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


Top events in London on Sun 3rd Dec 2023

Step into a world of wonder and enchantment this Christmas with a Victorian Magic Lantern show.
2023-12-03
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Clerkenwell
A Gothicly Grand Magic Lantern Christmas
Clerkenwell
Take a boat trip through London's longest canal tunnel whilst enjoying a warm fruit punch and mince pie with cream.
2023-12-03
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Islington
Canal tunnel trips
Islington
A traditional festive market, featuring more than 40 vendors.
2023-12-03
10am to 5pm
 
Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
2023-12-03
10am to 4pm
 
Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
Croydon
The collection includes instruments by Gavioli, Marenghi, Hooghuys, Wilhelm Bruder Söhne and Gebr.Weber.
2023-12-03
11am to 5pm
 
Amersham
Occasional open day at the Amersham Fair Organ Museum
Amersham
Open two weekends a year, the usually private island's artists open their doors to show off their wares.
2023-12-03
11am to 5pm
 
Twickenham
Twickenham
Frock Me! returns to Chelsea Old Town Hall with over 60 leading dealers of vintage and antique fashion, textiles and accessories.
2023-12-03
11am to 5:30pm
 
Chelsea
Frock Me - Vintage fashion fair
Chelsea
A tour of the first Gothic-revival cemetery with your expert guide from the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery charity
2023-12-03
11am to 12:30pm
 
West Norwood
West Norwood Cemetery tour
West Norwood
Annual sale of Nordic gifts by the two Nordic churches in Rotherhithe.
2023-12-03
12pm to 6pm
 
Rotherhithe
Rotherhithe
20 minute free horse and carriage rides around Chelsea each weekend in the run up to Christmas
2023-12-03
12pm to 4pm
 
Chelsea
Horse & Carriage Rides in Chelsea
Chelsea
Enjoy the festive season with Peter Pan accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.
2023-12-03
2:30pm to 5pm
 
Brentford
Christmas Silent Film: Peter Pan with the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ
Brentford
A look at the art and design of that most stylish of 60s TV companies, ITC.
2023-12-03
Starts at 3pm
 
Southwark
The Stylish World of ITC + intro by Lord Michael Grade
Southwark

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
‘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
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 5pm
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
It All Starts With a Thread
Explore thread as a method and metaphor for connection, collaboration and conversation in this exhibition by ten students.
It All Starts With a Thread
Starts at 11am
Whitechapel
Closing soon Sun, 31st December
2023-08-18
2023-12-31
Ben Edge's British Folk Paintings
An exhibition of paintings showing many of Britain's folk traditions.
Ben Edge's British Folk Paintings
12pm to 10pm
Hackney
Closing soon Sun, 31st December
2023-10-05
2023-12-31
Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire
Featuring over 200 items dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, many of them on display for the first time.
Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire
10am to 4pm
City of London
Closing soon Sun, 31st December
2023-11-13
2023-12-31
Art Now: Rhea Dillon: An Alterable Terrain
This exhibition brings together a group of new and existing sculptures to explore Black women’s labour across histories and geographies.
Art Now: Rhea Dillon: An Alterable Terrain
10am to 6pm
Pimlico
Closing soon Mon, 1st January
2023-05-23
2024-01-01
Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine
This exhibition explores the worldwide effort to develop vaccines at pandemic speed.
Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 7th January
2022-11-30
2024-01-07

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What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 3rd December 2023

We take you to the places in and around Soho where Marx lived and worked, show you traces of the London he knew, and tell the extraordinary tale of this man who would change the world.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2023-12-03
2023-12-03
A walk about the history of 20th century public housing, told through the homes lying between East Acton and White City
 11am to 1:15pm
 
 Shepherds Bush
2023-12-03
2023-12-03
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
2023-12-03
2023-12-03
Walk in the footsteps of London’s most infamous serial killer on this exhilarating walking tour to real-life murder locations.
 7pm to 10pm
 
 Pimlico South
2023-12-03
2023-12-03
Dare to discover the legend of London’s notorious Jack the Ripper on a tour like no other.
 7:30pm to 9:15pm
 
 Whitechapel
2023-12-03
2023-12-03