What's on in London on Saturday 11th 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 11th Nov 2017

On the day of the Lord Mayor's Show, there is free entry into the Cathedral.
 Starts at 11am
 
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Massive annual parade through the streets of the City of London to welcome the new Lord Mayor.
 All Day
 
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The Lord Mayor's Show

There will be a flypast over the City of London in the morning, as part of the Lord Mayor's Show.
 11:10am to 11:20am
 
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A weekend of performances, talks, screenings and workshops to coincide with the Opera exhibition.
 All Day
 
 South Kensington
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Opera Weekender

These tours have been created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Johnston typeface.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
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Monthly Johnston Journeys tour

Multi-arts remembrance event in the iconic Crystal Palace Subway
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Upper Norwood
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Put That Light Out!

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

£11

(Saturday, 11th 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, 11th 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

(Saturday, 11th Nov - 10am to 5:30pm)
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

Free
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, 11th 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

£6

(Saturday, 11th Nov - 11am to 4pm)
See drawings from Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies. (Closing soon Sun, 26th Nov)

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Visualising the Water-Babies

Oxford House Nexus is a photographic exhibition exploring relationships between Oxford House and its community across time. (Closing soon Wed, 29th Nov)

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Oxford House Nexus, An exhibition by Sarah-Jane Field, Keith Greenough and John Umney

Explore the history of the Wrens in Greenwich. New interviews and research offer a rare female perspective into the fascinating history of the Old Royal Naval College. (Closing soon Sun, 3rd Dec)

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WRNS Untold Stories: The Women’s Royal Naval Service at Greenwich

£12

(Saturday, 11th Nov - 10am to 5:30pm)
This is the exhibition on Balenciaga in the UK and marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house. (Closing soon Tue, 5th Dec)

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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

A display of paintings, drawings and models by the likes of Dame Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levete, Julia Barfield and Patty Hopkins. (Closing soon Sat, 9th Dec)

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Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sat 11th 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 11th Nov 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

09:20amThe Queen's Rowbarge GlorianaDown river
10:20amMotor Vessel HavengoreUp river
09:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
10:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river

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