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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

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.

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 & City of Westminster) or 3 (London Bridge & Southbank ).

A extensive Whats On guide to SE1 is available online.

BROMLEY ARTS Diary of Events [webpage]

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

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.

FAMILY CRAFTS at Kenwood, Hampstead first Sunday of the month 12-4. Small charge. Tel 0370 333 1183.

CHRISTMAS at Eastbury Manor House, Barking on 11 December 12-5. Admission charge. Tel 020 8227 2942.

CHRISTMAS MARKET at Suttton House, Hackney on 10 & 11 December 12-5. Admission charge. Tel 020 8986 2264.

CHRISTMAS BY DESIGN at Osterley on 10 & 11 December 11-4. Admission charge. Tel 020 8232 5050.

SANTA'S GROTTO at Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf on 10 & 11 December 11-5. Charity donation.

FATHER CHRISTMAS at Ham House on 10 & 11 December 10-3:30. Admission charge. Tel 020 8940 1950.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS (for Children) at the Geffrye Museum on 10 December . Admission free but places limited.

FAMILY FUN at Hampton Court Palace 10 & 11 December. Admission charge.

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT at the British Library on 11 December 2-3:30. Admission free.

HANUKAH CERAMICS Family Day at the Jewish Museum on 11 December 10-2 . Admission charge. Tel 020 7284 7384.

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.

FAMILY CRAFTS at Kenwood, Hampstead first Sunday of the month 12-4. Small charge. Tel 0370 333 1183.

CHRISTMAS MARKET at Suttton House, Hackney on 17 & 18 December 12-5. Admission charge. Tel 020 8986 2264.

CHRISTMAS BY DESIGN at Osterley on 17 & 18 December 11-4. Admission charge. Tel 020 8232 5050.

SANTA'S GROTTO at Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf on 17 & 18 December 11-5. Charity donation.

FAMILY FUN at Hampton Court Palace 17 & 18 December. Admission charge.

CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP at the Visitor Centre, Greenwich on 17 December 1-4pm. Donation. Tel 020 8269 4799.

DROP IN at the Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park on 17 December 1-3. Admission free.

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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)

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 but charge for some events. 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.

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

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.

HAMPSTEAD HEATH Diary of events. Download from webpage.

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

BUTTERFLY JUNGLES at Hall Place, Bexley daily 10-4. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

OWLS at Hall Place, Bexley Fri - Sun & Bank Hols 10-4. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

FAMILY EVENTS at the Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory & Cutty Sark in Greenwich 24 - 29 October.

UTOPIA 2016 at Somerset House.

PLANETARIUM SHOWS at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. See website for details. Admission charge.

TOURS (Behind the Scenes & Architecture) at South Bank Centre. Check website for dates/times. Event charge. Tel 0844 847 9911.

FOOD MARKET at South Bank Centre Fridays - Sundays. Tel 0844 847 9911.

POWER OF POWER at the South Bank Centre.

Programme of events at FARMOPOLIS in North Greenwich. Some require booking.

WINTER TOURS at Ham House until 31 December. Admission charge. Tel 020 8940 1950.

MURDER AT THE MANOR Pop-up Shop at the British Library until 5 March. Admission free.

ILLUMINATED at the Red House, Bexleyheath. Admission charge. Tel 020 8304 9878.

ICE RINK at Broadgate. Admission charge. Tel 0845 653 1424.

ICE RINK at Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf until 25 February.

ICE RINK at the Natural History Museum until 8 January. Admission charge.

ICE RINK at the Tower of London until 3 January. Admission charge.

ICE RINK at Hampton Court Palace until 8 January. Admission charge.

ICE RINK at Somerset House until 15 January. Admission charge. Tel 020 7845 4600.

CHRISTMAS ARCADE at Somerset House until 15 January. Tel 020 7845 4600.

CHINA CHANGING at South Bank Centre on 16 December. Free or small charge. Tel 0844 847 9911.

WINTER FESTIVAL at South Bank Centre until 8 January. Tel 0844 847 9911.

CHRISTMAS MARKET at Tate Modern until 23 December. Tel 020 7845 4600.

WINTER WONDERLAND in Hyde Park until 2 January. General admission free but charge for attractions. Tel 0300 061 2000.

