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What's on in London during April 2017

The IanVisits guide to unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.

Saturday, 1st April

An all-day guided walking tour of the Woolwich area covering both sides of the River Thames. ( )
Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been fully restored to its original condition. ( )

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine. ( )

Sunday, 2nd April

Step back in history and visit the terminus building of London's original international airport - in Croydon. ( )

more events on Sunday, 2nd April

Tuesday, 4th April

An evening in the Sir John Soane's Museum with the rooms lit by candles. ( )

more events on Tuesday, 4th April

Wednesday, 5th April

Was the Great Fire of 1666 truly as destructive as everyone believes? ( )

more events on Wednesday, 5th April

Thursday, 6th April

Join Amanda Harvey Purse for the launch of her new book, to hear more about the lives of these policemen, making them more real than just names mentioned within the famous case. ( )

more events on Thursday, 6th April

Tuesday, 11th April

In this talk, Editor-at-Large of Londonist Matt Brown overturns some of the myths and misconceptions about the capital, drawing from his new book Everything You Know About London Is Wrong.  ( )

more events on Tuesday, 11th April

Thursday, 20th April

Join Caroline Swan, author of the Flickering Lamps blog, to hear about 'Graveyard' Walker's work and his influence on burial practices in Victorian London. ( )

more events on Thursday, 20th April

Thursday, 27th April

How does it feel to live in a 'haunted home'? How do you negotiate living in a home which might be 'co-habited' by the strangest form of stranger? ( )

more events on Thursday, 27th April

Friday, 28th April

A world-premier performance of a new live musical score to accompany Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis. ( )