The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 18th September.


Top events in London on Sat 18th Sep 2021

A heritage day of events throughout Ewell Village including Bourne Hall, the Watch House and The Grove
10am to 5pm
 
Epsom
Ewell History Day
Over forty vintage and futuristic vehicles will mark London’s world of wheels, as the Sheriffs and ritually robed Carmen brand each ‘cart’ with a red-hot iron – the origin of vehicle licensing.
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
City of London
Cart marking ceremony
Roughly monthly open day at a most unusual museum in an old barn.
10:30am to 4pm
 
Upminster
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Visit the British Museum for a day of performances, workshops, talks, demonstrations and games to celebrate Chuseok – the Korean harvest festival.
11am to 4pm
 
Russell Square
A street festival that will host a series of activities, workshops, live music, film screenings and performances.
11am to 8pm
 
Camden
A weekend festival of talks, performances, workshops, food and music, exploring home and belonging.
11am to 5pm
 
Bethnal Green
Features up to 30 stalls - selling a good variety of Bus and Railway items.
11am to 3pm
 
Arkley
Bermondsey Street Festival is an annual celebration of music, dance, arts, cuisine and creativity
12pm to :
 
Southwark
Members of Second Floor Studios & Arts community will open their workspace doors allowing the public to enter, view, and purchase original works of art
12pm to 6pm
 
New Cross
Open Studios - Second Floor Studios & Arts
Climb the 80 steps to the Ringing Chamber where you can see demonstrations of the ringing of church bells.
1pm to 4pm
 
Camberwell
St Giles Church - climb up the church tower
Come and visit this green oasis in an urban setting it is a one of the many local green lungs in Forest Hill where you can find some interesting wildlife.
2pm to 5pm
 
Forest Hill
Garthorne Road nature reserve 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
Royal Society of Sculptors summer exhibition
The Royal Society of Sculptors annual Summer Exhibition returns, featuring a curated selection of works from members and fellows.
Royal Society of Sculptors summer exhibition
12pm to 5pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sat, 18th September
2021-08-25
2021-09-18
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
An Ode to Afrosurrealism
A new photographic art display exploring contemporary relationships with spiritualism, reality and surrealism, through a Black British lens.
An Ode to Afrosurrealism
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Sun, 19th September
2021-05-17
2021-09-19
The Secret World of Plants
Embrace the wonderfully weird world of plant biodiversity through newly commissioned interactive art installations using music, sound and colour.
The Secret World of Plants
10am to 6pm
Richmond
Closing soon Sun, 19th September
2021-05-01
2021-09-19
Michael Armitage - Paradise Edict
An exciting new force in painting, Michael Armitage draws from Titian, Goya, Manet and Gauguin to explore East African culture and folklore.
Michael Armitage - Paradise Edict
11am to 5pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Sun, 19th September
2021-05-22
2021-09-19
CorporateQueer
A photography exhibition representing and recognising the LGBT+ community and their contribution to the world of work, in The City of London and beyond.
CorporateQueer
10am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Fri, 24th September
2021-09-10
2021-09-24

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 18th 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
2021-09-18
2021-09-18
A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-09-18
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A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-09-18
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The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-09-18
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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
2021-09-18
2021-09-18
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
2021-09-18
2021-09-18
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-09-18
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