Free events in London Friday 9 December

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Free events in London on Fri 9th December

Our guide to free events in London on Friday 9 December 2016.

 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
 at Trafalgar Square, London
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Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square

to Trafalgar Square Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?
 
Art exhibition at Saatchi Gallery

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to Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery's "Painters' Painters" exhibition showcases the work of nine artists who are inspiring the next generation.
 at Geffrye Museum, London
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Christmas Past: 400 Years of Traditions

to Geffrye Museum The Geffrye's "Christmas Past" exhibition explores the origins and meanings behind 400 years of Christmas traditions.
 
 at Regent Street, London
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Christmas lights in Regent Street

to Regent Street Regent Street always has some of the best Christmas lights in London, stretching from Oxford Street to Waterloo Place.
 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 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

Free

to Imperial War Museum Mahwish Chishty's exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.
 at National Gallery, London
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Heaven on Earth — Maino’s Two Adorations

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino - 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' and 'The Adoration of the Kings'.
 
 at Guildhall Art Gallery, London
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Victorians Decoded — Art and Telegraphy

to Guildhall Art Gallery "Victorians Decoded" will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.
Museum exhibition in London at Imperial War Museum

Free

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

Free 

to Science Museum The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.
 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 9 December?

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time9 DecemberAs Christopher stands beside a dead dog his innocence comes under suspicion, so he decides to solve the crime himself.

The Bodyguard — starring Beverley Knight9 DecemberThe Whitney Houston movie “The Bodyguard” has been turned into a West End musical starring Beverley Knight.

Victorian-themed Santa’s Grotto at Sailortown9 DecemberMeet Father Christmas in a Victorian-themed grotto in the Sailortown gallery, at the Museum of London Docklands.

Sleeping Beauty — Hackney Empire Christmas panto9 DecemberThe Hackney Empire’s Christmas pantomime this year is “Sleeping Beaty”, packed with songs, comedy and family fun.

Gemma Arterton in Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan”9 DecemberHollywood actress Gemma Arterton will be playing Joan of Arc in Bernard Shaw’s classic play, “Saint Joan”.

The “Phantom of the Opera” is here!9 December“The Phantom of the Opera” has some of the best sets in the West End, and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s finest scores.

‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ competition9 December“Wildlife Photographer of the Year” returns to the Natural History Museum, with an exhibition of the the top 100 nature photos.

Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith — Aladdin9 DecemberThis year’s Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith will be have magical carpet ride to the mystical east, in “Aladdin”.

Puccini’s Manon Lescaut — Royal Opera House9 DecemberThe Royal Opera House will putting a production of Jonathan Kent’s version of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut”.

 
 
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