The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 2nd May.


Top events in London on Sun 2nd May 2021

Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
All Day
 
Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
Better than half price entry to the Painted Hall on the first Sunday of the month.
10am to 5pm
 
Greenwich
Monthly cheap entry to the Painted Hall
A beautiful historic parkland designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown with Edwardian gardens in Reigate, Surrey.
1pm to 5pm
 
Reigate
Monthly open day at Gatton Park
A garden with unusual architectural features including Oriental Tea House overlooking carp pond
2pm to 6pm
 
Muswell Hill
Visit a garden - 5 St Regis Close (Muswell Hill)

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Discover the beauty of locomotive engineering and journey through 100 years of model-making.
Brass, Steel and Fire
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 2nd May
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Evoking the experience of being in a club, this exhibition transports you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been shaping the electronic music landscape.
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
9:30am to 9pm
Kensington
Ends on Mon 3rd May
2021-05-02
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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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The first major survey of one of the most important painters working today
 Lynette Yiadom-Boakye - Fly In League With The Night
10am to 6pm
Pimlico
Ends on Sun 9th May
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This topical exhibition explores the similarities between Freud’s experience of the Spanish Flu and 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on mental health and the response by psychoanalysts.
Freud & Pandemic
10:30am to 5pm
Hampstead
Ends on Sun 9th May
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The first exhibition to trace the history of photography as told through depictions of nature, revealing how the subject led to key advancements in the medium, from its very beginnings in 1840 to present day.
Unearthed: Photography's Roots
11am to 6pm
Dulwich
Ends on Sun 9th May
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The exhibition features a series of bronze-cast animal pelts and abstract, carved stone animal heads, supported by stone basins.
Forest on Fire
12pm to 5pm
Forest Hill
Ends on Sat 15th May
2021-05-02
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The visual impact of Noël Coward’s life and work is celebrated in this major exhibition.
Noël Coward: Art & Style
10:30am to 5pm
City of London
Ends on Sun 16th May
2021-05-02
2021-05-02
This exhibition explores a century of refugee experiences, from Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews and the Kindertransport, to the Calais Jungle and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings
Refugees: Forced to Flee
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Ends on Mon 24th May
2021-05-02
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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
2021-05-02
2021-05-02

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Walking tours of London on Sunday 2nd May 2021

A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
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We’re just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we’re in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond.
 10:45am to 12:45pm
 
 Highgate
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Volunteer-led walks through a 21 acre memorial landscape steeped in social history from the Victorian Jewish community through to the present day.
 11am to 12:15pm
 
 Willesden
2021-05-02
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Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
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A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 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 ending at the Cabinet War rooms looking at the area's WW2 history.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
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