The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 25th August.


Top events in London on Wed 25th Aug 2021

Join us with the wonderful travel writer and journalist Tharik Hussain and his new book Minarets in the Mountains, a magical eye opening account of a journey into a Europe that rarely makes the news and is in danger of being erased altogether.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Soho
Minarets in the Mountains:  A journey into Muslim Europe by Tharik Hussain
Explore the castle at twilight for a 90 minute tour of the house that is gothic and gloomth at this most eerie time of day.
Starts at 7pm
 
Twickenham
Twilight Tours of Strawberry Hill

Online events / webinars

Meet some of the specialist contractors and organisations working across the UK to carry out the mammoth task of repairing and restoring the historic Elizabeth Tower, home of Big Ben.
6pm to 7pm
 
The people behind Big Ben: DBR
Learn about Benjamin Britten's wartime trip to America from music historian Lucy Walker
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Benjamin Britten in America with Lucy Walker
From music halls to football, well-known historian Lee Jackson uncovers how the Victorians had fun.
7pm to 8pm
 
Palaces of Pleasure: How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment
Science City 1550 - 1800: The Linbury Gallery tells the story of how London grew to become a global hub for scientific and technological innovation, but where does it stand in 2021?
7:30pm to 8:45pm
 

 

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 - Wednesday 25th August 2021

Discover the story of a priory that became a parish church that became a Cathedral
 10:30am to 11:30am
 
 Southwark
2021-08-25
2021-08-25

Southwark Cathedral Tour: Over 900 Years of History!

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 25th 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
2021-08-25
2021-08-25
Two-hour walking tour tracing the City of London locations in TS Eliot's The Waste Land
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-08-25
2021-08-25
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
2021-08-25
2021-08-25
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
2021-08-25
2021-08-25