What's on in London on Saturday 16th 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 16th Dec 2017

Free

(Saturday, 16th Dec - 12pm to 4pm)
A monthly classic car show/meet in central London.  (Southwark)
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Monthly Waterloo Classic car display

The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers will be at Kew with their live steam engines  (Brentford)
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(Saturday, 16th Dec - 7pm to 10:30pm)
Four nights of science, comedy, music and the usual shambles.  (Holborn)
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Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Saturday, 16th 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, 16th 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

£12

(Saturday, 16th Dec - 4:30pm to 9pm)
After-dark opening of the Palace grounds with the park illuminated with lanterns. (Closing soon Sat, 23rd Dec)

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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, 16th 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, 16th 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

£16

(Saturday, 16th 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)

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Christmas at Kew Gardens

Free

(Saturday, 16th Dec - 10am to 5pm)
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)

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The Forum of Rome

Free

(Saturday, 16th Dec - 10am to 5pm)
An exploration of the social and architectural history of concrete architecture and engineering over the past 70 years. (Closing soon Wed, 3rd Jan)

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Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sat 16th Dec 2017

(usually repeat most weeks)

Occasional open day at the museum of materials testing, which dates back to Victorian times.
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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 16th 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

12:15amPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river

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