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?
 
 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 18 December?

You Say You Want a Revolution? 1966-197018 DecemberThe Victoria & Albert Museum’s new exhibition will explore the cultural and political revolutions at the tail end of the 1960s.

Mr Popper’s Penguins — family puppet musical18 DecemberMr and Mrs Popper are bringing their amazing family of puppet penguins to the Criterion Theatre for two weeks over Christmas.

Game Plan — Old board games, re-discovered18 DecemberThe Museum of Childhood’s new exhibition and explore the history of more than 100 board games, both old and new.

Lazarus — David Bowie’s final work18 December‘Lazarus’ is a musical based on ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’, and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.

Southbank’s Winter Festival & Christmas market18 DecemberThis popular chalet-style Christmas market sells some great gifts and lots of festive food and drink in the pop-up bars.

Christmas panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs18 DecemberThis year’s Christmas panto at the Shaw Theatre will be “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum18 DecemberThe Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.

Outdoor ice rink, at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court18 DecemberThe Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace.

Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House18 DecemberSomerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.

 
 
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