Welcome to the ianVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.


Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Top events in London Today

A hidden oasis full of surprises and built on several different levels.
10am to 6pm
 
Ealing
Visit a garden - 38 York Road (Ealing)
Over 50 hand-picked traders, bringing, 20th Century furniture, salvaged French homeware, vintage clothes, curiosities & collectables, kitschenalia, reclaimed industrial fixtures / electricals / lighting, and unexpected oddities.
11am to 6pm
 
Peckham
Peckham Salvage Yard
Get hands-on and creative and make your own flower crown from a selection of fresh-cut flowers and foliage, guided by the team from The Fresh Flower Company.
11am to 3pm
 
Chelsea
Garden Day 2021: Flower Crown Making
A garden for all seasons with many interesting plants and sculptures.
11am to 5pm
 
Mill Hill
Visit a garden - Highwood Ash (Mill Hill)
The 35 acre Beale Arboretum consists of over 800 varieties of trees and shrubs, incl National Collection of Hornbeam cultivars.
2pm to 5pm
 
Barnet
Visit a garden - West Lodge Park Hadley Wood()

Online events / webinars

Extraordinary tales of magic, spirits, strange beasts, anthropoghagi and spirits picked up by master storyteller Viktor Wynd on his travels
9pm to 10pm
 
Fairy Tales from Papua New Guinea - Zoom Bedtime Stories from Viktor Wynd

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Forest on Fire
The exhibition features a series of bronze-cast animal pelts and abstract, carved stone animal heads, supported by stone basins.
Forest on Fire
12pm to 5pm
Regent Street
Ends on Closing soon Sat, 15th May
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
The Royal Society of Sculptors is showcasing the work of Naomi Blake FRBS with an outdoor exhibition on the sculpture terrace.
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
All Day
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 6th June
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
The Silk Road: A Living History
An open-air exhibition documenting the overland journey photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer undertook in 2019 following the historic trade route.
The Silk Road: A Living History
All Day
Kings Cross
Ends on Wed 16th June
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Crossorelle Roof Garden
An exhibition around the roof garden above the Elizabeth line station of large geometric coloured shapes.
Crossorelle Roof Garden
All Day
Poplar
Ends on Sat 19th June
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
The Secret World of Plants
Embrace the wonderfully weird world of plant biodiversity through newly commissioned interactive art installations using music, sound and colour.
The Secret World of Plants
10am to 6pm
Richmond
Ends on Sun 19th September
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Beuys’ Acorns
In response to the climate emergency, artists Ackroyd & Harvey have installed Beuys’ Acorns, a group of 100 oak trees, on Tate Modern’s South Terrace
Beuys’ Acorns
All Day
Southwark
Ends on Sun 14th November
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Exhibition marking 100 years of Polish Embassy
An outdoor exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the seat of Poland’s diplomatic post in London at 47 Portland Place.
Exhibition marking 100 years of Polish Embassy
All Day
Regent Street
Ends on Fri 31st December
2021-05-09
2021-05-09

Walking tours of London - today

A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
We’re just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we’re in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond.
 10:45am to 12:45pm
 
 Highgate
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Volunteer-led walks through a 21 acre memorial landscape steeped in social history from the Victorian Jewish community through to the present day.
 11am to 12:15pm
 
 Willesden
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-09
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A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
A guided walk around Westminster ending at the Cabinet War rooms looking at the area's WW2 history.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-05-09
2021-05-09

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