The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 29th October.


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Top events in London on Thu 29th Oct 2020

A talk about the property speculator and developer, Nicholas Barbon who made his fortune rebuilding after the Great Fire of London.
7pm to :
 
City of London
Wren Talk: Jeremy Melvin discusses Nicholas Barbon, the man who transformed London
Follow a lantern-lit tour amongst the tombs of the East End's famous and infamous dead!
7pm to 8pm
 
Bow
All Hallow's lantern-lit Tours by Cemetery Club
Visit Strawberry Hill at twilight and experience the home of the author of the first Gothic novel.
Starts at 7pm
 
Twickenham
Gothic Twilight Tours
A talk by award-winning journalist and author Peter Ross on his latest publication A Tomb With a View: The Stories and Glories of Graveyards.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Southwark
A Tomb With a View: The Stories and Glories of Graveyards - Peter Ross Talk
Audiences will be lead on an evening tour of Chelsea Physic Garden by Sir Derek Dustyreel - 1950's black and white film star.
Starts at 8pm
 
Chelsea
The Haunting of Chelsea Physic Garden

Online events / webinars

Join Joe Studman for a virtual history walk around Kentish Town.
2pm to 3pm
 
History of Kentish Town
Join a panel of experts as they discuss the so-called just transition and, as society emerges into the “new normal”, the opportunity we are presented with for a fair green recovery.
6pm to 7pm
 
You and the planet: the new normal
Professor David Edgerton will survey British policy for British aviation after 1945 arguing that many really did believe that the UK’s future lay in leadership in aeronautics.
6pm to :
 
‘No more Concordes’? Aviation, industrial policy and the future of the British Nation, 1945-1980
Evelyn’s preoccupation with apparently contemporary environmental problems, and his suggested solutions, are a remarkable legacy and one to be celebrated in 2020.
6pm to 7pm
 
John Evelyn: Britain’s First Environmentalist

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
For the exhibition, the gallery will be transformed into an overgrown, supernaturally lit terrain inspired by the scene depicted in the painting the exhibition takes its name from.
D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
10am to 6pm
Islington
Closing soon Thu, 7th October
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Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
The work in this exhibition is painted mostly on objects that the artist has salvaged from the streets and buildings of London.
Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
11am to 5pm
Stoke Newington
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
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Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
An exhibition examining the industry’s innovative nature, presenting the unique depth of rush weaving’s aesthetics and its historical value to Taiwan.
Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
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MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
Bentleys, the vintage luggage specialist, hosts a week-long residency with arguably Britain’s finest traditional leather craftspeople: Tetbury’s Neil MacGregor and Valerie Michael.
MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
11am to 5pm
Sloane Square
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
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Maker's Eye: Stories of Crafts
An exhibition that celebrates the breadth, diversity and qualities of craft, and includes numerous craft objects made in the UK over the course of the last 50 years.
Maker's Eye: Stories of Crafts
All Day
Islington
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
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Christabel Balfour Open Studios
Visitors can see the entire process of creating handwoven textiles, from setting up the warp, weaving both tapestries and rugs, and finally taking the finished piece off the loom.
Christabel Balfour Open Studios
2pm to 6pm
Bethnal Green
Closes today
2020-10-29
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Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
Five leading contemporary craft galleries on display in the historic, 19th-century official residence of the Argentine ambassador.
Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
12pm to 5pm
Belgravia
Closes today
2020-10-29
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Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
20 designers have been invited to think about their experiences of a pandemic world.
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closes today
2020-10-29
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Falling Birds
A series of X-ray photographs and poetic texts highlighting extinction and the alarming decline in bird species around the world.
Falling Birds
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closes today
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Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
Embroiderers to the British Royal Family, Savile Row and top European designers, Hand & Lock opens its doors for one week to offer an insight into Britain’s oldest embroidery house.
Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
10am to 4:30pm
Belgravia
Closes today
2020-10-29
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What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 29th October 2020

Follow the trail left by monks and monarchs, press barons and literary giants along the highway and down its twisting alleyways.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
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A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
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A walk through London’s magical history, from medieval witches and alchemists to tales of great illusionists past and present with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide... and magician.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Whitehall
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A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
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