The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Tuesday 13th July.


Top events in London on Tue 13th Jul 2021


Online events / webinars

Marking the diamond anniversary of the visit of Yuri Gagarin in 1961, City of London Guide Lester Hillman will explore the medieval and earlier astronomical heritage of the City
2pm to 3pm
 
Online : When the Lord Mayor Met the Man from Outer Space - Yuri Gagarin
Marking the diamond anniversary of the visit of Yuri Gagarin in 1961, City of London Guide Lester Hillman will explore the medieval and earlier astronomical heritage of the City
2pm to 3pm
 
Online : When the Lord Mayor Met the Man from Outer Space -60th Anniversary
Journalist and commentator Jo Glanville leads a panel to explore examples of hidden heritage from Turkey, Egypt and Iraq.
5pm to 6pm
 
Rediscover the lost opium dens of Limehouse with Dr Tom Bolton.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Limehouse: London's First Chinatown
A talk about the history of the Royal Horticultural Society.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
The RHS Collections at the Lindley Library
This talk explains the social background to the transformation of Spa tows, and its effect on urban architecture and planning.
6:30pm to :
 
Georgian Spa Towns
Join David Eagleman as he tells the inside story of our brains
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Livewired: The inside story of the ever-changing brain
Learn how honey is made, the ecological impact of bees and what they can teach us about maths, medicine and even architecture.
7pm to 8pm
 
Fantastic Bees and Where to Find Them

 

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
2021-07-13
2021-07-13
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 today
2021-07-13
2021-07-13
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 today
2021-07-13
2021-07-13
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 today
2021-07-13
2021-07-13
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 today
2021-07-13
2021-07-13
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-07-13
2021-07-13
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-07-13
2021-07-13
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-07-13
2021-07-13
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-07-13
2021-07-13
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-07-13
2021-07-13

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 13th July 2021

Occasional guided tours of the grand Victorian building and chapel.
 12pm to 12:45pm
 
 Bethnal Green
2021-07-13
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Tours of Oxford House

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Tuesday 13th July 2021

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
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A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Barbican
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2021-07-13
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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