The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 12th September.


Top events in London on Sun 12th Sep 2021

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.
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Arkley
Barnet Medieval Festival
See the new archaeological excavations and visit the original stables that are not normally open to the public.
11am to 4pm
 
Hayes
Cranford Park archaeological excavations open day
Romantic rose tunnel winds through the middle of the garden. Good displays of bulbs and blossom.
12pm to 5pm
 
Kensington
Visit a garden - Edwardes Square (Kensington)
Two races along the Thames in heavy barges.
12pm to 4pm
 
Southwark
Steve Faldo and Dave Pope Barge Drives
Walled garden leads to veg plot, greenhouse, chickens and orchard. Romantic woodland walk, lawns and stone ornaments.
12pm to 4pm
 
Enfield Town
Visit a garden - Oak Farm/Homestead (Enfield)
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
Informal, romantic ¼ acre garden with mature flowering trees, shrubs and imaginative planting in flowing herbaceous borders.
2pm to 5:30pm
 
Chiswick
Visit a garden - The Orchard (Chiswick)
Psychiatrist Dr Alastair Santhouse draws on his experience of treating thousands of hospital patients to show how our emotions are inextricably linked to our physical wellbeing.
3pm to 4:30pm
 
Holborn

Online events / webinars

Join Professor Dawn Ades to explore the paradoxical role of Surrealist women artists in a movement that both elevated and silenced them
7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Women Surrealists  with Professor Dawn Ades on Zoom

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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
11am 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
 Wartime London: Art of the Blitz
This curated selection of artworks, on display for a limited time only, shines a new light on the experiences of ordinary people forced into new patterns of living by Nazi air raids.
 Wartime London: Art of the Blitz
10am to 6pm
Whitehall
Closing soon Sun, 12th September
2021-05-19
2021-09-12
In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
A collection of work exploring artists’ responses to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.
In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
10am to 5pm
Colindale
Closing soon Sun, 12th September
2021-05-17
2021-09-12
No Comply
Free  
An exhibition exploring the phenomena of skateboarding and the impact of its culture and communities on the UK over the past 45 years.
No Comply
11am to 6pm
Strand
Closing soon Sun, 19th September
2021-07-19
2021-09-19

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 12th 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
2021-09-12
2021-09-12

Tours of Kensal Green Cemetery

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 12th 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
2021-09-12
2021-09-12
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
2021-09-12
2021-09-12
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
2021-09-12
2021-09-12
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
2021-09-12
2021-09-12
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-12
2021-09-12
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-09-12
2021-09-12
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
2021-09-12
2021-09-12
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-09-12
2021-09-12