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

Round and Around
Round and Around is an audio-visual project planned and produced to observe modern Korean history on multiple levels.
Round and Around
10am to 5:30pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Fri, 22nd October
2021-09-08
2021-09-08
The Natural World
This exhibition is dedicated to approximately 40 rare and fascinating objects paying tribute to the wonders of the natural world.
The Natural World
10am to 5pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Fri, 22nd October
2021-09-08
2021-09-08
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
An exhibition examining the cultural, social and political effects of software on contemporary society, by US artist Ben Grosser.
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
1pm to 6pm
Poplar
Closing soon Sat, 23rd October
2021-09-08
2021-09-08
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
Celebrating south London’s music scene, Music Curator Adem Holness highlights the relationship between Black British music and physical space.
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-09-08
2021-09-08
Julian Opie
£7.70  
Pitzhanger presents a new body of work by renowned British artist Julian Opie, including site specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people and nature.
Julian Opie
10am to 5pm
Ealing
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-09-08
2021-09-08
MCM Comic Con
A three-day celebration of all things pop culture.
MCM Comic Con
All Day
Victoria Dock
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-09-08
2021-09-08
Nero - The man behind the myth
This exhibition explores the true story of Rome's fifth emperor informed by new research and archaeological evidence from the time, challenging the biased historical accounts written after Nero’s death that have shaped his legacy.
Nero - The man behind the myth
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-09-08
2021-09-08
Paula Rego
£18  
The largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Paula Rego’s work to date.
Paula Rego
10am to 5pm
Pimlico
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-09-08
2021-09-08
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired subcultures and shaken the world of fashion.
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-09-08
2021-09-08
UK Coloured Pencil Society 20th Anniversary Gala Exhibition
The annual international open exhibition of the UK Coloured Pencil Society is this year celebrating 20 years of promoting fine art in coloured pencil.
UK Coloured Pencil Society 20th Anniversary Gala Exhibition
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-09-08
2021-09-08

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