Free events in London Wednesday 7 December

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Free events in London on Wed 7th December

Our guide to free events in London on Wednesday 7 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 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.
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 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 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 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 7 December?

Victorian-themed Santa’s Grotto at Sailortown7 DecemberMeet Father Christmas in a Victorian-themed grotto in the Sailortown gallery, at the Museum of London Docklands.

Modernist Photography from Elton John’s Collection7 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John’s private collection.

Stewart Lee’s “Content Provider”7 DecemberStewart Lee will be testing out some new jokes at the Soho Theatre in a work in progress show called “Content Provider”.

Boris Eifman’s new ballet, “Up & Down”7 DecemberThe London Coliseum will be hosting the UK premiere of Boris Eifman’s new ballet, “Up & Down”.

“The Lion King” — music by Elton John7 DecemberBased on the Oscar-winning Disney movie, “The Lion King” tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle.

“Les Miserables”, at the Queen’s Theatre7 December“Les Miserables” is an epic tale of passion and destruction, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.

Haydn, Stravinsky, Diana Burrell — Barbican Hall7 DecemberJukka-Pekka Saraste and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Haydn and Stravinsky at Barbican Hall.

The Shard — for fantastic views of London7 DecemberEnjoy the stunning views from the top of The Shard — London’s tallest skyscraper — more than 1000-feet above the city.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda — The Musical7 DecemberRoald Dahl’s “Matilda” tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers.

 
 
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