The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Friday 17th December.


Top events in London on Fri 17th Dec 2021

Join Peter Doyle as he tells the story of Princess Mary's appeal to fund Christmas gifts for those serving in the First World War.
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
Princess Mary’s Christmas Gift
Chocolate as a material exhibits a plethora of interesting chemical principles, and knowledge of these has great importance for engineers to understand.
2pm to 3:30pm
 
Strand
An evening with Sam Jacob to learn about the research, design and making of the model of the most photographed barn in the world – the T.A. Moulton Barn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
6pm to 7:30pm
 
Euston
The most photographed barn in America
This December, step into the former home of Dickens, as actor James Swanton brings this wonderful story to life.
6pm to 7pm
 
Clerkenwell
A Christmas Carol
Experience a Georgian Christmas at the Soane at this exclusive evening candlelit event.
6pm to 9pm
 
Holborn
Soane Lates: A Georgian Christmas

 

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 today
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 today
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 today
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
Closes tomorrow
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
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

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Friday 17th 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
2021-12-17
2021-12-17

New London model talk

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Friday 17th 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
2021-12-17
2021-12-17
Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-12-17
2021-12-17