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.
12am to 9pm
 
South Lambeth
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

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
Larking: The Thames and Beyond
An exhibition to celebrate the release of A Field Guide to Larking by Lara Maiklem, author of the bestselling Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames
Larking: The Thames and Beyond
All Day
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 30th October
2021-07-21
2021-10-30
RSS Sir David Attenborough in Greenwich
The British Antarctic Survey ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough is visiting London, and there's a festival at the National Maritime Mueum.
RSS Sir David Attenborough in Greenwich
10am to 4pm
Greenwich
Closing soon Sat, 30th October
2021-10-28
2021-10-30
Asante Goldweights
A display of Asante treasures from Ghana, shedding light on 19th-century collecting and the British Empire.
Asante Goldweights
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-05-19
2021-10-31
West Indian Soldier
Discover the shared military heritage between the UK and the Caribbean in this special exhibition exploring the role of West Indian soldiers in the British Army.
West Indian Soldier
10am to 5:30pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-05-19
2021-10-31
Japan at Kew Gardens
Come to Kew Gardens this autumn to explore the fascinating plants, art and culture of Japan.
Japan at Kew Gardens
10am to 4pm
Richmond
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-10-02
2021-10-31
 Smoke & Spiders
As dusk falls, the park will come to life with ghoulish greenery, giant spiders and the odd surprise to delight children and adults of all ages.
 Smoke & Spiders
5pm to 9pm
Poplar
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-10-22
2021-10-31
Keats200 - Outdoor Exhibition
Discover the life and works of John Keats - Londoner, medic and poet - on the bicentenary of his death in 1821.
Keats200 - Outdoor Exhibition
All Day
Tower Hill
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-10-04
2021-10-31
Paddington: The Story of a Bear
Featuring over 50 books, documents, film clips and original artworks, the exhibition explores Michael Bond’s creation of Paddington, from his arrival in the UK from Peru, to finding a new home, and his adventures in London.
Paddington: The Story of a Bear
9:30am to 5:30pm
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-07-09
2021-10-31
This exhibition invites you to step inside the story and characters of one of the world’s most iconic graphic novels: V for Vendetta.
10:30am to 5:30pm
New Oxford Street
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-07-09
2021-10-31

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