The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 7th August.


Top events in London on Sat 7th Aug 2021

The occasional open days for the London Transport Museum's overflow depot in Acton where all their trains and trams are stored.
10am to 4pm
 
Acton
London Transport Museum depot open days
Step back in time to the heyday of the track and relive the incredible thrill of a day at the Brooklands races.
10am to 5pm
 
Weybridge
Brooklands Relived
Home to Hodge, Southwark Cathedral are delighted to be hosting this day all about cats
10am to 5pm
 
Southwark
Southwark Cathedral and Hodge the Cathedral Cat Presents Stories of Cats
Monthly opening of the museum dedicated to the life and work of the "lady with the lamp".
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Monthly opening of the Florence Nightingale Museum
Approx 1 acre garden with a blaze of colourful displays in perennial borders and the 8 cartwheel centre beds.
11am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Visit a garden - Buckhurst Road (Westerham)
Over the next few weeks, a walking boat will be in the Royal Docks - and yes, it's art.
5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
Victoria Dock
Walking boat demonstration

Online events / webinars

Join NLA and explore and understand Bankside's regeneration, including such game-changing projects as the Tate Modern and The Shard.
2pm to 4pm
 
New London Architecture Walking Tour – Bankside

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Round and Around
Round and Around is an audio-visual project planned and produced to observe modern Korean history on multiple levels.
Round and Around
10am to 5:30pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Fri, 22nd October
2021-09-27
2021-10-22
The Natural World
This exhibition is dedicated to approximately 40 rare and fascinating objects paying tribute to the wonders of the natural world.
The Natural World
10am to 5pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Fri, 22nd October
2021-09-22
2021-10-22
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
An exhibition examining the cultural, social and political effects of software on contemporary society, by US artist Ben Grosser.
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
1pm to 6pm
Poplar
Closing soon Sat, 23rd October
2021-09-09
2021-10-23
Windows of the Soul
Windows of the Soul is a grassroots art project, which seeks to communicate the perspectives of those living with visual impairment.
Windows of the Soul
12pm to 6pm
Euston
Closing soon Sat, 23rd October
2021-10-15
2021-10-23
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
Celebrating south London’s music scene, Music Curator Adem Holness highlights the relationship between Black British music and physical space.
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-07-23
2021-10-24
Julian Opie
£7.70  
Pitzhanger presents a new body of work by renowned British artist Julian Opie, including site specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people and nature.
Julian Opie
10am to 5pm
Ealing
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-06-25
2021-10-24
MCM Comic Con
A three-day celebration of all things pop culture.
MCM Comic Con
All Day
Victoria Dock
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-10-22
2021-10-24
Nero - The man behind the myth
This exhibition explores the true story of Rome's fifth emperor informed by new research and archaeological evidence from the time, challenging the biased historical accounts written after Nero’s death that have shaped his legacy.
Nero - The man behind the myth
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-05-27
2021-10-24
Paula Rego
£18  
The largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Paula Rego’s work to date.
Paula Rego
10am to 5pm
Pimlico
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-07-07
2021-10-24
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired subcultures and shaken the world of fashion.
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-05-18
2021-10-24

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 7th August 2021

Discover the story of a priory that became a parish church that became a Cathedral
 10am to 11am
 
 Southwark
2021-08-07
2021-08-07

Southwark Cathedral Tour: Over 900 Years of History!

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 7th August 2021

Follow in Johnson's footsteps and explore the courts and alleys off Fleet Street with an experienced City Guide.
 Starts at 2am
 
 Holborn
2021-08-07
2021-08-07
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
2021-08-07
2021-08-07
A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-08-07
2021-08-07
A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-08-07
2021-08-07
The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-08-07
2021-08-07
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
2021-08-07
2021-08-07
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
2021-08-07
2021-08-07
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
2021-08-07
2021-08-07
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
2021-08-07
2021-08-07
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-08-07
2021-08-07