Free events in London Wednesday 23 November

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Free events in London on Wed 23rd November

Our guide to free events in London on Wednesday 23 November 2016.

 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 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 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.
 
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 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?
 
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino - 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' and 'The Adoration of the Kings'.
Art exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery

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to Guildhall Art Gallery "Victorians Decoded" will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.
 
 at Wallace Collection, London
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The Middle, by Tom Ellis — at the Wallace Collection

to Wallace Collection The British artist Tom Ellis has been commissioned to create a series of works for the Wallace Collection, called 'The Middle'.
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.
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.
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 Crossbones Graveyard, London
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Monthly vigil at Crossbones Graveyard

Crossbones Graveyard Every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to remember and pay their respects to the outcasts of society.
 
 at Houses of Parliament, London
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Watch PMQs (Prime Minister’s Questions)

to Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
 at Houses of Parliament, London
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Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons

to 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.
 
 at Big Ben, London
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Climb up Big Ben, and see the bell

Big Ben This tour will take you all the way up to the top of the clock tower, where you can stand next to Big Ben as it strikes the hour.
 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 23 November?

‘School of Rock’ — from the Jack Black movie23 NovemberThe Jack Black movie ‘School of Rock’ has been turned into a West End musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes.

Lazarus — David Bowie’s final work23 November‘Lazarus’ is a musical based on ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’, and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.

Half A Sixpence — Flash, Bang, Wallop!23 NovemberCameron Mackintosh and Julian Fellowes are bringing ‘Half A Sixpence’ to the West End, based on HG Well’s novel.

Skate around Canary Wharf’s outdoor ice rink23 NovemberAn outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.

Intrigue — James Ensor (curated by Luc Tuymans)23 NovemberThe Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.

Alan Bennett, reading some of his prose23 NovemberPlaywright Alan Bennett will be reading extracts from his latest collection of prose, ‘Keeping On Keeping On’.

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral23 NovemberSt Paul’s Cathedal has got three domes that you can climb up — the Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery.

Be a Zoo Keeper for a day, at London Zoo23 NovemberGet closer to the animals at London Zoo, and help to feed and muck them out, by becoming a London Zoo keeper for a day.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland23 NovemberHyde Park will once again become a magical Winter Wonderland with ice skating and rides, a circus, and a Christmas market.

 
 
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