The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 2nd December.


Top events in London on Sat 2nd Dec 2023

Experience some nostalgia riding on vintage buses from the 1930’s – 2000’s on their annual Heritage Bus Running Day.
2023-12-02
All Day
 
Ensignbus Running Day 2023
Step into a world of wonder and enchantment this Christmas with a Victorian Magic Lantern show.
2023-12-02
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Clerkenwell
A Gothicly Grand Magic Lantern Christmas
Clerkenwell
Occasional guided tours of the Old Bailey criminal court in the City of London.
2023-12-02
All Day
 
City of London
Guided tours of the Old Bailey
City of London
Monthly Saturday opening of an exhibition about the British priest who nearly became Pope.
2023-12-02
10am to 5pm
 
Southwark
Reformation Cardinal
Southwark
A traditional festive market, featuring more than 40 vendors.
2023-12-02
10am to 5pm
 
Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
The North Wood Morris Men will be we shall be dancing up the South Bank accompanied by several other dance sides.
2023-12-02
10:30am to 4:30pm
 
North Wood Morris Xmas Day of Dance
The local group is taking over the entire Hainault Baptist Church complex and filling it with Meccano models of all types and sizes.
2023-12-02
10:30am to 5pm
 
Barkingside
Barkingside
Open two weekends a year, the usually private island's artists open their doors to show off their wares.
2023-12-02
11am to 5pm
 
Twickenham
Twickenham
The guided tour of the Albert Memorial gives you exclusive access inside the memorial railings
2023-12-02
11am to 12:30pm
 
South Kensington
Albert Memorial tour
South Kensington
Annual sale of Nordic gifts by the two Nordic churches in Rotherhithe.
2023-12-02
12pm to 6pm
 
Rotherhithe
Rotherhithe
20 minute free horse and carriage rides around Chelsea each weekend in the run up to Christmas
2023-12-02
12pm to 4pm
 
Chelsea
Horse & Carriage Rides in Chelsea
Chelsea

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

If you could, would you edit your DNA? To treat disease, or to enhance your body? Which diseases should we try to cure, and who decides? Where would you draw the line?
10am to 4pm
Camden
Closing soon Sat, 2nd December
2023-02-11
2023-12-02
An exhibition, in collaboration with the BBC, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who and its life at Riverside Studios.
9am to 9pm
Hammersmith
Closing soon Sun, 3rd December
2023-10-16
2023-12-03
Extraordinary Endeavors
An exhibition celebrating the Royal Asiatic Society’s bicentenary and its involvement in the study of science, literature, religion, and the arts of Asia since 1823.
Extraordinary Endeavors
10:30am to 5pm
Euston
Closing soon Fri, 15th December
2023-10-12
2023-12-15
‘Not Just Words: Learning languages through art and objects’ is an interactive video showcase in the UCL Art Museum, inviting visitors to engage with the many modern and ancient languages taught at UCL using works from the collection.
1pm to 5pm
Euston
Closing soon Fri, 15th December
2023-11-14
2023-12-15
Derek Jarman: Queer
A series of paintings by Derek Jarman that deal with love, sex and death and are a direct response to media coverage of the AIDS crisis in the UK.
Derek Jarman: Queer
12pm to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Closing soon Sat, 16th December
2023-10-05
2023-12-16
Lisetta Carmi: Identities
The first museum show in the UK of work by ground-breaking Italian photographer Lisetta Carmi, whose imagery is currently receiving renewed attention.
Lisetta Carmi: Identities
11am to 6pm
Islington
Closing soon Sun, 17th December
2023-09-20
2023-12-17
Making their mark: women silversmiths from Oman
This exhibition celebrates three generations of women silversmiths from the Sultanate of Oman, showcasing their silver work and personal testimonies.
Making their mark: women silversmiths from Oman
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 17th December
2023-10-19
2023-12-17
An exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the Chilean military coup.
11am to 6pm
Holborn
Closing soon Wed, 20th December
2023-09-08
2023-12-20
Inventing the Future
This exhibition celebrates the Tercentenary of the Constitutions of the Freemasons.
Inventing the Future
10am to 5pm
Aldwych
Closing soon Thu, 21st December
2023-01-09
2023-12-21
Hidden in Plain Sight: Liberating our Library Collections
"Hidden in Plain Sight" is UCL Library Services' free public exhibition highlighting underrepresented voices in our historic and modern library collections.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Liberating our Library Collections
11am to 5pm
Euston
Closing soon Thu, 21st December
2023-08-11
2023-12-21

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 2nd December 2023

Have you ever wondered what Somerset House was built for and what has taken place within this Grade 1 listed building over the years?
 Starts at 12pm
 
 Strand
2023-12-02
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Historical highlights tour of Somerset House

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 2nd December 2023

Visit the Ministry of Magic, The Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley and Platform 9¾, all on this half-day guided tour of the wizarding world.
 9am to 12pm
 
 Whitehall
2023-12-02
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A walk exploring White City's hidden history as London's go-to venue for exhibitions, entertainment, and the 1908 Olympics.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Shepherds Bush
2023-12-02
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Join a group of fellow muggles for a walking tour and see the real-life locations that inspired sets such as Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, and the Ministry of Magic.
 Starts at 11am
 
 City of London
2023-12-02
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 5pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2023-12-02
2023-12-02
Dare to discover the legend of London’s notorious Jack the Ripper on a tour like no other.
 7:30pm to 9:15pm
 
 Whitechapel
2023-12-02
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