What's on in London on Saturday 5th May 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 5th May 2018

The day is packed with music, songs, dances and traditional food tasting from Bulgaria.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Enfield Town
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Bulgarian folk festival

IWA Canalway Cavalcade is London's biggest, brightest and best waterways festival.
 All Day
 
 Maida Vale
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IWA Canalway Cavalcade

A wondrous old barn now filled with random heritage clutter -- go for the atmosphere than the objects themselves.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
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Occasional open weekend at the  Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia

Teams of Morris Men dancing in Westminster’s streets and Trafalgar Square all afternoon.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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Westminster Morris Men, Day of Dance

An all-day alfresco festival celebrating the lifestyle of urban cycling.
 12pm to 8pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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Cycle Revolution Festival

Come hunt for personal treasures, rummage for bargains, and refresh your living space with unique finds at a big yard of salvaged olde things.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Peckham
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Peckham Salvage Yard

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

Karl Marx has had huge influence on world history, but who was the man behind the famous bearded image?
 2:30pm to 6pm
 
 Camden
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Karl Marx Imagined, and The Young Karl Marx screening

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Saturday, 5th May - 11am to 6pm)
A display of Crossrail artworks, material such as maquettes, sketches and prototypes. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

2018-05-05

Art on the Elizabeth line

£15.50

(Saturday, 5th May - 10am to 5pm)
This exhibition brings together more than ninety works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings by the artist. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

2018-05-05

David Milne: Modern Painting

£4

(Saturday, 5th May - 11am to 5pm)
Early Printed Fans brings together a diverse array of fans from The Fan Museum’s collections. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

2018-05-05

Early Printed Fans

£9.90

(Saturday, 5th May - 11am to 6pm)
Explore the T-shirt in the 20th Century through this exhibition; charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

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Free

(Saturday, 5th May - 12pm to 6pm)
A collection of rare and sought after artworks from some of the most exciting British artists in the contemporary art world. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

2018-05-05

TYPE

£11

(Saturday, 5th May - 10am to 5pm)
The relationship between language and the living world is celebrated in this exhibition of poetry and illustration (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

2018-05-05

The Lost Words

Free

(Saturday, 5th May - 10am to 6pm)
A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. (Closing soon Mon, 7th May)

2018-05-05

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell

£19.70

(Saturday, 5th May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots. (Closing soon Mon, 7th May)

2018-05-05

Impressionists in London

Free

(Saturday, 5th May - 10am to 6pm)
American-born artist Nancy Fouts is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a characteristically playful and provocative humour. (Closing soon Sat, 12th May)

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This display examines the background to the first soldier of African descent to be awarded the Victoria Cross. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

2018-05-05

Fighting for Empire: From Slavery to Military Service in the West India Regiments

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sat 5th May 2018

(usually repeat most weeks)

Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
2018-05-05
With an experienced tour guide, our Tours are for people interested in social history or family history, wanting to find out what's in our Library and Archives.
2018-05-05
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 5th May 2018

Architectural exploration in Bloomsbury.  ()
2018-05-05
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.  ()
2018-05-05
Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.  ()
2018-05-05
Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
2018-05-05
As 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of 1918, we have a month of guided walks to commemorate the lives of the City men and women who went off to the Great War.
2018-05-05
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.  ()
2018-05-05
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
2018-05-05
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
2018-05-05
This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.  ()
2018-05-05
 

Tower Bridge opening times

05:45pmMV Dixie QueenUp river
06:45pmMV Dixie QueenDown river
09:45pmMV Dixie QueenUp river
10:30pmMV Dixie QueenDown river
11:30amSailing Barge HydrogenUp river
12:15pmSailing Barge HydrogenDown river
04:15pmSailing Barge HydrogenUp river
05:00pmSailing Barge HydrogenDown river
06:15pmDutch MasterDown river
05:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
06:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
09:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
10:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river

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