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Thursday 19th December

Step back in time and experience Benjamin Franklin House in true eighteenth-century style this winter with our festive candlelit tours.
 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
Festive Candlelit Tours
A talk about the artist of the famous Kings Cross muck heap and why he chose his subjects.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Hampstead
E. H. Dixon and north London watercolour landscape topography
Robin Ince is back to host another four nights of the acclaimed Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Islington
Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People

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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 9am to 7pm
 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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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
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Step inside to join the rebel celebrations and discover centuries-old traditions that were forced to go underground in the 1600s.
1657: Rebel Christmas
event time 9am to 7pm
 Richmond
 Closing soon Sat, 4th Jan
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To celebrate the work of Freddy Warren, a selection of photographs are showcased in this exhibition that captures the atmosphere and movement of jazz.
Ronnie Scott's 1959-69 - Photography by Freddy Warren
event time 9:30am to 7:30pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sat, 4th Jan
2019-12-19
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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
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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
2019-12-19
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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
2019-12-19
2019-12-19

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 19th December 2019

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2019-12-19
2019-12-19

City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

06:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
10:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
11:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river