The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 3rd August.


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Top events in London on Sat 3rd Aug 2019

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
Come along and meet the firefighters at our open day.
11am to 3pm
 
Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green fire station open day 2019
This guided walk will tell the story of these lost and often long-forgotten graveyards, taking in a circular route around Southwark and finishing up back at Southwark Cathedral.
1pm to 2:30pm
 
Southwark
Southwark's Lost Burial Grounds
Talk by Carmine Pariante on connecting to modern day mechanisms of disease, and understanding the advances being made today.
2pm to 3pm
 
Beckenham
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

Ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition
10am to 4:30pm
Greenwich
Closing soon Sun, 4th Aug
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
Comprising 65 prints and drawings, this exhibition highlights Rembrandt’s technical and creative ingenuity on paper.
Rembrandt: Thinking on paper
10am to 5:30pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 4th Aug
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
In this, the first major museum display of artists’ postcards, discover both the politics and playfulness of this unique collection of 300 postcards.
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard
10am to 5:30pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 4th Aug
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
An exhibition of kaleidoscopic sculptures, installations and video works informed by scientific processes and natural phenomena such as heat, cold, magnetism and light.
Hicham Berrada: Dreamscapes
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 18th Aug
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
An exhibition exploring 300 years of lunar and celestial cartography from early astronomers in the 17th century to the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 and beyond.
The Mapping of the Moon: 1669 – 1969
10:30am to 5pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Wed, 21st Aug
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
This display focuses on the rarely seen archives of queer venues and social networks collated by University College London’s Urban Laboratory.
Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today
11am to 6pm
Whitechapel
Closing soon Sun, 25th Aug
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
This exhibition explores the forgotten industrial history of plastic in east London around the River Lea.
Raw Materials: Plastics
10am to 5pm
Bow
Closing soon Sun, 25th Aug
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
Prepare for your preconceptions of AI to be challenged by this timely exhibition, that reflects on how this technology impacts our very existence.
AI: More than Human
10am to 6pm
Barbican
Closing soon Mon, 26th Aug
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
One of the biggest mysteries in physics today is what exactly makes up our Universe, and why – 95 per cent of it cannot be observed.
DARK MATTER: 95% of the Universe is Missing
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Mon, 26th Aug
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
£19.50  
Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.
Manga
10am to 5:30pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Mon, 26th Aug
2019-08-03
2019-08-03

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 3rd August 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2019-08-03
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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 3rd August 2019

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-08-03
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London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-08-03
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Roman London Walking Tour

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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