The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 31st October.


Top events in London on Sun 31st Oct 2021

Hackney’s oldest building will be open to the public.
2pm to 4:30pm
 
Hackney
St Augustine's Tower open day
A screening (in Japanese) of a rare documentary showing the construction process of the first shinkansen railway.
4pm to 5pm
 
Kensington
Screening: Tōkaidō Shinkansen
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
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

Online events / webinars

Exploring Southwark's saucy history on the 'naughty' side of the River
11am to 12:30pm
 
Bankside Behaving Badly - London Walking Tour
This Halloween, join us for a spellbinding, virtual performance of three chilling tales by Charles Dickens.
6pm to 7:30pm
 
Ghosts & Murder: Haunting Tales by Charles Dickens

 

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
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
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
Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited
Five monumental views reunited for the first time in more than 250 years.
Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-07-22
2021-10-31

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 31st October 2021

Weekly guided tours run by the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery of London's first great garden cemetery which has more notable monuments and residents than any other.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 North Kensington
2021-10-31
2021-10-31

Tours of Kensal Green Cemetery

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 31st October 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 1pm
 
 Stockwell
2021-10-31
2021-10-31
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-10-31
2021-10-31
We’re just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we’re in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond.
 10:45am to 12:45pm
 
 Highgate
2021-10-31
2021-10-31
Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-10-31
2021-10-31
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-10-31
2021-10-31
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-10-31
2021-10-31
A guided walk around Westminster ending at the Cabinet War rooms looking at the area's WW2 history.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
2021-10-31
2021-10-31
Two-hour walking tour of London's first great garden cemetery which became the most prestigious in Victorian Britain and has more listed monuments than any other.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 North Kensington
2021-10-31
2021-10-31
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-10-31
2021-10-31