Things to do in London in December 2018

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Events in London in December 2018

The IanVisits guide to Decembers unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Top events in London on Wed 19th Dec 2018

This lecture will attempt to critique both T.E. Lawrence the historical actor and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ the cultural construct as products of Western imperialism.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 St James
2018-12-19
2018-12-19

Lawrence of Arabia: Romantic, Orientalist, and Western Cultural Artefact

A talk by the author of a book on Donald Trump and Russia.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2018-12-19
2018-12-19

More London events on Wednesday 19th Dec

Thursday 20th Dec

Enjoy the opportunity to explore Dickens’s home, dressed lavishly for Christmas, as darkness falls.
 Starts at 6pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-12-20
2018-12-20

Christmas Lates at the Charles Dickens Museum

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Friday 21st Dec

If you are yet to hear Michael Slater bring the great works of Dickens to life, this is your chance.
 3pm to 5pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-12-21
2018-12-21

A Christmas Carol with Professor Michael Slater

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Saturday 22nd Dec

Rummage through a selection of salvaged treasures from over 30 handpicked vintage traders.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Stoke Newington
2018-12-22
2018-12-22

Hackney Flea-mas Market

A festive celebration for the whole family in the Globe Theatre.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Southwark
2018-12-22
2018-12-22

More London events on Saturday 22nd Dec

Sunday 23rd Dec

Rummage through a selection of salvaged treasures from over 30 handpicked vintage traders.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Stoke Newington
2018-12-23
2018-12-23

Hackney Flea-mas Market

A festive celebration for the whole family in the Globe Theatre.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Southwark
2018-12-23
2018-12-23

More London events on Sunday 23rd Dec

Monday 24th Dec

The annual and wonderful Christmas Eve auction by Harts the Butchers at Smithfield.
 10am to 12pm
 
 Barbican
2018-12-24
2018-12-24

 Smithfields Xmas Eve Auction

Take a step back in time this Christmas Eve with a visit to the Charles Dickens Museum.
 All Day
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-12-24
2018-12-24

A Very Dickensian Christmas Eve

More London events on Monday 24th Dec

Tuesday 25th Dec

Annual swimming event (to watch) takes place in Hyde Park's Serpentine Lake on Christmas Day
 9am to 11am
 
 Kensington
2018-12-25
2018-12-25
The one ice rink that will be open on Christmas Day.
 12:20pm to 6pm
 
 Hampstead
2018-12-25
2018-12-25
If you have never seen London almost empty, this is really the only opportunity to do so all year.
 5:45am to 9am
 
 Trafalgar Square
2018-12-25
2018-12-25

Walking tour of London on Christmas Day

More London events on Tuesday 25th Dec

Wednesday 26th Dec

Morris men are inviting everyone to an ancient midwinter play during their Boxing Day tour of Ewell Village.
 12pm to 3pm
 
 Epsom
2018-12-26
2018-12-26
Come and explore this beautiful nature reserve which is usually closed to the public.
 12pm to 3pm
 
 Brockley
2018-12-26
2018-12-26

More London events on Wednesday 26th Dec

Thursday 27th Dec

Take a tour of Parliament over the Christmas holidays.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
2018-12-27
2018-12-27

Christmas Tours of the Houses of Parliament

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Friday 28th Dec

Take a tour of Parliament over the Christmas holidays.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
2018-12-28
2018-12-28

Christmas Tours of the Houses of Parliament

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Saturday 29th Dec

Top up your seasonal cheer at this day-long event with London’s best drag kings and queens.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
2018-12-29
2018-12-29

Winter's a DRAG

All available engines will be in steam, including unlimited rides on the Waterworks Railway and the chance to see the Victorian Shand Mason steam fire engine in action.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brentford
2018-12-29
2018-12-29

New Year Steam-Up

Take a tour of Parliament over the Christmas holidays.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
2018-12-29
2018-12-29

Christmas Tours of the Houses of Parliament

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Sunday 30th Dec

All available engines will be in steam, including unlimited rides on the Waterworks Railway and the chance to see the Victorian Shand Mason steam fire engine in action.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brentford
2018-12-30
2018-12-30

New Year Steam-Up

Love it or hate it, the concrete landscape of Europe’s largest art centre has been dividing opinion for generations.
 5pm to :
 
 Southwark
2018-12-30
2018-12-30

Southbank Architecture Tour

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Monday 31st Dec

A plant hunting walk to see how many wildflowers can be found at this time of year.
 11am to 1pm
 
2018-12-31
2018-12-31

New Year’s Eve Plant Hunt

All available engines will be in steam, including unlimited rides on the Waterworks Railway and the chance to see the Victorian Shand Mason steam fire engine in action.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brentford
2018-12-31
2018-12-31

New Year Steam-Up

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