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

Visit the garden surrounding the centre designed by world-famous Dutch Landscape Architect Piet Oudolf.
11am to 3:30pm
 
Belmont
Visit a garden - Maggie's (Sutton)

Online events / webinars

Joanna Banham, freelance curator, lecturer and writer, will explore the history and production of Morris’s wallpaper.
3pm to :
 
William Morris Wallpapers

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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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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
10am to 6pm
Forest Hill
Ends on Sat 15th May
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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
2021-05-08
2021-05-08
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
2021-05-08
2021-05-08
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
2021-05-08
2021-05-08
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
2021-05-08
2021-05-08

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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