The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 9th December.


Top events in London on Thu 9th Dec 2021

Live demonstrations, tastings, festive tips-and-tricks, masterclasses and much more from Borough Market traders and chefs
10am to 5pm
 
Southwark
A Christmas market and fair all happening in the graffiti-covered tunnels of Leake Street.
6pm to 9pm
 
Southwark
Miracle on Leake Street
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

Online events / webinars

Julian Pooley opens the pages of the world’s first magazine – the Gentleman’s Magazine.
2pm to 3pm
 
The Gentleman's Magazine: A Panorama of Georgian Britain
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
A raft of incredible zoological stand-up comedy talent.
7:30pm to 9pm
 
Zoo-Lol-Ogy! 5 - It's Christmaaaaaas!

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
Departures
Free  
An exhibition exploring 400 years of emigration from Britain from the Mayflower to the present day through personal narratives, contemporary art and a range of media.
Departures
11am to 5:30pm
Lewisham
Closing soon Sun, 19th December
2021-05-19
2021-12-19
Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s – community action in a London neighbourhood
A chance discovery of thousands of photographs in a council’s archives has brought back to life a local community’s fight for survival.
Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s – community action in a London neighbourhood
9am to 8pm
Southwark
Closing soon Mon, 20th December
2021-11-16
2021-12-20

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 9th December 2021

Follow the trail left by monks and monarchs, press barons and literary giants along the highway and down its twisting alleyways.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-12-09
2021-12-09
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-12-09
2021-12-09
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-12-09
2021-12-09
A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
2021-12-09
2021-12-09