The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 8th December.


Top events in London on Wed 8th Dec 2021

Live demonstrations, tastings, festive tips-and-tricks, masterclasses and much more from Borough Market traders and chefs
10am to 5pm
 
Southwark
A late night shopping event - with (prebooking) events throughout the evening.
6pm to 10pm
 
Southwark
Leadenhall Market Christmas Workshops
A note that three local Morris Dancer groups will converge on a pub for a dance evening.
7pm to :
 
Croydon
Morris Dancing in Croydon

Online events / webinars

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
Responding to 50 genuine questions from the public, Greg whisks you off on an entertaining tour through the ages.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Ask a Historian: In conversation with Greg Jenner

 

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
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
Right About Now
Celebrating its 75th anniversary year, the Arts Council Collection is an exhibition featuring highlights from its recent contemporary art acquisitions, including a number of works presented publicly for the first time.
Right About Now
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Wed, 15th December
2021-12-03
2021-12-15
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
Youth of Yesterday
Oxford House presents its latest exhibition, featuring photographs by Phillip Cunningham of Bethnal Green in the 1970s.
Youth of Yesterday
10am to 5pm
Bethnal Green
Closing soon Fri, 17th December
2021-10-09
2021-12-17
 Celebrating 90 years of the Building Centre – 1931 to the present day
An exhibition that reflects on the Building Centre's key activities from 1931 to the present day
 Celebrating 90 years of the Building Centre – 1931 to the present day
8:30am to 4pm
Euston
Closing soon Fri, 17th December
2021-06-07
2021-12-17
The world's most expensive stamp
The world's most expensive stamp - nicknamed "the Mona Lisa of the stamp world" - is on display for a few weeks
The world's most expensive stamp
9:30am to 4pm
Strand
Closing soon Sat, 18th December
2021-11-08
2021-12-18

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 8th 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
2021-12-08
2021-12-08
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
2021-12-08
2021-12-08