The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 14th August.


Top events in London on Sat 14th 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
Local community fair in Thamesmead - music, parade, arts.
12pm to 7pm
 
Abbey Wood
Thamesmead Festival
This is an exotic garden, themed on the foothills of the Himalayas in India.
12pm to 5pm
 
Dagenham
Visit a garden - New Road (Dagenham)
Six Thames Rowing Barges will be rowed by apprentice waterman along a 7-mile course between Greenwich and Westminster.
1pm to 3:45pm
 
Alex Hickman Apprentice Barge Row
A notice that a tall sailing ship will pass through Tower Bridge and spend a few days in London.
3:15pm to 5:15pm
 
Southwark
Sall sailing ship to pass through Tower Bridge

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Larking: The Thames and Beyond
An exhibition to celebrate the release of A Field Guide to Larking by Lara Maiklem, author of the bestselling Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames
Larking: The Thames and Beyond
All Day
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 30th October
2021-07-21
2021-10-30
RSS Sir David Attenborough in Greenwich
The British Antarctic Survey ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough is visiting London, and there's a festival at the National Maritime Mueum.
RSS Sir David Attenborough in Greenwich
10am to 4pm
Greenwich
Closing soon Sat, 30th October
2021-10-28
2021-10-30
 Smoke & Spiders
As dusk falls, the park will come to life with ghoulish greenery, giant spiders and the odd surprise to delight children and adults of all ages.
 Smoke & Spiders
5pm to 9pm
Poplar
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-10-22
2021-10-31
Agatha Christie
An exhibition on perhaps the Isokon’s most renowned resident: Agatha Christie.
Agatha Christie
7pm to 8pm
Hampstead
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-10-02
2021-10-31
Asante Goldweights
A display of Asante treasures from Ghana, shedding light on 19th-century collecting and the British Empire.
Asante Goldweights
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-05-19
2021-10-31
Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited
Five monumental views reunited for the first time in more than 250 years.
Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-07-22
2021-10-31
Japan at Kew Gardens
Come to Kew Gardens this autumn to explore the fascinating plants, art and culture of Japan.
Japan at Kew Gardens
10am to 4pm
Richmond
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-10-02
2021-10-31
Keats200 - Outdoor Exhibition
Discover the life and works of John Keats - Londoner, medic and poet - on the bicentenary of his death in 1821.
Keats200 - Outdoor Exhibition
All Day
Tower Hill
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-10-04
2021-10-31
Paddington: The Story of a Bear
Featuring over 50 books, documents, film clips and original artworks, the exhibition explores Michael Bond’s creation of Paddington, from his arrival in the UK from Peru, to finding a new home, and his adventures in London.
Paddington: The Story of a Bear
9:30am to 5:30pm
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-07-09
2021-10-31
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
Come face-to-face with the kings and queens who have shaped British history for over 500 years
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
10am to 5pm
Greenwich
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-05-28
2021-10-31

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 14th August 2021

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2021-08-14
2021-08-14

Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

Discover the story of a priory that became a parish church that became a Cathedral
 10am to 11am
 
 Southwark
2021-08-14
2021-08-14

Southwark Cathedral Tour: Over 900 Years of History!

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 14th August 2021

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
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A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-08-14
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A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-08-14
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The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-08-14
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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
2021-08-14
2021-08-14
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
2021-08-14
2021-08-14
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
2021-08-14
2021-08-14
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-08-14
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