The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 23rd May.


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Top events in London on Sun 23rd May 2021

An open day at the Victorian steam pumping station in Abbey Wood that was the final point in London's sewer network.
10am to 4pm
 
Abbey Wood
Crossness steam engine open day
Hackney Record Fair provides a unique opportunity for independent labels, record vendors, and used hifi dealers to sell directly to the fans who love them.
11am to 6pm
 
Stoke Newington
Hackney Record Fair
A friendly and informal garden square with mature and rare trees, plants and shrubs laid out according to the original Victorian design of 1862
2pm to 6pm
 
Notting Hill
Visit a garden - Arundel & Elgin Gardens (Notting Hill)
This steeply sloping garden comprises woodland walks, filled with flowering shrubs and ferns.
2pm to 6pm
 
Wimbledon
Visit a garden - 61 Arthur Road (Wimbledon)
These five adjacent long gardens run for 100 yds from the back of historic houses on Kew Green down to the Thames towpath.
2pm to 5pm
 
Visit a garden - Kew Green Gardens

Online events / webinars

Often misrepresented, stereotyped and misunderstood, this talk will discuss the history of Haitian Vodou.
8pm to 9:30pm
 
The History and Mystery of Haitian Vodou, Zoom Lecture by Dr Louise Fenton

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Conversations with God - Jan Matejko’s Copernicus
This is a rare opportunity to see one of Poland’s most loved works of art.
Conversations with God - Jan Matejko’s Copernicus
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Sun, 30th August
2021-05-21
2020-08-30
RGBFAQ - Alan Warburton
RGBFAQ comprises a research-led experiential exhibition in which the audience navigates a "black-box" set populated by gigantic geometric sculptures.
RGBFAQ - Alan Warburton
1pm to 7:30pm
Poplar
Closing soon Sun, 30th May
2021-05-17
2021-05-30
Zanele Muholi
Tate Modern presents the first major UK survey of visual activist Zanele Muholi.
Zanele Muholi
10am to 5pm
Southwark
Closing soon Mon, 31st May
2021-05-17
2021-05-31
Shara Hughes
The exhibition brings together a group of new site specific paintings and works on paper by the New York-based artist
Shara Hughes
10:30am to 4pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 5th June
2021-05-17
2021-06-05
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
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
Closing soon Sun, 6th June
2021-03-17
2021-06-06
Paul Catherall | Sent From Coventry
Paul Catherall comes back to the gallery for this major exhibition celebrating the postwar architecture of Coventry and London.
Paul Catherall | Sent From Coventry
11am to 5pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 6th June
2021-05-12
2021-06-06
Herd of elephant sculptures in Chelsea
A herd of 50 handcrafted life-size elephants are roaming around Chelsea.
Herd of elephant sculptures in Chelsea
All Day
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 6th June
2021-05-17
2021-06-06
Remembering the War: Victory & Remembrance in Harrow
Included in the exhibition are memories from those who remember the Second World War in Harrow.
Remembering the War: Victory & Remembrance in Harrow
10am to 4pm
Rayners Lane
Closing soon Sun, 6th June
2021-05-18
2021-06-06
2020 Travel Photographer of the Year
The winning images from the 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards are on display in an outdoor exhibition.
2020 Travel Photographer of the Year
All Day
Kings Cross
Closing soon Thu, 10th June
2021-05-12
2021-06-10
Refugees: Forced to Flee
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
Closing soon Sun, 13th June
2021-05-19
2021-06-13

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 23rd May 2021

A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-23
2021-05-23
We’re just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we’re in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond.
 10:45am to 12:45pm
 
 Highgate
2021-05-23
2021-05-23
Volunteer-led walks through a 21 acre memorial landscape steeped in social history from the Victorian Jewish community through to the present day.
 11am to 12:15pm
 
 Willesden
2021-05-23
2021-05-23
Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-23
2021-05-23
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-23
2021-05-23
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-05-23
2021-05-23
A guided walk around Westminster ending at the Cabinet War rooms looking at the area's WW2 history.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
2021-05-23
2021-05-23
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-05-23
2021-05-23
In this virtual walk around Bloomsbury and beyond, we will discover how buildings shape stories and link the past to the present.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
2021-05-23
2021-05-23