What's on in London on Monday 18th December 2017

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

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Surprisingly, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon


(Monday, 18th Dec - 9:30am to 5:30pm)
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


(Monday, 18th 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)


(Monday, 18th 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


(Monday, 18th 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


(Monday, 18th Dec - Starts at 12am)
See the remarkably atmospheric Dennis Severs' Georgian era home decorated as for Christmas. (Closing soon Mon, 1st Jan)


(Monday, 18th 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


(Monday, 18th 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)


The Forum of Rome


(Monday, 18th Dec - 9am to 6pm)
An exploration of the social and architectural history of concrete architecture and engineering over the past 70 years. (Closing soon Wed, 3rd Jan)


Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events on Mon 18th Dec 2017

(usually repeat most weeks)

Hear how a Victorian sailors' pub went from music hall to Methodist Mission and was forgotten before becoming the venue it is today.

Walking Tours of London on Mon 18th Dec 2017

Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 21st Dec at 04:30pm

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