The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 11th September.


Top events in London on Sat 11th Sep 2021

Due to its pending closure, this is a farewell open day at the Alperton Bus Garage near Wembley.
10:30am to 4pm
 
Last ever open day at Alperton Bus Garage
London’s only medieval festival with battle re-enactments, gunnery, archery display and talks, together with living history encampments, a medieval market and children’s activities.
10:30am to 5pm
 
Arkley
Barnet Medieval Festival
St Mary le Strand will be hosting a re-launch of the Church, now as a traffic-free space.
12pm to 4pm
 
Strand
St Mary Le Strand - Community Day
See the archaeological excavations and Tudor foundations at Scadbury Moated Manor – which still has its moat around it.
2pm to 4:30pm
 
Chislehurst
Scadbury Moated Manor open days

 

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
D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
For the exhibition, the gallery will be transformed into an overgrown, supernaturally lit terrain inspired by the scene depicted in the painting the exhibition takes its name from.
D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
10am to 6pm
Islington
Closing soon Thu, 7th October
2021-09-10
2021-10-07
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 5pm
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


Regular Events - Saturday 11th September 2021

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2021-09-11
2021-09-11

Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 11th September 2021

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
2021-09-11
2021-09-11
A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-09-11
2021-09-11
A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-09-11
2021-09-11
The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-09-11
2021-09-11
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
2021-09-11
2021-09-11
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
2021-09-11
2021-09-11
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-09-11
2021-09-11