The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 26th October.


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A local fete type event, but with a focus on timer and woodland management.
10am to 4pm
 
See working models of cars, cranes, trains, funfair rides and more, all built from Meccano
10:30am to 4:30pm
 
Eltham
Meccano Show 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
Celebrate the lunar festival, Diwali, with dance, music, art and a celebration of light at the National Maritime Museum.
11am to 4:30pm
 
Greenwich
An exhibition of Acorn / BBC / Archimedes / RISC OS computers and software.
11am to 5pm
 
Hatton
RISC OS London Show
Enjoy a seasonal ceilidh, craft market, food, and autumnal workshops.
12pm to 4pm
 
Bethnal Green
Seasonal Shindig: An autumn celebration
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
This talk will explore Stoker's time in London and the capital's appearance in his fiction, most famously in Dracula and The Jewel of Seven Stars.
1pm to :
 
West Brompton
Explore and handle medical objects from centuries past from London’s most intriguing medical museums - all in one place.
2pm to 5pm
 
Wapping
Love it or hate it, the concrete landscape of Europe’s largest art centre has been dividing opinion for generations.
Starts at 2pm
 
Southwark
Southbank Centre architecture tours
Come with us, rend the veil and raise the spirits.
5pm to :
 
West Brompton
Spiritual Vampires
Inspired by original poetry, video projections will illuminate the outside of St Paul's Cathedral.
6:30pm to 10pm
 
City of London
Where Light Falls
Matthew Sadler, Natasha Regan and Fan Hui discuss their world-first experiences with AI and DeepMind, an organisation at the forefront of artificial intelligence research.
7:15pm to :
 
Southwark
AlphaZero's Game Changer: The Promise of AI

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

 1950s: Battle of the Toy Brands
With all to play for, the big guns of the toy world competed to win. Children’s choices ultimately decided the winners and losers.
 1950s: Battle of the Toy Brands
10am to 6pm
Notting Hill
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 27th October
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 Bridget Riley
Spanning 70 years of Riley’s work, this exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to experience powerful and engaging works by one of the most important artists of our time.
 Bridget Riley
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 26th January
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The Art of Innovation explores the relationship between science and art over the past 250 years, and how it has helped to interpret, study and explore the world around us.
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Ends on Closing soon Fri, 24th January
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Abandoned Engineering
A photographic exhibition featuring some of the most spectacular examples of abandoned engineering from around the world.
Abandoned Engineering
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 27th October
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African Textiles - Karun Thakar Collection
A display of one of the world’s largest private collections of African textiles.
African Textiles - Karun Thakar Collection
10:30am to 5pm
Euston
Ends on Closing soon Sat, 14th December
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The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto.
11am to 3pm
Twickenham
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 22nd December
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An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works.
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
11am to 5pm
Marylebone High St
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 27th October
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Antony Gormley
Antony Gormley takes over the Main Galleries with a series of works that test the scale and light of the RA’s architecture.
Antony Gormley
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Ends on Closing soon Tue, 3rd December
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Architecture of London
This exhibition brings together works from the 17th century to the present day to illustrate how London’s ever-changing cityscape has inspired visiting and resident artists over four centuries.
Architecture of London
10am to 5pm
City of London
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 1st December
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“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
This exhibition commemorates 100 years of nursing registration in the UK by delving into the heated arguments that characterised the registration debate.
“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
9am to 5pm
Harley Street
Ends on Closing soon Wed, 18th March
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 26th October 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 26th October 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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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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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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