The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Tuesday 11th May.


Top events in London on Tue 11th May 2021


Online events / webinars

With a little knowledge and common sense, you can decide what definitely to avoid, and what to grow safely to enjoy their aesthetic.
10am to 11:30am
 
The Darker Side of Plants -Toxic Trees, Poisonous Perennials & Wicked Weeds
Explore the Regency assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval and how the drama played out in the City.
2pm to 3pm
 
‘England’s Kennedy Moment’ – 11 May 1812
Uncovering food in British Library manuscripts.
5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
The talk shows how we can guard against such behaviour.
6pm to 7pm
 
How Companies Profit From Our Mistakes
A journey down through the layers of London to rediscover the lost rivers of her past.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Searching for London's lost rivers with Dr Tom Bolton
In this talk, Dr Amy Boyington will explore the real-life locations from some of the most famous dramas and films.
6:30pm to :
 
Behind the Scenes: Georgian Buildings in TV and Film
Mark Dennis explores this man of humanity, good humour, and many more things than you’d expect from a 1700s aristocrat.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
John the Planter: The first noble Grand Master
his event includes a virtual British cheese tasting session, alongside discussion of their history, culture and production.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
For the exhibition, the gallery will be transformed into an overgrown, supernaturally lit terrain inspired by the scene depicted in the painting the exhibition takes its name from.
D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
10am to 6pm
Islington
Closing soon Thu, 7th October
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Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
The work in this exhibition is painted mostly on objects that the artist has salvaged from the streets and buildings of London.
Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
11am to 5pm
Stoke Newington
Closes tomorrow
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2021-05-11
Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
An exhibition examining the industry’s innovative nature, presenting the unique depth of rush weaving’s aesthetics and its historical value to Taiwan.
Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-11
2021-05-11
MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
Bentleys, the vintage luggage specialist, hosts a week-long residency with arguably Britain’s finest traditional leather craftspeople: Tetbury’s Neil MacGregor and Valerie Michael.
MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
11am to 5pm
Sloane Square
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-11
2021-05-11
Maker's Eye: Stories of Crafts
An exhibition that celebrates the breadth, diversity and qualities of craft, and includes numerous craft objects made in the UK over the course of the last 50 years.
Maker's Eye: Stories of Crafts
All Day
Islington
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-11
2021-05-11
Christabel Balfour Open Studios
Visitors can see the entire process of creating handwoven textiles, from setting up the warp, weaving both tapestries and rugs, and finally taking the finished piece off the loom.
Christabel Balfour Open Studios
2pm to 6pm
Bethnal Green
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-05-11
2021-05-11
Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
Five leading contemporary craft galleries on display in the historic, 19th-century official residence of the Argentine ambassador.
Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
12pm to 5pm
Belgravia
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-05-11
2021-05-11
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
20 designers have been invited to think about their experiences of a pandemic world.
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-05-11
2021-05-11
Falling Birds
A series of X-ray photographs and poetic texts highlighting extinction and the alarming decline in bird species around the world.
Falling Birds
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-05-11
2021-05-11
Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
Embroiderers to the British Royal Family, Savile Row and top European designers, Hand & Lock opens its doors for one week to offer an insight into Britain’s oldest embroidery house.
Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
10am to 4:30pm
Belgravia
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-05-11
2021-05-11

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Tuesday 11th May 2021

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
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A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Barbican
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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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A virtual walk and talk by London Guide Rosalind Vincent
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Pimlico
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