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The London Parks & Gardens Trust has created an inventory of the green spaces open to the public in the boroughs of Wandsworth, Greenwich, Enfield & Newham on their PARK EXPLORER website where there are also lots of activity suggestions for children

Find out about NEW LONDON ARCHITECTURE at 26 Store Street WC1. Large model and information on display. Programme of changing exhibitions and events. Admission free.

LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST programme of walks, events and workdays available online

BROMLEY COUNTRYSIDE programme of walks, talk and events available to download. [click here]. Note: some events require booking and some are chargeable.

The GLIAS diary of events is available on their website

ALEXANDRA PALACE hosts a programme of public shows, fairs and events throughout the year. Details on their website.

Details of services, concerts & events in CITY CHURCHES can be found on the website

LONDON TOWN TALK has information on business and events, news, links and postcards for several areas

The EVENING STANDARD website sometimes has special offers for London attractions.

DISCOUNTS available at some London attractions click here to access the website.

FREE LONDON LISTINGS with entries in a number of categories.

Print a voucher at DISCOUNT BRITAIN to receive 20% off attractions and meals for up to six people. Discount attractions from Smartsave

2 FOR 1 ENTRY to London attractions when you travel by train.

2 FOR 1 MP3 walks available for 5 (City of London, Southbank and City of Westminster).

A extensive Whats On guide to SE1 is available online.

CITY OF LONDON Culture & Heritage Guide [download].

The HAMPSTEAD HEATH DIARY has a programme of events [download]

BROMLEY ARTS Diary of Events [webpage]

There is a listing of forthcoming events on Ian's webpage

LONDON DRINKER a bi-monthly magazine produced by CAMRA is available in some pubs, by subscription (3 for 6 issues) or online.

THE MUSEUM OF LONDON with its new post 1666 galleries should be your first port of call to discover the history of London. Open daily (except 24-26 December) 10-6. Admission is free.
They organise talks, walks, courses and visits. For details of events pick up a copy of their programme at the museum or join the free mailing list. Most chargable events require booking and numbers are limited. There is a Friends organisation. Detailed information is available on the
website.

THIS WEEKEND

FAMILY EVENTS at the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House. Admission free. Tel 020 8858 4422.

FAMILY EVENTS at the V&A including Backpacks, Activity Cart, Trails & Interactives. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY EVENTS at the British Museum including Backpacks, Trails, Workshops & Digital Discovery. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS at Somerset House Saturdays 2-3:30pm. Admission free but places limited (tickets from 1pm). Tel 020 7845 4600.

FOUNDLING SUNDAYS at the Foundling Museum on first Sundays. Talk at 2pm concert at 3pm. Included in admission. Tel 020 7841 3600.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow on third Sundays 1-4:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8496 4391.

GALLERY CHARACTERS at the Natural History Museum Saturdays 11:30-1 & 2-3:30. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 5000.

GALLERY TALKS at the National Portrait Gallery on Sundays at 3pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

PORTRAIT OF THE DAY at the National Portrait Gallery on Saturdays noon. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

CHRISTMAS MARKET at the Museum of Childhood on 30 November 11:30-4:30. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

CHRISTMAS FAIR at The Chelsea Physic Garden on 29 & 30 November 10-4. Tel 020 7352 5606.

PADDINGTON BEAR PICNIC at the Museum of London on 29 & 30 November 12-4. Admission free. Tel 020 7001 9844.

CHRISTMAS at Osterley on 29 & 30 November 12-3. Admission charge. Tel 020 8232 5050.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES at Canary Wharf Malls on 29 & 30 November 11-5. Admission free.

SANTA'S GROTTO at Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf on 29 & 30 November 11-5. Charity donation.

WW1 CHRISTMAS at Sutton House, Hackney on 30 November 12-4. Admission free. Tel 020 8986 2264.

DROP IN at The Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park on 29 November 1-3pm. Admission free.

NEXT WEEKEND

FAMILY EVENTS at the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House. Admission free. Tel 020 8858 4422.

FAMILY EVENTS at the V&A including Backpacks, Activity Cart, Trails & Interactivies. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY EVENTS at the British Museum including Backpacks, Trails, Workshops & Digital Discovery. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS at Somerset House Saturdays 2-3:30pm. Admission free but places limited (tickets from 1pm). Tel 020 7845 4600.

FOUNDLING SUNDAYS at the Foundling Museum on first Sundays. Talk at 2pm concert at 3pm. Included in admission. Tel 020 7841 3600.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow on third Sundays 1-4:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8496 4391.

GALLERY CHARACTERS at the Natural History Museum Saturdays 11:30-1 & 2-3:30. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 5000.

GALLERY TALKS at the National Portrait Gallery on Sundays at 3pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

CHRISTMAS at Osterley on 6 & 7 December 12-3. Admission charge. Tel 020 8232 5050.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES at Canary Wharf Malls 6 & 7 December 11-5. Admission free.

