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

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
Immerse yourself in the rich design heritage of London’s transport while exploring a selection of posters from a world-class collection, and rarely seen original artworks.
Starts at 11:30am
 
Acton
Monthly London Transport art and poster store tours
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
A ghost hunt through the ages from Hamlet to psychic researcher Harry Price and from Price to the eerie Neolithic mounds of Britain and the terrors of the uncanny body.
1:30pm to :
 
West Brompton
This talk by librarian Christopher Josiffe, will focus on his research into ghosts, spirits, spiritualist mediums, disembodied limbs and ectoplasm.
3:30pm to :
 
West Brompton
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
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
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

Online events / webinars

A walking tour uncovering the saucy secrets and squalor of historic Soho
11am to 12:30pm
 
Sordid Soho - London Walking Tour

 

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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30
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
2021-10-30
2021-10-30

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
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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
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A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2021-10-30
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The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-10-30
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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
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