The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Friday 29th October.


Top events in London on Fri 29th Oct 2021

Line of Light is a festival to celebrate the communities that live above the new tunnels of the Northern line extension.
All Day
 
Bloomsbury
Line of Light
Four open days in October to see around the former Archbishop of Canterbury's palace, which is now a school.
Starts at 1:30pm
 
Croydon
A public light projection by artist Jenny Holzer will illuminate Tate Modern’s chimney.
5:30pm to 10pm
 
Southwark
COP 26 projection on the Tate Modern chimney
Visit after hours this Halloween and explore the practice of magical home protection.
6pm to 10pm
 
Bethnal Green
Night In: Magical Home Protection
A dramatically-lit Late casting light on the stories behind the Soane.
6pm to :
 
Holborn
Soane Lates: Spotlight on Soane
A chance to tour the Kilmorey Mausoleum in St. Margarets after dark.
6pm to 9pm
 
Twickenham
Night at the Mausoleum
Open fire drinks on the roof of Brunel's Rotherhithe tunnel shaft.
6pm to 10pm
 
Rotherhithe
Midnight Apothecary Halloween Spooktacular
Victorian era Magic Lanterns will shine into the hidden corners of the Pollock's Toy Museum collection over Halloween.
Starts at 6:30pm
 
Tottenham Court Road
Magic Lantern Shows
Delve into regions dark and unexplored beneath the Old Royal Naval College with our ghoulish guides – including a Zombie cocktail to boost your courage.
Starts at 7pm
 
Greenwich
Ghoulish Ghost Tour & Chilling Cocktails
Broadcaster and writer Robert Elms is joined by guests including artist Linett Kamala and former politician Alan Johnson, who documented his early years in North Kensington in This Boy.
7pm to 8:15pm
 
Camden
 A Home from Home: Notting Hill since the 1950s

Online events / webinars

Join author and historian Anne Sebba as she brings to life Ethel Rosenberg’s tragic story with dramatic prison letters that Ethel exchanged with her husband, lawyer, and psychotherapist over a three-year period
2pm to 3pm
 
Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy
This paper discusses the early history of horror films on British television and examines some examples of scheduling choices made by broadcasters, focusing especially on the 1970s.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Appointments with Fear: Horror films on British television

 

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
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
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
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
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
Celebrating south London’s music scene, Music Curator Adem Holness highlights the relationship between Black British music and physical space.
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-07-23
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 5pm
Ealing
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-06-25
2021-10-24
MCM Comic Con
A three-day celebration of all things pop culture.
MCM Comic Con
All Day
Victoria Dock
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-10-22
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
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
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

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Friday 29th October 2021

A free lunchtime talk in our new space at Coal Drops Yard and learn about London’s historical and physical development.
 12:30pm to 1pm
 
 Kings Cross
2021-10-29
2021-10-29

New London model talk

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Friday 29th October 2021

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-10-29
2021-10-29
Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-10-29
2021-10-29