SANTA'S GROTTO at Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf 6 & 7 December 11-5. Charity donation.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS at the Foundling Museum on 6 December 10:30-1 & 2-4:30. Admission free. Tel 020 7841 3600.

CHRISTMAS PUDDING RACE in Covent Garden on 6 December. Tel 07900 680653.

LONDON SANTA RUN in Battersea Park on 6 December from 10am. Free to watch.

STORYTELLING at the Red House, Bexley on 6 & 7 December 11:30-4. Admission charge. Tel 020 8304 9878.

WINTER FAYRE at Spitalfields City Farm on 7 December 12-4pm. Admission free.

GORDON MEADE at Keats House, Hampstead on 7 December 3-4pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7332 3868.

SANTA'S REINDEER Children's Shows at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf on 6 & 7 December. Admission charge to charity.

FOUNDLING SUNDAY at the Foundling Museum on 7 December. Talk at 2pm, concert at 3pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7841 3600.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR at Sutton House, Hackney on 6 & 7 December 11-6. Admission charge. Tel 020 8986 2264.

CRAFTS WORKSHOP at Guildhall Art Gallery on 7 December 12-4. Donation requested. Tel 020 7332 3700.

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EVENTS
The following have extensive programmes of events. Please check their website for details

British Library - Museum of London (Group) - Tate (Group) - V& A (Group) - British Museum

National Portrait Gallery - National Maritime Museum (Group) - Imperial War Museum (Group)

There is an initiative to provide late night opening at museums, galleries etc usually on one evening per month. There are sometimes special events/concessions. ......... East London venues

FRIDAY LATE at the V&A last Friday of the month 6:30-10pm. Themed events with bar & music. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FRIDAY LATES at the National Gallery 6-9pm. Admission free.

LATE SHIFT at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursdays & Fridays 6-9pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

EVENING EVENT at Tate Britain first Friday of each month 6-10pm with music, talks, film or performances plus half price exhibition entry. Tel 020 7887 8888.

EVENING EVENTS at the British Museum at 6:30pm (see website for dates). Also selected galleries open. Tel 020 7323 8299.

EVENING EVENTS at Drink, Shop & Do at Kings Cross from 7:30pm. See website for details. Tel 020 3343 9138.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON public events include talks, exhibitions, fims, music and family activities. Mostly free. Programme online.Tel 020 7679 2000.

MUSEUM OF LONDON & MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS open until 9pm on first Thursday of the month with live entertainment and drinks available.

FIRST THURSDAYS at the Museum of Childhood 6-9pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

NATURE LIVE at the Natural History Museum daily at 2:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 5000.

Some performances at the GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA are open to the public. Tel 020 7382 7193.

KNIT & KNATTER at the Museum of Childhood most Tuesdays 2-4pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

HAMPSTEAD HEATH Diary of events. Download from webpage.

REAL FOOD MARKET at the Southbank Centre Friday - Sunday. Tel 0844 847 9911.

THEMED GUIDED TOURS at the Old Royal Naval College daily 2-3pm. Event charge. Tel 020 8269 4799.

MORDEN HALL PARK programme of family events 2014 [download]

BUTTERFLY JUNGLES at Hall Place, Bexley. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

OWLS at Hall Place, Bexley Fri - Sun & Bank Hols. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

ICE RINK at Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf until 28 Feb 2015. Admission charge.

CHRISTMAS MARKET at Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf until 24 December. Admission free.

ICE RINK at Hampton Court Palace. Admission charge.

ICE RINK at The Natural History Museum until 4 January. Admission charge.

WINTER WONDERLAND in Hyde Park. Admission free but charge for attractions.

WEB WE WANT FESTIVAL at the Southbank 28 - 30 November.

WINTER FESTIVAL at the Southbank. Free & chargeable events. Tel 0844 847 9911.

TASTE OF CHRISTMAS at Tobacco Dock 21-24 November.

LEGO at ExCel 27 - 30 November. Admission charge. Tel 0844 412 4650.

COMMUNITY FAIR at Shoe Lane Library on 27 November 9:30-5:30. Admission free. Tel: 020 7332 3810.

CITY TREASURES at Guildhall Art Gallery on 27 November 12:30-1:30. Admission free.

GEORGIAN CHRISTMAS at Kensington Palace 28 November - 3 Jan 2015. Admission charge.

LANTERN PARADE in Greenwich Market and town centre on 26 November 4-7pm. Free event.

AVANT GARDE LATE at the Courtauld Gallery on 27 November 6-9pm. Admission charge.

LANTERN PARADE from Discover Greenwich on 26 November at 4pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8269 4799.

FASHION EVENT at Canary Wharf Malls on 27 November 9-8. Admission free.

CHRISTMAS FAIR at Inner Temple Hall on 25 November 12-8pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7797 8176.

MADE IN CLERKENWELL at 3 locations 27 - 30 November. Admision charge. Tel 020 7251 0276.

CHRISTMAS MARKET at Tate Modern until 24 December.

OPEN STUDIOS at Pullens Yards, SE17 5 - 7 December. Admission free.