A PENINSULA CHRISTMAS at Greenwich Peninsula until 22 December from noon. Free & chargeable events.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS at Kensington Palace until 2 January. Admission charge.

CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS at Morden Hall Park until 5 January 9-5. Admission free. Tel 020 8545 6850.

POP-UP SHOP at the Geffrye Museum until 11 December. Admission free.

17th CENTURY CHRISTMAS at Ham House 1 - 31 December 12-3. Admission charge. Tel 020 8940 1950.

OPEN EVENING at the Geffrye Museum on 15 December 5-9pm. Admission free.

SANTA'S GROTTO at Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf 22-24 December 11-5. Charity donation.

FATHER CHRISTMAS at Ham House 17-22 December 10-3:30. Admission charge. Tel 020 8940 1950.

CHRISTMAS FAIR in Drapers' Hall on 5 December 11-8. Admission charge. Tel 020 3697 7000.

GOOD FOOD FAYRE at Hampton Court Palace 9 - 11 December. Admission charge.

GHOST TOURS at Ham House on 14, 21 & 27 December 7:30-9pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 8940 1950.

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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.

MASTER CLASSES at Trinity College of Music, Greenwich on 31/10, 2/11, 10/11, 16/11, 17/11, 21/11, 22/11 (times vary). Admission free.

Chapel Choir Performances at the OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE CHAPEL, Greenwich on term time Sundays at 11am & Mondays at 5:30pm. Admission free.

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 1:05pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8305 4444.

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

LIVE MUSIC at the National Portrait Gallery on Fridays at 6:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

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 7246 8348.

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

Organ Recitals at WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL Sundays 4:45 - 5:15. 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 SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL Mondays 1:10-1:50. 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 1:10-1:55. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7481 2928.

Organ Recitals at ST MARGARET LOTHBURY Thursdays 1:10- 2pm (not August). Donation. Tel 020 7589 1206.

Organ Recitals at ST STEPHEN WALBROOK Fridays 12:30 - 1:30. Lunches welcome. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7626 9000.

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 Concerts at LSO ST LUKES some Fridays at 12:30pm. Next dates: 24 June & 1 July. 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.

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.

BEATS IN THE BAR at Oliver's Jazz Bar, Greenwich on 10/11, 24/11, 1/12 at 7:30pm. Admission free.

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

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.

SPITALFIELDS WINTER FESTIVAL 4 - 11 December. Tel 020 7377 1362.

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS at St Paul's Cathedral during December. Tel 020 7246 8350.

FESTIVE MUSIC at Hampton Court Palace on 17 & 18 December. Admission charge.

CAROL SERVICE at the Foundling Museum on 10 December at 2pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7841 3600.

VIOLIN RECITAL at the Foundling Museum on 8 December at 1pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7841 3600.

CAROL CONCERTS at the SA Regent Hall, 275 Oxford St on 11 December at 2:45 & 6pm. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7629 5424.

SUNDAY CONCERT at the Foundling Museum on 18 December at 3pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7841 3600.

CAROL CONCERT at the SA Regent Hall, 275 Oxford St on 15 December at 12:30. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7629 5424.

CANDLELIGHT CAROLS at the SA Regent Hall, 275 Oxford St on 18 December at 3pm. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7629 5424.

CAROL SINGING at Hampton Court Palace 18, 19, 21, 22, 23 December 6-7pm & 8-9pm. Admission charge.

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EXHIBITIONS

PICASSO PORTRAITS at the National Portrait Gallery until 5 Feb 2017. Admission charge.

TAYLOR WESSING PRIZE at the National Portrait Gallery until 26 Feb 2017. Admission charge.

BLACK CHRONICLES at the National Portrait Gallery until 11 December. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

FRAMING THE FACE at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 3) until 31 December. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

ARTS, CULTURE, PEOPLE at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 28) until December 2017. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

WWI CO's at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 31) until 5 February. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

ANTHONY GORMLEY at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 32) until 21 May. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

REPRODUCING FAME at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 24) until 31 July 2017. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

GLASSES at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 16) until 2 April. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

VAN DYCK at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 5) until 8 Jan 2017. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

PHOTOGRAPH HIGHLIGHTS at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 29) until October 2017. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

BEYOND CARAVAGGIO at the National Gallery until 15 Jan 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7747 2885.

