The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 17th December.

Top events in London on Thu 17th Dec 2020

A notice that the Thames Barrier and the Barking Barrier will have their monthly test closures today.
8:30am to 11:10am
Thames and Barking barrier monthly closures

Online events / webinars

Learn more about the history of the Bank of England, and find out how their work has changed since they were founded in 1694.
12:30pm to 1:30pm
A tour which takes you from Vincent Van Gogh's workplace in 1873/4 to his lodgings, exploring what London would have been like then.
3pm to 4pm
Virtual Tour - In Vincent's Footsteps: from Covent Garden to Stockwell
Julia Black, as she interviews former Governor of the Bank of England and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, Mark Carney.
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Can the world become net carbon zero? Mark Carney in conversation
A talk about the war beneath the trenches in which an ancient method of warfare was revived on a massive scale using modern technology and a highly skilled civilian workforce.
6:30pm to :
 In The Dark: Underground Warfare 1914-1918
An unusual opportunity to hear tales of some of the most fascinating and inspirational people in history who are buried at Highgate Cemetery
7pm to 8pm
A Victorian Valhalla: ‘Numismafia’, Radclyffe Hall, Robert Liston
The talk will include some of the often hilarious threats from one magician to the other, as well as examine magic's enormous popularity in the nineteenth century until Barney's dramatic finale in 1858.
7pm to 8pm
Abney Park's Duelling Wizards with Sam Perrin
Enjoy a specially-curated tour of the five-star exhibition from the comfort of your home.
8pm to :
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers -The Virtual Tour

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Walking tours of London on Thursday 17th December 2020

Follow the trail left by monks and monarchs, press barons and literary giants along the highway and down its twisting alleyways.
 11am to 12:30pm
 City of London
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 City of London
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 2pm to 4pm
Travel across the ancient heart of London!
 6pm to 7pm