SANTA'S GROTTO at Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf 1 - 24 December. Donations to charity.

GEORGIAN CHRISTMAS at the Geffrye Museum on 4 December 5-8pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7739 9893.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR at Fairfield, Croydon on 5 December. Tel 020 8688 9291.

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MUSIC

Some GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA performances are open to the general public at their Barbican premises during term time. Admission mostly free. Tel 020 7628 2571.

TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC have a programme of lunchtime & evening concerts and recitals (many free) at various London venues during term time. Tel: 020 8305 9300.

Trinity College of Music also perform free lunchtime concerts at CHARLTON HOUSE on Fridays at 1-2pm. Tel 020 8856 3951.

Lunchtime Music at the OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE CHAPEL, Greenwich on term time Tuesdays & Fridays 1-2pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8269 4799.

Lunchtime Music at ST ALFEGE CHURCH, Greenwich on Thursdays at 1:10pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8305 4444.

Lunchtime Concerts at the REGENT HALL, 275 Oxford St Fridays at 1pm. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7629 5424.

Lunchtime Concerts in HYDE PARK CHAPEL Exhibition Road on Thursdays 1-1:45. Admission free.

FRIDAY MUSIC at the V&A (Norfolk House Music Room) selected Fridays 6:30-7:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

LIVE BANDS at the V&A Cafe selected Fridays 8-9:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

BUFFET CONCERTS at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church on last Saturday of each month at 4pm. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7240 0544.

ORGAN CONCERTS in London online guide

Concerts and Recitals at BROMLEY venues. Online programme.

Organ Recitals at ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL Sundays 4:45-5:15. Admission free. Tel 020 7236 6883.

Organ Recitals at WESTMINSTER ABBEY Sundays 5:45 - 6:15. Admission free. Tel 020 7654 4854.

Organ Recitals at WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL Sundays at 4:45. Admission free. Tel 020 7798 9057.

Lunchtime Recitals at ST GEORGES RC CATHEDRAL Lambeth Road Fridays at 1:05pm. Tel 020 7928 5256.

Music Recitals at SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL 3:15-4pm most Tuesdays. Retiring collection. Tel: 020 7367 6700.

Organ Recitals at the TEMPLE CHURCH on Wednesdays during term 1:15-1:45. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7427 5641.

Lunchtime Music at ST ANNE & ST AGNES, Gresham Street at 1:10 Mondays & Fridays. Lunches welcome & coffee served. Retiring collection. Tel: 020 7606 4986.

Lunchtime recitals at ST OLAVE'S Hart Street Wednesdays & Thursday at 1:10. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7488 4318.

Organ Recitals at ALL HALLOWS BY THE TOWER on Thursdays 1:10-2. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7481 2928.

Organ Recitals at ST MARGARET LOTHBURY Thursdays 1:10- 2pm (not August). Donation. Tea & coffee served. Tel 020 7606 8330.

Organ Recitals at ST STEPHEN WALBROOK Fridays at 12:30. Lunches welcome. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7626 8242.

Organ Recitals at ST MICHAEL'S CORNHILL on Mondays at 1 - 1:50pm (not public holidays). Retiring collection.

Lunchtime Recitals at ST LAWRENCE JEWRY - piano on Mondays and organ on Tuesdays 1-1:45. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7600 9478.

Lunchtime Concerts at ST MARY LE BOW on Thursdays at 1:05. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7248 5139.

Lunchtime Concerts at ST BRIDE'S, Fleet Street on Tuesdays & Fridays 1:15-1:45. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7427 0133.

Music at ST JOHN'S WATERLOO at 1:10 some Fridays and 6pm Thursdays. Donations welcome. Coffee available. Tel 020 7928 2003.

Lunchtime Music at ST PANCRAS CHURCH on Thursdays at 1:15pm.

Lunchtime Concerts at ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS Mon, Tue & Fri at 1pm (doors 12:30). Donation of 3.50 suggested. Tel 020 7766 1100.

JAZZ NIGHTS at ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS Wednesdays 8-10pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7766 1100.

Free lunchtime concerts at ST JAMES'S, PICCADILLY on Mon, Wed & Fri at 1:10pm.

Lunchtime recitals at ST GILES-in-the-FIELDS on Fridays 1:10-2pm. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7240 2532.

Free lunchtime recitals at the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Covent Garden most Mondays at 1pm. Tickets available at the box office on the day from 10am. Tel 020 7304 4000

Free lunchtime Jazz in the Vilar Floral Hall at the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Covent Garden most Tuesdays 12-2pm. Tel 020 7304 4000

FRIDAY EVENING MUSIC at the National Portrait Gallery at 6:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

Free Lunchtime Concerts at LSO ST LUKES some Fridays at 12:30pm. Tel 020 7490 3939.

Lunchtime concerts at LSE (Shaw Library, Old Building) on term time Thursdays 1:05-2pm. Admission free but space limited.

Free Music in the foyers of the SOUTH BANK CENTRE. Tel 0844 847 9910.

