What's on in London on Saturday 2nd December 2017

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and random miscellany happening around London.


Top things to do in London on Sat 2nd Dec 2017

Free

(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 2pm to 4pm)
Three experts who specialize in the language, literature and material culture of war discuss life in the trenches and on the Home Front.  (Beckenham)
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(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 5pm to 8pm)
Homes and businesses decorate a window, leave their blinds open and create a fabulous trail for everyone to enjoy.
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Window Wanderland

Free

(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 12:20pm to 4pm)
A note that a steam train, pulled by the Class 4-6-2 no 35028 Clan Line will be chugging around south London.
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(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 9:30am to 11:30am)
There will be a steam train running along part of the North London line during the morning.
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Steam train on the London Overground

Free

(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 2pm to 5pm)
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.  (Tooting)
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London Sewing Machine Museum Open Day

£27.50
Want to know more about the interwoven history of Southbank Centre’s architecture and culture?  (Southwark)
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Architecture and Culture: The 1960s at Southbank Centre

£4.00

(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 10:30am to 5pm)
Come and see amazing models of cars, cranes, trains and lots more, all built from Meccano.  (Barkingside)
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The Hainault Hangout Meccano Exhibition

£5.00

(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 10am to 5pm)
Celebrating 50 Years of British Cave Exploration & Cave Science at Home and Abroad.  (South Kensington)
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A Golden Age of British Cave Exploration

£6.00

(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 10am to 4pm)
Join the Institute of Imagination for a festive celebration of tinkering and making.   (Southwark)
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Lab Live: Tinker Wonderland

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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)

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WRNS Untold Stories: The Women’s Royal Naval Service at Greenwich

£12

(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 10am to 5:30pm)
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)

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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

A display of paintings, drawings and models by the likes of Dame Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levete, Julia Barfield and Patty Hopkins. (Closing soon Sat, 9th Dec)

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Free

(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 9:30am to 5:15pm)
Artifacts and photos from the discovery of the wreak of The London, a ship that sank in 1665 off Southend. (Closing soon Mon, 11th Dec)

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Buried treasure: the wreck of ‘The London’

Free

(Saturday, 2nd Dec - All Day)
This exhibition provides snapshots of everyday lives as the metropolis expanded and new communities emerged over the centuries. (Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec)

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(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 9am to 5:15pm)
Focussing on London through the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, this exhibition traces the impact of the Reformation on culture and society. (Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec)

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Reformation

Free

(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 1pm to 5pm)
This exhibition tells stories of the boring beasts that have changed the world. (Closing soon Sat, 16th Dec)

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(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 9:30am to 4pm)
A free exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle’s musical life to date. (Closing soon Fri, 22nd Dec)

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Rattle: Barbican Music Library exhibition

Free
Alan’s exhibition features paintings that were executed directly in front of his subjects, usually at the beginning or at the end of the day. (Closing soon Wed, 27th Dec)

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(Saturday, 2nd Dec - 10am to 10pm)
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)

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 Falling Shawls

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Regular Events on Sat 2nd Dec 2017

(usually repeat most weeks)

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
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How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
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Walking Tours of London on Sat 2nd Dec 2017

Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.  ()
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Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
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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.  ()
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Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
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Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
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This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.  ()
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Tower Bridge opening times

06:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
10:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
11:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river

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