021-09-30
2021-12-04
Catching the Light Two
This two-day exhibition features photographic prints taken between May and September 2020 by five members of the Catching the Light Photography Group.
Catching the Light Two
10am to 4pm
Winchmore Hill
Closing soon Sun, 5th December
2021-12-04
2021-12-05
The exhibition will highlight exciting new work from a wide sphere of contemporary printmaking practice, ranging from traditional techniques to experimental processes.
10:30am to 6:30pm
Bow
Closing soon Sun, 5th December
2021-11-26
2021-12-05
An exhibition of powerful visual art, music and writing by people in criminal justice settings, curated by artist Camille Walala and her sister Sarah Ihler-Meyer.
All Day
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 5th December
2021-10-29
2021-12-05
Liminal by ALO
Liminal features over 70 works created over the past three years by the London-based Italian artist ALO.
Liminal by ALO
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 5th December
2021-11-03
2021-12-05
e 125th anniversary of Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors  and Gravers
Over 500 contemporary miniature paintings and sculptures will be on display, from figurative to new and innovative artwork, in a pocket-sized format.
e 125th anniversary of Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors  and Gravers
10am to 4pm
St James
Closing soon Sun, 5th December
2021-11-25
2021-12-05
Gerhard Richter: Drawings, 1999 – 2021
The Southbank presents the most extensive exhibition of Gerhard Richter’s drawings ever shown in the UK.
Gerhard Richter: Drawings, 1999 – 2021
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 12th December
2021-09-09
2021-12-12

Regular Events - today

A free lunchtime talk in our new space at Coal Drops Yard and learn about London’s historical and physical development.
 12:30pm to 1pm
 
 Kings Cross
2021-12-03
2021-12-03

New London model talk

Walking tours of London - today

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-12-03
2021-12-03
Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-12-03
2021-12-03

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