The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 18th May.


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Top events in London on Sat 18th May 2019

A race by around 50 stand-up paddleboards between Tower Bridge and Putney.
9am to 12pm
 
Stand up paddle-boarding on the Thames
A day of talks celebrating some of the history associated with St Saviours, the church now known as Southwark Cathedral.
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Life in Early Modern Southwark: Stories of Edward Alleyn, Philip Henslowe and their World
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
Tours of the cemetery, chapel and crypt on this annual open day event.
11am to 5pm
 
Peckham
Join London Wildlife Trust for a spring orchard tree care event and picnic, at a new community orchard on Gallery Road.
11am to 4pm
 
Dulwich
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
12pm to 4pm
 
Southwark
Monthly Waterloo Classic car display

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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The first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years.
Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
10am to 6pm
Soho
Closing soon Sun, 19th May
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This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design.
A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 26th May
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This exhibition displays a selection of Cultural Revolution propaganda posters, revolutionary landscapes, images of the leader and intricate papercuts all of which were collected in China during the 1970s.
Cultural Revolution - State graphics in China from the 1960s to the 1970s
10am to 5pm
Walthamstow
Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-18
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A major exhibition exploring the role of drawing in contemporary architectural practice through the work of one of Britain’s leading architects and architectural draughtsmen​.
Eric Parry: Drawing
10am to 5pm
Holborn
Closing soon Sun, 26th May
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Spanning thousands of years, this takes a closer look at five objects that explore the relationship between food, power and control.
Feeding history: the politics of food
10am to 5:30pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Mon, 27th May
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A major exhibition of works by Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers.
Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr
10am to 7pm
Soho
Closing soon Mon, 27th May
2019-05-18
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Key pieces include rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant on display spaning the period from 1952 – 1977
 Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran – Mary Quant
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 2nd Jun
2019-05-18
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The first ever exhibition outside of Norway of Harald Sohlberg, one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in the history of Norwegian art.
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
10am to 5pm
Dulwich
Closing soon Sun, 2nd Jun
2019-05-18
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The first solo UK exhibition by Myfanwy MacLeod, in partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG, Vancouver).
Canada Gallery Myfanwy MacLeod – Neighbours
11am to 5:45pm
St James
Closing soon Sat, 8th Jun
2019-05-18
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 18th 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 18th 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
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