Free events in London Thursday 15 December

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Free events in London on Thu 15th December

Our guide to free events in London on Thursday 15 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 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 15 December?

Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House15 DecemberSomerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.

The Nutcracker — English National Ballet15 DecemberThe English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at the London Coliseum.

The Joy of Christmas, at the Royal Festival Hall15 DecemberEnjoy an evening of Christmas classical music with music by Handel, Bach, Berlioz, Vivaldi, Gruber and Darke.

Opus Anglicanum: English Medieval Embroidery15 DecemberThe Victoria & Albert Museum’s ‘Opus Anglicanum’ exhibition will show some masterpieces of English medieval embroidery.

The London International Horse Show15 DecemberThe London International Horse Show will feature world-class show jumping, dressage and carriage driving competitions.

Nathan Caton, at the Comedy Store15 DecemberStand-up comic Nathan Caton is a regular performer at London’s famous Comedy Store in Soho.

John Gibson — A British Sculptor in Rome15 DecemberThe Royal Academy of Art’s will be putting on an exhibition of John Gibson’s marble sculptures, plaster reliefs and drawings.

Buried Child — with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan15 DecemberHollywood star Ed Harris will be starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘Buried Child’, at the Trafalgar Studios.

South Africa: The Art of a Nation — British Museum15 DecemberExplore the history of South Africa through its art, from early rock art to cutting-edge contemporary pieces.

 
 
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