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

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
Omniscience
An exhibition of panorama photos of the ceilings of Cathedrals.
Omniscience
7:30am to 4pm
City of London
Closing soon Fri, 24th September
2021-09-13
2021-09-24
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
Chelsea in Bloom 2021
Around 70 shops, restaurants and hotels will be decorated with floral displays for the week.
Chelsea in Bloom 2021
All Day
City of London
Closing soon Sat, 25th September
2021-09-20
2021-09-25
Van Gough Alive
This summer, Kensington Gardens will host Van Gogh Alive, an immersive “experience” based around the life and work of the Dutch artist.
Van Gough Alive
All Day
Paddington
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-06-04
2021-09-26
Naturally Brilliant Colour
Experience colour like never before in an exhibition that celebrates the spectacular shades of the natural world.
Naturally Brilliant Colour
10am to 5pm
Richmond
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-05-17
2021-09-26
Borrowed Faces: Future Recall
This exhibition looks at the Cold War and its effect on cultural practices in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa region, which generated one of the most fertile periods in the history of Arab culture and publishing.
Borrowed Faces: Future Recall
11am to 6pm
Earls Court
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-06-25
2021-09-26

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