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

Waterloo Uncovered present this unique exhibition offering the first chance to see a brand new and highly accurate diorama of the Battle of Waterloo.
10am to 5pm
 
Chelsea
Waterloo Remodelled
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

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
2021-09-27
2021-10-22
Kasama Potters Project
The Kasama Potters project brings together thirty-four Japanese ceramicists from Kasama.
Kasama Potters Project
10am to 6pm
Islington
Closing soon Mon, 8th November
2021-10-05
2021-11-08
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
2021-09-22
2021-10-22
Windows of the Soul
Windows of the Soul is a grassroots art project, which seeks to communicate the perspectives of those living with visual impairment.
Windows of the Soul
12pm to 6pm
Euston
Closing soon Sat, 23rd October
2021-10-15
2021-10-23
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
An exhibition examining the cultural, social and political effects of software on contemporary society, by US artist Ben Grosser.
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
1pm to 6pm
Poplar
Closing soon Sat, 23rd October
2021-09-09
2021-10-23
Paula Rego
£18  
The largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Paula Rego’s work to date.
Paula Rego
10am to 5pm
Pimlico
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-07-07
2021-10-24
Julian Opie
£7.70  
Pitzhanger presents a new body of work by renowned British artist Julian Opie, including site specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people and nature.
Julian Opie
10am to 7pm
Ealing
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-06-25
2021-10-24
Nero - The man behind the myth
This exhibition explores the true story of Rome's fifth emperor informed by new research and archaeological evidence from the time, challenging the biased historical accounts written after Nero’s death that have shaped his legacy.
Nero - The man behind the myth
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-05-27
2021-10-24
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired subcultures and shaken the world of fashion.
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-05-18
2021-10-24
UK Coloured Pencil Society 20th Anniversary Gala Exhibition
The annual international open exhibition of the UK Coloured Pencil Society is this year celebrating 20 years of promoting fine art in coloured pencil.
UK Coloured Pencil Society 20th Anniversary Gala Exhibition
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-10-14
2021-10-24

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
2021-10-21
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