The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 22nd July.


Top events in London on Thu 22nd Jul 2021


Online events / webinars

This is where the writers, the artists and the thinkers lived, worked, relaxed and created.
11am to 1pm
 
REPEAT WALK: Fleet Street - The Print & the Press
This talk includes a brief history of the site, an update on the excavations and information on some of the artefacts recovered during the dig.
11:30am to 12:30pm
 
Archaeology of St James' burial ground
A lunchtime lecture drawing parallels between the current worldwide pandemic and the historic basis of the famous fable of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
12:30pm to :
 
The Pied Piper of Hamelin: 13th Century Best Practice in a Public Health Crisis
Join some of the exhibition creators and scientists to hear how they became honorary Magizoologists, studying both real and magical creatures to see the similarities between the natural world and mythology.
1pm to 2pm
 
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature – Behind the Exhibition
Join Alice Bell as she explores the history of climate change science and the research that can lead to a sustainable future.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Lessons from plants
Eleanor Tirtasana Chubb - leading tortoise conservationist, keeper and breeder discusses the European History of Pet Tortoises
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Tortoise Keeping in Europe - a Brief History
Join author Axel Scheffler in conversation with Joseph Coehlo as they take a peek at some of the teeniest, weeniest books out there, both old and contemporary.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
The Magnificent World of Miniature Books with Axel Scheffler and Joseph Coelho
Join acclaimed performer Robert Lloyd Parry as he brings to life the beloved ghost stories of M.R. James.
9pm to 10:30pm
 
M.R. James Fireside  Ghost Stories with Robert Lloyd Parry, Live 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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Thursday 22nd July 2021

Discover the story of a priory that became a parish church that became a Cathedral
 10:30am to 11:30am
 
 Southwark
2021-07-22
2021-07-22

Southwark Cathedral Tour: Over 900 Years of History!

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 22nd 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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-07-22
2021-07-22
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
2021-07-22
2021-07-22