The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 30th October.


Top events in London on Sat 30th Oct 2021

A tour of Van Gogh House and its environs: exploring the history of the area, as well Van Gogh and his time at 87 Hackford Road.
10am to 11:30am
 
Stockwell
A Guided Tour of Van Gogh House London
There will be a display of former bus types that have operated from the garage since 1981 alongside the current fleet.
11am to 4pm
 
Thamesmead
Plumstead Bus Garage 40th anniversay open day
Occasional open day at a railway cutting nature reserve in Forest Hill.
1pm to 4pm
 
Forest Hill
Monthly open day at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve
Line of Light is a festival to celebrate the communities that live above the new tunnels of the Northern line extension.
4pm to 9pm
 
South Lambeth
Line of Light
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
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
Get an insight into what it’s really like to be an astronaut as Peake reveals the secrets, the science and the everyday wonders of how and why humans journey into space.
7:30pm to :
 
Southwark
Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

 

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
Agatha Christie
An exhibition on perhaps the Isokon’s most renowned resident: Agatha Christie.
Agatha Christie
11am to 4pm
Hampstead
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-10-02
2021-10-31
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

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 30th October 2021

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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
A walk exploring architecture and evolution through the streets and spaces of one of London's most sought after neighbourhoods.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-10-30
2021-10-30