Things to do in London in December 2021

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


Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Wednesday 1st December


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Join curators and other experts as they share stories of the people, places, objects and ideas that reveal how science shaped London, and London shaped science. 
7pm to 8:15pm
 
Stories from Science City
In this talk Siddy will talk about the inception of the Hidden London programme, which takes visitors behind the scenes of London’s Transport Network into disused stations and tunnels to discover a different side to the Tube.
7pm to 8pm
 
An evening with Siddy Holloway from London Transport Museum: Hidden London

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Thursday 2nd December

This lecture explores the destruction of libraries, archives and other knowledge, from Babylonian times until now, and its implications for society today.
1pm to 2pm
 
Holborn
Attacks on Knowledge from Ashurbanipal to Trump
This lecture will explore the role of judicial racism in perpetuating injustice and inequality in the legal system.
6pm to 7pm
 
Holborn
Judicial Racism and the Lammy Review

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Learn about the influences, conception, and construction of Frederick Leightons magnificent Arab Hall.
7pm to 8pm
 
The Making of the Arab Hall at Leighton House
A panel of climate scientists, policymakers and activists will come together to review the successes and shortcomings of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
7:30pm to 9pm
 
After COP26, What Next?

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Friday 3rd December

Hampton Court Palace courtyards will be transformed into a food-lover's Christmas wonderland.
10am to 6pm
 
East Molesey
Festive Fayre
Enjoy an evening of fancy clothes and sugary delights with your hosts Miss B and Miss Kitty Pridden of the Georgian Dining Academy.
6pm to :
 
Clerkenwell
Georgian Sweet Treats

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Saturday 4th December

Hampton Court Palace courtyards will be transformed into a food-lover's Christmas wonderland.
10am to 6pm
 
East Molesey
Festive Fayre

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Sunday 5th December

Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
All Day
 
Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
Hampton Court Palace courtyards will be transformed into a food-lover's Christmas wonderland.
10am to 6pm
 
East Molesey
Festive Fayre
Better than half price entry to the Painted Hall on the first Sunday of the month.
10am to 5pm
 
Greenwich
Monthly cheap entry to the Painted Hall
Now in its fourth year, the annual craft fair is returning with a selection of artists, designers and makers.
10am to 5pm
 
Southwark
Beautiful & Useful Craft Fair 2021

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Monday 6th December


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The story of gold and its significance and symbolism within the history of art.
2pm to 3pm
 
As Good As Gold

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Tuesday 7th December


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Practicing architect and professor of architecture, Dave King, will cover the reinterpretation and sustainable reuse of the terrace house.
7pm to 10pm
 
The terrace house plan in the 20th and 21st centuries by Dave King

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Wednesday 8th December


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These monthly talks explore the story of the clock tower from its beginnings, to the most complex conservation project in its history.
6pm to 7pm
 
Elizabeth Tower: from construction to conservation

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Thursday 9th December

This lecture takes a trip down Christmas’s unique and emotionally complex memory lane via the Christmas Carol.
6pm to 7pm
 
Holborn
Christmas Carols and Nostalgia

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Learn how a “smooth field” where horses were sold and tournaments took place became London’s biggest meat market.
2pm to 3pm
 
Smithfield
Fungi are extraordinary organisms. Join Merlin Shaldrake on his explorations on how fungi change the ways that we think, feel, and behave
6pm to 7pm
 
Entangled Life: How Fungi Change our Minds & Shape our Futures
An online talk about clerical canines in history presented by Dr Kathleen Walker-Meikle
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Clerical Canines in History - An Online Talk by Dr Kathleen Walker-Meikle
A panel of experts from ESA will discuss the recruitment and training programme required for astronauts with a physical disability
7:30pm to 8:45pm
 
Transforming Space: Recruiting The World’s First Parastronauts

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Friday 10th December


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The vicinity of Smithfield Market has been associated with bloodshed and butchery for a thousand years Meet outside the entrance to Barbican Tube Station at 11am
11am to 12:30pm
 
Blood, Black Hearts & Booze

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Saturday 11th December

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Sunday 12th December

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Monday 13th December

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Tuesday 14th December


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This talk will outline the basis of Islamic environmental ethic within the Qur’an and Hadith and highlight the challenges faced with connecting Muslims to these teachings.
6pm to :
 
British Muslims and the Natural World

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Wednesday 15th December


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Oranges and Lemons is an English nursery rhyme which refers to the bells of several churches, all within or close to the City of London.
2pm to 3pm
 
Oranges & Lemons: A City Nursery Rhyme

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Thursday 16th December

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Friday 17th December

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Saturday 18th December

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Sunday 19th December

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Monday 20th December

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Tuesday 21st December

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Wednesday 22nd December

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Thursday 23rd December

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Friday 24th December

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Saturday 25th December

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Sunday 26th December

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Monday 27th December

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Tuesday 28th December

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Wednesday 29th December

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Thursday 30th December

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Friday 31st December

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