AUSTRALIA'S IMPRESSIONISTS at the National Gallery 7 December - 26 March 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7747 2885.

TURNER PRIZE at Tate Britain until 2 Jan 2017. Admission charge.

PAUL NASH at Tate Britain until 5 March 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

WILFREDO LAM at Tate Modern until 8 Jan 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG at Tate Modern until 2 April 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

THE RADICAL EYE at Tate Modern until 7 May 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

AGE OF GIORGIONE at the Royal Academy. Admission charge. Tel 020 7300 8027.

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM at the Royal Academy until 2 Jan 2017. Admission charge.

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST at the Queen's Gallery until 17 April. Admission charge. Tel 0303 123 7301.

CONCRETE REALITY at National Theatre (Olivier Circle Gallery). Admission free. Tel 020 7452 3000.

ADAPT OR DIE at National Theatre (Lyttelton Lounge). Admission free. Tel 020 7452 3000.

STAGING CHILDREN'S STORIES at National Theatre (Wolfson Gallery). Admission free. Tel 020 7452 3000.

RODIN & DANCE at the Courtauld Collection until 22 January. Admission charge. Tel 020 7848 2526.

MALICK SIDIBE at Somerset House until 15 January. Admission free. Tel 020 7845 4600.

CIVIC UTOPIA at Somerset House until 8 January. Admission charge. Tel 020 7845 4600.

HAIR at Somerset House until 12 March. Admission charge. Tel 020 7845 4600.

OUT OF THE FIRE at St Paul's Cathedral. Admission charge. Tel 020 7246 8350.

FIRE ! FIRE ! at the Museum of London until 17 April 2017 with associated events. Admission charge. Tel 020 7001 9844.

THE GULCH at Barbican Art Gallery until 8 Jan 2017. Admission free.

FASHION REDEFINED at Barbican Art Gallery until 5 Feb 2017. Admission charge.

VICTORIANS DECODED at Guildhall Art Gallery. Admission free. Tel 020 7332 1868.

MONEY AND POWER at Guildhall Art Gallery until 6 December. Admission free. Tel 020 7332 1868.

LONDINIUM AD 43 at Guildhall Library until 31 Mch 2017. Admission free.

MARIE DUVAL at Guildhall Library 9 December - 31 Mch 2017. Admission free.

ANATOMY OF LONDON at Guildhall Library. Admission free. Tel 020 7332 1869.

LONDON AT NIGHT at Guildhall Library. Admission free. Tel 020 7332 1869.

BIG BANG ANNIVERSARY at the Bank of England Museum. Admission free. Tel 020 7601 5545.

ECCLESTON'S SHAKESPEARE at the Bank of England Museum. Admission free. Tel 020 7601 5545.

CITY IN PHOTOS at Tower Bridge. Admission charge. Tel 020 7403 3781.

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE at the Whitechapel Gallery until 15 January. Admission charge.

SHAPING CERAMICS at the Jewish Museum until 26 February with associated events. Admission charge. Tel 020 7284 7384.

LONDON'S BAKING at London Metropolitan Archives until 1 Feb 2017. Admission free. Tel 020 7332 3851.

TEENAGE BEDROOMS at the Geffrye Museum until March 2017. Admission free. Tel 020 7739 9893.

CHRISTMAS PAST at the Geffrye Museum until 8 January. Admission free.

GAME PLAN at the Museum of Childhood until 23 April 2017. Admission free.

KEATS & SHAKESPEARE at Keats House, Hampstead. Admission charge. Tel 020 7332 3868.

FEMINIST 1970s at the Photographers Gallery until 8 January. Admission charge.

THE VOICE OF NURSING at the Royal College of Nursing, Cavendish Square until 23 December 2017. Admission free. Tel 0345 337 3368.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING at the Royal College of Nursing, Cavendish Square until 10 March 2017. Admission free. Tel 0345 337 3368.

FEEDING THE 400 at the Foundling Museum until 8 January. Admission charge.

