The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 4th September.


Top events in London on Sat 4th Sep 2021

Around 40 vintage boats will fill St Katherine Docks next to Tower Bridge.
All Day
 
Wapping
Classic Boat Festival
Dozens of local society stands, local history experts and bookstalls will be on hand.
10am to 4:30pm
 
Kennington
The Worshipful Company of Cutlers will open their doors to the public for an exhibition of mudlarking finds and knives recovered from the River Thames.
10am to 4pm
 
City of London
Mudlarking Exhibition @ Cutler's Hall
Monthly opening of the museum dedicated to the life and work of the "lady with the lamp".
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Monthly opening of the Florence Nightingale Museum
Roughly monthly open day at a most unusual museum in an old barn.
10:30am to 4pm
 
Upminster
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
They run tours of the cemetery, visits to the chapel and crypt - not usually open - guidance on family history, plus food and drinks at the café.
11am to 5pm
 
Peckham
Nunhead Cemetery's annual open day
Traditional village fete, held near Denmark Hill
12pm to 6:30pm
 
Camberwell
Ruskin Park fete
There will be all the familiar traditional attractions for a village fete - dog shows, food, coconut shies, etc.
12pm to 5pm
 
East Dulwich
Peckham Rye Park Summer Fete

Online events / webinars

A chance to explore the eye-catching 1930s cinema designs of a highly individual architect.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
Curves and Streamlines - the cinemas of Frank E Bromige

 

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, On Tenterhooks explores the past and present of textile making.
On Tenterhooks
8am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Thu, 1st October
2021-09-04
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
12pm to 5pm
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 9pm
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 Saturday 4th September 2021

Follow in Johnson's footsteps and explore the courts and alleys off Fleet Street with an experienced City Guide.
 Starts at 2am
 
 Holborn
2021-09-04
2021-09-04
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
2021-09-04
2021-09-04
A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-09-04
2021-09-04
A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-09-04
2021-09-04
The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-09-04
2021-09-04
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
2021-09-04
2021-09-04
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
2021-09-04
2021-09-04
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-09-04
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