The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 10th July.


Top events in London on Sat 10th Jul 2021

A chance to get up close to a scale-model of the railway behind King's Cross
10am to 4pm
 
Islington
Copenhagen Fields model railway - Behind the Scenes
Watch the Covent Garden Piazza come to life with workshops and performances on the Royal Opera House Summer Stage.
12pm to 3:30pm
 
Covent Garden
ROH Summer Stage
The annual Whitecross Street Party is one of London’s unique outdoor events, with a creative mix of street arts, performances and community interaction
12pm to 6pm
 
Moorgate
Whitecross Street Party
The latest film by Frederick Wiseman – one of cinema’s greatest documentarians – reveals the labour involved in making, maintaining and improving a city for its citizens.
1pm to :
 
Barbican
Architecture on Film - City Hall

 

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
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
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
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
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
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
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
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
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
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
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
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
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
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
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
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
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
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
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
2021-07-10
2021-07-10

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 10th July 2021

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2021-07-10
2021-07-10

Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

Join NLA and explore a truly unique neighborhood, experiencing unprecedented new developments and rebuilds.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Russell Square
2021-07-10
2021-07-10

New London Architecture Walking Tour – Victoria

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 10th July 2021

A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 10am to 12pm
 
 Whitehall
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A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
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A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
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The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
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Bloody, Flaming, Poxy London. Plague, Fire & Revolution. The Black Death. Churchyards brimming with bodies. The harvest of Death. The zombie apocalypse – but for real.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Barbican
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
A unique walking tour through London’s magical history with a magical guide — discover the magic side of London beyond Harry Potter.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 Whitehall
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
A new guided walk larded with street theatre, songs and pub stops, exploring the rich history of one of London’s most colourful quarters.
 2pm to 6pm
 
 Aldwych
2021-07-10
2021-07-10
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
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