Outdoor events in London December 2016

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Outdoor events in London in December

Our guide to outdoor events in London during December 2016.

Free event in London at Spitalfields City Farm

Free

Spitalfields City Farm Spitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids, but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?
Talk in London at Speakers’ Corner

Free 

Speakers’ Corner Listen to a speech at Speakers' Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
 
Childrens event in London at Hackney Marshes

Free

Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, London
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

to Hyde Park Hyde Park will once again become a magical Winter Wonderland with ice skating and rides, a circus, and a Christmas market.
 
 at Royal Botanic Gardens, London
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Night-time Christmas trail at Kew Gardens

to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden, and a North Pole village for Santa and his elves.
 at Royal Observatory, London
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An Evening with the Stars — Royal Observatory

to Royal Observatory Watch a Planetarium show and then spend an evening looking at the stars with other astronomers at the Royal Observatory.
 

That’s all the outdoor events, but there are plenty more days out in December including:

Celebrate the New Year with London’s fireworksDecember 2016Celebrate the New Year with about a bazillion other people, as they watch London’s spectacular fireworks display.

Boat trip down the Thames — River and FireDecember 2016The Museum of London is putting on a boat trip down the Thames to show us how the city emerged after the Great Fire of London.

The Railway Children + real steam train!December 2016The Railway Children’s cast includes a real-life 60-tonne steam train that comes chugging into the King’s Cross Theatre.

Bond in Motion — collection of James Bond carsDecember 2016“Bond in Motion” is a huge collection of original cars, bikes and boats used during filming in the 007 James Bond movies.

Meet the animals up close, at London ZooDecember 2016Here’s your chance to enter the animal enclosures, watch them feed, and get close to some of the animals at London Zoo.

Sham 69 — at the O2 Forum Kentish TownDecember 2016Sham 69 will be doing some live shows in December, including one night at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.

Boy With Tape On His Face — Tattershall CastleDecember 2016The Boy With Tape On His Face will be doing a set at the Boat Show Comedy Club, onboard the Tattershall Castle.

In The Heights — Tony Award-winning musicalDecember 2016“In The Heights” is a Tony Award-winning musical built around the infectious Latin rhythms of salsa and merengue.

Ceremony of Carols, at St. Paul’s CathedralDecember 2016Enjoy a performance of Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” inside St Paul’s Cathedral, with some readings for advent.

 
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