The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 14th December.


Top events in London on Thu 14th Dec 2023

An illustrated talk for the 400th anniversary of the publication of the first collection of William Shakespeare's plays.
2023-12-14
2pm to 3pm
 
City of London
Shakespeare, London and the First Folio
City of London
From the classic C shaped Cray-1 through generations of systems we will see and hear about the technology, applications and people involved with the worlds most powerful computers.
2023-12-14
Starts at 2:30pm
 
City of London
City of London
The museum will open later than usual to welcome visitors into a magical new take on its exhibition spaces, illuminated almost entirely by candles.
2023-12-14
4:30pm to 7pm
 
Greenwich
Greenwich
Late opening at the Canal Museum with a festive style.
2023-12-14
5:50pm to 9pm
 
Islington
Islington
An opportunity to discover the story of Keats by candlelight
2023-12-14
6pm to 7pm
 
Hampstead
Keats House by Candlelight
Hampstead
Discover the stories of our Favourite Christmas Carols with composer and conductor Andrew Gant.
2023-12-14
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Southwark
Deck the Hall - A Talk by Andrew Gant
Southwark
A rare opportunity to view the Home of Henry Stephens from top to bottom and learn more of its 149 year history.
2023-12-14
7pm to 8pm
 
Finchley
Avenue House - Take a Peek at Christmas
Finchley

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 8pm
Euston
Closing soon Fri, 15th December
2023-10-12
2023-12-15
Reformation Cardinal
An exhibition about the British priest who nearly became Pope.
Reformation Cardinal
5:30pm to 5pm
Southwark
Closing soon Fri, 15th December
2023-10-05
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 6pm
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 8pm
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
The Drawing Year 2023 End of Year Exhibition
An exhibition showcasing more than 400 works by 28 students who have participated in the School’s scholarship course in 2023.
The Drawing Year 2023 End of Year Exhibition
9am to 7pm
Shoreditch
Closing soon Tue, 19th December
2023-12-07
2023-12-19
An exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the Chilean military coup.
9am to 7pm
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
10am to 7pm
Euston
Closing soon Thu, 21st December
2023-08-11
2023-12-21

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 14th 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
2023-12-14
2023-12-14
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
2023-12-14
2023-12-14
Dare to discover the legend of London’s notorious Jack the Ripper on a tour like no other.
 7:30pm to 9:15pm
 
 Whitechapel
2023-12-14
2023-12-14