The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Friday 3rd December.


Top events in London on Fri 3rd Dec 2021

Hampton Court Palace courtyards will be transformed into a food-lover's Christmas wonderland.
10am to 6pm
 
East Molesey
Festive Fayre
A Christmas shopping fair in the usually private Portman Square Gardens
12pm to 8pm
 
Marylebone
Marylebone Winter Garden
Join Professor Richard Grayson as he investigates the experiences of Irish soldiers in the First World War.
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
 Irish Soldiers of the First World War
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

Online events / webinars

Turkey, trimmings, pudding and brandy butter – but where do our festive food traditions come from?
2pm to 3pm
 
At Christmas We Feast: The history of the Christmas dinner with Annie Gray

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
Mixing It Up: Painting Today
This exhibition brings together 31 contemporary painters whose work freely draws on varied image sources, techniques and traditions in order to fashion fresh and compelling works of art that speak to this moment.
Mixing It Up: Painting Today
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 12th December
2021-09-09
2021-12-12
Marina Abramović - After Life
Here, the artist presents the first ever UK exhibition spanning her life’s work – including live re-performances of iconic works, as well as brand new work for these galleries.
Marina Abramović - After Life
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Sun, 12th December
2021-09-25
2021-12-12
Gerhard Richter: Drawings, 1999 – 2021
The Southbank presents the most extensive exhibition of Gerhard Richter’s drawings ever shown in the UK.
Gerhard Richter: Drawings, 1999 – 2021
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 12th December
2021-09-09
2021-12-12

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Friday 3rd December 2021

A free lunchtime talk in our new space at Coal Drops Yard and learn about London’s historical and physical development.
 12:30pm to 1pm
 
 Kings Cross
2021-12-03
2021-12-03

New London model talk

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Friday 3rd December 2021

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-12-03
2021-12-03
Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-12-03
2021-12-03