The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 16th December.


Top events in London on Thu 16th Dec 2021

Dominiek Dendooven launches his new book exploring what life was like for Chinese and Indians serving on the Western Front.
6:30pm to :
 
Chelsea
Asia in Flanders Fields

Online events / webinars

Using examples from different collections hear about seal styles and materials and how we preserve and conserve them for future generations
4pm to 5pm
 
Wax seals: Styles, Materials, Preservation and Conservation
Food historian Seren Charrington-Hollins explores the food related rituals that surround life and death.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Recipes & Rituals - feasts for days of death and days of life

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
Closes tomorrow
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
Closes tomorrow
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
Closes tomorrow
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
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
Generous Dentist: Bartholomew Ruspini
An exhibition about a dentist and Freemason noted for his philanthropy.
Generous Dentist: Bartholomew Ruspini
10am to 5pm
Aldwych
Closing soon Sat, 25th December
2021-05-17
2021-12-25
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
Closing soon Wed, 29th December
2021-06-20
2021-12-29

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 16th 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
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
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
2021-12-16
2021-12-16