What's on in London on Saturday 18th August 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 18th Aug 2018

Sign and lettering expo featuring an exhibition, live demonstrations, screenings and tours.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Southwark
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Letterheads 2018: London Calling

A note that the very distinctive A4 class steam locomotive will be hauling a train out of Paddington in the morning, and returning in the evening.
 All Day
 
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Steam train passing through West London

A hands-on workshop where you will learn how to turn your outdoor space into a botanical cocktail garden.
 9am to 12pm
 
 Whitechapel
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

£18

(Saturday, 18th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
The 250th annual exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. (Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug)

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250th Summer Exhibition

£6

(Saturday, 18th Aug - 11am to 4pm)
A display of automata from the leading makers of the last 40 years, ranging from the humorous to the macabre and from the playful to the satirical. (Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug)

2018-08-18

A Curious Turn: Moving, Mechanical Sculpture

£14.50

(Saturday, 18th Aug - All Day)
This mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul – the first in London – explores the artist’s extensive investigation into the body and its relationship to architectural space.  (Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug)

2018-08-18

Lee Bul

Free

(Saturday, 18th Aug - All Day)
Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality. (Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug)

2018-08-18

Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition

£16

(Saturday, 18th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
The Great Spectacle tells the story of 250 years of the Summer Exhibition, the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art. (Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug)

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The Great Spectacle

£10

(Saturday, 18th Aug - All Day)
Hundreds of genuine Spice Girls stage costumes on display beside thousands of items of memorabilia and merchandise. (Closing soon Mon, 20th Aug)

2018-08-18

SPICEUP - An Exhibition About The Spice Girls

Free

(Saturday, 18th Aug - 9:30am to 9pm)
This collection of photographs taken in 2015 by architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright offers the opportunity to step into one of the most restricted and enigmatic places on the planet Inside North Korea. (Closing soon Tue, 21st Aug)

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Inside North Korea

Free

(Saturday, 18th Aug - All Day)
This exhibition charts the evolution of polemic and progressive print publications and celebrates the current diverse industry of innovative independent magazines.  (Closing soon Wed, 22nd Aug)

2018-08-18

Print! Tearing It Up

Free

(Saturday, 18th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
A display of some of street artist Banksy's early works. (Closing soon Sat, 25th Aug)

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Free

(Saturday, 18th Aug - 10am to 5pm)
A striking presentation of three works by the internationally-renowned artist, Emily Allchurch. (Closing soon Sun, 26th Aug)

2018-08-18

Emily Allchurch: Visions of Architectural Fancy

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sat 18th Aug 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 18th Aug 2018

From watergates, palaces and hotels to medieval cloisters, churches and Parisian boulevards, this walk explores the multifarious landscape of the northern shore between Charing Cross and St Brides to reveal London's great Middle City through its best kept architectural secrets and spectacular sleeping giants.  ()
2018-08-18
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.  ()
2018-08-18
Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.  ()
2018-08-18
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
2018-08-18
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
2018-08-18
This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.  ()
2018-08-18
 

Tower Bridge opening times

04:45pmMotor Vessel Ocean MajestyDown river

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