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

Tours of the the only surviving windmill in inner London
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Brixton
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Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend

Ancient fair with local stalls, a parade and food/drinks.
 All Day
 
 Cheam
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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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Christ’s Chapel Organ Open Afternoon

Two daily demonstrations of pottery throwing.
 9:30am to 6pm
 
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London Craft Week - SCP’s House of Ceramics

A weekend of free activities celebrating Dartford's industrial heritage.
 All Day
 
 Dartford
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Trevithick's Industrial Dartford's Steam Rally

A weekend of free guided walks provided by TfL.
 All Day
 
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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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Open Weekend - Upminster Windmill

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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Postcards from the Park's Past: Regent's Park in WW1

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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Carving and Historic Crafts Open House

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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May Fair at St John's Notting Hill

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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London Craft Week - Bruichladdich Whisky Tasting

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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London Transport Weekend on the Epping Ongar Railway

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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(Not So) Fictional Food

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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. (Closing soon Sat, 12th May)

2018-05-12

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. (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)

2018-05-12

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. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

2018-05-12

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. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

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Free

(Saturday, 12th May - 11am to 6pm)
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. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

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Paul Catherall: Futures Past - 20 years of Linocuts

£9

(Saturday, 12th May - 10am to 5:50pm)
Enter the realm of venomous creatures in this eye-opening exhibition. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

2018-05-12

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. (Closing soon Wed, 16th May)

2018-05-12

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 (Closing soon Wed, 16th May)

2018-05-12

Under the Microscope

£6

(Saturday, 12th May - 11am to 4pm)
This exhibition is about the Neo-Romantic period in illustration after World War II. (Closing soon Sun, 20th May)

2018-05-12

Neo-Romantic Illustrations in Britain 1943-1955

Exhibitions opening soon


 

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.  ()
2018-05-12
Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.  ()
2018-05-12
Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
2018-05-12
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.
2018-05-12
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.  ()
2018-05-12
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
2018-05-12
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
2018-05-12
This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.  ()
2018-05-12
 

Tower Bridge opening times

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

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