FRIDAY LUNCH at Royal Festival Hall most Fridays at 1pm. Admission free. Tel 0844 847 9910.

FRIDAY TONIC at Queen Elizabeth Hall most Fridays at 5:30pm. Admission free. Tel 0844 847 9910.

VOICELAB WELCOMES at Royal Festival Hall (Clore Ballroom) most Sundays. Admission free. Tel 0844 847 9910.

Lunchtime Concerts at BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE some Tuesdays 1:05 - 1:55. Admission free but space limited. Tel 020 7392 9200.

Musical Events at the NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Fridays at 6:30pm. Admission free. Tel: 020 7306 0056.

SUNDAY MUSIC at Harrow Museum 12:15-1:15. Donations welcome. Tel 020 8861 2626.

LUNCHTIME JAZZ at the Cafe Opera in Croydon Clocktower Thursdays 12:15 - 2:15pm.

ORGAN RECITALS at St Michael & All Angels, Croydon Wednesdays 1:10-1:55. Retiring collection. Tel 020 8680 2848.

LUNCHTIME CONCERTS at Bromley parish church 1-1:50. Retiring collection. Refreshments served from 12:15. Tel 020 8464 5244.

LUNCHTIME RECITALS at St George's Beckenham Fridays 12:30-1. Tea & coffee served. Admission free.

SATURDAY CONCERTS at St George's Beckenham 11-11:45. Admission free.

SUNDAY CONCERTS at the Foundling Museum on 30 November 3-4pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7841 3600.

ADVENT PROCESSION at St Paul's Cathedral on 29 & 30 November at 6pm.

FESTIVE MUSIC at Hampton Court Palace Wednesdays & weekends in December 2-4:30pm. Admision charge.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS at the Geffrye Museum on 6 December at 2pm & 3pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7739 9893.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT at UCL (Main Quad) on 2 December from 5:30pm. Proceeds to charity. Tel 020 7679 2506.

BACH CHRISTMAS ORATORIO at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich on 6 December 7:30-10pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 8269 4799.

SPITALFIELDS WINTER FESTIVAL 5 - 16 December. Admission charge. Tel 020 7377 1362.

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EXHIBITIONS

WILLIAM MORRIS at the National Portrait Gallery (Wolfson Gallery) until 11 Jan 2015. Admission charge.

PORTRAIT PRIZE 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery (Porter Gallery) until 22 Feb 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7312 2463.

SNOWDEN at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 37) until 21 June 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

COLOUR, LIGHT, TEXTURE at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 33) until 6 April 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

THE REAL TUDORS at the National Portrait Gallery (Rooms 1-3) until 1 March 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

WW1 ENTERTAINERS at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 31) until 15 Feb 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

GRAYSON PERRY at the National Portrait Gallery until 15 March 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

SUFFRAGETTES at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 31) until 10 May 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

REMBRANDT at the National Gallery until 18 Jan 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7907 7059.

PEDER BALKE at the National Gallery until 26 April 2015. Admission free.

LATE TURNER at Tate Britain until 25 Jan 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

TURNER PRIZE at Tate Britain until 22 March 2015. Tel 020 7887 8888.

100 YEARS LATER at Tate Modern 26 November - 15 March 2015. Tel 020 7887 8888.

RICHARD TUTTLE at Tate Modern until 6 April 2015. Tel 020 7887 8888.

SIGMAR POLKE at Tate Modern until 8 Feb 2015. Tel 020 7887 8888.

ANSELM KIEFER at the Royal Academy until 14 December. Admission charge. Tel 020 7300 8027.

GIOVANNI BATTISTA MORONI at the Royal Academy until 25 Jan 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7300 8027.

CAIRO TO CONSTANTINOPLE at the Queen's Gallery until 22 February 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7766 7301.

GOLD at the Queen's Gallery until 22 February 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7766 7301.

GOODBYE PICCADILLY at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden. Admission charge.

FREEMASONRY & WWI at Freemasons' Hall until 6 March 2015. Admission free (closed weekends). Tel 020 7395 9257.

THE RADICAL NUDE at the Courtauld Gallery until 18 Jan 2015. Admission charge.

JASPER JOHNS at the Courtauld Gallery until 14 December. Admission charge.

GUY BOURDIN at Somerset House (Embankment Galleries) 27 November - 15 March 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7845 4600.

THE UNSEEN EMPORIUM at Somerset House (New Wing). Admission free. Tel 020 7845 4600.

KNYTTAN'S FACTORY OF THE FUTURE at Somerset House (New Wing) until 11 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7845 4600.

BLONDIE at Somerset House (East Wing) until 25 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7845 4600.

DECODING THE APOCALYPSE at Somerset House (Inigo Rooms) until 19 December. Admission free. Tel 020 7845 4600.

FASHIONING WINTER at Somerset House until 11 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7845 4600.

WOUNDED at Somerset House (Terrace Rooms) until 25 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7845 4600.

MIRRORCITY at the Hayward Gallery until 4 Jan 2015. Admission charge.

