What's on in London on Sunday 1st October 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 Sun 1st Oct 2017

Free

(Sunday, 1st Oct - 11am to 4pm)
Annual fete in Greenwich Park to show off the fruits of the local growers.  (Greenwich)
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(Sunday, 1st Oct - Starts at 2:30pm)
Join hundreds of people in the 16th annual conker championship.  (Kentish Town)
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(Sunday, 1st Oct - 11am to 4pm)
Step back in history and visit the terminus building of London's original international airport - in Croydon.  (Croydon)
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Monthly Open Day at Croydon Airport

£18.00

(Sunday, 1st Oct - All Day)
A host of steam trains will run along the former Central line railway that's now a heritage line.
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5th anniversary Autumn Steam Gala

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

£16.50

(Sunday, 1st Oct - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England.  (Closing soon Sun, 1st Oct)

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Queer British Art 1861–1967

£26
The first international retrospective of one of the world's most iconic and influential bands. (Closing soon Sun, 1st Oct)

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The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

Free

(Sunday, 1st Oct - 10am to 5:30pm)
Explore why artists and soldiers have painted scenes of conflict. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)

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 War Paint: Brushes with conflict

Free

(Sunday, 1st Oct - 10am to 5pm)
An exhibition on Rome - a first step towards the re-threading of an important tradition (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)

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A collective reflection upon the Eternal City

Learn about a key moment in the history of art, when emphasis on observation and realism was born. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)

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Giovanni da Rimini: A 14th-Century Masterpiece Unveiled

£15.50

(Sunday, 1st Oct - 10am to 5pm)
The first major UK exhibition of watercolours by the artist, John Singer Sargent since 1918. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)

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Sargent: The Watercolours

£14

(Sunday, 1st Oct - 10am to 6pm)
While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to examine its current global reach. (Closing soon Sun, 15th Oct)

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Free

(Sunday, 1st Oct - 10am to 5:30pm)
This exhibition offers glimpses into LGBTQ histories, experiences and lives by examining objects from around the world,  (Closing soon Sun, 15th Oct)

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Desire, love, identity exploring LGBTQ histories

This display highlights recent acquisitions of posters, prints, drawings, photographs and artists’ books. (Closing soon Sun, 22nd Oct)

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 recent acquisitions of works on paper by contemporary Arab artists

£10
The creative encounter between artists and sitters is explored in this exhibition featuring portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. (Closing soon Sun, 22nd Oct)

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Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sun 1st Oct 2017

(usually repeat most weeks)

Semi-regular open days at the 500 year old barn, now a local museum.
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Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
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A opportunity to explore the Chapel in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry.
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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 Sun 1st Oct 2017

This 2.5 hour walking tour includes Doctor Who locations across London from the past 50 years.  ()
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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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Tower Bridge opening times

09:40amPaddle Steamer WaverleyDown river
04:40pmPaddle Steamer WaverleyUp river
05:10pmPaddle Steamer WaverleyDown river

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