Free events in London Saturday 3 December

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Free events in London on Sat 3rd December

Our guide to free events in London on Saturday 3 December 2016.

 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 3 December?

Outdoor ice rink, in the Tower of London’s moat3 DecemberThe Tower of London’s outdoor ice rink is back again for another year, set in the dry moat outside the castle walls.

Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith — Aladdin3 DecemberThis year’s Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith will be have magical carpet ride to the mystical east, in “Aladdin”.

Quote-a-long to Will Ferrell’s ‘Elf’ movie3 DecemberQuote along to Will Ferrell’s classic Christmas comedy “Elf”, where he seeks out his grumpy dad James Caan in New York.

The Cure — three nights at the SSE Arena3 DecemberThe Cure’s tour is coming to the SSE Arena for three nights in December, with support from The Twilight Sad.

One Night in Miami (about Muhammad Ali)3 December“One Night in Miami” imagines a conversation between Cassius Clay, Malcom X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown.

Victorian-themed Santa’s Grotto at Sailortown3 DecemberMeet Father Christmas in a Victorian-themed grotto in the Sailortown gallery, at the Museum of London Docklands.

J. B. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls”3 DecemberJB Priestley’s classic thriller “An Inspector Calls” is returning to the London stage for a limited run at the Playhouse Theatre.

The Dresser — with Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith3 DecemberKen Stott and Reece Shearsmith will be starring in Ronald Harwood’s greatest play — ‘The Dresser’.

John Gibson — A British Sculptor in Rome3 DecemberThe Royal Academy of Art’s will be putting on an exhibition of John Gibson’s marble sculptures, plaster reliefs and drawings.

 
 
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