The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 12th August.


Top events in London on Thu 12th Aug 2021

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the brightest and most active meteor showers in the year.
12:01am to 5am
 
Perseid meteor shower 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
Professor Anthony King launches his latest book which examines the character and impact of urban warfare in modern times.
7pm to 8pm
 
Chelsea
Urban Warfare in the 21st Century

Online events / webinars

A presentation about the opening in August 1820 of the completed Regent’s Canal.
2pm to 3pm
 
Online: ‘Still Pushing the Boat Out’ – The Regent’s Canal Two Centuries On
An online talk about Edward Alleyn - Elizabethan actor at the Rose Playhouse Bankside and Church Warden at Southwark Cathedral.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Edward Alleyn's London - An Online Talk

 

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
Closes tomorrow
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
Closes tomorrow
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


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 12th August 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
2021-08-12
2021-08-12
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-08-12
2021-08-12
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-08-12
2021-08-12
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
2021-08-12
2021-08-12