The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 24th June.


Top events in London on Thu 24th Jun 2021


Online events / webinars

What would an accessible city look, feel and sound like? We explore the projects, policy and research that is shaping an inclusive London
10am to 11am
 
Join Joanna Moncrieff on a virtual tour of Walthamstow to see how much more there is than just its famous mile-long market.
2pm to 3pm
 
Virtual Walk Through Historic Walthamstow
Director & Archivist Philip Kirk will speak about the challenges the project has faced, and give a insight into some of its holdings.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
Hear from people who have supported nursing staff in the workplace during the pandemic, often while being directly impacted themselves.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
Nursing a Pandemic: Fighting for the Frontline
Professor Gorb peers into micro secrets of insects and fits them into modern technology. For example: What can robots learn from flies?
6pm to 7pm
 
Fly on the ceiling: how insect adhesion research can inspire technology
Join us from the comfort of your home while our team takes you to the Victorian era and goes over the surgical procedures that were done in our space.
6pm to 7pm
 
Surgery and the Victorian Operating Theatre
Explore how modern architecture transformed our understanding of leisure in this panel discussion.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Architecture for Modern Leisure
Find out what happened in the old buildings which you can still find by the canal banks and what it was like to work on the canal.
7pm to 8pm
 
Carolyn Clark's 'The East End Canal Tales'

 

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
2021-06-24
2021-06-24
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
2021-06-24
2021-06-24
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
2021-06-24
2021-06-24
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
2021-06-24
2021-06-24
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
2021-06-24
2021-06-24
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
2021-06-24
2021-06-24
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
2021-06-24
2021-06-24
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
2021-06-24
2021-06-24
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
2021-06-24
2021-06-24
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
2021-06-24
2021-06-24

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 24th June 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
2021-06-24
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A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-06-24
2021-06-24
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-06-24
2021-06-24
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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