DAZZLE (JEWELLRY) at OXO Gallery until 11 January. Admission free. Tel 07472 105423.

WORLD PRESS PHOTOS at Royal Festival Hall (Clore Ballroom) until 26 November. Admission free.

CATCHING DREAMS at Royal Festival Hall (Spirit Level) until 30 November. Admission free.

ART OF THE BRICK at Truman Brewery until 4 Jan 2015. Admission charge.

CONSTRUCTING WORLDS at The Barbican until 11 Jan 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7638 8891.

WALEAD BESHTY at The Barbican. Admission free. Tel 020 7638 8891.

ZOE MCMILLAN at Barbican Library until 26 November. Admission free.

CHRIS PARKIN at Barbican Library 3 - 30 December. Admission free.

VOICES FROM THE FRONT at Barbican Music Library until 5 Jan 2015. Admission free.

PHILANTHROPHY at Guildhall Library until 10 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7332 1870.

CITY GUIDES at Guildhall Library until 14 March 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7332 1870.

LONDENFOLD at Guildhall Library until 13 December. Admission free. Tel 020 7332 1870.

TOWER BRIDGE at Guildhall Art Gallery until 5 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7332 3700.

LONDON GOTHIC at London Metropolitan Archives until 12 March 2015. Admision free. Tel 020 7332 3820.

OUR LONDINIUM at the Museum of London until 31 December. Admission free. Tel 020 7001 9844.

PADDINGTON BEAR at the Museum of London until 4 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7001 9844.

SHERLOCK HOLMES at Museum of London until 12 April 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7001 9844.

WWI at the Bank of England Museum until 31 December. Admission free. Tel 020 7601 5545.

CHRISTMAS PAST & PRESENT at Fenton House, Hampstead weekends 29 November - 21 December. Admission charge. Tel 020 7435 3471.

MAIL RAIL at BPMA, Mount Pleasant. Admission free. Tel 020 7239 2570.

ABRAM GAMES at the Jewish Museum until 4 Jan 2015. Admission charge.

100 YEARS at the Geffrye Museum until 11 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7739 9893.

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS at the Geffrye Museum until 4 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7739 9893.

CHRISTMAS PAST at the Geffrye Museum 25 November - 4 January. Admission free. Tel 020 7739 9893.

TOY STORIES at the Museum of Childhood until 14 December. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

IT'S MY PARTY at the Museum of Childhood until 5 July 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

RICHARD TUTTLE at the Whitechapel Gallery until 14 December. Admission free. Tel 020 7522 7888.

MIKE NELSON at the Whitechapel Gallery until 30 November. Admission free. Tel 020 7522 7888.

ARTISTS' FILMS at the Whitechapel Gallery until 11 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7522 7888.

FRASER MUGGERIDGE at the Whitechapel Gallery until 30 November. Admission free. Tel 020 7522 7888.

SCULPTORS' PAPERS at the Whitechapel Gallery until 22 Feb 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7522 7888.

FOUNDLINGS IN WWI at the Foundling Museum until 4 Jan 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7841 3600.

DR RICHARD MEAD at the Foundling Museum until 4 Jan 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7841 3600.

HANDEL IN 1713 at Handel House Museum. Admission charge. Tel 020 7399 1953.

HOGARTH'S LONDON at the Cartoon Museum until 18 Jan 2015. Admission charge.

GEKIGA at the Cartoon Museum until 29 November. Admission charge.

WHISTLER TO OFILI at Soane Museum until 24 Jan 2015. Admission free.

WAR, ART & SURGERY at the Hunterian Museum until 14 Feb 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7869 6560.

FRONT LINE NURSES at the Royal College of Nursing until 31 March 2015. Admission free. Tel 0345 337 3368.

ART & HONOUR at UCL (Main Library) until 19 December. Admission free. Tel 020 7679 6141.

VOICES OF WAR at UCL (Institute of Archaeology) until 5 April 2015. Admission free.

TERROR & WONDER at the British Library until 20 Jan 2015 with associated events. Admission charge. Tel 01937 546060.

LINES IN THE ICE at the British Library. Admission free. Tel 020 7412 7332.

ANCIENT LIVES at the British Museum until 30 November. Admission charge. Tel 020 7323 8181.

GERMANY at the British Museum until 25 Jan 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7323 8181.

MING at the British Museum until 5 Jan 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7323 8181.

WITCHES & WICKED BODIES at the British Museum (Room 90) until 11 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7323 8181.

PILGRIMS, HEALERS & WIZARDS at the British Museum (Room 91) until 11 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7323 8181.

RICHARD TUTTLE at the Whitechapel Gallery until 14 December. Admission free.

WATERWAYS ON THE WESTERN FRONT at the London Canal Musuem until 12 April 2015. Admission charge.

MIRRORCITY at the Hayward Gallery until 4 Jan 2015. Admission charge.

RE-FIGURING THE 50s at Ben Uri until 22 Feb 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7604 3991.

A VICTORIAN OBSESSION at Leighton House until 29 March 2015. Admission charge (booking recommended). Tel 0800 912 6968.