DISABLED CHILDREN at the Foundling Museum until 7 May. Admission charge.

KITTY-IN-BOOTS at The House of Illustration, Kings Cross until 5 Feb 2017. Admission charge.

ARDIZZONE at The House of Illustration, Kings Cross until 15 January. Admission charge.

BEDLAM at the Wellcome Collection until 15 Jan 2017. Admission free. Tel 020 7611 2222.

MAKING NATURE at the Wellcome Collection until 21 May 2017. Admission free. Tel 020 7611 2222.

QUENTIN BLAKE at the British Library until 21 May. Admission free. Tel 01937 546060.

20th CENTURY MAPS at the British Library until 1 March 2017 with associated events. Admission charge.

VICTORIAN ENTERTAINMENTS at the British Library with associated events until 12 March. Admission free.

MAGGI HAMBLING at the British Museum (Room 90) until 29 Jan 2017. Admission free.

SHADOW PUPPET THEATRE at the British Museum (Room 91) until 29 Jan 2017. Admission free.

FRENCH PORTRAIT DRAWINGS at the British Museum (Room 90) until 29 Jan 2017. Admission free.

IRANIAN VOICES at the British Museum (Room 34) until March 2017. Admission free.

SOUTH AFRICA at the British Museum until 26 February. Admission charge. Tel 020 7323 8299.

BELOW STAIRS at the Soane Museum until 28 January. Admisison free.

VIRGINIA WOOLF at Riverside Gallery, Richmond until 10 December. Admission free. Tel 020 8831 6000.

A POEM OF THE HARVEST at Riverside Gallery, Richmond 17 December - 18 Feb 2017. Admission free. Tel 020 8831 6000.

A GRAPHIC WAR at The National Archives, Kew until 14 January. Admission free. Tel 020 8876 3444.

LOSE YOUR MIND at Stables Gallery, Twickenham 8 December - 5 Feb 2017. Admission free. Tel 020 8831 6000.

AT WAR at the Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner until 8 January. Admission charge.

A WORLD TO WIN at William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow until 15 Jan 2017. Admission free.

FRIEZE SCULPTURE in Regent's Park until 8 January. Admission free.

LUCY RAVEN at the Serpentine Gallery 8 December - 12 February. Admission free.

MAKING DISCOVERIES at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 5 March 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 8693 5354.

VAN DE VELDE at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 15 Jan 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 8299 8750.

LOUIS WAIN at Bethlem Musuem, Beckenham until 4 February. Admission free.

REMEMBERING 1916 at Whitgift School, South Croydon until 16 April 2017. Admission charge.

FACES OF THE GREAT WAR at Hall Place, Bexley until 19 March. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

41 PATERSON ROAD at Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich until 25 March. Admission free. Tel 020 8854 2452.

JUTLAND at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Admission free. Tel 020 8858 4422.

EMMA HAMILTON at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich until 17 April 2017 with associated events. Admission charge. Tel 020 8858 4422.

BLACKHEATH ART SOCIETY at the Visitor Centre, Greenwich until 18 December. Admission free. Tel 020 8269 4799.

TOWN & COUNTRY at the Fan Museum, Greenwich until 31 December. Admission charge.

ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich until 25 June 2017. Admission free.

SHOES FOR STARS at the Fashion & Textile Museum, Bermondsey. Admission charge. Tel 020 7407 8664.

JAZZ AGE at the Fashion & Textile Museum, Bermondsey until 15 Jan 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7407 8664.

FLAMING JUNE at Leighton House, Kensington until 2 April. Admission charge.

FASION RULES at Kensington Palace until 3 January. Admission charge.

ZAHA HADID at Serpentine Sackler Gallery 8 December - 12 Fabruary. Admission free.

FEAR AND LOVE at the Design Museum, Kensington until 23 April. Admission charge.

WOUNDED at the Science Museum until January 2018.

WONDERLAB at the Science Museum.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER at the Natural History Museum until 11 September 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7942 5000.

BEATRIX POTTER'S LONDON at the V&A until 28 April 2017. Admission free. Tel 020 7420 9736.

UNDRESSED at the V&A until 12 March 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7942 2000.

