The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 8th July.


Top events in London on Thu 8th Jul 2021

Hear more from guest speaker Tom Bolton, author of the two volume book London’s Lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide, and test your watery knowledge in a live quiz.
6:30pm to 9pm
 
Covent Garden
BBC journalist Steve Silk talks about his new book, The Great North Road.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Soho
The Great North Road  By Steve Silk

Online events / webinars

This is where the writers, the artists and the thinkers lived, worked, relaxed and created.
11am to 1pm
 
WALK: Fleet Street - The Print & the Press
How has TfL's Andy Byford steered 27,000 staff and 60,000 contractors through a global pandemic and how can London's transport bounce back?
1pm to 2pm
 
Urban Transport Next 07: London Calling
Join this webinar to hear how HS2 are investing now to ensure they have the skilled workforce in the future.
1pm to 2pm
 
HS2: A next generation workforce
Is it fair to describe Julia Agrippina as Rome's most powerful woman? And was she Rome's first true empress?
5pm to 6pm
 
Join David Abbink as he argues that robots and humans should work in partnership, not as a substitute for each other
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Symbiotic robot-worker relations
Join Viktor Wynd on Zoom for a Guided tour of his Cornish UnNatural History Museum - nestled within The National Maritime Museum Falmouth
7:30pm to 9pm
 
The  UnNatural History Museum - NMM Cornwall - Viktor Wynd's  Zoom Tour

 

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
Closes today
2021-07-08
2021-07-08
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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-07-08
2021-07-08
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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-07-08
2021-07-08
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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-07-08
2021-07-08
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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-07-08
2021-07-08
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
2021-07-08
2021-07-08
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
2021-07-08
2021-07-08
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
2021-07-08
2021-07-08
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
2021-07-08
2021-07-08
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
2021-07-08
2021-07-08

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 8th July 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
2021-07-08
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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
2021-07-08
2021-07-08
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-07-08
2021-07-08
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
2021-07-08
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