ROSSETTI'S OBSESSION at the William Morris Gallery until 4 Jan 2015. Admission free.

ENFIELD AT WAR at Enfield Museum until 11 Jan 2015. Tel 020 8379 8354.

LACEMAKERS at Orleans House Stables Gallery, Twickenham until 25 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8831 6000.

PANUFNIK'S TWICKENHAM at Orleans House Gallery. Twickenham until 1 Feb 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8831 6000.

ARTISTS BOOKS at Riverside Gallery, Richmond 29 November - 14 Feb 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8831 6000.

OUT OF AFRICA at Bromley Museum, Orpington until 9 Jan 2015. Admision free.

CARING FOR WW1 CASUALTIES at Chislehurst Library until 29 November. Admission free.

CROYDON ART SOCIETY at Fairfield Halls until 29 November. Tel 020 8688 9291.

WILDLIFE ART at Fairfield, Croydon 1 - 13 December. Admission free. Tel 020 8688 9291.

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION at Croydon Clocktower Cafe 1 December - 3 Jan 2015. Admission free.

PAINTING CANADA 2 at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 22 Feb 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 8693 5254.

EMILY CARR at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 8 March 2015. Admission charge.

VISIONS OF BEAUTY at the Fan Museum, Greenwich until 22 Feb 2015. Admission charge.

YAN FU at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich until Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8269 4799.

IMAGINE at Discover Greenwich until 11 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8269 4799.

LONGITUDE PUNK'D at Royal Observatory, Greenwich until 4 Jan 2015. Admission charge.

FORGOTTEN FIGHTERS at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich until August 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8312 6608.

SHIPS, CLOCKS & STARS at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich until 4 Jan 2015 with associated events. Admission charge. Tel 020 8312 6565.

GUIDING LIGHTS (TRINITY HOUSE) at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich until January 2016. Admission free. Tel 020 8312 6565.

ART & SCIENCE OF EXPLORATION at Queen's House, Greenwich. Admission free.

WAR ARTISTS AT SEA at Queen's House, Greenwich. Admission free.

BLACK WOMEN IN BRITAIN at Black Cultural Archives, Brixton until 30 November. Admission free. Tel 020 3757 8500.

WW1 at the Tower of London. Admission charge.

KNITWEAR at the Fashion & Textile Museum, Bermondsey until 18 Jan 2015 with associated events. Admission charge.Tel 020 7407 8664.

EXTRAORDINARY STORIES at the Design Museum until 4 January 2015. Admission charge. Tel 0870 909 9009.

WOMEN FASHION POWER at the Design Museum until 26 April 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7940 8783.

MASTERS OF LIGHT at the Science Museum 2 December - 1 March 2015. Admission charge.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER 2014 at the Natural History Museum until 30 Aug 2015. Admission charge.

WEDDING DRESSES at the V&A until 15 March 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7420 9736.

HORST at the V&A until 4 Jan 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7420 9736.

RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE THEATRE at the V&A until 25 Jan 2015. Tel 020 7420 9736.

DISOBEDIENT OBJECTS at the V&A until 1 Feb 2015. Admission free.

CONSTABLE at the V&A until 11 Jan 2015. Admission charge.

GLORIOUS GEORGES at Kensington Palace until 30 November. Admission charge.

BRITISH ART IN WW1 at the Imperial War Museum until 8 March 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7416 5000.

AFGHANISTAN 2014 at the Imperial War Museum until 6 September 2015. Tel 020 7416 5000.

BRITAIN FROM ABOVE at RAF Museum, Hendon until 31 March 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

BIGGLES at RAF Museum, Hendon until 4 January 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

SIR ALAN COBHAM'S FLYING CIRCUS at RAF Museum, Hendon until 11 September 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

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VISITS

Free tours of the ROYAL ACADEMY Fine Rooms available at 1pm Tue-Fri. Also 3pm Wed & 11:30am Sat. Tel 020 7300 8000.

ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS Open House on first Sunday of the month except January 10-1 (last admission 12:30). Also lunchtimes on first Friday but telephone to check 020 7451 6845.

Free Guided tours (45 mins) of SOMERSET HOUSE are available on selected dates (first come basis). Tel 020 7845 4600

GUIDED TOURS of the Royal Albert Hall. Admission charge. Tel 020 7838 3105.

BARTS & SMITHFIELD Guided Tour Fridays at 2pm. Event charge. Tel 020 7837 0546.

HUNTERIAN MUSEUM 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields. The art and science of surgery. Free guided tours every Wednesday at 1pm. Tel 020 7869 6560

WELLCOME COLLECTION Gallery Tours 2:30-3:30 on Saturdays (Medicine Now) & Sundays (Medicine Man). Admission free but places limited. Tel 020 7611 2222.

WELLCOME COLLECTION Behind the Scenes Tours last Friday of the month 1-2pm (see website for topics). Admission free but places limited. Tel 020 7611 2222.

