The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 21st October.


Top events in London on Thu 21st Oct 2021

The talk will discuss what computed and micro-computed tomography reveal about the injuries that were inflicted on him, and his probable cause of death; and how well the findings align with the historical record.
1pm to 2pm
 
Holborn
The Death of Richard III: CSI Meets History
Mick Clayton will share memories of working as a newspaper compositor on the presses of Fleet Street during its hey day.
6:15pm to 8:30pm
 
City of London
Stop Press: A Compositor’s Life on Fleet Street
What made this lauded playwright and novelist become a revolutionary magistrate?
6:30pm to :
 
Covent Garden
Novelist Chloe Aridjis, current writer in residence at Swedenborg House, will give a magic lantern presentation in Swedenborg Hall.
7pm to 9pm
 
Bloomsbury
Stiled shadows: A magic latern show
Rising literary stars Caleb Azumah Nelson, Vanessa Onwuemezi and Naomi Ishiguro read from their work and reflect on friendships forged in London.
7:45pm to :
 
Southwark

Online events / webinars

This talk applies a gendered lens to analyse and deconstruct the rhetoric surrounding arguments of building up the UK's armaments.
6pm to :
 
The End of Gentlemanly Warfare?
Dr Anne Charmantier will show how cities offer unique opportunities to study fundamental eco-evolutionary processes
6pm to 7:30pm
 
Adaptation and Maladaptation in the Urban Habitat
A talk with Dr Jessica Borge author of Protective Practices. A History of the London Rubber Company and the Condom Business. Hosted by Chingford Historical Society.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
The London Rubber Company in Chingford
A talk about an unmarked communal grave in Highgate West Cemetery which has come to be known as The Grave of the ‘Lost Girls’.
7pm to :
 
The ‘Lost Girls’ of Highgate Cemetery
The main subject of this talk will be to focus on Garrick’s life at Hampton and that of the fruitfulness of his marriage and his relationships with many of those close to him.
7pm to 7:30pm
 

 

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
Closing soon Fri, 15th October
2021-10-21
2021-10-21
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
Closing soon Fri, 15th October
2021-10-21
2021-10-21
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
Closing soon Sat, 16th October
2021-10-21
2021-10-21
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
Closes today
2021-10-21
2021-10-21
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
Closes today
2021-10-21
2021-10-21
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
Closes today
2021-10-21
2021-10-21
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
Closes today
2021-10-21
2021-10-21
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
Closes today
2021-10-21
2021-10-21
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
2021-10-21
2021-10-21
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
2021-10-21
2021-10-21

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 21st October 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
2021-10-21
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A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-10-21
2021-10-21
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-10-21
2021-10-21
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
2021-10-21
2021-10-21