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Top things to do in London on Sun 26th Nov 2017
The annual Scandinavian Christmas Market on a street between the Finnish and Norwegian churches.
10am to 5pm
The annual Christmas Fair at the College has become a regular one-stop Christmas shopping day.
11:30am to 4pm
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
This exhibition examines the British arrival in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and the decisions that shaped the way the conflict escalated and the lessons learnt. (Closing soon Sun, 26th Nov)
See drawings from Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies. (Closing soon Sun, 26th Nov)
Oxford House Nexus is a photographic exhibition exploring relationships between Oxford House and its community across time. (Closing soon Wed, 29th Nov)
Explore the history of the Wrens in Greenwich. New interviews and research offer a rare female perspective into the fascinating history of the Old Royal Naval College. (Closing soon Sun, 3rd Dec)
This is the exhibition on Balenciaga in the UK and marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house. (Closing soon Tue, 5th Dec)
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)
An exhibition dedicated to Russian protest art over the past 25 years. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)
An international cast of street artists have teamed up with fan maker extraordinaire, Sylvain Le Guen in a bid to reinvigorate the craft of fan making. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)
See the remarkably atmospheric Dennis Severs' Georgian era home decorated as for Christmas. (Closing soon Mon, 1st Jan)
Visit an enchanting world filled with seasonal cheer under tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. The 2017 winter trail boasts over one million twinkling lights. (Closing soon Mon, 1st Jan)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Sun 26th Nov 2017
(usually repeat most weeks)
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Hackney's oldest building will be open to the public. Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
Walking Tours of London on Sun 26th Nov 2017
A tour of some stunning Art Deco interiors in Islington Town Hall
This 2.5 hour walking tour includes Doctor Who locations across London from the past 50 years.
Join Pete on his fascinating walking tour taking in the sights and sounds of Brick Lane and the lesser known streets of this vibrant community.
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 30th Nov at 06:30pm
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