RESTORED HISTORIC ALMSHOUSE at the Geffrye Museum open to view first Saturday of the month plus first & third Wednesdays (various times). Admission charge (limited places). Tel 020 7739 9893.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HOUSE Historical Experience daily (June - Sept) & Wed - Sun (Oct - May). Admission charge. tel 020 7839 2006.

ROMAN FORT organised by the Museum of London on selected dates 2-2:30pm & 3-3:30pm. Next dates 14/12 & 18/1. Free event. Tel 020 7001 9844.

The remains of the ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE are on view to the public within the Guildhall Art Gallery. Admission charge except Fridays and after 3:30. Tel 020 7332 3700.

CITY CHURCHES are generally open 11-3 as follows: Monday = St Martin Ludgate & St Mary Abchurch. Tuesday = St Dunstan in the West, St Botolph Aldgate & St Botolph Aldersgate (1:45-4). Wednesday = St Sepulchre Newgate, St Mary Aldermary, St Stephen Walbrook & St Magnus the Martyr (12-4). Thursdays = ,St James Garlickhythe, St Benet Paul's Wharf & St Mary at Hill. Friday = All Hallows London Wall, St Ethelburga Centre & St Andrew by the Wardrobe. Tel 020 7626 1555.

ST BRIDES FLEET STREET Guided Tours including charnel house on Tuesdays 3-4:30pm. Weekly until 24 September (but not 25/6 or 2/7) then fortnightly until 26 November. Admission charge. Tel 020 7427 0133.

KIRKALDY TESTING MUSEUM Southwark Street is open on the first Sunday of the month 10-4. Admission charge.

STEAM TUG PORTWEY at South Dock is usually open to visitors on Wednesdays 1:30-8pm. Tel 01268 769 583.

WHITEWEBBS MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Enfield open Tuesdays 10 - 4 + some Sundays. Admission charge. Tel 020 8367 1898.

CROYDON AIRPORT Purley Way first Sunday of the month 11-4. Donations welcomed. Tel 07932 081600.

RAF CHAPEL & BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL at Biggin Hill Airfield open daily 11-4. Admission free. Tel 01959 570353.

The PAINTED HALL & CHAPEL of the Old Royal Naval College are free to visitors. Additionally the grounds are open 8am - 6pm daily. Guided tours available (bookable - charge). Tel 020 8269 4747.

WELL HALL PLEASAUNCE Guided Tours on 1st Wednesday at 10:30am & 2nd Sunday at 2pm. Meet at Co-op Gate, Well Hall Road. Free event. Tel 020 8856 2232.

BECKENHAM PLACE PARK Visitor Centre in the mansion Sundays 1:30-3:30 (GMT) 2-4 (BST) or by arrangement for groups. Tel 020 8325 8781.

WEST NORWOOD CEMETERY Tours on first Sunday of the month at 11am (Nov -Mch) or 2:30pm (Apl-Oct). Donation requested. Tel 020 8670 5456.

NUNHEAD CEMETERY Tours at 2:15 on last Sunday of each month from Linden Grove gates. Tel: 020 8694 6079.

BROMPTON CEMETERY Tour 2nd & 4th Sundays 2-4pm. Charge.

KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY tours on Sundays 2-4pm from the Anglican Chapel. First & Third Sundays include catacomb. Donation requested. Tel: 020 8969 0152.

GARRICK'S TEMPLE at Hampton open April - October on Sundays 2-5pm. Tel 020 8831 6000.

TURNER'S HOUSE in Twickenham open first Saturday of the month until October 10-1 (last entry 12:30). Admision charge.

CARSHALTON WATER TOWER open summer Sundays 2:30-5. Admission charge.

NONSUCH MANSION Service Wing 2nd & 4th Sundays until October. Admision charge.

MANSION HOUSE public tours every Tuesday except August 2-3pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7397 9316.

ST BARTS Church & Hospital Tours Fridays at 2pm. Admission charge.

MUSEUM MILE walk visting 3 museums most Fridays 10 - 12:30. Limited places available from 9:30 at Holborn Tube Station kiosk. See website for programme. Free event. Tel 020 7078 7077.

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WALKS

WALK 4 LIFE website

LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST programme of walks available online.

CITY COMMONS events programme including walks available to download. Tel 01372 279083.

CROYDON COUNCIL Free Guided Wildlife Walks. Tel 020 8726 6900. Jan - June 2014 programme

CROYDON HEALTH WALKS: Monday - Lloyd Park, Tuesday - Hamsey Green, Wednesday - South Norwood & Old Coulsdon, Thursday - Gravel Hill & Norbury, Friday - Selsdon Wood, Saturday - Lloyd Park. Free event. Tel 020 8726 6900.

BROMLEY HEALTH WALKS: Monday - St Paul's Cray, Hayes & Sundridge. Tuesday - Beckenham Place Park & High Elms Country Park. Wednesday - Sundridge & Darrick/Newstead Woods. Friday - Crystal Palace Park & Jubilee Park. Walks are 1.5 - 3 miles. Free event. Tel 020 8323 1718.

