The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 6th May.


Top events in London on Thu 6th May 2021


Online events / webinars

Join Alison Weir on Zoom for a magisterial history of the queens of Medieval England - including the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Queens of the Crusades - An Online Talk by Alison Weir
Geoffrey Hollis will talk about the 1951 Battersea Pleasure Gardens – ‘Art and Elegance in Abundance’.
6:30pm to :
 
Festival of Britain 70th Anniversary: Battersea
Join a panel of experts to discuss the recent exciting findings from the LHCb experiment at CERN.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
A new force of nature at the LHC?
A talk about the creation of Laurence Bradshaw’s Karl Marx memorial in Highgate Cemetery.
7pm to :
 
The Marx Memorial Lecture: The Plot For Karl Marx

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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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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
10am to 6pm
Forest Hill
Ends on Sat 15th May
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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
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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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Explore some of the world's richest habitats, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know some extraordinary species.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
11am to 5:50pm
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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Walking tours of London on Thursday 6th May 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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