What's on in London on Saturday 28th 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 28th Oct 2017

Free

(Saturday, 28th Oct - Starts at 10:45am)
Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.  (Rickmansworth)
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Monthly tour of Croxley Great Barn

Free

(Saturday, 28th Oct - 12pm to 3pm)
A free community open day of free maker activities for people of all ages  (Shepherds Bush)
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At this free marketplace discover the more surprising side of London’s medical history. Handle objects from centuries past and join workshops from suturing to spoken word poetry.  (Harley Street)
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Up Close and Medical: Discover London's Medical Museums

Free

(Saturday, 28th Oct - 11am to 10pm)
Workshops and demos, including honey tasting, honey spinning, seed bomb, wax candle making workshops.  (Kennington)
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£10.00

(Saturday, 28th Oct - Starts at 11am)
Guided tours of the London Transport museum's archive of posters and artwork.  (Acton)
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Monthly Art and poster store tours

£10.00

(Saturday, 28th Oct - 6:30pm to 9pm)
Late night opening at St Paul's, with photos allowed, and the 1st ever display of William Tyndale's New Testament.
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Reformation Lates

£20.00

(Saturday, 28th Oct - All Day)
All-day conference on tunnels and subterranean structures.  (South Kensington)
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£22.00

(Saturday, 28th Oct - 6:30pm to 8pm)
In Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park’s most atmospheric guided tour, join Cemetery Club on a lamp-lit tour to celebrate the lives of the quarter of a million people buried here.  (Bow)
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All Hallow's Eve by Lamplight

£5.00

(Saturday, 28th Oct - 10:30am to 4:30pm)
Discover working models all built from Meccano, and invent and build your own models for the chance to win a prize!  (Eltham)
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SELMEC Meccano Show 2017

£5.00

(Saturday, 28th Oct - 11am to 5pm)
An exhibition of Acorn / BBC / RISC OS computers and software, with both classic and modern developments.  (Hatton)
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RISC OS London Show

£7.00

(Saturday, 28th Oct - 6pm to 8pm)
Watch museums stand-up and hear the weirdest and wildest medical stories as we show off the lighter side of medical history.  (Harley Street)
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Up Close and Medical Open Mic

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

£9

(Saturday, 28th 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, 28th 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, 28th 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, 28th 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, 28th 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, 28th 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

Free

(Saturday, 28th Oct - 10am to 6pm)
Revealing the captivating, visceral power of blood to expose, shock and save lives, the exhibition highlights the scientific and symbolic nature of blood. (Closing soon Wed, 1st Nov)

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BLOOD: Life Uncut

£7

(Saturday, 28th Oct - 10:30am to 5:30pm)
The exhibition features examples of many well-known cartoon strips from newspapers and magazines from the past 100 years. (Closing soon Sun, 5th Nov)

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Daily Funnies: An Exhibition of Strip Cartoon

AntikBar will be exhibiting a few of their original vintage Soviet posters on their feature wall. (Closing soon Tue, 7th Nov)

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100 Year Anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Posters

Free

(Saturday, 28th Oct - 11:30am to 5:30pm)
An exploration of melancholia in European art and culture. (Closing soon Fri, 10th Nov)

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Melancholia. A Sebald Variation

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Regular Events on Sat 28th Oct 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 28th Oct 2017

This circular-ish walk will be funny, irreverent, and informative and will wonder what ghosts are what ghost stories say about who we are and how we think about the world.  ()
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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

06:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
08:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
10:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
11:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
01:00pmSailing Barge KittyUp river
01:45pmSailing Barge KittyDown river
06:15pmSailing Barge KittyUp river
07:00pmSailing Barge KittyDown river
07:30amMaintenance LiftUp river
08:00amMaintenance LiftDown river

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