The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 5th September.


Top events in London on Sun 5th Sep 2021

Around 40 vintage boats will fill St Katherine Docks next to Tower Bridge.
All Day
 
Wapping
Classic Boat Festival
The fair brings together families, teachers and the wider dyslexia community to learn more about dyslexia, talk to experts, discover useful resources and share experiences and learnings.
10am to 4pm
 
Dulwich
Dyslexia Fair 2021
A day devoted to stars and stripes as Brooklands welcomes a whole host of American cars and motorbikes.
10am to 5pm
 
Weybridge
American Day
Better than half price entry to the Painted Hall on the first Sunday of the month.
10am to 5pm
 
Greenwich
Monthly cheap entry to the Painted 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
Set over nearly 2 acres, they offer space for quiet contemplation, family fun and make a great backdrop for events.
10:30am to 4:30pm
 
Clapham
Visit a garden - Royal Trinity Hospice (Clapham Common)
35 metre long paved suburban garden. It is divided into different areas incl a Mediterranean themed area, a raised bed vegetable garden, an aviary and summer house.
11am to 3:30pm
 
Wealdstone
Visit a garden - Risingholme Road (Harrow)
An inspiring exotic jungle of lush big leafed plants and Southeast Asian influences.
11am to 4:30pm
 
Camberwell
Visit a garden - Grove Park (Camberwell)
Annual "village" fete held in the heart of Soho.
12pm to 6pm
 
Soho
Soho Village Fete
Exotic, huge, recently-designed garden, featuring tropical/Mediterranean-zone plants.
12pm to 5:30pm
 
East Finchley
Visit a garden - Lauradale Road (Muswell Hill)
A beautiful historic parkland designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown with Edwardian gardens in Reigate, Surrey.
1pm to 5pm
 
Reigate
Monthly open day at Gatton Park
Arts & Crafts churches of Great Britain - architects, craftsmen, and patrons - a presentation by Roger Button
2:30pm to :
 
Belgravia

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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
Dub London: Bassline of a City
A display celebrating dub reggae and its influence on the capital.
Dub London: Bassline of a City
10am to 5pm
Barbican
Closing soon Sun, 5th September
2021-05-19
2021-09-05
Gold and Glory: Henry VIII and the French King
A special exhibition of dazzling Tudor treasures celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold
Gold and Glory: Henry VIII and the French King
10am to 5pm
East Molesey
Closing soon Sun, 5th September
2021-05-19
2021-09-05
Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America
This touring exhibition unites contemporary indigenous artists and educators in the USA with museums and historic collections in Britain.
Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America
10:30am to 4pm
City of London
Closing soon Sun, 5th September
2021-07-23
2021-09-05
Hands on History: Mudlarking at St Paul’s Cathedral
This mudlarking exhibition provides an opportunity to meet London’s mudlarks and see their fascinating collections
Hands on History: Mudlarking at St Paul’s Cathedral
10am to 5pm
City of London
Closing soon Sun, 5th September
2021-09-03
2021-09-05
Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic torches
Copies of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic torches will be on display in London during the summer.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic torches
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Mon, 6th September
2021-07-13
2021-09-06
Epic Iran
£18  
Epic Iran explores 5,000 years of Iranian art, design and culture, bringing together over 300 objects from ancient, Islamic and contemporary Iran.
Epic Iran
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 12th September
2021-05-29
2021-09-12

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 5th September 2021

Weekly guided tours run by the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery of London's first great garden cemetery which has more notable monuments and residents than any other.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 North Kensington
2021-09-05
2021-09-05

Tours of Kensal Green Cemetery

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 5th September 2021

A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-05
2021-09-05
We’re just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we’re in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond.
 10:45am to 12:45pm
 
 Highgate
2021-09-05
2021-09-05
Volunteer-led walks through a 21 acre memorial landscape steeped in social history from the Victorian Jewish community through to the present day.
 11am to 12:15pm
 
 Willesden
2021-09-05
2021-09-05
Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-05
2021-09-05
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-05
2021-09-05
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-09-05
2021-09-05
A guided walk around Westminster ending at the Cabinet War rooms looking at the area's WW2 history.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
2021-09-05
2021-09-05
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-09-05
2021-09-05