The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 1st December.


Top events in London on Wed 1st Dec 2021

A Christmas shopping fair in the usually private Portman Square Gardens
12pm to 8pm
 
Marylebone
Marylebone Winter Garden
An evening of live performances, installations, talks and tours across RIBA to celebrate the Becontree Estate.
5:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Regent Street
Becontree takes over: A RIBA Late

Online events / webinars

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
Dan Jones retells a medieval ghost story in crisp and creepy prose.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
A Medieval Ghost Story with Dan Jones

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The Story of Swedenborg in 27 Objects
An exhibition of 27 treasures from the Swedenborg collection exploring the life and legacy of Emanuel Swedenborg.
The Story of Swedenborg in 27 Objects
11am to 5pm
Bloomsbury
Closing soon Wed, 15th December
2021-06-23
2021-12-15
Shutters
Free  
This is the first indoor shutter exhibition of its kind, featuring the works from 25 of London’s most respected graffiti writers.
Shutters
12pm to 7pm
Camden
Closing soon Thu, 2nd December
2021-11-05
2021-12-02
Regarding Forests
Regarding Forests by artist Chrystel Lebas features large-scale photographs taken during her travels around the world.
Regarding Forests
11am to 4pm
Barbican
Closing soon Thu, 2nd December
2021-09-06
2021-12-02
Awavena
£12  
Emmy award-winning Lynette Wallworth’s 360° VR experience connects you with an Amazonian people who are ascending from the edge of extinction.
Awavena
11am to 9:30pm
Barbican
Closing soon Sat, 4th December
2021-11-24
2021-12-04
Leon Kossoff - A Life in Painting
Comprising 58 works, this show will be the first posthumous and largest exhibition of Kossoff’s paintings in a commercial setting to date.
Leon Kossoff - A Life in Painting
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Sat, 4th December
2021-09-30
2021-12-04
Liminal by ALO
Liminal features over 70 works created over the past three years by the London-based Italian artist ALO.
Liminal by ALO
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 5th December
2021-11-03
2021-12-05
The exhibition will highlight exciting new work from a wide sphere of contemporary printmaking practice, ranging from traditional techniques to experimental processes.
10:30am to 6:30pm
Bow
Closing soon Sun, 5th December
2021-11-26
2021-12-05
An exhibition of powerful visual art, music and writing by people in criminal justice settings, curated by artist Camille Walala and her sister Sarah Ihler-Meyer.
All Day
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 5th December
2021-10-29
2021-12-05
e 125th anniversary of Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors  and Gravers
Over 500 contemporary miniature paintings and sculptures will be on display, from figurative to new and innovative artwork, in a pocket-sized format.
e 125th anniversary of Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors  and Gravers
10am to 4pm
St James
Closing soon Sun, 5th December
2021-11-25
2021-12-05
Phantoms of Surrealism
This exhibition examines the pivotal role of women as both artists and as behind-the-scenes organisers within the Surrealist movement in Britain in the 1930s.
Phantoms of Surrealism
11am to 6pm
Whitechapel
Closing soon Sun, 12th December
2021-05-19
2021-12-12

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 1st December 2021

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-12-01
2021-12-01
A unique walking tour through London’s magical history with a magical guide — discover the magic side of London beyond Harry Potter.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 Whitehall
2021-12-01
2021-12-01