The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 1st August.


Top events in London on Sun 1st Aug 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
Historical re-enactors will be setting up camp on the forecourt at the British Museum, offering you the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of early Roman Britain.
11am to 4pm
 
Russell Square
Meet the Romans
A beautiful historic parkland designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown with Edwardian gardens in Reigate, Surrey.
12pm to 5pm
 
Reigate
Monthly open day at Gatton Park
Angela Clutton and Mark Riddaway discuss how food shaped the landscape of Bankside, and how, in turn, Bankside came to influence the food culture of the entire country.
3pm to 3:45pm
 
Southwark
Bananas, breweries & Borough Market: a history of food in Bankside

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Conversations with God - Jan Matejko’s Copernicus
This is a rare opportunity to see one of Poland’s most loved works of art.
Conversations with God - Jan Matejko’s Copernicus
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Sun, 30th August
2021-05-21
2020-08-30
On Tenterhooks
Inspired by artist Anna Ray’s Huguenot ancestors who settled in Spitalfields as textile makers in the 18th century, the exhibition explores the past and present of textile making.
On Tenterhooks
8am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Thu, 1st October
2021-06-21
2020-10-01
Ryoji Ikeda
A subterranean exploration of sound and light, the show takes viewers on a sensory journey through 180 Studio’s labyrinth-like spaces.
Ryoji Ikeda
10am to 6pm
Strand
Closing soon Sun, 1st August
2021-05-20
2021-08-01
Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch
In this landmark exhibition, Tracey Emin selects masterpieces by Edvard Munch to show alongside her most recent paintings.
Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Sun, 1st August
2021-05-18
2021-08-01
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
The fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
10am to 5:50pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 1st August
2021-05-17
2021-08-01
Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights
This exhibition explores how feminist activism in the UK has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights.
Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights
11am to 5pm
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 1st August
2021-07-09
2021-08-01
Gábor Király 'Blissful Idleness'
For this exhibition, the artist and the gallery bring together 18 large and small scale works.
Gábor Király 'Blissful Idleness'
12pm to 6pm
Covent Garden
Closing soon Wed, 4th August
2021-07-08
2021-08-04
Strange Things Among Us
An exhibition that promises to fulfil your curiosity with the ethereal and ghostly, as well as offering a little something out of the ordinary as we emerge from lockdown.
Strange Things Among Us
11am to 5pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Fri, 6th August
2021-06-05
2021-08-06
Renaissance Watercolours
This display presents for the first time watercolour during the Renaissance as a unified art form, highlighting its versatility and pivotal role in understanding, interpreting and documenting the natural world.
Renaissance Watercolours
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 8th August
2021-06-20
2021-08-08
Astronomy Photographer of the Year
An annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year
10:30am to 4pm
Greenwich
Closing soon Sun, 8th August
2021-05-17
2021-08-08

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 1st August 2021

Weekly guided tours run by the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery of London's first great garden cemetery which has more notable monuments and residents than any other.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 North Kensington
2021-08-01
2021-08-01

Tours of Kensal Green Cemetery

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 1st August 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
2021-08-01
2021-08-01
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
2021-08-01
2021-08-01
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
2021-08-01
2021-08-01
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
2021-08-01
2021-08-01
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-08-01
2021-08-01
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-08-01
2021-08-01
Discover the secrets of London in our walking tour of Covent Garden, Kingsway, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Victoria Embankment.
 11:30am to 1:30pm
 
 Covent Garden
2021-08-01
2021-08-01
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
2021-08-01
2021-08-01
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-08-01
2021-08-01
A new guided walk larded with street theatre, songs and pub stops, exploring the rich history of one of London’s most colourful quarters.
 3:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Aldwych
2021-08-01
2021-08-01