What's on in London on Saturday 16th September 2017

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


Top things to do in London on Sat 16th Sep 2017

A monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
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Monthly Waterloo Classic car display

A parade of Thames Sailing Barges sailing from the Isle of Dogs to London Bridge.
 Starts at 12pm
 
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Thames Sailing Barge Parade

Take a tour of the vibrant Docklands’ creative arts hub and riverside community at Trinity Buoy Wharf.
 Starts at 12:30pm
 
 Poplar
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Trinity Buoy Wharf Tour

Discover Thamesmead’s iconic architecture with Bexley archivist, Simon McKeon, on this guided walking tour.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Abbey Wood
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The Building of a New Town: An Architecture Tour of Thamesmead

A flotilla of 12 Thames sailing barges will pass through Tower Bridge.
 12pm to 1pm
 
 Southwark
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The big annual event opening up hundreds of buildings to the public for free.
 All Day
 
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£5.00
A guided walk through the woodland with bat detectors to listen out for our furry friends.
 6:30pm to 9pm
 
 Bow
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Bat Walk

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Saturday, 16th Sep - 11am to 5pm)
This exhibition offers a feast of concept artwork, sketches, and published book illustrations.  (Closing soon Sat, 16th Sep)

2017-09-16

50 Years of Mr Benn

£11
Multi-sensory exhibition featuring ten extraordinary perfumes and their pioneering creators, who have radically changed our perceptions of fragrance over the last 20 years.  (Closing soon Sun, 17th Sep)

2017-09-16

Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent

£5.85

(Saturday, 16th Sep - 10am to 5:50pm)
Go among hundreds of live butterflies and moths in a tropical butterfly house. (Closing soon Sun, 17th Sep)

2017-09-16

Sensational Butterflies

Free

(Saturday, 16th Sep - 10am to 6pm)
Travel back in time to experience London as heard by Chaucer, Dickens and Shakespeare in a ground-breaking work that puts back the sounds the City has lost. (Closing soon Sun, 17th Sep)

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The House of Sound

Free

(Saturday, 16th Sep - All Day)
From the trial of Oscar Wilde to the Same Sex Marriage Act, through personal testimony, public protest, art and culture. (Closing soon Tue, 19th Sep)

2017-09-16

 Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty

Free
Photographic exhibition of the architecture of Yemen. (Closing soon Sat, 23rd Sep)

2017-09-16
£7.50

(Saturday, 16th Sep - 10am to 5pm)
An exhibition the woman behind the music and beyond the hype. (Closing soon Sun, 24th Sep)

2017-09-16
Free

(Saturday, 16th Sep - 10am to 6pm)
The BP Portrait Award 2017 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. (Closing soon Sun, 24th Sep)

2017-09-16
Free

(Saturday, 16th Sep - 10am to 5:30pm)
Reflection Room by Flynn Talbot is an immersive coloured light experience in the Prince Consort Gallery. (Closing soon Sun, 24th Sep)

2017-09-16

Reflection Room

£23

(Saturday, 16th Sep - 9:30am to 5:15pm)
The summer opening of Buckingham Palace will tell the story of The Queen’s reign through a display of official gifts presented to Her Majesty. (Closing soon Sun, 24th Sep)

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Royal Gifts at Buckingham Palace

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sat 16th Sep 2017

(usually repeat most weeks)

Semi-regular open days at the 500 year old barn, now a local museum.
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Occasional open day at the museum of materials testing, which dates back to Victorian times.
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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 16th Sep 2017

Uncover and discover historical Hyde Park, from highwaymen to Henry VIII.  ()
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Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
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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.  ()
2017-09-16
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
2017-09-16
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
2017-09-16
This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.  ()
2017-09-16
 

Tower Bridge opening times

12:00pmSailing Barge GladysUp river
12:45pmSailing Barge GladysDown river

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