The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 27th May.


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Top events in London on Thu 27th May 2021


Online events / webinars

From Monet to Pissarro, uncover forgotten histories of Impressionism and find new ways of experiencing this art.
1pm to 2pm
 
Consuming Impressionism
This illustrated talk by City Guide Alexandra Epps takes us on a virtual tour of the post-war stained glass of the City of London
2pm to 3:15pm
 
Modern Stained Glass in the City of London
Join acclaimed author, historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes as she interviews curators Thorsten Opper and Francesca Bologna about the key themes, objects and research behind the exhibition.
5pm to 6pm
 
A talk about how horse-buses changed the perception, experience and use of metropolitan space for passengers and pedestrians between 1829 and the 1850s.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
From wayward kings courting mistresses, to assassination attempts on Queen Victoria, we will unveil the secret stories of The Green Park.
Starts at 5:30pm
 
A talk about the £50 note with the Bank of England Chief Cashier, Sarah John and Curator, Kirsty Parsons.
6pm to 7pm
 
The £50 note: old and new
This lecture will tell the intriguing story of Bomber Command’s electronic war, and how, eight decades later, the work of 100 Group remains an indispensable part of the modern air campaign.
6pm to :
 
How Bomber Command Pioneered Electronic Warfare
Join the Science Museum and a panel of experts including Sir Patrick Vallance and others closest to the race to develop and deploy a COVID-19 vaccine
6pm to 7:30pm
 
How Science Created the Fastest Vaccine in History
Join Director of the Wallace Collection, Dr Xavier Bray, for a digital evening tour of the museum as we prepare to reopen.
6pm to 7:15pm
 
 An Evening at the Wallace Collection: Reopening Tour with the Director
A discussion about the influential work of Dr Edward Jenner, the pioneer of vaccinations.
6pm to 7pm
 
Dr Jenner, Smallpox & Vaccines: In Conversation with Owen Gower
A talk about some of the maths used in the fight against the pandemic, and also hear some insights into life as a mathematician assisting with policy advice during this unprecedented time.
6pm to 7pm
 
Maths vs. Covid-19
A talk about the rise and fall of an extraordinary entertainment colossus, wrongly named The Royal Aquarium
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
The Royal Aquarium, Westminster
Join Giles Milton as he launches his new book, revealing how events in post-war Berlin began the Cold War and shaped the modern world.
7pm to :
 
Checkmate in Berlin
Join two archaeologists on a time travelling tour of the building sites of Britain’s first city.
7pm to :
 
Constructing Londinium

 

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
Sylvain Lefebvre - Sauvage
The French artist, Sylvain Lefebvre, invites us to save ourselves on a journey through the dreamlike oceans and untamed forests of his imagination.
Sylvain Lefebvre - Sauvage
10am to 6pm
Tottenham Court Road
Closing soon Sat, 29th May
2021-04-30
2021-05-29
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
Late opening at the NHM with two exhibitions
Experience the Museum after they've closed their doors and visit two exhibitions as the sun goes down.
Late opening at the NHM with two exhibitions
6:30pm to 9:30pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Thu, 3rd June
2021-05-20
2021-06-03
Antony Cairns | CTY_TYO3 TYO4
British artist Antony Cairns continues his exploration of the global metropolis in a new exhibition; his first UK solo exhibition for over four years.
Antony Cairns | CTY_TYO3 TYO4
10am to 6pm
Tottenham Court Road
Closing soon Fri, 4th June
2021-04-22
2021-06-04
Rana Begum
Free  
This new collection of work reveals how Begum’s practice has diverged and evolved, setting her precise minimalism against a new exploration into the amorphous and uncontained.
Rana Begum
11am to 5pm
Bethnal Green
Closing soon Sat, 5th June
2021-04-30
2021-06-05
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
Soane Restored
This exhibition will reveal the fascinating story of how Pitzhanger, a rare and extraordinary example of Sir John Soane’s work, was restored to its original vision.
Soane Restored
10am to 7pm
Ealing
Closing soon Sat, 5th June
2021-05-27
2021-06-05
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
In this exhibition, a suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way.
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
10am to 5:45pm
Mayfair
Closing soon Sat, 5th June
2021-04-12
2021-06-05

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 27th May 2021

Follow the trail left by monks and monarchs, press barons and literary giants along the highway and down its twisting alleyways.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-27
2021-05-27
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-27
2021-05-27
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-05-27
2021-05-27
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
2021-05-27
2021-05-27