Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.


Saturday 12th May

Ancient fair with local stalls, a parade and food/drinks.
 All Day
 
 Cheam
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Come along to Upminster Windmill's Visitor Centre where you can learn about the history of the site and our restoration project. Free Entry.
 1pm to 4pm
 
 Upminster
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Tours of the the only surviving windmill in inner London
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Brixton
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Observe demonstrations, talks and live carving competitions, and try your hand at stone carving and other activities.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Kennington
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Come and try the organ, find out how it works, even if you have never played before and would like to have a guided go.
 3pm to 4:30pm
 
 Dulwich
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A weekend of free guided walks provided by TfL.
 All Day
 
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Two daily demonstrations of pottery throwing.
 9:30am to 6pm
 
 Shoreditch
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A weekend of free activities celebrating Dartford's industrial heritage.
 All Day
 
 Dartford
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Explore the history of the postal sorting office in The Regent's Park in WW1: 2 billion letters and 140 million parcels were processed for soldiers ac
 11am to 3pm
 
 Camden
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The Notting Hill May Fair began more than 30 years ago and is known for its traditional village games and stalls, music, maypole dancing, fancy dress contest and dog show.
 12:30pm to 5pm
 
 Notting Hill
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Join Bruichladdich Brand Ambassador Abigail Clephane for a whisky tasting and hear about the brand’s Islay single malt whiskies
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Soho
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A weekend of LU themed events on the heritage steam line that was once part of the Central line.
 All Day
 
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Join two cookbook authors who have taken fictional food from page to plate: Pen Vogler, food historian and author of Dinner with Dickens and Kate Young, author of The Little Library Cookbook.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Rose Uniacke explores the enduring fascination with gold and the applications of this rare and incorruptible metal, with an in-store exploration of the art of gilding.
event time 10am to 4pm
 Sloane Square
 Closing soon Sat, 12th May
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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.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Hanover Square
 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.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Poplar
 Closing soon Sun, 13th May
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Taking the theme of botanicals and drink, bespoke artworks by 15 of the UK’s foremost letter carvers form a unique exhibition in the verdant surroundings of this historic garden.
event time 11am to 6pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Sun, 13th May
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Makers of leather costumes for Hollywood movies open their London studios to the public for the first time.
event time 11am to 5pm
 Islington
 Closing soon Sun, 13th May
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Paul Catherall showcases the breadth of his work across two decades of printmaking in a major solo show of his linocuts- his ode to an ever-changing London skyline.
event time 11am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 13th May
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Enter the realm of venomous creatures in this eye-opening exhibition.
event time 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 13th May
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See a unique series of watercolours of the interior and precincts of the Abbey church by the artist Alexander Cresswell.
event time 9:30am to 3:30pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Wed, 16th May
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This exhibition and art installation brings together a variety of media and archival material, from biological slides and scientific papers to photogr
event time 9:30am to 5pm
 City of London
 Closing soon Wed, 16th May
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This exhibition is about the Neo-Romantic period in illustration after World War II.
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Closing soon Sun, 20th May
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 12th May 2018

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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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.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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Walking tours of London on Saturday 12th May 2018

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.
 Starts at 11am
 
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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.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Olympic Park
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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.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Hampstead
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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.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Tower Hill
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Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Moorgate
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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.
 tba
 
 Barbican
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Tue 25th Sep at 07:15pm