The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 3rd December.


Top events in London on Sat 3rd Dec 2022

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
2pm to 5pm
 
Tooting
London Sewing Machine Museum - monthly open day

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream
A display honouring the music, people and places central to the grime scene and its roots in East London.
Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream
10am to 5pm
Barbican
Ends on Sun 4th December
2022-06-17
2022-12-04
Harry Kane: I want to play football
A display celebrating one of the city's most iconic sporting heroes, both on and off the pitch.
Harry Kane: I want to play football
10am to 5pm
Barbican
Ends on Fri 23rd December
2022-05-21
2022-12-23
Treasures
Free  
Spanning centuries, the unexpected treasures on display in the Art Deco library include hand-drawn illustrations, curious texts and beguiling bindings.
Treasures
10am to 5pm
Aldwych
Ends on Sat 31st December
2022-02-14
2022-12-31
Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope
This world-first, object-rich exhibition reveals the past, present and future of how cancer is prevented, detected and treated.
Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sat 31st December
2022-05-25
2022-12-31
Sorting Britain: The Power of Postcodes
Discover the ground-breaking technology that changed the post forever in a new exhibition.
Sorting Britain: The Power of Postcodes
10:30am to 5pm
Farringdon
Ends on Sun 1st January 2023
2022-03-30
2023-01-01
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature
Celebrating the life and work of one of the best loved children's authors of the 20th century.
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature
10am to 5pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 8th January 2023
2022-02-12
2023-01-08
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at IWM London
New research into IWM’s photography archive demonstrates just how keenly The Queen’s role as monarch has been shaped by her wartime experiences.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at IWM London
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Ends on Sun 8th January 2023
2022-05-27
2023-01-08
Lucian Freud: The Painter and His Family
The first exhibition of Lucian Freud’s work in the home of his grandfather, Sigmund Freud, and aunt, Anna Freud
Lucian Freud: The Painter and His Family
10:30am to 5pm
Hampstead
Ends on Sun 29th January 2023
2022-07-06
2023-01-29
Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth
He built an empire that stretched across the world. Rode across the sky on a flying chariot. And descended to the bottom of the sea in a glass bell. Or did he?
Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth
9:30am to 5pm
Camden
Ends on Sun 19th February 2023
2022-10-21
2023-02-19
The Remnants by Anton Alvarez
An installation of six large-scale clay columns inspired by traditional architectural practices in Chile, by Swedish-Chilean artist Anton Alvarez
The Remnants by Anton Alvarez
8am to 6pm
City of London
Ends on Tue 28th February 2023
2022-03-07
2023-02-28

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What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 3rd December 2022

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
2022-12-03
2022-12-03
A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2022-12-03
2022-12-03
A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2022-12-03
2022-12-03
The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2022-12-03
2022-12-03
Follow the footsteps of Dr Johnson (and his cat, Hodge) along Fleet Street and its alleyways.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Picadilly
2022-12-03
2022-12-03
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
2022-12-03
2022-12-03
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
2022-12-03
2022-12-03
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2022-12-03
2022-12-03