The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 4th May.


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Top events in London on Sat 4th May 2019

IWA Canalway Cavalcade is London's biggest, brightest and best waterways festival.
All Day
 
Maida Vale
There'll be many rare and out-of-print titles for sale, illustrating different aspects of the East End's social, political and maritime histor
9:30am to 2pm
 
Whitechapel
Local history book sale
A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
10:30am to 4pm
 
Upminster
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Explore a large labyrinth of colour and light.
11am to 4:30pm
 
Wembley
Colourscape
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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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Ara Güler, who passed away last year, was known by many as one of the greatest photojournalists of his time
Ara Güler Exhibition
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 5th May
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A photographic exhibition documenting the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children.
Bedrooms of London
10am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Closing soon Sun, 5th May
2019-05-04
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With more than 800 images on display, this global photography exhibition presents all winning and shortlisted entries, including the Photographer of the Year, from this year’s Awards
2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
10am to 8pm
Strand
Closing soon Mon, 6th May
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This exhibition is the story of humanity’s ever-changing relationship with our nearest star.
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Mon, 6th May
2019-05-04
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An exhibition of DANAD Design's trailblazing work from 1958–62, featuring their original furniture and surface designs.
DANAD Design 60th Anniversary exhibition
10am to 7pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Fri, 10th May
2019-05-04
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Explore the Library’s collection of pocket-sized friendship albums – made between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Friendship Before Facebook: Social Networks in a Pre-Digital Age
9:30am to 5pm
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 12th May
2019-05-04
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This exhibition explores the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration.
Spare Parts - Rethinking human repair
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 12th May
2019-05-04
2019-05-04
Photography display exploring past and present Thamesmead through archival images from the RIBA Collections and contemporary photographs by artist Nina Manandhar.
Thamesmead: A Town for the 21st Century
10am to 5pm
Regent Street
Closing soon Thu, 16th May
2019-05-04
2019-05-04
The exhibition features twenty-four critically acclaimed projects that have pushed design boundaries through their exploration of the opportunities and challenges of timber structures.
Forest of Fabrication
10am to 5pm
Euston
Closing soon Fri, 17th May
2019-05-04
2019-05-04
Rembrandt’s legendary painting will be the centerpiece of an exhibition of self-portraits that will also include works by Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud, and Pablo Picasso
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
10am to 6pm
Mayfair
Closing soon Sat, 18th May
2019-05-04
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 4th May 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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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.
 Starts at 1pm
 
 Barbican
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 4th May 2019

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
2019-05-04
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