The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 8th September.


Top events in London on Wed 8th Sep 2021

The annual boat race on the Thames, that's been taking place for over 300 years.
11am to 11:45am
 
2021 Doggett’s Coat & Badge race
With wide paths and plenty of seats carefully placed to enjoy the plants and views.
11am to 4pm
 
Havering
Visit a garden - Long House Plants (Romford)
An Evening of Cocktails & Curiosities! Celebrate the Launch of Spirits of the Otherworld: A Grimoire of Occult Cocktails & Drinking Rituals
6pm to 9pm
 
Hackney
Spirits of the Otherworld: Cocktail Book Launch at The Last Tuesday Society

Online events / webinars

City of London Guide Pete Smith surveys 2,000 years of river crossings, and, in the process, reveals a number of intriguing findings, from a mid-air burial to a mysterious spike on London Bridge.
2pm to 3pm
 
Online - The City’s Bridges: Now We Are Five (Totally Thames Festival)
The John Snow Society Annual Pumphandle Lecture will be given by Dr Anthony Fauci, entitled "COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Remaining Challenges".
5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
2021 Pumphandle Lecture with Dr Tony Fauci
A talk about the early adventures of the rover as it begins its geological exploration of Jezero crater.
6pm to 7:15pm
 
Join a panel of experts in agriculture and food innovation in this online debate on how the way we produce, transport and consume food needs to change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
7:30pm to 8:45pm
 
Helen Carr will discuss how she pieced together and interpreted the life of one of England’s greatest medieval magnates.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Writing John of Gaunt, The Red Prince: a conversation with Helen Carr
Most of us give little thought to the last few pages of a book – it's just where you go to look things up. But the index is an unsung and extraordinary everyday tool with an illustrious, little-known past.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 

 

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
The Story of Swedenborg in 27 Objects
An exhibition of 27 treasures from the Swedenborg collection exploring the life and legacy of Emanuel Swedenborg.
The Story of Swedenborg in 27 Objects
11am to 5pm
Bloomsbury
Closing soon Wed, 15th December
2021-06-23
2021-12-15
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
Chintz: Cotton in Bloom
A collection with an extraordinary story, spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles.
Chintz: Cotton in Bloom
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 11th September
2021-06-14
2021-09-11
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
Miniature Books
This display showcases some of the miniature books submitted by children during the Covid lockdown.
Miniature Books
9:30am to 6pm
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 12th September
2021-08-07
2021-09-12
Freud & Pandemic
This topical exhibition explores the similarities between Freud’s experience of the Spanish Flu and 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on mental health and the response by psychoanalysts.
Freud & Pandemic
10:30am to 5pm
Hampstead
Closing soon Sun, 12th September
2021-05-19
2021-09-12
Turner's Modern World
This landmark exhibition brings together major works by Turner from Tate and other collections, including The Fighting Temeraire 1839 and Rail, Steam and Speed 1844.
Turner's Modern World
10am to 5pm
Pimlico
Closing soon Sun, 12th September
2021-05-17
2021-09-12
Take One Picture 2021
Featuring works by children from 30 different primary schools, the exhibition showcases the richness of children's creative responses – from armoured beasts and shining shields to plumed helmets and printed flowers.
Take One Picture 2021
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Sun, 12th September
2021-06-17
2021-09-12

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 8th September 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
2021-09-08
2021-09-08
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
2021-09-08
2021-09-08
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
2021-09-08
2021-09-08