The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 25th May.


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Top events in London on Sat 25th May 2019

See and buy from a display of more than 200 cacti and succulent plants
10am to 5pm
 
Enfield
Be the first to see our brand new museum, temporary exhibition gallery and restored period rooms which open today!
10:30am to 5pm
 
Fulham
Fulham Palace unveiled
Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.
10:45am to 1pm
 
Rickmansworth
A special close-up look at the Transport Museum’s poster collection and some of the artworks behind the posters.
Starts at 11am
 
Acton
Art and poster store tours
Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that's next to the railway at Forest Hill.
1pm to 4pm
 
Forest Hill
Monthly open day at the Dacres Wood nature reserve
Flower and champagne expert Nick Barber describes and demonstrates how to make this seasonal treat.
2pm to 4pm
 
Tottenham

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Around 50 shops and offices will be decorated for one week with floral displays.
Belgravia in Bloom - The Language of Flowers
All Day
South Kensington
Closing soon Sat, 25th 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
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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
2019-05-25
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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
2019-05-25
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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
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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
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A timely photography exhibition chronicling the lives of Robin Hood Gardens residents in the estate’s last years before demolition.
Lived Brutalism: Portraits at Robin Hood Gardens
11am to 6pm
Bethnal Green
Closing soon Sat, 8th Jun
2019-05-25
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 25th 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?

Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been taken back to its original condition.
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 Bethnal Green
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Geffrye Museum's Alms House tour

Walking tours of London on Saturday 25th 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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