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


Top events in London on Thu 29th Apr 2021


Online events / webinars

A presentation about the upgrade works to the Isle of Wight Railway.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
Isle of Wight Railway – Island Line Upgrade Works
Join Stephen Walker, in conversation with celebrated British travel writer Colin Thubron, as he speaks about his new book, Beyond - the history of the first human to leave our planet.
6pm to 7:30pm
 
On the Trail of Yuri Gagarin
A talk and recreation of how amputations used to be carried out in the Old Operating Theatre.
6pm to 7pm
 
Victorian Surgery Demonstration
Listen as the team delve into the horrors of surgery before the arrival of anaesthesia and antiseptics that helped pave the way to our modern medical procedures.
6pm to 7pm
 
Surgery and the Victorian Operating Theatre
Naomi Games will talk about her father’s work on the Festival of Britain symbol following the story from the designer’s brief, development of his ideas, to winning the competition.
6:30pm to :
 
Abram Games and his 1951 Festival of Britain symbol
Pay a visit to the toilet with historians Lee Jackson and Simon Fowler as they plumb the depths of London's lavatory legacy.
7pm to 9pm
 
The strange history of London's loos
This talk will illuminate works by some leading figures such as ElLissitzky, Kurt Schwitters, Moholy-Nagy and Piet Zwart, as well as lesser known designers like Johannes Molzahn, Walter Dexel and Max Burchartz.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Jan Tschichold and the New Typography
Once British, Always British is a collection of two 30-minute audio dramas exploring migration to British port cities by Yemeni and Indian sailors during the 1920s.
7pm to 9pm
 
Once British, Always British: A live audio-play experience
Simon Saville will describe Butterfly Conservation’s new “Big City Butterflies” project, which will run for four years from 2021.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Big City Butterflies - discovering London’s wildlife

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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
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 29th April 2021

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 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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