Outdoor events in London December 2016

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Outdoor events in London in December

Our guide to outdoor events in London during December 2016.

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.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, London
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

to Hyde Park Hyde Park will once again become a magical Winter Wonderland with ice skating and rides, a circus, and a Christmas market.
 
 at Royal Botanic Gardens, London
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Night-time Christmas trail at Kew Gardens

to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden, and a North Pole village for Santa and his elves.
 at Royal Observatory, London
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An Evening with the Stars — Royal Observatory

to Royal Observatory Watch a Planetarium show and then spend an evening looking at the stars with other astronomers at the Royal Observatory.
 

That’s all the outdoor events, but there are plenty more days out in December including:

Celebrate the New Year with London’s fireworksDecember 2016Celebrate the New Year with about a bazillion other people, as they watch London’s spectacular fireworks display.

Boat trip down the Thames — River and FireDecember 2016The Museum of London is putting on a boat trip down the Thames to show us how the city emerged after the Great Fire of London.

The Railway Children + real steam train!December 2016The Railway Children’s cast includes a real-life 60-tonne steam train that comes chugging into the King’s Cross Theatre.

The Glory of Christmas — at the Royal Albert HallDecember 2016Enjoy some festive favourites and singalong carols with the London Concert Orchestra and City of London Choir.

Ravel, Shostakovich and Mussorgsky — Barbican HallDecember 2016The London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some works by Ravel, Shostakovich and Mussorgsky at Barbican Hall.

Elaine Paige — Stripped BackDecember 2016Elaine Paige’s 23-date ‘Stripped Back’ tour will be coming to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in December.

Phil Wang — onboard the Tattershall CastleDecember 2016Join Phil Wang at the Tattershall Castle, when he does a bit of stand-up at one of their Boat Show Comedy Club nights.

John Gibson — A British Sculptor in RomeDecember 2016The Royal Academy of Art’s will be putting on an exhibition of John Gibson’s marble sculptures, plaster reliefs and drawings.

Twilight Tour, at the Tower of LondonDecember 2016See the Tower of London after dark, and be led around the grounds by a Yeoman Warder as he tells you all about the history.

 
 
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