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Sunday 15th December

Star Wars themed pantomime horse race through Greenwich town centre.
 11:30am to :
 
 Greenwich
The 10th London Pantomime Horse Race
A tour of Charles Dickens house as it's decorated for Christmas
 Starts at 10am
 
 Clerkenwell
Christmas Housemaid's Tour
Large model rail show with 20 fully scenic layouts now in its 5th year.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Bexleyheath

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The LSE Library is marking the centenary of the appointment of William Beveridge as one of LSE’s most influential and widely known Directors.
The Power of Influence: William Beveridge as public intellectual and LSE Director
event time 11am to 6pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Fri, 20th Dec
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Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface.
Driverless: Who is in control?
event time 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sat, 21st Dec
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Nine buildings will be lit up at night will illustrations of trees from the Nine Elms.
Light Up Nine Elms
event time 5pm to 9pm
 Closing soon Sat, 21st Dec
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The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto.
event time 2pm to 4pm
 Twickenham
 Closing soon Sun, 22nd Dec
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An enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as our grounds are transformed into an illuminated world.
event time 4:30pm to 9pm
 Eltham
 Closing soon Sun, 22nd Dec
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Grosvenor Square is set to grow and glow this festive season, as the Ever After Garden; an installation of symbolic, illuminated roses.
Ever After Garden
event time 12pm to 8pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Sun, 22nd Dec
2019-12-15
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This winter, more twinkling and fantastical than ever before, Christmas at Kew returns.
Christmas at Kew 2019
event time Starts at 12am
 Richmond
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
2019-12-15
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Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, explores the development of Peyton’s unique art from the 1990s to the present day.
Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
2019-12-15
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All of the paintings and engravings in Hogarth's series have been united for the first time to examine his complex views on morality, the society and the city.
Hogarth: Place and Progress
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
2019-12-15
2019-12-15
The Museum of Architecture brings its hugely popular Gingerbread City exhibition to Somerset House.
Museum of Architecture's Gingerbread City
event time 10am to 6pm
 Strand
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
2019-12-15
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 15th December 2019

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
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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.
 Starts at 1pm
 
 Barbican
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Sunday 15th December 2019

Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange - grand buildings in the heart of a city where big money and history are still being made.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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2019-12-15

City Highlights Guided Walk

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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London's Burning Walking Tour

Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!")
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Barbican
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2019-12-15

Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
2019-12-15
2019-12-15
 

Tower Bridge opening times

12:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
01:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
05:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
06:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river