RECORDS & REBELS at the V&A until 26 Feb 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7942 2000.

OPUS ANGLICANUM at the V&A until 5 Feb 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FLAMING JUNE at Leighton House Museum, Kensington. Admission charge. Tel 020 7602 3316.

WAR OF TERROR at the Imperial War Museum until 28 Aug 2017. Admission free.

REAL TO REEL at the Imperial War Museum until 8 Jan 2017. Admission charge. Tel 020 7416 5000.

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VISITS

Free tours of the ROYAL ACADEMY Fine Rooms available at selected days/times. Tel 020 7300 8000.

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 selected Tuesdays & Wednesdays (various times). Admission charge (limited places). Tel 020 7739 9893.

The remains of the ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE are on view to the public within the Guildhall Art Gallery. Admission free. 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 most Tuesdays 3-4:30pm. 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 Quay is usually open to visitors on Wednesdays 2-9pm. Tel 01268 769 583.

WHITEWEBBS MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Enfield open Tuesdays 10 - 4 + last 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 Tues - Sun 10-4. 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.

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. Also special interest tours on selected Sundays. Donation welcomed. Tel: 020 8694 6079.

BROMPTON CEMETERY Tours every Sunday (May - August) & alternate Sundays (Sep - April) 2-4pm. Charge.

KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY tours every Sunday (March - Oct) 1st & 3rd Sundays (Nov - Feb) 2-4pm from the Anglican Chapel. Donation requested. Tel: 020 8969 0152.

MANSION HOUSE public tours most Tuesdays 2-3pm. Admission charge. Limited numbers. Tel 020 7397 9316.

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.

ARCHIVE STUDIO at South Bank Centre Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:30-1 & 2-4:30. Admission free.

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WALKS

WALK 4 LIFE website

LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST programme of walks available online.

CITY OF LONDON Green Spaces events. Tel 01372 279083.

CROYDON COUNCIL Free Guided Wildlife & Health Walks. Tel 020 8726 6900.

BROMLEY HEALTH WALKS (1.5 - 3 miles) Monday - Friday. Free event. Tel 020 8662 6684.

BECKENHAM PLACE PARK Friends walks open to all. Donation welcomed. See website for details. Tel 020 8325 8781.

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

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.

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

HAMPSTEAD on first Sunday of the month. Check website for details. Charge. Tel 020 8455 1025.

HERITAGE WALKS in Richmond and surrounding area (mostly weekends). Charge. Tel 020 8894 3678.

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

RICHMOND PARK including Isabella Plantation. Mostly free. Tel 020 8948 3209.

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.

ORNC SITE from the Visitor Centre, Greenwich (see website for times). Free event . Tel 020 8269 4799.

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 alternate Thursdays at 1:15pm (doors 12:45). Admission charge. 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.

HISTORY TALKS at the National Archives, Kew. See website for details. Free tickets issued on the day. Available as podcasts after the event.

Beckenham & Bromley NT CENTRE TALKS at Bromley Civic Centre on second Wednesdays at 8pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 8650 8389.

Beckenham & Bromley NT CENTRE TALKS at Public Hall, Beckenham on selected Thursdays at 2:30pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 8650 8389.

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

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

DOCKLANDS HISTORY GROUP at the Museum of London Docklands on first Wednesdays 6-8pm (not August). Admission charge.

Rotherhithe & Bermondsey LHS talks at the Old Mortuary, Rotherhithe on 30 November (Holy Trinity Church) 7:30-9:30pm. Admission charge. Refreshments served.

LINNEAN SOCIETY Talk at Burlington House on 7 December (Christmas Botany) 12:30-1. Admission free. Tel 020 7434 4479.

FEED THE MIND at the British Library on 5 December 12:30-1:30. See website for topic . Admission charge.

CHRISTMAS PAST at the Geffrye Museum on 10 December at 11:30 & 3pm. Admission free.

PRE-HISTORY OF SW LONDON at Christ Church Hall, Colliers Wood on 10 December at 2:30pm. Admision charge.

PANTOMIME DAMES at the V&A on 7 December 1-1:45. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

THE PUDDING KING at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich on 17 December at noon & 3pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8269 4799.

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