The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 17th April.


Top events in London on Sat 17th Apr 2021

Five gardens in a housing estate only open to the public through the National Garden Scheme.
10am to 4pm
 
Paddington
Visit a garden - Hyde Park Estate Gardens (Paddington)

Online events / webinars

A talk about the oldest botanic garden in Britain, now in its 400th year.
10:30am to 12pm
 
University of Oxford Botanic Garden - 400 years of gardening and botany
Get a taste of the Royal College of Physicians fascinating 500-year history and award-winning architecture in a live virtual guided tour.
1pm to 1:30pm
 
RCP live virtual guided taster tour
Museums are full of the belongings of the dead! Come and see some remarkable objects and hear some incredible stories.
7pm to 8:15pm
 
Death in the British Museum

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The Royal Society of Sculptors is showcasing the work of Naomi Blake FRBS with an outdoor exhibition on the sculpture terrace.
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
All Day
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 6th June
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An exhibition that can be seen through the gallery window while it's shut.
Crocodile Cradle
All Day
Islington
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 18th April
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An exhibition around the roof garden above the Elizabeth line station of large geometric coloured shapes.
Crossorelle Roof Garden
All Day
Poplar
Ends on Sat 19th June
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Uncover plants and pranks this Easter with Dennis and Gnasher and all their friends from Beano at Kew Gardens.
Dennis and Gnasher’s Big Bonanza
10am to 5pm
Richmond
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 18th April
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This exhibition features a selection of works never previously exhibited in the UK, many of which have never been seen by the public.
Not Vital: Paintings
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Ends on Wed 26th May
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In this exhibition, a suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way.
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
10am to 5:45pm
Mayfair
Ends on Sat 5th June
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The exhibition presents a select sampling of Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis.
Rachid Koraïchi - Tears that Taste of the Sea
12:30pm to 5:30pm
Clerkenwell
Ends on Sat 12th June
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The first solo exhibition in Europe devoted to three generations of women artists living in Gee’s Bend, a remote black community situated on a U-turn in the Alabama River.
The Gee's Bend Quiltmakers
10am to 6pm
Tottenham Court Road
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 25th April
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An open-air exhibition documenting the overland journey photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer undertook in 2019 following the historic trade route.
The Silk Road: A Living History
All Day
Kings Cross
Ends on Wed 16th June
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Hampton Court Palace is planting over 100,000 bulbs in their gardens for their first Tulip Festival.
Tulip Festival 2021
10am to 4pm
East Molesey
Ends on Mon 3rd May
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Walking tours of London on Saturday 17th April 2021

A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 10am to 12pm
 
 Whitehall
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A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
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A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
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The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
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Bloody, Flaming, Poxy London. Plague, Fire & Revolution. The Black Death. Churchyards brimming with bodies. The harvest of Death. The zombie apocalypse – but for real.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Barbican
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A unique walking tour through London’s magical history with a magical guide — discover the magic side of London beyond Harry Potter.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 Whitehall
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At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
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