What's on in London on Saturday 4th November 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 4th Nov 2017

Free

(Saturday, 4th Nov - 10:30am to 4pm)
The Regent Street Motor Show is the largest free-to-view motor show in the UK.  (Regent Street)
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The Regent Street Motor Show

Free

(Saturday, 4th Nov - 5:30pm to 8pm)
A walk where you will be accompanied by an array of LED drummers, poi artists, jugglers and stilt walkers.   (Olympic Park)
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Theatre of Light

Free

(Saturday, 4th Nov - 2pm to 5pm)
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.  (Tooting)
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London Sewing Machine Museum Open Day

£3.00

(Saturday, 4th Nov - 10am to 4pm)
A transport fair - basically lots of transport books & collectables for sale.  (Elstree)
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Aldenham Transport Spectacular

£7.00

(Saturday, 4th Nov - Starts at 3pm)
What is behind recent controversies around wearing or not wearing the symbol? And how have the politics of the poppy evolved?  (Southwark)
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The poppy in 2017: to wear or not to wear?

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

£7

(Saturday, 4th Nov - 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

Free

(Saturday, 4th Nov - 11am to 4pm)
A group show presenting new work by 30 emerging artists from the Masters in Fine Art (MFA) programme at Wimbledon College of Arts (Closing soon Sun, 5th Nov)

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Free

(Saturday, 4th Nov - Starts at 12am)
A pop-up arts and cultural hub featuring live programming and art from around the world, highlighting how drug policies impact and shape our communities. (Closing soon Sun, 5th Nov)

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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, 4th Nov - 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

£11

(Saturday, 4th Nov - All Day)
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works. (Closing soon Sun, 12th Nov)

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Free

(Saturday, 4th Nov - 10am to 5:45pm)
More than 120 objects have been brought together in an exploration of how the often-overlooked product has helped create the modern world. (Closing soon Sun, 12th Nov)

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Plywood

Free
This small display looks at a range of European prints and other objects from the Reformation (Closing soon Thu, 23rd Nov)

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The candle is lighted Martin Luther’s legacy in print

The exhibition features individual and collaborative artworks curated into themed story boxes. (Closing soon Sat, 25th Nov)

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Storybox: Tales of Absence, ‘What ifs’ and Salvation

Free

(Saturday, 4th Nov - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition examines the British arrival in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and the decisions that shaped the way the conflict escalated and the lessons learnt. (Closing soon Sun, 26th Nov)

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 Afghanistan: Reflections on Helmand

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Regular Events on Sat 4th Nov 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 4th Nov 2017

Explore the lost burial grounds of Southwark including a visit to the crypt of Guy's Hospital Chapel.  ()
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Discover the delightful, gardens of the City created from bomb sites of the Second World War.   ()
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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

05:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
06:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
10:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
10:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river

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