The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 1st January.


Top events in London on Sat 1st Jan 2022

Weekend trips along a heritage railway in a diesel railcar.
10:30am to 3:45pm
 
North Weald
New Year Scenic Railcar Service
Russell Miller will lead a free guided walk discussing the trees and wildlife of this important Hackney nature reserve.
2pm to 3pm
 
Stoke Newington

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Monkey Business
Explore the fascinating world of primates in this immersive family friendly exhibition.
Monkey Business
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Sun, 2nd January
2021-05-24
2022-01-02
Poussin and the Dance
Tambourines shake, wine spills, and half-naked figures whirl across the canvas in these paintings of revelry, dance and drama that are brought together in this first exhibition dedicated to Poussin and dance.
Poussin and the Dance
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Sun, 2nd January
2021-10-09
2022-01-02
Summer Exhibition 2021
The annual "summer" exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Summer Exhibition 2021
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Sun, 2nd January
2021-09-22
2022-01-02
Royal Style in the Making
This exhibition explores the intimate relationship between fashion designer and royal client.
Royal Style in the Making
10am to 4:30pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 2nd January
2021-06-03
2022-01-02
Pablo Bronstein: Hell in its Heyday
In a new body of work created especially for Sir John Soane’s Museum, contemporary artist Pablo Bronstein presents his unique, seductive and deeply ironic vision of hell.
Pablo Bronstein: Hell in its Heyday
10am to 5pm
Holborn
Closing soon Sun, 2nd January
2021-10-06
2022-01-02
Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard
This exhibition celebrates and explores the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for more than a century and a half.
Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard
10:30am to 6:30pm
Farringdon
Closing soon Sun, 2nd January
2021-05-20
2022-01-02
Mayfiar tennis ball exchange
Visitors are invited to bring an old ball to swap with a new one from the numerous shelves that line the walls.
Mayfiar tennis ball exchange
11am to 5pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Sat, 8th January
2021-11-19
2022-01-08
Noguchi
£18  
An exhibition celebrating Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century.
Noguchi
10am to 6pm
Barbican
Closing soon Sun, 9th January
2021-09-30
2022-01-09
Christmas at Kew
The annual after-dark festivities with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour on your way to the panoramic Palm House light display.
Christmas at Kew
4pm to 10pm
Richmond
Closing soon Sun, 9th January
2021-11-17
2022-01-09
The Gingerbread City 2021
The Gingerbread City invites leading architects, engineers, landscape architects and designers to create a futuristic city made entirely of gingerbread.
The Gingerbread City 2021
9am to 9pm
Belgravia
Closing soon Sun, 9th January
2021-11-23
2022-01-09

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 1st January 2022

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
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A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
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A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
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The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
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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
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2022-01-01
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
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At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
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