The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 11th December.


Top events in London on Sat 11th Dec 2021

35 stalls offering delicious seasonal produce and festive crafts.
10am to 5pm
 
Whitechapel
Christmas Fair at Stepney City Farm
Watch the Fowlers Molly Dancers dance a traditional form of winter Morris dance around Deptford in the afternoon.
12pm to 3pm
 
Fowlers Molly Dancers - Deptford tour
A sea of illuminated spheres will cover Woolwich's General Gordon Square.
5pm to 9pm
 
Woolwich
Globoscope

Online events / webinars

Simon Costin will be speaking about his project to establish the UK’s first ever museum dedicated to our seasonal customs and events.
4pm to 5:30pm
 
Morris Dolls in the Museum of British Folklore

 

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
Closes tomorrow
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
Closes tomorrow
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
Closes tomorrow
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
Closes tomorrow
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
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 4pm
Southwark
Closing soon Mon, 20th December
2021-11-16
2021-12-20
Noël Coward: Art & Style
The exhibition brings together rarely-seen original artwork and costumes, photographs, documents, audio and video to tell the story of Noël Coward's life.
Noël Coward: Art & Style
10:30am to 4pm
City of London
Closing soon Thu, 23rd December
2021-06-14
2021-12-23
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms
Tate presents a rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. These immersive installations will transport you into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Thu, 23rd December
2021-06-14
2021-12-23

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 11th December 2021

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2021-12-11
2021-12-11

Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 11th December 2021

A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 10am to 12pm
 
 Whitehall
2021-12-11
2021-12-11
A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-12-11
2021-12-11
A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-12-11
2021-12-11
The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-12-11
2021-12-11
£15.00 Queer City
A fascinating and fun stroll through the City of London where you will discover some of London’s Queer spaces and their place in London's story.
 12pm to 2pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2021-12-11
2021-12-11
Bloody, Flaming, Poxy London. Plague, Fire & Revolution. The Black Death. Churchyards brimming with bodies. The harvest of Death. The zombie apocalypse – but for real.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Barbican
2021-12-11
2021-12-11
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
2021-12-11
2021-12-11
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-12-11
2021-12-11