The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 2nd September.


Top events in London on Thu 2nd Sep 2021

A note that a steam train will depart Victoria station in the morning, and return in the evening.
8:45am to 10pm
 
Steam train to run through Southwest London
A special session exploring local maps of Bethnal Green led by Tower Hamlets Archives.
2pm to 3pm
 
Bethnal Green
Maps of Bethnal Green: From Elizabethans, to Cholera to Iconic Landmarks
Join Natalie Haynes and guests for this special comedy event, live at the British Museum, to discuss all things Nero.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
Russell Square

Online events / webinars

Join Caroline Crampton author of The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
The Way to the Sea - An Online Talk by Caroline Crampton
Judge Peter Herbert OBE, founder of the society of Black Lawyers speaks on race, law, and his recent legal action against the judiciary
6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
I fought the Law and I won, a Black Judge speaks

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2021-07-07
2021-10-09
Reverberations: a sound installation in Housmans
Reverberations is an immersive sound installation, produced by sound artist Wajid Yaseen, that uses transducer speakers to resonate through the bookshelves of one of London’s oldest radical bookshops.
Reverberations: a sound installation in Housmans
11am to 6:30pm
Islington
Closing soon Fri, 1st October
0000-00-00
2021-10-01
On Tenterhooks
Inspired by artist Anna Ray’s Huguenot ancestors who settled in Spitalfields as textile makers in the 18th century, the exhibition explores the past and present of textile making.
On Tenterhooks
8am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Thu, 1st October
2021-06-21
2020-10-01
The Forest
Free  
The exhibition includes both gallery artists and guest artists and takes as its starting point an engraving by the great nineteenth century illustrator, Gustave Doré.
The Forest
10am to 6pm
Oxford Street
Closing soon Sat, 4th September
2021-07-21
2021-09-04
 Liu Wei Nudità
White Cube presents ‘Nudità’, an exhibition of new works by Liu Wei.
 Liu Wei Nudità
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 4th September
2021-07-09
2021-09-04
The Romance of Ruins
This exhibition showcases a series of powerful and poetic watercolours made on an expedition to discover the ruins of ancient Ionia (modern Turkey) in 1764.
The Romance of Ruins
10am to 5pm
Holborn
Closing soon Sat, 4th September
2021-05-19
2021-09-04
Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life
Meet one of the giants of 20th century design, a free spirit who championed good design for all and was often overshadowed by her famous male collaborators. 
Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sat, 4th September
2021-06-19
2021-09-04
Isabel + Helen: In Orbit
A series of tonal paintings produced by contraptions that have been assembled by hand from industrial materials.
Isabel + Helen: In Orbit
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 5th September
2021-08-13
2021-09-05
Turner’s English Coasts
This exhibition focuses on the artist’s engagement with English marine and coastal subjects at a pivotal time in his career when he was living at Sandycombe Lodge.
Turner’s English Coasts
10am to 4pm
Twickenham
Closing soon Sun, 5th September
2021-05-22
2021-09-05
Samson Kambalu – Black Jack
Outdoor art exhibition by Malwawi-born artist Samson Kambalu, who has been creating flags throughout lockdown that explore ideas of national and individual sovereignty and links to emancipatory movements such as Pan-Africanism.
Samson Kambalu – Black Jack
Starts at 12am
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 5th September
2021-05-17
2021-09-05

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 2nd September 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
2021-09-02
2021-09-02
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-02
2021-09-02
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-09-02
2021-09-02
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
2021-09-02
2021-09-02