The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 2nd January.


Top events in London on Sun 2nd Jan 2022

Better than half price entry to the Painted Hall on the first Sunday of the month.
10am to 5pm
 
Greenwich
Monthly cheap entry to the Painted Hall
Weekend trips along a heritage railway in a diesel railcar.
10:30am to 3:45pm
 
North Weald
New Year Scenic Railcar Service
Tours provide an introduction to the cemetery, its history, architecture and development, and to some of the many famous (and infamous) figures buried within this great necropolis.
2pm to 4pm
 
North Kensington
Kensal Green Cemetery tour

 

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 5pm
Farringdon
Closing soon Sun, 2nd January
2021-05-20
2022-01-02
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
Christmas lights at Kenwood
The grounds of Kenwood House will this year become a magical wonderland with an incredible illuminated Christmas light trail.
Christmas lights at Kenwood
Starts at 5pm
Hampstead
Closing soon Sun, 9th January
2021-11-26
2022-01-09

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 2nd January 2022

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
2022-01-02
2022-01-02
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
2022-01-02
2022-01-02
We take you to the places in and around Soho where Marx lived and worked, show you traces of the London he knew, and tell the extraordinary tale of this man who would change the world.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2022-01-02
2022-01-02
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
2022-01-02
2022-01-02
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2022-01-02
2022-01-02
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2022-01-02
2022-01-02
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
2022-01-02
2022-01-02
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2022-01-02
2022-01-02