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Top events in London on Sat 15th Dec 2018

A monthly classic car show/meet just behind Waterloo Station.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
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Waterloo Classics

Occasional open weekend at the recently restored Toynbee Hall to see the exhibition about its history and activity.
 11am to 3pm
 
 Whitechapel
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Open weekend at Toynbee Hall

Late night opening of the postal museum and its underground railway.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 Farringdon
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Come and view a church full of Christmas trees.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Hounslow
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Christmas Tree Festival

This Christmas, join Sheldon and Sacha as they personally introduce you to some of the characters that have more or less walked out of one of his novels in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
 4:30pm to 6:30pm
 
 Bow
2018-12-15
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Grave Expectations; Dickens, his characters and a Victorian Cemetery

Robin Ince once again hosts his iconic annual celebration with a top line up of special guests.
 7pm to :
 
 Islington
2018-12-15
2018-12-15

 Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People

Craft your very own decorative Christmas wreath to take home, using natural foraged materials from the park.
 1:30pm to 4:30pm
 
 Bow
2018-12-15
2018-12-15

Natural Festive Wreath Making

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
 Closing soon Sat, 15th Dec
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Exhibition of sketches of London by local artists.

All of London Life is There

 9:30am to 4pm
 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

 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.
 5:30pm to 10pm
 Chiswick
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
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2018-12-15
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
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
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2018-12-15
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 4pm
 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.
 6pm to 9pm
 Ends on Wed, 2nd Jan 2019
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This Christmas, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour
 Starts at 5pm
 Richmond
 Ends on Sat, 5th Jan 2019
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New and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.

Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions

 10am to 6pm
 Strand
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.
 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 15th December 2018

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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Walking tours of London on Saturday 15th December 2018

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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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

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