The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 6th February.


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Top events in London on Thu 6th Feb 2020

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang at the Tower of London and Green Park to mark HM The Queen’s Accession to the Throne.
12pm to 1:30pm
 
Royal Gun Salutes in Green Park and at the Tower of London
Robert Griffith explores the actions of the 5/60th Rifles during the Peninsular War.
6pm to :
 
Chelsea
Rogues with Rifles
This illustrated lecture by Dr. Stephen M. Payne will chart the history and design of the ship and show why she was dubbed ‘Queen of the Seas’!
6pm to 8pm
 
City of London
Queen Elizabeth 2: Queen of the Seas
Witness a mock Victorian surgical demonstration presented within the original architecture of an old operating theatre.
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Southwark
After Hours Victorian Surgery Demonstration
An event exploring the significance of ‘women writing women’ – from 18th- century travel writers responding to representations of ‘The East’, to 21st - century retellings.
6:30pm to :
 
Holborn
In the epic successor to one of the most important books of the century, Thomas Piketty challenges us revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Holborn
An expert-led discussion about how hospitals can harness the latest technological developments and what the future of hospitals might look like.
7pm to 8:15pm
 
South Kensington
A talk about the same.
7pm to :
 
Islington

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Industrial design studio PriestmanGoode explores the issue of waste in travel.
Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-02-06
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This exhibition uses paintings, drawings, photographs and memorabilia to illustrate the surprising histories of London’s Royal Parks.
Play, Protest and Pelicans: A People’s History of London’s Royal Parks
10:30am to 5pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-02-06
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These photographs, often taken by monks and housed within monasteries, depict day-to-day life for both the monastic and lay communities.
Sacred Laos in Photographs: The Monks’ Gaze
11am to 5pm
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-02-06
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34 scenes from the bible in knitted figures from Creation to Resurrection
Knitted Bible Exhibition
9am to 5pm
Hampstead
Closing soon Mon, 10th Feb
2020-02-06
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This display of winning entries from the latest Army Film and Photographic Competition gives a unique insight into life in the British Army.
Army Film and Photographic Competition: 2020 winners
10am to 5:30pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Thu, 13th Feb
2020-02-06
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In a cold room, specially created for the exhibition, slices taken from Antarctic ice cores appear to float on a solid ice floor.
Wayne Binitie: Ice Floor
9am to 6pm
Tottenham Court Road
Closing soon Fri, 14th Feb
2020-02-06
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Explore the underbelly of our digital world in this exhibition revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in artificial intelligence.
Trevor Paglen - From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly'
11am to 9pm
Barbican
Closing soon Sat, 15th Feb
2020-02-06
2020-02-06
This exhibition showcases original archives from the collections which illustrate the prolific activism of the people of Tower Hamlets in the latter decades of the twentieth century.
Unite and Resist
9am to 8pm
Whitechapel
Closing soon Sat, 15th Feb
2020-02-06
2020-02-06
The little known story of one of the capital’s most intriguing cemeteries is revealed for the first time in this exhibition.
House of Life Exhibition
9am to 8pm
Willesden
Closing soon Sun, 16th Feb
2020-02-06
2020-02-06
The winning and commended entries of the third Architecture Drawing Prize will be exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum.
The Architecture Drawing Prize
10am to 5pm
Holborn
Closing soon Sun, 16th Feb
2020-02-06
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Walking tours of London on Thursday 6th February 2020

Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and learn how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!")
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Barbican
2020-02-06
2020-02-06

Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-02-06
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Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk