What's on in London on Saturday 12th 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 12th Aug 2017

Find somewhere with a view of the night sky and watch the brightest Perseid meteor showers in recent years.
 3am to 5am
 
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An exhibition that provides a glimpse of the challenges and joys of theatrical life since the days of Elizabeth I.
 9:30am to 4:45pm
 
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These tours have been created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Johnston typeface.
 Starts at 11am
 
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Watch the classic movie in the great hall of the museum.
 Starts at 7:30pm
 
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

£12

(Saturday, 12th 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, 12th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
Discover the remarkable 500- year story of humanoid robots  (Closing soon Sat, 19th Aug)

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Free

(Saturday, 12th 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, 12th 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, 12th 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, 12th 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, 12th 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, 12th 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, 12th 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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#LondonTrending

£7

(Saturday, 12th Aug - 12pm to 6pm)
A unique experience, +/- Human fuses an immersive installation with live dance. (Closing soon Mon, 28th Aug)

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Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sat 12th Aug 2017

(usually repeat most weeks)

 
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 12th Aug 2017

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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Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.
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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