Things to do in London in November 2019

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The ianVisits guide to November's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Top events in London Today

Experience the Nordic atmosphere at the traditional Scandinavian Christmas Market in Rotherhithe.
 12pm to 7pm
 
 Rotherhithe
2019-11-22
2019-11-22
Scandinavian Christmas Market 2019
Professor Anthony King examines the transformation of military command in the 21st century.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
2019-11-22
2019-11-22
 Command: The Twenty-First-Century General
A candlelit tour to discover the secrets of London’s oldest church.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 Barbican
2019-11-22
2019-11-22
A talk (and optional tour) about the Illuminated bridges project along the Thames.
 6pm to :
 
 Southwark
2019-11-22
2019-11-22
Illu­mi­nat­ed Riv­er Late with Artist Leo Villareal
Discover London in 1979 in this panel discussion inspired by The Clash: London Calling display
 6:30pm to :
 
 Barbican
2019-11-22
2019-11-22
London Calling: 1979
The annual fair will host over 100 stands, showcasing independent suppliers within the surroundings of the Garden.
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 Chelsea
2019-11-22
2019-11-22

More London events on Friday 22nd November

Saturday 23rd November

The UK’s first Kimjang Festival is a celebration of the Korean fermented spicy dish.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 New Malden
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
Kimjang Festival
An vening of comedy that will explore the hidden stories in the Grant Museum of Zoology’s natural history collection.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
It’s All the Raj
Annual Swedish gifts themed christmas crafts fair held in the Swedish Church.
 10am to 6pm
 
 Marylebone
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
Swedish Church Christmas Fair
Experience the Nordic atmosphere at the traditional Scandinavian Christmas Market in Rotherhithe.
 10am to 6pm
 
 Rotherhithe
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
Scandinavian Christmas Market 2019
A new Christmas light scheme is due to be unveiled on King's Road.
 2pm to 9pm
 
 Sloane Square
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
Chelsea Christmas lights switch-on 2019
A candlelit tour to discover the secrets of London’s oldest church.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 Barbican
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
A performance by Timberlina and Auntie Maureen which will bring to life some of the coded, intriguing and sometimes naughty personal ads found at The National Archives and Bishopsgate Institute.
 4pm to 5:30pm
 
 Kennington
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
Classified: A Performance of Queer Dating Ads
A special close-up look at the Transport Museum’s poster collection and some of the artworks behind the posters.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
Art and poster store tours
The London Fortean Society and friends return to the Haunted Landscape, a one-day symposium on the folklore, magic and monsters of the British Isles and beyond.
 10am to 5:30pm
 
 Holborn
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
Uncover the historical Bartholomew Fair, a notorious pleasure fair that ran in Smithfield from 1133 to 1855, through games, challenges and live performance.
 8pm to 11pm
 
 Barbican
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
The annual fair will host over 100 stands, showcasing independent suppliers within the surroundings of the Garden.
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 Chelsea
2019-11-23
2019-11-23

More London events on Saturday 23rd November

Top events in London on Sunday

The day when it is traditional to make the Christmas Pudding -- assuming you don't just buy one from the supermarket.
 All Day
 
2019-11-24
2019-11-24
Annual Swedish gifts themed christmas crafts fair held in the Swedish Church.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Marylebone
2019-11-24
2019-11-24
Swedish Church Christmas Fair
Experience the Nordic atmosphere at the traditional Scandinavian Christmas Market in Rotherhithe.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Rotherhithe
2019-11-24
2019-11-24
Scandinavian Christmas Market 2019
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
2019-11-24
2019-11-24
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
2019-11-24
2019-11-24
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum
The annual fair will host over 100 stands, showcasing independent suppliers within the surroundings of the Garden.
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 Chelsea
2019-11-24
2019-11-24

More London events on Sunday 24th November

Monday 25th November

Discover the important stories that Elgar’s sources reveal about his life and works.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Camden
2019-11-25
2019-11-25

More London events on Monday 25th November

Tuesday 26th November

Eat, drink and browse over 100 stalls selling handmade, unique and exclusive gifts in the City of London's medieval Guildhall.
 4pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
2019-11-26
2019-11-26
Guildhall Christmas Market for British Red Cross
Domaniç Lavery will discuss the challenges of fundamental physics, the design of our digital infrastructure, and a smattering of human nature when trying to create a better Internet.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Euston
2019-11-26
2019-11-26
Why can't I sing with Australians on the telephone?
For the 100th anniversary of nursing registration, hear from two experts on the history of women's rights.
 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Harley Street
2019-11-26
2019-11-26
Activism, Nursing and Women’s Rights: Then and Now
A talk about the Mid-Tudor gentleman whose experience of recantation during the reign of Queen Mary powerfully shaped his thoughts and actions during the Elizabethan period.
 5:15pm to :
 
