The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 23rd September.


Top events in London on Thu 23rd Sep 2021

Occasional open days at the overflow depot where the London Transport Museum stores its trains and most of its unseen collection.
11am to 5pm
 
Acton
Acton Depot open days
For one night only, Illuminated River artist Leo Villareal will programme a dazzling light display on nine bridges across the Thames.
7pm to :
 
One Night Light Show by Leo Villareal

Online events / webinars

Join Rhona Levene on a virtual tour of this wonderful Victorian cemetery in north west London. With over 60,000 graves to choose from, she uncovers a small selection of the resident dead and brings their stories to life.
2pm to 3pm
 
Dead But Not Forgotten - a virtual tour of Hampstead Cemetery
Prof. Pratik Chakrabarti will explore how the complex world of nature came to define the intellectual pursuits of British natural history.
6pm to 7pm
 
The Global Heritage of British Natural History
An online event with London mudlark Lara Maiklem and historian Dr Emily Cockayne
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Talking Rubbish: Refuse, Reuse and Scavenging on t
Join us on Zoom as Lara and Emily discuss Refuse, Reusue and Scavenging on the Thames Foreshore Lara Maiklem, author of Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames and A Field Guide to Larking:
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Talking Rubbish with Lara Maiklem and Dr Emily Cockayne
Now that two decades have passed since the disaster of September 11th, 2001, and a new World Trade Center rises on the site, we can begin to remember what the original was like — “a city-within-a-city” that housed 50,000 employees.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
World Trade Center - architectural history with Anthony Robins
Historian Owen Davies will examine a panoply of macabre medical curiosities.
7pm to :
 

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

No Time To Die – Behind the Scenes
An exhibition of 25 photos taken during the filming of the latest James Bond movie.
No Time To Die – Behind the Scenes
11am to 6pm
Mayfair
Closes today
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
Treasures of the RSM
This exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the history of medicine and the growth of the medical and scientific professions.
Treasures of the RSM
9:30am to 6pm
Harley Street
Closes today
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
Wizardry in Wood 2021
Wizardry in Wood 2021 presents beautiful and amazing works demonstrating their makers’ mastery of the art and craft of woodturning.
Wizardry in Wood 2021
10am to 4pm
Mayfair
Closes tomorrow
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
Hugo Rittson-Thomas: Wildflowers For The Queen
This exhibition shows photographs from fine-art photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas' new book Wildflowers For The Queen
Hugo Rittson-Thomas: Wildflowers For The Queen
10am to 5pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 17th October
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
IKONA | Wise Women
Contemporary multimedia portrait series showcasing mighty women including cultural activists, journalists, creatives and filmmakers will go on display this October at Hoxton Arches.
IKONA | Wise Women
10am to 6pm
Bethnal Green
Closing soon Sun, 17th October
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
More! Oliver Twist, Dickens and Stories of the City
This exhibition explores the characters, events, places and personal tales of triumph and tragedy that inspired and shaped the novel that made Charles Dickens a household name across the world.
More! Oliver Twist, Dickens and Stories of the City
10am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Closing soon Sun, 17th October
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Bringing together over 200 objects from collections across Europe and America, this exhibition shows how Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) blazed a new path for the development of abstraction.
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 17th October
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
The Charlie Phillips Archive
Starting over 50 years ago, this great photographer has been documenting life in the west London communities of Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill.
The Charlie Phillips Archive
12pm to 8pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 17th October
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
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
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
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
2021-09-23
2021-09-23

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 23rd September 2021

Follow the trail left by monks and monarchs, press barons and literary giants along the highway and down its twisting alleyways.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-09-23
2021-09-23
A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
2021-09-23
2021-09-23