Free events in London Sunday 4 December

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Free events in London on Sun 4th December

Our guide to free events in London on Sunday 4 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?
 at Saatchi Gallery, London
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Painters’ Painters — at the Saatchi Gallery

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

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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.
 
 at Imperial War Museum, London
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Mahwish Chishty: Spy drones and Pakistani folk art

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

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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 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 4 December?

Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes — Tower Bridge4 DecemberTower Bridge will be showing some photos of London by Martin Parr, called ‘Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes’.

Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity4 DecemberThe National Maritime Museum’s new exhibition will tell the story of Admiral Nelson’s controversial lover, Emma Hamilton.

Verdi’s Il Trovatore, at the Royal Opera House4 DecemberThe Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Verdi’s “Il trovatore”, which includes the famous “Anvil Chorus”.

Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, at the Tate Modern4 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective exhibition of works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Paul Nash exhibition — at Tate Britain4 DecemberTate Britain’s Paul Nash exhibition will show works from his entire life, from his earliest drawings up to his iconic war paintings.

Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement4 DecemberThe Courtauld Gallery’s “Rodin and Dance” exhibition will showcase some sculptures and drawings of the Cambodian dancers.

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear4 DecemberThe Victoria & Albert Museum’s ‘Undressed’ exhibition will explore the history of underwear from the 18th-century to today.

Sleeping Beauty panto — with Maureen Lipman4 DecemberMaureen Lipman and CBeebies’ Chris Jarvis will be starring in Richmond Theatre’s Christmas panto, “Sleeping Beauty”.

Fire! Fire! Great Fire of London exhibition4 DecemberThis year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.

 
 
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