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Top events in London on Fri 7th Dec 2018

Aldgate’s Lantern Parade will move through the streets to the beat of the Barbican’s Drum Works leading to a festive fete in the new Aldgate Square.
 4pm to :
 
 Tower Hill
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Aldgate Lantern Parade 2018

If you are yet to hear Michael Slater bring the great works of Dickens to life, this is your chance.
 3pm to 5pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-12-07
2018-12-07

A Christmas Carol with Professor Michael Slater

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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

 10am to 10pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Mon, 10th Dec
2018-12-07
2018-12-07
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

 10am to 5pm
 Pimlico
 Closes today
2018-12-07
2018-12-07
An exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU.
 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Closes today
2018-12-07
2018-12-07
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

 10:30am to 5pm
 Euston
 Closes tomorrow
2018-12-07
2018-12-07
Exhibition of sketches of London by local artists.

All of London Life is There

 9:30am to 2pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd Dec
2018-12-07
2018-12-07
An enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as the gardens at Eltham Palace are transformed into an illuminated world.

Enchanted Eltham

 4:30pm to 9pm
 Eltham
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd Dec
2018-12-07
2018-12-07
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.
 5:30pm to 10pm
 Chiswick
 Ends on Sun, 30th Dec
2018-12-07
2018-12-07
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

 11am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sun, 30th Dec
2018-12-07
2018-12-07
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

 9:30am to 2pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Mon, 31st Dec
2018-12-07
2018-12-07
24 homes and shops across Greenwich will each open an "advent window" in December to visit around the town.
 6pm to 9pm
 Ends on Wed, 2nd Jan 2019
2018-12-07
2018-12-07

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Tower Bridge opening times

06:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
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11:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river