The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 31st August.


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Top events in London on Sat 31st Aug 2019

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
Each open day will be individual to the station, but there will be a fire engine on display for everyone to have a good look at, and may be even get in!
11am to 4pm
 
Barkingside
Hainault fire station open day
£2.00 London Mela
Annual Asian culture and food festival in Southall.
1pm to 8pm
 
Southall
Screening of 1986 BBC documentary ‘The Beyond Within’ which explores the mystical drug, LSD.
2pm to 3pm
 
Beckenham

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Celebrate the 150th birthday of Heinz, exploring everything we know and love about the humble bean.
Heinz Beanz Muzeum
10am to 6pm
Soho
Closing soon Sun, 1st Sep
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The Illuminated River display includes architectural drawings and animations of the project, alongside historic Thames paintings.
Illuminated River
10am to 5pm
City of London
Closing soon Sun, 1st Sep
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This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism.
Lee Krasner - Living Colour
10am to 9pm
Barbican
Closing soon Sun, 1st Sep
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See an epic 20 feet panorama depicting the lost Houses of Parliament on display.
Panorama: London's lost view
10am to 6pm
Barbican
Closing soon Sun, 1st Sep
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This exhibition shines a spotlight on a brief but intense period of dynamic printmaking during the interwar period, with the first major show of work by artists from the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.
Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
10am to 5pm
Dulwich
Closing soon Sun, 8th Sep
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£15.50  
A group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity.
Kiss My Genders
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 8th Sep
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For the first time in the UK see selections from three of Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary notebooks to explore his fascination with motion.
Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion
9:30am to 5pm
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 8th Sep
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Bringing together drawings and objects in the spaces of Sir John Soane’s Museum, this exhibition examines Soane’s innovative use of light and optical devices in architectural design.
Lumière Mystérieuse: Soane and the Architecture of Light
10am to 5pm
Holborn
Closing soon Sun, 8th Sep
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This exhibition explores the processes and practices of both historic and contemporary Peruvian costume via garments, textiles, photographs, tools, illustrations and paintings
Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 8th Sep
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An immersive retrospective exhibition devoted to presenting a revolutionary survey of rave culture through the voices and lenses of those who experienced it.
Sweet Harmony: Rave today
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sat, 14th Sep
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 31st August 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 31st 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
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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
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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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