What's on in London on Saturday 9th 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 9th Dec 2017

Free

(Saturday, 9th Dec - 9:30am to 4:45pm)
An exhibition that provides a glimpse of the challenges and joys of theatrical life since the days of Elizabeth I.  (Clerkenwell)
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Monthly weekend opening - Life on the London Stage

Free

(Saturday, 9th Dec - Starts at 12am)
The Routemaster Association is planning to commemorate this anniversary with a road run over the route.
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Free

(Saturday, 9th Dec - 12pm to 5pm)
The opening weekend of the Headstone Manor Museum after four years of development.   (Rayners Lane)
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£10.00

(Saturday, 9th Dec - Starts at 11am)
These tours have been created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Johnston typeface.  (Acton)
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Monthly Johnston Journeys tour

£8.00

(Saturday, 9th Dec - 2pm to 5pm)
The Mysterium is a thoroughly modern exploration of the world’s most bizarre and enigmatic phenomena.   (Holborn)
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The Mysterium

£8.00

(Saturday, 9th Dec - 5pm to 7pm)
A special Christmas Lights walk with two Westminster Guides raising funds for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans  (Marylebone High St)
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Charity Christmas Lights Walk

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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, 9th 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, 9th 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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Free

(Saturday, 9th 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, 9th 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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Free

(Saturday, 9th 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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Free

(Saturday, 9th 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

Free

(Saturday, 9th Dec - 10am to 6pm)
An exhibition dedicated to Russian protest art over the past 25 years. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)

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Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism

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)

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Street Fans:A Unique Liaison between Street Art and Fan Making

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sat 9th 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 9th Dec 2017

A ghost walk for people who don't believe in ghosts. Come walk the atmospheric and ancient streets of Smithfield and Farringdon hearing of the stories of screaming Anne, ghosts of inconveniently alive judges, carpet lifting pub ghosts, the horrible secret of Bleeding Heart Yard and the ghost of Scratching Fanny on Cock Lane (to name but a few).  ()
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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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A special Christmas Lights walk with two Westminster Guides raising funds for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans  ()
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Tower Bridge opening times

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