The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 4th July.


Top events in London on Sun 4th Jul 2021

Better than half price entry to the Painted Hall on the first Sunday of the month.
10am to 5pm
 
Greenwich
Monthly cheap entry to the Painted Hall
Monthly opening of the museum dedicated to the life and work of the "lady with the lamp".
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Monthly opening of the Florence Nightingale Museum
This vivacious little walled town garden is densely planted with over 50 species of sun-loving perennials
12pm to 6pm
 
Islington
Visit a garden - Southgate Road (Dalston)
Planting ranges from the lush greens of the courtyard to the frothy, bee-friendly plants of the main level to the espalier fruit trees and vegetables of the productive levels.
12pm to 5pm
 
Clapham
Visit a garden - Victoria Rise (Clapham)
A beautiful historic parkland designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown with Edwardian gardens in Reigate, Surrey.
1pm to 5pm
 
Reigate
Monthly open day at Gatton Park
There an air traffic alert of a flypast over Epping on Sunday afternoon.
1:50pm to 1:55pm
 
Tiny secluded space in charming peaceful cul-de-sac as featured on the TV series presented by Dee Hart Dyke and Miranda Hart, 'All Gardens Great and Small'.
2pm to 6pm
 
Winchmore Hill
Visit a garden - Wades Grove (Enfield)
Unexpected oasis off the Euston Road, overlooked on all sides by tall buildings.
2pm to 5:30pm
 
Euston
Visit a garden - Tonbridge House (Euston)
A mystical and secluded garden packed with take home ideas.
2pm to 6:30pm
 
Muswell Hill
Visit a garden - Springfield Avenue (Muswell Hill)
A row of historical railway cottages, tucked away from the bustle of Wood Green nr Alexandra Palace, takes the visitor back in time.
2pm to 5:30pm
 
Wood Green
Visit a garden - Railway Cottages (Alexandra Palace
Behind the early Victorian facades of Arlington Square and Arlington Avenue are 7 contrasting town gardens.
2pm to 5:30pm
 
Visit a garden - Arlington Square Gardens (Islignton)

Online events / webinars

Join Alex Langstone, author of "From Granite to Sea", to explore the breathtaking real locations of Cornish myth and legend
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Cornish Folklore and Mylth with Alex Langstone on Zoom

 

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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 4th July 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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
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
2021-07-04
2021-07-04
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-07-04
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