What's on in London on Friday 15th December 2017

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Top things to do in London on Fri 15th Dec 2017


(Friday, 15th Dec - 6pm to 10pm)
An evening themed around the Moomin characters at the Dulwich Picture Gallery late opening.  (Dulwich)

A Moomin Winter’s Eve

Meet the team behind BBC TV's hit series 'Quacks' over mince pies and mulled wine to discover how they brought the gruesome realities of Dickensian medicine to the screen.  (Camden)

Christmas Quacks: the making of BBC2’s ‘Quacks’


(Friday, 15th Dec - 8:30am to 9:30am)
This event will explore the capacity for innovative mixed-use development and the opportunities for the community and wider London,  (Euston)

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon


(Friday, 15th 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)


(Friday, 15th 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)




(Friday, 15th Dec - 1pm to 5pm)
This exhibition tells stories of the boring beasts that have changed the world. (Closing soon Sat, 16th Dec)


(Friday, 15th Dec - 9:30am to 2pm)
A free exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle’s musical life to date. (Closing soon Fri, 22nd Dec)


Rattle: Barbican Music Library exhibition


(Friday, 15th Dec - 4:30pm to 9pm)
After-dark opening of the Palace grounds with the park illuminated with lanterns. (Closing soon Sat, 23rd Dec)

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)


(Friday, 15th 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)


 Falling Shawls


(Friday, 15th Dec - 10am to 6pm)
An exhibition dedicated to Russian protest art over the past 25 years. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)


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)


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


(Friday, 15th Dec - 5pm to 10pm)
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)


Christmas at Kew Gardens

Exhibitions opening soon


Tower Bridge opening times

07:15pmSailing Barge WillDown river
10:30pmSailing Barge WillUp river
06:30pmWilliam BUp river
11:15pmWilliam BDown river
06:30pmSailing Barge WillUp river
06:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
08:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:15pmSailing Barge WillDown river
11:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river

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