The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Friday 10th December.


Top events in London on Fri 10th Dec 2021

Join Christopher Somerville as he reveals the life-changing stories of people across the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War.
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
 Our War: How the British Commonwealth Fought WW2
A sea of illuminated spheres will cover Woolwich's General Gordon Square.
5pm to 9pm
 
Woolwich
Globoscope

Online events / webinars

The vicinity of Smithfield Market has been associated with bloodshed and butchery for a thousand years Meet outside the entrance to Barbican Tube Station at 11am
11am to 12:30pm
 
Blood, Black Hearts & Booze

 

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
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
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

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Friday 10th 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
2021-12-10
2021-12-10

New London model talk

Join us for this 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
2021-12-10
2021-12-10

New London Model Talk at CDY

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Friday 10th 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
2021-12-10
2021-12-10
Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-12-10
2021-12-10