The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 2nd October.


Top events in London on Sat 2nd Oct 2021

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
Explore the macabre history of "Smooth Field" (aka Smithfield) on this special London Month of the Dead walking tour.
11am to :
 
Set behind the Georgian manor house, visitors can explore the peaceful two-acre garden.
11am to 1pm
 
Dulwich
Bell House Open Garden
Drop in to explore the collection of magazines, pamphlets, posters, ephemera, t-shirts and artefacts from these collections
12pm to 5pm
 
City of London
UK Leather & Fetish archive open day

Online events / webinars

This online tour introduces people to the most interesting and, sometimes, most controversial buildings in the City of London.
5:30pm 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
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
Ohio Lands: Heap of Testimony - Paintings by Eric Wright
This exhibition is an intense investigation of a place half-remembered and half-remade by fantasy - both the artist's own and those protruding, live and dead, from the past.
Ohio Lands: Heap of Testimony - Paintings by Eric Wright
12pm to 5:30pm
Clerkenwell
Closing soon Sat, 2nd October
2021-09-09
2021-10-02
JR: Chronicles
The largest solo museum exhibition to date in London of the internationally recognised French artist JR, featuring some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years.
JR: Chronicles
10am to 5pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 3rd October
2021-06-04
2021-10-03
Gail Brodholt | Back to Black
This new collection focuses on Gail’s monochrome linocuts, which are re-workings of some of her earlier, favourite colour prints.
Gail Brodholt | Back to Black
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 3rd October
2021-09-01
2021-10-03
RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show
Running parallel to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, this exhibition features more than 200 of the best botanical artwork and garden photography
RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 3rd October
2021-09-18
2021-10-03
Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
The work in this exhibition is painted mostly on objects that the artist has salvaged from the streets and buildings of London.
Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
11am to 6pm
Stoke Newington
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-09-18
2021-10-09
Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
An exhibition examining the industry’s innovative nature, presenting the unique depth of rush weaving’s aesthetics and its historical value to Taiwan.
Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
2pm to 3pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-10-02
2021-10-09
Falling Birds
A series of X-ray photographs and poetic texts highlighting extinction and the alarming decline in bird species around the world.
Falling Birds
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-05-17
2021-10-10
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
20 designers have been invited to think about their experiences of a pandemic world.
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
10am to 9pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-09-13
2021-10-10

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 2nd October 2021

Follow in Johnson's footsteps and explore the courts and alleys off Fleet Street with an experienced City Guide.
 Starts at 2am
 
 Holborn
2021-10-02
2021-10-02
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
2021-10-02
2021-10-02
A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-10-02
2021-10-02
A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-10-02
2021-10-02
The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-10-02
2021-10-02
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
2021-10-02
2021-10-02
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
2021-10-02
2021-10-02
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-10-02
2021-10-02