LEWISHAM HEALTHY WALKS Monday - Friday and early Sunday. Details and contacts on website.

RIVERS & PEOPLE PROJECT (Lewisham). Free events. Tel 07850 713974.

RICHMOND HEALTH WALKS programme Free event. Tel 020 8891 7445.

AGE UK BARNET Tuesdays Golders Hill Park at 9:30, Thursdays Hampstead Way/Linnell Drive at 9:30, Sundays at Hampstead Way/Wildwood Road at 10:30. Tel 020 8203 5040.

BIRD WATCHING WALKS from Parliament Hill staffyard every Tuesday at 10am. Tel 020 7267 8434.

BIRD WATCHING WALKS in Canons Park (from Donnefield entrance) first Sundays of October - June 10-12. Free event.

HISTORIC GREENWICH from TIC at 12:15 & 2:15 daily (90 mins). Charge. Tel 020 8858 6169.

DR JOHNSON Walk from Dr Johnson's House on first Wednesday of the month 3 - 4:15pm. Charge. Tel 020 7353 3745.

MITCHAM COMMON first Thursday of the month. Meet 10:30am Mill House Ecology Centre, Windmill Road. Tel 020 8648 0255.

LAMBETH LOCAL HISTORY FORUM free walks led by member societys (mostly Sundays). Programme online.

HISTORIC RICHMOND from Old Town Hall on Thursdays June - October at 2pm. Charge. Tel 020 8940 6888.

RICHMOND PARK WALKS organised by the Friends of Richmond Park [details]

ISABELLA PLANTATION (Richmond Park) on first & last Fridays 11-12:30. Admission free. Tel 020 8948 3209.

GREEN CITY WALKS Tuesdays - Fridays (different routes) at 11:30 or 1:30. Proceeds to charity.

CULTURAL BLOOMSBURY (several topics) Saturdays at 11am. Meet at The Goodenough Club, Mecklenburgh Square. Free event. Tel 020 7520 1573.

GO TO MID TOWN from Holborn Tube Station at 1pm (45 mins). See website for programme. Free event. Tel 020 7078 7077.

GO TO MID TOWN from 56 New Oxford Street at 2pm & 5:30pm. See website for programme. Free event. Tel 020 7078 7077.

WALKING FOR HEALTH at Osterley 26 November & 31 December 10-11:30. Free event. Tel 020 8232 5050.

See LINKS page for more suggestions

TALKS

Illustrated talks at the CANAL MUSEUM on the first Thursday of the month except August at 7pm for 7:30. Shop & refreshments available. Admission charge. Tel 020 7713 0836.

A number of talks and discussion held at Tate Modern and Tate Britain will be webcast.

GRESHAM COLLEGE Lectures at 1pm or 6pm, generally at the Museum of London or Barnard's Inn Hall. See website for details. Transcripts and webcasts available online. Admission free. Tel 020 7831 0575.

COURTAULD GALLERY 15 minute lunchtime talks at 1:15 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Included in admission. Tel 020 7848 2526.

GALLERY TALKS at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesdays & Sundays at 3pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

LUNCHTIME LECTURES at the National Portrait Gallery (Ondaatje Wing Theatre) on Thursdays at 1:15pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

LUNCHTIME LECTURES at the V&A on Wednesdays 1-1:45. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2211.

LUNCH HOUR LECTURES at UCL (Darwin Lecture Theatre) on selected Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:15-1:55. See website for topics. Admission free but space limited. Tel 020 3108 3839.

HISTORICAL TALKS at Harrow Museum on alternate Tuesdays. Admission charge. Tel 020 8861 2626.

FAMILY HISTORY TALKS at the National Archives Tuesdays at 2pm. See website for topics. Free tickets issued on the day. Available as podcasts after the event.

HISTORY TALKS at the National Archives Thursdays at 2pm. See website for topics. Free tickets issued on the day. Available as podcasts after the event.

Orpington & Chislehurst NT CENTRE TALKS monthly at Methodist Church, Orpington on Thursdays at 8pm. Next dates. Admission charge. Tel 020 8295 0188.

Orpington & Chislehurst NT CENTRE TALKS monthly at Methodist Church, Chislehurst on Wednesdays at 2:15pm. Next dates. Admission charge. Tel 020 8295 0188.

Beckenham & Bromley NT CENTRE TALKS at Bromley Civic Centre on second Wednesdays at 8pm. 2014 programme available online. Admission charge.

Beckenham & Bromley NT CENTRE TALKS at Public Hall, Beckenham on selected Thursdays at 2:30pm. 2014 programme available online. Admission charge.

CROYDON NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY Talks, generally Mondays at East Croydon UR Church at 7:45pm. [programme]

PUBLIC LECTURES at LSE on selected evenings (generally 6:30-8pm). Admission free but space limited. Podcasts of some events available.

Rotherhithe & Bermondsey LHS talks at the Old Mortuary, Rotherhithe 7:30-9:30pm. Admission charge. Refreshments served. See website for dates & topics.

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