 Southwark
2019-11-26
2019-11-26
A talk about a building that's clad in 10,000 hand-glazed ceramic tiles.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Euston
2019-11-26
2019-11-26
 24 Savile Row - Kate Malone, Stephen Pey and Rich Miller in conversation
A night of short presentations by the architects working on the restoration of some of the UK’s most loved Modernist buildings.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Regent Street
2019-11-26
2019-11-26
Modernising Modernism
In this talk, Christan Wolmar draws on research conducted for his new book, Railways.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Camden
2019-11-26
2019-11-26

More London events on Tuesday 26th November

Wednesday 27th November

As Britain’s most highly regarded watchmaker, Dr. Smith will discuss developments in modern mechanical wristwatches.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-11-27
2019-11-27
Two of Britain’s most celebrated figures who work in fields – chemistry and cinema – which, on the surface, appear to be completely unconnected. But are they really so different?
 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-11-27
2019-11-27
 Stephen and Martyn Poliakoff in Conversation
Peter Barber will explain the evolution of estate mapping and suggests why - and how - the 1619 Tottenham map came to be created 400 years ago and its intended purposes.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Tottenham
2019-11-27
2019-11-27
A screening of the movie, followed by Q&A with the film screenwriter and a US-based historian specialising in the history of science
 7:30pm to 9:50pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-11-27
2019-11-27
 Jurassic Park (2D) Introduced by David Koepp
Occasional tour of a 1500s era brick tower.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 Islington
2019-11-27
2019-11-27
Canonbury Tower Tours
A 1-hour talk to tell you about all the online material for researching your ancestors in the City of London and the wider metropolis.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-11-27
2019-11-27
Online Resources for London Family History
Griselda Pollock discusses why this female Jewish artist, working in exile during the Nazi occupation of Europe, has been maligned and forgotten from Jewish history, Feminist history and Art history.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Camden
2019-11-27
2019-11-27
Griselda Pollock on Charlotte Salomon

More London events on Wednesday 27th November

Thursday 28th November

As in previous years the whole of Mayfair Place W1 will be closed off to traffic allowing visitors to shop, eat and drink.
 11am to 9pm
 
 Picadilly
2019-11-28
2019-11-28
Mayfair Christmas Market
Join Art on the Underground and Nina Wakeford for a performance and book launch.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 South Lambeth
2019-11-28
2019-11-28
Book launch and performance: ‘Our Pink Depot: The Gay Underground
Rare and classic archive films from the golden age of steam railways are introduced by compere Rob Foxon, with Len Rawle on the Mighty Wurlitzer accompanying the silent films.
 7pm to :
 
 Brentford
2019-11-28
2019-11-28
Join creator of the comedy quiz show QI John Lloyd CBE and QI Elves James Harkin and Anne Miller for a special festive literary quiz.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Soho
2019-11-28
2019-11-28
Faber and Foyles present: The QI Literary Quiz
The evening comprises a discussion between Dr Jill Stuart, expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation, and Farhana Yamin, a leading international environmental lawyer and Extinction Rebellion activist.
 6pm to 7:15pm
 
 Greenwich
2019-11-28
2019-11-28
Paul Percival ( Asset Manager -Signalling) and Anil Rana ( Programme Engineering manager) will talk through what has been completed or underway since then on BML and challenges so far.
 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Olympic Park
2019-11-28
2019-11-28
Brighton Main line Resignalling

More London events on Thursday 28th November

Friday 29th November

Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Iain MacGregor discusses his ground-breaking new history of Checkpoint Charlie.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
2019-11-29
2019-11-29
Checkpoint Charlie
As in previous years the whole of Mayfair Place W1 will be closed off to traffic allowing visitors to shop, eat and drink.
 11am to 9pm
 
 Picadilly
2019-11-29
2019-11-29
Mayfair Christmas Market
Visit the United Reformed Church for some Christmas shopping, come inside and get warm and browse stalls selling a selection of locally made arts, crafts and handmade goodies
 5pm to 8:30pm
 
 Hampton
2019-11-29
2019-11-29
Hampton Hill Christmas Parade 2019 Arts & Crafts Fair
What role does AI play in creating and disseminating fake news and how can we harness the same technologies to counteract them.
 7pm to 9:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-11-29
2019-11-29

More London events on Friday 29th November

Saturday 30th November

As in previous years the whole of Mayfair Place W1 will be closed off to traffic allowing visitors to shop, eat and drink.
 11am to 9pm
 
 Picadilly
2019-11-30
2019-11-30
Mayfair Christmas Market
Drop in to explore the collection of magazines, pamphlets, posters, ephemera, t-shirts and artefacts from these collections at your own pace.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 City of London
2019-11-30
2019-11-30
Archive Open Day: Fetish Collections

More London events on Saturday 30th November

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