The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 22nd May.


Top events in London on Sat 22nd May 2021

Rare opportunity to visit this 42 acre jewel with many mature trees, 2 acre lake with water fowl, expansive lawns and a river walk.
10am to 4:30pm
 
Fulham
Visit a garden - The Hurlingham Club (Fulham)
Many surprises, unusual trees and shrubs are hidden behind the railings of this large London square.
10am to 4pm
 
Belgravia
Visit a garden - Cadogan Place South Garden (Chelsea)
Occasional open day at a railway cutting nature reserve in Forest Hill.
1pm to 4pm
 
Forest Hill
Monthly open day at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve

Online events / webinars

Dr Judy Hill tells the story of almshouses from the difficult times of the Reformation to vitality of the 21st century.
10:30am to 11:30am
 
Story of British Almshouses

 

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 today
2021-05-22
2021-05-22
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 today
2021-05-22
2021-05-22
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 today
2021-05-22
2021-05-22
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 today
2021-05-22
2021-05-22
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-22
2021-05-22
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-22
2021-05-22
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-22
2021-05-22
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-22
2021-05-22
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-22
2021-05-22

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 22nd 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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A unique walking tour through London’s magical history with a magical guide — discover the magic side of London beyond Harry Potter.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 Whitehall
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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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