Free events in London Friday 11 November

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Free events in London on Fri 11th November

Our guide to free events in London on Friday 11 November 2016.

 at Carnaby Street, London
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Christmas lights in Carnaby Street

to Carnaby Street Carnaby Street will be kicking off its Christmas season with a big switch-on ceremony on the 10th November.
 at Bond Street, London
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Christmas lights in Bond Street

Bond Street Bond Street is one of the poshest shopping streets in in London, and they always have some of the poshest decorations too!
 
 at Oxford Street, London
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Christmas lights in Oxford Street

to Oxford Street The Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they're shutting the street to traffic.
Free event in London at Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
 
Free event in London at Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Imperial War Museum

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to Imperial War Museum Mahwish Chishty's exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.
 at Tower Bridge, London
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Tower Bridge — Scheduled lift times

to Tower Bridge Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge, so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo.
 
Free event in London at Old Bailey

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Old Bailey Watch the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey, where members of the public can sit in the gallery and watch a case.
Free event in London at Royal Courts of Justice

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Royal Courts of Justice Try something a bit different -- how about going to the Royal Courts of Justice and watching a real-life court case?
 
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino - 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' and 'The Adoration of the Kings'.
Art exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery

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to Guildhall Art Gallery "Victorians Decoded" will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.
 
 at Wallace Collection, London
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The Middle, by Tom Ellis — at the Wallace Collection

to Wallace Collection The British artist Tom Ellis has been commissioned to create a series of works for the Wallace Collection, called 'The Middle'.
Free event in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
Museum exhibition in London at Imperial War Museum

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to Imperial War Museum The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Science Museum

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to Science Museum The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.
 at British Museum, London
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Courting to Contract: Love and Marriage in Iran

to British Museum The British Museum's "Courting to Contract" exhibition will explore the themes of love and marriage in Iranian art and literature.
 
 at Guildhall Art Gallery, London
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Visscher’s London of 1616 — Redrawn for 2016

to Guildhall Art Gallery The Guildhall Art Gallery will be showing Visscher's image of medieval London alongside a new version by Robin Reynolds.
Free event in London at Spitalfields City Farm

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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?
 
 at Houses of Parliament, London
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Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons

to Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
 
 at Big Ben, London
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Climb up Big Ben, and see the bell

Big Ben This tour will take you all the way up to the top of the clock tower, where you can stand next to Big Ben as it strikes the hour.
 at National Maritime Museum, London
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Forgotten Fighters: First World War at Sea

to National Maritime Museum "Forgotten Fighters" will tell the story of the people who fought the First World War at sea, both above and below the waves.
 

We don’t have any more free events, but how about these other events in London on 11 November?

Intrigue — James Ensor (curated by Luc Tuymans)11 NovemberThe Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.

Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)11 NovemberThe Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Offenbach’s operatic swansong “The Tales of Hoffmann”.

Twenty One Pilots — Emotional Roadshow Tour11 NovemberTwenty One Pilots will be playing two nights at Alexandra Palace as part of their ‘Emotional Roadshow’ world tour.

Beautiful — The Carole King Musical11 November“Beautiful” tells the story of music legend Carole King, who become one of the most successful songwriters in music history.

Real Rancour — with Hans Teeuwen11 NovemberHans Teeuwen is returning to the UK in October to perform his “Real Rancour” show at the Leicester Square Theatre.

“The Lion King” — music by Elton John11 NovemberBased on the Oscar-winning Disney movie, “The Lion King” tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle.

Oil — at the Almeida Theatre11 November“Oil” is a new play which drills deep into the world’s relationship with oil, through the eyes of one woman and her daughter.

Sing-a-long with Dirty Dancing11 NovemberThe Prince Charles Cinema will be screening a sing and dance along version of the ulitimate chick flick — “Dirty Dancing”.

Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement11 NovemberThe Courtauld Gallery’s “Rodin and Dance” exhibition will showcase some sculptures and drawings of the Cambodian dancers.

 
 
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