The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 12th December.


Top events in London on Sun 12th Dec 2021

Occasional open day at a victorian steam engine.
11am to 4pm
 
South Tottenham
Steaming Open Day
Explore traditional and contemporary Japanese arts & crafts, culture and food, and find gifts for Christmas.
11am to 6pm
 
Hackney
Yokimono Japanese Xmas Market
Dark Arts & Crafts, bizarre bric-a-brac, macabre merchandise, tarot reading, illustration, toys, pyrography, embroidery jewellery, comix and witch vintage.
12pm to 6pm
 
Clerkenwell
Satanic Flea Market - Antichristmas Fayre

Online events / webinars

Brian Kell will talk about the history of the Whittlesea Straw Bear from the past to the present.
4pm to 5:30pm
 
Straw Bear – 40 Years of Straw & String

 

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 today
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
Closes today
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 today
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
Closes today
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
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 5pm
Lewisham
Closing soon Sun, 19th December
2021-05-19
2021-12-19
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
How We Live Now: Reimagining Spaces with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative
An installation exploring two important social questions: who are our buildings and shared spaces for and how do they affect us?
How We Live Now: Reimagining Spaces with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative
All Day
Barbican
Closing soon Thu, 23rd December
2021-05-17
2021-12-23
RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach
Heather Phillipson engulfs Tate Britain’s grand central galleries with colour, sound and motion
RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach
10am to 6pm
Pimlico
Ends on Wed 29th December
2021-06-20
2021-12-29

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 12th 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
2021-12-12
2021-12-12
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
2021-12-12
2021-12-12
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
2021-12-12
2021-12-12
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
2021-12-12
2021-12-12
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-12-12
2021-12-12
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-12-12
2021-12-12
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
2021-12-12
2021-12-12
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-12-12
2021-12-12