What's on in London on Saturday 12th 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 12th May 2018

Free

(Saturday, 12th May - 1pm to 2pm)
Tours of the the only surviving windmill in inner London  (Brixton)
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Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend

Free

(Saturday, 12th May - All Day)
Ancient fair with local stalls, a parade and food/drinks.  (Cheam)
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(Saturday, 12th May - 3pm to 4:30pm)
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.  (Dulwich)
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Christ’s Chapel Organ Open Afternoon

Free

(Saturday, 12th May - 9:30am to 6pm)
Two daily demonstrations of pottery throwing.
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London Craft Week - SCP’s House of Ceramics

Free
A weekend of free activities celebrating Dartford's industrial heritage.  (Dartford)
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Trevithick's Industrial Dartford's Steam Rally

£1.00

(Saturday, 12th May - 12:30pm to 5pm)
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.  (Notting Hill)
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May Fair at St John's Notting Hill

£15.56

(Saturday, 12th May - 2pm to 4pm)
Join Bruichladdich Brand Ambassador Abigail Clephane for a whisky tasting and hear about the brand’s Islay single malt whiskies  (Soho)
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London Craft Week - Bruichladdich Whisky Tasting

£17.00
A weekend of LU themed events on the heritage steam line that was once part of the Central line.
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London Transport Weekend on the Epping Ongar Railway

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Saturday, 12th May - 10am to 4pm)
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.

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London Craft Week - The Midas Touch: Gilding

Free

(Saturday, 12th 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.

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This display examines the background to the first soldier of African descent to be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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

£10.50

(Saturday, 12th May - 11am to 6pm)
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.

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London Craft Week - An Elixir of Letters

Makers of leather costumes for Hollywood movies open their London studios to the public for the first time.

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£9

(Saturday, 12th May - 10am to 5:50pm)
Enter the realm of venomous creatures in this eye-opening exhibition.

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Venom: Killer and cure

Free

(Saturday, 12th May - 9:30am to 3:30pm)
See a unique series of watercolours of the interior and precincts of the Abbey church by the artist Alexander Cresswell.

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Paintings of Westminster Abbey

Free

(Saturday, 12th May - 9:30am to 5pm)
This exhibition and art installation brings together a variety of media and archival material, from biological slides and scientific papers to photogr

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Under the Microscope

£6

(Saturday, 12th May - 11am to 4pm)
This exhibition is about the Neo-Romantic period in illustration after World War II.

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Neo-Romantic Illustrations in Britain 1943-1955

£12

(Saturday, 12th May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition brings together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography.

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Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

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Regular Events on Sat 12th 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.
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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 12th May 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

07:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
08:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river

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