Free events in London Sunday 18 December

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Free events in London on Sun 18th December

Our guide to free events in London on Sunday 18 December 2016.

 at Westminster Abbey, London
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Ceremony of Carols, at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey Enjoy a performance of Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" at Westminster Abbey, with a reading of The Christmas Proclamation.
 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 Hampton Court Palace

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Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
Talk in London at Speakers’ Corner

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

Free

Tower of London You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City.
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.
 
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 18 December?

Elaine Paige — Stripped Back18 DecemberElaine Paige’s 23-date ‘Stripped Back’ tour will be coming to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in December.

Jingle Bell Christmas, at the Royal Albert Hall18 DecemberJoin the London Concert Orchestra and Jingle Bell Dancers for an afternoon of festive favourites at the Royal Albert Hall.

Thriller — with the songs of Michael Jackson18 December“Thriller Live” celebrates the career of Michael Jackson in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves.

Mozart and Tchaikovsky — London Symphony Orchestra18 DecemberNikolaj Znaider and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky at Barbican Hall.

Feminist Avant-Garde (from the Verbund Collection)18 DecemberThe Photographers’ Gallery “Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s” exhibition includes work from the Verbund Collection.

The Railway Children + real steam train!18 DecemberThe Railway Children’s cast includes a real-life 60-tonne steam train that comes chugging into the King’s Cross Theatre.

Thinking Drinkers: Around the World in 80 Drinks18 DecemberJoin the Thinking Drinkers for a Christmas-themed version of “Around the World in 80 Drinks” at the Museum of Comedy.

Potted Panto — seven pantomimes in one show!18 DecemberDan and Jeff are back with seven shows in one — managing to shoe-horn seven pantomimes into a single show!

Peppa Pig’s Surprise! — at the Phoenix Theatre18 DecemberTake your little kids to see “Peppa Pig’s Surprise” and enjoy a lovely day with Peppa, George, and all their friends.

 
 
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