London Events Happening in December 2014

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.

F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.


Saturday, 20th Dec

10:00 AMMonthly weekend opening at the Bentley Priory Museum (Stanmore)
The Museum tells the story of the mansion house, as it was used as the Headquarters for Fighter Command during WW2.
(Cost: £9)
2:00 PMThe Great War Walk in Whitehall - Christmas Truce (Aldwych)
B This Blue Badge Guide led walk outlines the causes behind this conflict, takes you to some of the buildings that played a role.
(Cost: £12)
2:15 PMTour of The Charterhouse
F Guided tour around the walled enclave next to Barbican by one of the resident Brothers.


Tuesday, 23rd Dec

7:00 PMMonthly vigil at the Cross Bones Graveyard (Southwark)
F Vigils have been held on the 23rd of every month since June 2004. They are inclusive, secular events, open 'to all faiths and none'.


Wednesday, 24th Dec

10:30 AMChristmas Eve Auction at Smithfield Meat Market
F The famous annual clearance auction by Harts at Smithfield - cash only.


Friday, 26th Dec

10:30 AMBoxing Day Tug-of-War
F Annual tug-of-war between the patrons of The Nags Head and The White Hart.


Saturday, 27th Dec

11:00 AMTwickenham Guided Walking Tour (Twickenham)
F Highlights: There’s more to Twickenham than rugby


Wednesday, 31st Dec

6:45 PMScience Museum Lates (South Kensington)
F Monthly late night adults only opening at the Science Museum.