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Top things to do in London on Sun 3rd Dec 2017
Homes and businesses decorate a window, leave their blinds open and create a fabulous trail for everyone to enjoy.
Step back in history and visit the terminus building of London's original international airport - in Croydon.
Hunt for weird and wonderful fungi in the Cemetery Park with one of Britain's leading experts. Look out for a Lawyer's Wig, Veiled Oyster, Earthball and Shaggy Parasol.
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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)
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)
David Roberts’ painting The Forum, Rome forms the centrepiece of a new display which explores why the forum was so important in the Roman world, (Closing soon Mon, 1st Jan)
This display explores the fascinating story of the Hall’s design through a variety of historic models, photographs and casts. (Closing soon Sun, 7th Jan)
Annual display of the museum's rooms as they would have looked during Christmas's past. (Closing soon Sun, 7th Jan)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Sun 3rd Dec 2017
(usually repeat most weeks)
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
A opportunity to explore the Chapel in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry.
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Walking Tours of London on Sun 3rd Dec 2017
Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
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 7th Dec at 06:45pm
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