The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 8th May.


Top events in London on Sat 8th May 2021

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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
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Ends on Sun, 9th May 2021
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The visual impact of Noël Coward’s life and work is celebrated in this major exhibition.
Noël Coward: Art & Style
event time 10:30am to 5pm
 City of London
 Ends on Sun, 16th May 2021
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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
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Mon, 24th May 2021
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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
event time 11am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jun 2021
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This exhibition follows the lives of soldiers in Germany over the past 75 years.
 Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945
event time 10:30am to 3:30pm
 Chelsea
 Ends on Thu, 1st Jul 2021
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A photographic art exhibition exploring contemporary relationships with spiritualism, reality and surrealism, through a Black British lens.
An Ode to Afrosurrealism
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Ends on Sun, 1st Aug 2021
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An annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year
event time 10:30am to 4pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sun, 8th Aug 2021
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From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, the exhibition will explore our longstanding fascination with the bag.
Bags: Inside Out
event time 11am to 7pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 12th Sep 2021
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A series of X-ray photographs and poetic texts highlighting extinction and the alarming decline in bird species around the world.
Falling Birds
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Ends on Sun, 10th Oct 2021
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A display of Asante treasures from Ghana, shedding light on 19th-century collecting and the British Empire.
Asante Goldweights
event time 11am to 7pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 31st Oct 2021
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 8th May 2021

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

Walking tours of London on Saturday 8th May 2021

A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 10am to 12pm
 
 Whitehall
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A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
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A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
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The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
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Bloody, Flaming, Poxy London. Plague, Fire & Revolution. The Black Death. Churchyards brimming with bodies. The harvest of Death. The zombie apocalypse – but for real.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Barbican
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At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
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