The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 9th October.


Top events in London on Sat 9th Oct 2021

The free service will operate between Putney Heath, Morden, North Cheam, Epsom and Dorking, with the route running partly in sections.
All Day
 
A gala weekend to celebrate the Epping Ongar Railway's links with London Transport.
All Day
 
North Weald
London Transport Weekend
Watch one of Crockett and Jones’ skilled craftspeople demonstrate the art of hand cutting leather, known as ‘clicking’.
10am to 6pm
 
North Weald
The Art of Hand Cutting Leather
To mark the launch of issue No.3 of The Modern House Magazine, a two-day pop-up shop and photography exhibition in Southwark.
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Modern House Magazine pop-up shop and photography exhibition
Join author and art historian Willem-Jan Verlinden and Creative Director of Van Gogh House Livia Wang on a walking tour and discussion of Vincent van Gogh's formative time in London, including a rare opportunity to visit the Type Archive.
10am to 12pm
 
Stockwell
Reopening of the Victorian steam pumping museum, with steam engines working and model locomotives on display.
10am to 4pm
 
Brentford
Autumn Steam Up
See working models of cars, cranes, trains, funfair rides and more, all built from Meccano, and build your own model and enter it into our Creative Challenge for the chance to win a prize.
10:30am to 4:30pm
 
Welling
SELMEC Meccano Show 2021
In this talk, hear how Otis uses both traditional and contemporary techniques to create his products, from the tools he uses to the materials and tanning processes.
11am to 2pm
 
Soho
In Search of Takumi: Leather
Meet maker Ray Walton, watch live demonstrations and listen to talks about the commissioning, collecting and techniques of silver.
11am to 4pm
 
Picadilly
Contemporary British Silversmiths at Apsley House
A display of archive materials from the Stop the War organisation.
1pm to 4pm
 
City of London
Archive Display: Stop the War
Japanese gin tasting from KI NO BI, a small-batch, artisanal gin created at The Kyoto Distillery.
2pm to 6pm
 
Kensington
KI NO BI Gin Tasting
In this chilling history of the black market trade in second-hand bodies Suzie Lennox will tell the tales of Britain's lesser known Resurrection Men.
3:30pm to :
 
North Kensington
Experience quintessential Indian craftsmanship with a leather-working masterclass hosted by Nappa Dori.
4pm to :
 
North Kensington
Nappa Dori Leather-Working Masterclass

Online events / webinars

Adele Emm describes the lives and jobs of people who worked in the clothing trade.
10:30am to 11:30am
 
A Stitch in Time
Join Dr Janet Few to learn how your ancestors' health may have suffered as a consequence of the work that they did.
2pm to 3pm
 
Occupational Hazards: The Working Lives of our Ancestors

 

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
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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 5pm
Stoke Newington
Closes today
2021-10-09
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
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closes today
2021-10-09
2021-10-09
MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
Bentleys, the vintage luggage specialist, hosts a week-long residency with arguably Britain’s finest traditional leather craftspeople: Tetbury’s Neil MacGregor and Valerie Michael.
MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
11am to 5pm
Sloane Square
Closes today
2021-10-09
2021-10-09
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
Closes today
2021-10-09
2021-10-09
Christabel Balfour Open Studios
Visitors can see the entire process of creating handwoven textiles, from setting up the warp, weaving both tapestries and rugs, and finally taking the finished piece off the loom.
Christabel Balfour Open Studios
2pm to 6pm
Bethnal Green
Closes tomorrow
2021-10-09
2021-10-09
Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
Five leading contemporary craft galleries on display in the historic, 19th-century official residence of the Argentine ambassador.
Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
12pm to 5pm
Belgravia
Closes tomorrow
2021-10-09
2021-10-09
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
20 designers have been invited to think about their experiences of a pandemic world.
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closes tomorrow
2021-10-09
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-10-09
2021-10-09
Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
Embroiderers to the British Royal Family, Savile Row and top European designers, Hand & Lock opens its doors for one week to offer an insight into Britain’s oldest embroidery house.
Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
10am to 4:30pm
Belgravia
Closes tomorrow
2021-10-09
2021-10-09

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 9th October 2021

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 9th October 2021

As part of Local London Guiding Day, 4 guiding associations offer free walks on the same day, each walk departing on the hour between 10:00 and 16:00, how many can you fit into one day?
 10am to 4pm
 
 St James
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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
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A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
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A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
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The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
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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
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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
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At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
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