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

Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

On Tenterhooks
Inspired by artist Anna Ray’s Huguenot ancestors who settled in Spitalfields as textile makers in the 18th century, the exhibition, On Tenterhooks explores the past and present of textile making.
On Tenterhooks
8am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Thu, 1st October
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic torches
Copies of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic torches will be on display in London during the summer.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic torches
10am to 8pm
Kensington
Closing soon Mon, 6th September
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
Chintz: Cotton in Bloom
A collection with an extraordinary story, spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles.
Chintz: Cotton in Bloom
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 11th September
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
 Wartime London: Art of the Blitz
This curated selection of artworks, on display for a limited time only, shines a new light on the experiences of ordinary people forced into new patterns of living by Nazi air raids.
 Wartime London: Art of the Blitz
10am to 6pm
Whitehall
Closes today
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
Epic Iran
£18  
Epic Iran explores 5,000 years of Iranian art, design and culture, bringing together over 300 objects from ancient, Islamic and contemporary Iran.
Epic Iran
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Closes today
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
Freud & Pandemic
This topical exhibition explores the similarities between Freud’s experience of the Spanish Flu and 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on mental health and the response by psychoanalysts.
Freud & Pandemic
10:30am to 5pm
Hampstead
Closes today
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
A collection of work exploring artists’ responses to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.
In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
10am to 5pm
Colindale
Closes today
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
Miniature Books
This display showcases some of the miniature books submitted by children during the Covid lockdown.
Miniature Books
9:30am to 6pm
Camden
Closes today
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
Take One Picture 2021
Featuring works by children from 30 different primary schools, the exhibition showcases the richness of children's creative responses – from armoured beasts and shining shields to plumed helmets and printed flowers.
Take One Picture 2021
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Closes today
2021-12-16
2021-12-16
Turner's Modern World
This landmark exhibition brings together major works by Turner from Tate and other collections, including The Fighting Temeraire 1839 and Rail, Steam and Speed 1844.
Turner's Modern World
10am to 5pm
Pimlico
Closes today
2021-12-16
2021-12-16

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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
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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
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