What's on in London on Saturday 5th August 2017

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


Top things to do in London on Sat 5th Aug 2017

Come and play your part in history by restoring ancient bankside habitats at London’s last medieval water-filled moat.
 10am to 3pm
 
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Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
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£26.00
Spend a day experiencing Underground trains from the driver’s cab, in a variety of static vehicles ranging from 1940 to 1983.
 10:30am to 3pm
 
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Chance to go inside a private garden inside Regents Park.
 2pm to 5:30pm
 
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Saturday, 5th Aug - 10am to 5pm)
An exhibition exploring the Royal Parks's history, with rarely seen artefacts including oil paintings, photographs, and historical documents. (Closing soon Fri, 11th Aug)

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 Parks: Our Shared Heritage

£12

(Saturday, 5th Aug - 10am to 5:30pm)
Experience the beautiful and sublime work of one of Japan’s greatest artists. (Closing soon Sun, 13th Aug)

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Hokusai -  Beyond the Great Wave

£15

(Saturday, 5th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
Discover the remarkable 500- year story of humanoid robots  (Closing soon Sat, 19th Aug)

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Free

(Saturday, 5th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
The most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail has gone on display. (Closing soon Mon, 21st Aug)

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Tunnel: the archaeology of Crossrail

Free

(Saturday, 5th Aug - 10am to 5pm)
The exhibition shows - in schematized images - details of completed projects by JSWD Architects. (Closing soon Tue, 22nd Aug)

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JSWD Architects - hautnah

Free

(Saturday, 5th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition brings together several series of work by artist-photographer Edmund Clark to explore the hidden experiences of state control during the 'Global War on Terror'. (Closing soon Wed, 23rd Aug)

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Edmund Clark: War of Terror

Free

(Saturday, 5th Aug - 10am to 5pm)
Explore the struggle for legitimacy and power during the Wars of the Roses, and the advent of the Tudor dynasty. (Closing soon Fri, 25th Aug)

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Blood Royal: Picturing the Tudor Monarchy

Free

(Saturday, 5th Aug - 10am to 8pm)
A display of life-sized nature prints prior to an auction to raise money for an environmental charity. (Closing soon Fri, 25th Aug)

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Free

(Saturday, 5th Aug - 10am to 5:30pm)
This is the first exhibition devoted to landscape drawings and watercolours by British artists in the Victorian and modern eras. (Closing soon Sun, 27th Aug)

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British watercolour landscapes 1850–1950

Free

(Saturday, 5th Aug - 10am to 5pm)
This exhibition documents the rise of London’s artists through a display of limited edition prints on loan from British Land. (Closing soon Mon, 28th Aug)

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Regular Events on Sat 5th Aug 2017

(usually repeat most weeks)

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
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How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
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Walking Tours of London on Sat 5th Aug 2017

 
Discover Crossrail is a series of walks accompanying the Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands.  ()
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£12.50  
Explore the fascinating stories of Smithfield  ()
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Literary themed guided walk through Holborn and Bloomsbury focussing on the life and characters of crime writer Dorothy L Sayers.  ()
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Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden
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Join Pete on his fascinating walking tour taking in the sights and sounds of Brick Lane and the lesser known streets of this vibrant community.
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This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Tue 25th Sep at 07:15pm