The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 18th August.


Top events in London on Wed 18th Aug 2021


Online events / webinars

Join NLA and take a walk through the historic and financial heart of London, where the oldest and youngest buildings stand side by side.
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
New London Architecture Walking Tour – The City
Enjoy the Cathedral’s beauty – and hear its history and some stories along the way.
2pm to 3pm
 
Online: Welcome to St Paul’s Cathedral - A Virtual Tour
In this talk, author Leo Hollis restores the history of child brides, mad heiresses, religious controversy and shady dealings through an exploration of the life of Mary Davies.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Inheritance

 

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
Closes today
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
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
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
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
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
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
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
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
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
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
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-08-18
2021-08-18

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Wednesday 18th August 2021

Discover the story of a priory that became a parish church that became a Cathedral
 10:30am to 11:30am
 
 Southwark
2021-08-18
2021-08-18

Southwark Cathedral Tour: Over 900 Years of History!

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 18th August 2021

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
Two-hour walking tour tracing the City of London locations in TS Eliot's The Waste Land
 11am to 1pm
 
 Catford
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
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
2021-08-18
2021-08-18
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
2021-08-18
2021-08-18