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


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

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Amba’s new body of work includes sculptures and drawings that explore the performativity of technology and relations to otherness.
Amba Sayal Bennett: A Mechanised Thought
12pm to 6pm
Deptford
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, this group exhibition explores our relationship with trees and forests.
Among the Trees
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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This exhibition reimagines Picasso’s Cannes Studio as an immersive experience within the gallery
Atelier Picasso
11am to 5pm
Mayfair
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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An exhibition of Grayson Perry works inspired by his TV series on Channel 4
Grayson Perry: The MOST Specialest Relationship
10am to 5:30pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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A major solo exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum by the artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell.
Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth
11am to 4pm
Holborn
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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Othello De'Souza-Hartley presents different representations of masculinity while questioning what it means to view gender and society through a present-day lens.
Masculinity
12pm to 6pm
East Finchley
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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The King’s Man Experience is an immersive exhibition featuring costumes, props and behind-the-scenes material from the movie of the same name.
The King's Man Experience
10:30am to 3:30pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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An exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original oil paintings in the house he designed for himself.
Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings exhibition
12pm to 3pm
Twickenham
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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An exhibition of works by Charles Keeping, one of the most influential of modern British book illustrators.
Charles Keeping: Londoner & Illustrator
11am to 4pm
Pinner
Closing soon Sun, 1st Nov
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Free  
Grace is a collection of unseen paintings that have been created over the course of a few years and a unique insight into street artist, Alo's time spent in London and Paris.
Grace
10am to 5pm
Hackney
Closing soon Sun, 1st Nov
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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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Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

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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London Magic Tour

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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