The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Friday 7th May.


Top events in London on Fri 7th May 2021


Online events / webinars

Join Gavin Mortimer as he considers what society today can learn from the Second World War generation.
12pm to :
 
Guidance from the Greatest
Dr Philip Mansel, author of King of the World: the life of Louis XIV (2019) will explore how the King used the gardens he created at Versailles to attract and impress foreign visitors
6pm to 7:30pm
 
Louis XIV, King of Gardens

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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
2021-05-07
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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
2021-05-07
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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
2021-05-07
2021-05-07
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
2021-05-07
2021-05-07
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
2021-05-07
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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
2021-05-07
2021-05-07
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
2021-05-07
2021-05-07
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
2021-05-07
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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
2021-05-07
2021-05-07

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Friday 7th May 2021

Learn about the history and future of the Square Mile with this fascinating architectural model.
 12:30pm to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-07
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Fridays: City of London Model Talk

Walking tours of London on Friday 7th May 2021

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
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2021-05-07
Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
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