Free events in London Monday 9 January

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Free events in London on Mon 9th January

Our guide to free events in London on Monday 9 January 2017.

Talk in London at Houses of Parliament

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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.
Free event in London at Parliament Hill

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Parliament Hill Enjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
 
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 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?
 
Free event in London at One New Change

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One New Change One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
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?
 
Free event in London at Primrose Hill

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Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
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 Horse Guards

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Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
Free event in London at Little Venice

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Little Venice Have a nice walk around Little Venice, past all the pretty houseboats, and stop for a cup of tea in one of the nice cafes.
 
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
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.
 
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.
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 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.
 
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.
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.

We don’t have any more free events, but how about these other events in London on 9 January?

Broadgate ice rink (near Liverpool Street station)9 JanuarySurrounded by tall offices and shops, the outdoor ice rink at Broadgate is only two minutes from Liverpool Street station.

Great view from the Tate Modern restaurant9 JanuaryCheck out the restaurant and bar at the Tate Modern art gallery, for a great view of St. Paul’s Cathedral across the river.

See London by night — on a sightseeing bus9 JanuaryThe ‘See London By Night’ bus tour will show you London’s most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky.

View from The Shard — London’s tallest building9 JanuaryEnjoy the stunning views from the top of The Shard — London’s tallest skyscraper — more than 1000-feet above the city.

The Original Tour — Open-top sightseeing bus9 JanuaryThe Original Tour is one of London’s most popular sightseeing buses, and it’s also a great way to travel around the capital.

Day out at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo9 JanuaryBattersea Park Children’s Zoo is a good place to visit for families with young kids, with plenty of small animals and birds.

Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall9 JanuaryThis guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium.

Game Plan — Old board games, re-discovered9 JanuaryThe Museum of Childhood’s new exhibition and explore the history of more than 100 board games, both old and new.

Intrigue — James Ensor (curated by Luc Tuymans)9 JanuaryThe Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.

 
 
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