The 1951 version of Scrooge (Cert U, 86 mins) is arguably the finest screen version of Charles Dickens' Christmas classic. And now you can see it for free when they show it at the Wallace Collection.
Alastair Sim plays the bitter old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is sitting in his stone cold room when he's visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley... and so begins Dicken's classic tale of greed, grief, and the redemptive power of Christmas that helps him see the error of his ways.
Craig’s review of Wallace Collection – “The Wallace Collection came as a total surprise to me because I didn't realise how beautiful it was. The first two rooms I went in reminded me of Buckingham Palace. The walls are all velvet reds and warm golds and full of huge oil portraits ten feet across. The antique furniture is full of black statues and gilded porcelain and golden trophy plates. They've got urns a… continued”
Christmas Carols at the Wallace Collection – 20 Dec 2018 – Enjoy a mince pie, some mulled wine, and an evening of Christmas carols in the Great Galley at the Wallace Collection
Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum – 25 Oct 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Natural History Museum has one of London's prettiest ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairground carousel.
Skate around Canary Wharf’s ice rink – 2 Nov 2018 to 16 Feb 2019 – This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House – 14 Nov 2018 to 13 Jan 2019 – Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade
A Tudor Christmas, with Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke – 19 Nov 2018 – Historical author Alison Weir will be talking with Siobhan Clarke about how the Tudors celebrated Christmas.
Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas – 21 Nov to 30 Dec 2018 – Raymond Briggs' classic children's book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith
Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman – 22 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans