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Top events in London on Thu 6th Dec 2018

Don’t miss the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree.
 6pm to 3pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2018
Discover truly remarkable – but surprisingly little known – collections, featuring everything from artworks to scarce anatomical preparations and ext
 5pm to 8pm
 
 Camden
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A deeply fascinating evening of pointless mundanities
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
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Boring Talks: Cats
In this talk, Caroline Rance will explore the world of Victorian dissection rooms
 7pm to :
 
 Southwark
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Tales from the Victorian Dissecting Room
Learn about Victorian sweets and drinks, as served by Dickens at home and cooked up by his characters.
 6pm to :
 
 Clerkenwell
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Punch and Puddings with Pen Vogler
Join Alexandra Epps to discover the secrets of its sacred geometry and perfect beauty within creations from the classical to the contemporary.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
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Is eating chocolate linked to child slavery? Watch this documentary film about the journalists investigating global chocolate production.
 6:30pm to 9pm
 
 Holborn
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Countdown to Christmas with a festive evening celebration by numbers where you can tackle mind bending puzzles and make your own maths inspired tree decorations.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 South Kensington
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Imperial Lates: Xmaths

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Marking 250 years since Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, celebrate the dazzling and diverse art of the region of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary.
Oceania
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Mon, 10th Dec
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Separating medicinal uses from medical myths, this small display looks at how our understanding of these plants has changed and investigate their use for healing today.
Healing Garden
event time 10am to 5pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Fri, 14th Dec
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An exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU.
event time 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Fri, 14th Dec
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The exhibition reveals the ‘behind the scenes’ of a pioneer excavation and research project of one of the most complex societies of its time.
The Curious Case of Çatalhöyük
event time 10:30am to 8pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 15th Dec
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Exhibition of sketches of London by local artists.
All of London Life is There
event time 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd Dec
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An enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as the gardens at Eltham Palace are transformed into an illuminated world.
Enchanted Eltham
event time 4:30pm to 9pm
 Eltham
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd Dec
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A series of modern light installations will illuminate the 18th century gardens and architecture, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the Gardens in a different light, after dark.
event time 5:30pm to 10pm
 Chiswick
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
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Fans which reflect the troubadour style and a return to the chivalric principles of the past will be on display alongside fans commemorating Napoleon and the return of his ashes to France in 1840.
The Romantic Age: European Fans 1810-1840
event time 11am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
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Drawing on the resources of the National Jazz Archive the exhibition includes photos, posters, journals, video and memorabilia.
Women in Jazz: A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future
event time 9:30am to 7:30pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Mon, 31st Dec
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24 homes and shops across Greenwich will each open an "advent window" in December to visit around the town.
event time 6pm to 9pm
 Closing soon Wed, 2nd Jan
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Walking tours of London on Thursday 6th December 2018

A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.
 tba
 
 Barbican
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Tower Bridge opening times

06:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
06:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
10:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
10:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river