The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 5th December.


Top events in London on Sun 5th Dec 2021

Step back in time to 1838 and enjoy a tour of Charles Dickens's London home with his own housemaid.
10am to 11am
 
Clerkenwell
The Housemaid's Christmas Tour
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
Eel Pie Island, a private island on the Thames at Twickenham is having an open weekend to see the artists studios.
10:30am to 5pm
 
Twickenham
Broadcaster and author Aled Jones discusses his new children's book Bobby Dean Saves Christmas with the Dean of Southwark.
12:45pm to 1:30pm
 
Southwark
Bobby Dean Saves Christmas with Aled Jones

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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.
12pm to 4:30pm
Bow
Closing soon Sun, 5th December
2021-11-26
2021-12-05
Catching the Light Two
This two-day exhibition features photographic prints taken between May and September 2020 by five members of the Catching the Light Photography Group.
Catching the Light Two
10am to 4pm
Winchmore Hill
Closing soon Sun, 5th December
2021-12-04
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
10am to 6pm
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
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 12th December
2021-09-09
2021-12-12
Free  
A photography exhibition of young people in and around Bethnal Green taken in the 1970's by Philip Cunningham.
10am to 5pm
Bethnal Green
Closing soon Fri, 17th December
2021-09-22
2021-12-17

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 5th December 2021

A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
We’re just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we’re in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond.
 10:45am to 12:45pm
 
 Highgate
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
We take you to the places in and around Soho where Marx lived and worked, show you traces of the London he knew, and tell the extraordinary tale of this man who would change the world.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
A guided walk around Westminster ending at the Cabinet War rooms looking at the area's WW2 history.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-12-05
2021-12-05