What's on in London on Saturday 21st 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 Sat 21st Oct 2017

Free

(Saturday, 21st Oct - 12pm to 4pm)
A monthly classic car show/meet in central London.  (Southwark)
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Monthly Waterloo Classic car display

Free

(Saturday, 21st Oct - 6:30pm to 10pm)
An explosive fusion of urban dance, music and video projection transforms the facades of Guildhall Yard.   (City of London)
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Blood Rite at Guildhall Yard

Free

(Saturday, 21st Oct - 5:55pm to 6pm)
A note that the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive will be making a visit to London in the evening.
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Free

(Saturday, 21st Oct - All Day)
A note that a steam locomotive will be hauling a train in a loop around South London.
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Steam train running through South London

Free

(Saturday, 21st Oct - Starts at 2pm)
Explore the collection of publications, ephemera and artefacts that form part of the LGBT Leather Archive  (City of London)
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£35.00

(Saturday, 21st Oct - All Day)
A weekend of Nordic themed events.  (Southwark)
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£7.00

(Saturday, 21st Oct - 11am to 12:30pm)
Take an 50 minute guided tour of Hornsey Town Hall with Paul and Oonagh of Crouch End Walks.  (Hornsey)
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Hornsey Town Hall Tours

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

An exhibition of the two great names who have illustrated Philip Pullman's books. (Closing soon Sat, 21st Oct)

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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

(Saturday, 21st Oct - 10am to 6pm)
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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Free

(Saturday, 21st Oct - 10am to 5pm)
A showcase of projects which demonstrate lessons learnt in adapting and reconfiguring London’s terraces in an ever growing city. (Closing soon Wed, 25th Oct)

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Town-House

£9

(Saturday, 21st Oct - 10am to 5pm)
The exhibition explores a largely unknown and under-rated body of Dickens’s work that speaks plainly to social justice with energy and relevance—both then and now. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Oct)

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Restless Shadow: Dickens the Campaigner

Free

(Saturday, 21st Oct - All Day)
View rarely seen excavation photographs and discover the sites that were uncovered during the post-ware rebuilding of London. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Oct)

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The Lost City of London

£7

(Saturday, 21st Oct - 10:30am to 5:30pm)
An exhibition of animals that have been recreated using a variety of familiar machine parts and gadgets to reveal how their real life counterparts see, eat, hunt and hide. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Oct)

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The Robot Zoo

Free

(Saturday, 21st Oct - 10am to 5pm)
Come face-to-face with a Roman skull uncovered during excavations in the Walbrook Stream. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Oct)

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Trauma

Free

(Saturday, 21st Oct - 10am to 5pm)
70 years of Concrete Quarterly explores the social and architectural history of concrete architecture and engineering over the past 70 years, (Closing soon Mon, 30th Oct)

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70 years of Concrete Quarterly

£10

(Saturday, 21st Oct - All Day)
Play the very best video games, computers and consoles from the past four decades. (Closing soon Tue, 31st Oct)

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Power Up: The Ultimate Gaming Event

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sat 21st Oct 2017

(usually repeat most weeks)

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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Discover how Copenhagen Fields became Caledonian Park and how diplomacy gave way to debauchery and agitation and then butchery and commerce.
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Walking Tours of London on Sat 21st Oct 2017

Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.  ()
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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.  ()
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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 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 Wed 25th Oct at 03:45am


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