The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Tuesday 20th April.

Top events in London on Tue 20th Apr 2021

Online events / webinars

Head gardener, Lucy Hart explores the winding history of the Fulham Palace wisteria, one of the oldest in London.
2pm to 3pm
A winding history: the Fulham Palace wisteria
A presentation on the works that prepared the site for the HS2 tunnel boring machines at the Chiltern tunnel.
5pm to 6:30pm
HS2 MWCC Contract C1 - Chiltern Tunnel Enabling Works
Join SAVE Britain's Heritage and architect and TV presenter George Clarke for a special live online lecture.
6pm to 7pm
SAVE Lecture with George Clarke: The Restoration Warriors of Britain
In this lecture we will look at a bit of internet history, show how it works now and look towards the future.
6pm to 7pm
Networks: The Internet and Beyond
Let cultural historian Adam Endacott take you through the career of one of Britain's most beloved comics, Kenneth Williams
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Stop Messin’ About! Kenneth Williams : a comic and his roots
Join NASA geneticist Christopher E Mason as he argues we have a moral duty to explore other planets and solar systems
7pm to 8:30pm
The next 500 years
Curator Lauren Stephenson will delve into the rich history of the globally important Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire.
7pm to 10pm
Ordinary Lives with Extraordinary Impacts: The C19th Ironbridge Gorge
City guide Julian Romain presents a history of the Lord Mayor of London.
7pm to 8:30pm
The History of the Lord Mayoralty of London

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition brings together 26 pictures from a new series Gilbert & George have been working on for over two years.
New Normal Pictures by Gilbert & George
10am to 3:30pm
St James
Ends on Fri 30th April
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
In this exhibition, a suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way.
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
10am to 5:45pm
Ends on Sat 5th June
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
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
Ends on Sat 12th June
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
An exhibition around the roof garden above the Elizabeth line station of large geometric coloured shapes.
Crossorelle Roof Garden
All Day
Ends on Sat 19th June

Exhibitions opening soon

Walking tours of London on Tuesday 20th April 2021

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship.
 11am to 12:30pm
 City of London
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 11am to 1pm
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