What's on in London on Saturday 31st March 2018

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 31st Mar 2018

£11.25

(Saturday, 31st Mar - 10am to 4pm)
All of the steam engines will be in steam, from the Cornish giants to rotative water pumping engines and Victorian steam fire engine.  (Brentford)
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£12.50

(Saturday, 31st Mar - 6pm to 7pm)
Hear behind-the-scenes stories and gain exclusive access to areas usually reserved for performers and Southbank Centre staff.  (Southwark)
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Behind the Scenes Tours of the Southbank Centre

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Saturday, 31st Mar - 10am to 4pm)
An exhibition presenting artistic homages to the versatile and majestic architectural form through a wide range of media. (Closing soon Sat, 31st Mar)

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A Journey Through Brutalism

Free
Take a journey through the remarkable history of Indian innovation and discovery. (Closing soon Sat, 31st Mar)

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Illuminating India: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation

Free

(Saturday, 31st Mar - 10am to 6pm)
An ambitious survey of the technological and artistic development of photography in India. (Closing soon Sat, 31st Mar)

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Illuminating India: Photography 1857–2017

£5

(Saturday, 31st Mar - 10am to 4:30pm)
Dive into the unknown story of London’s lost canals created from the 1680s to the 1830s. (Closing soon Sat, 31st Mar)

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£8

(Saturday, 31st Mar - 10am to 5pm)
Explore the transience of time and the problem of mortality as the 16th-century tradition of still life meets modern art. (Closing soon Mon, 2nd Apr)

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Nature Morte

£12

(Saturday, 31st Mar - 10am to 6pm)
Discover how van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait' was one of the beacons by which the Pre-Raphaelites forged a radical new style of painting  (Closing soon Mon, 2nd Apr)

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Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

Free

(Saturday, 31st Mar - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition showcases an exquisite range of material, including Sanskrit, Persian and Tibetan manuscripts. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Apr)

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Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine

£15

(Saturday, 31st Mar - 10am to 5:30pm)
This exhibition includes objects of belief from societies around the world and through time. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Apr)

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Living with gods peoples, places and worlds beyond

£8

(Saturday, 31st Mar - 10am to 5:45pm)
Original drawings of Winnie-the-Pooh have gone on display for the first time in nearly 40 years. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Apr)

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

Free

(Saturday, 31st Mar - 11am to 6pm)
An exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge report, which laid the foundation for the modern welfare state. (Closing soon Fri, 13th Apr)

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A Time for Revolutions: Making the Welfare State

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sat 31st Mar 2018

(usually repeat most weeks)

Join us for a free tour of our Library and Archives, especially if you're researching your family history.
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Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
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A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
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Walking Tours of London on Sat 31st Mar 2018

A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.  ()
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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

05:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
06:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
10:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
11:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river

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