Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.


Saturday 21st December

Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
Love it or hate it, the concrete landscape of Europe’s largest art centre has been dividing opinion for generations.
 Starts at 6pm
 
 Southwark
Southbank Centre architecture tours
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

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 Starts at 10am
 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 11am to 3pm
 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
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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 5pm
 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 4pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sat, 4th Jan
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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
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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
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 21st December 2019

Thrilling free tour of a working clock tower, with magnificent views across London
 11am to 5pm
 
 Holloway
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Tours of Caledonian Clock Tower

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 21st December 2019

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Roman London Walking Tour

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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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 28th Dec at 03:40pm