The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 8th January.


Top events in London on Sat 8th Jan 2022


Online events / webinars

Join experts Audrey Collins and Myko Clelland in conversation as they bring the 1921 census to life.
11:30am to 12:30pm
 
Census surgery: behind the 1921 census

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
Closes today
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-09-30
2022-01-09
Christmas Past
The former Geffrye museum's famous Christmas rooms display returns in the new Museum of the Home.
Christmas Past
10am to 5pm
Bethnal Green
Closes tomorrow
2021-11-09
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
Closes tomorrow
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-11-23
2022-01-09
Stagetext: Captions Speak Louder
Come and explore this first of its kind exhibition, mapping the growth of theatre captioning through the work of deaf-led charity Stagetext.
Stagetext: Captions Speak Louder
All Day
Barbican
Closes tomorrow
2021-11-15
2022-01-09
Korky Paul’s Magic of Illustration
An exhibition about the award-winning illustrator of children’s books
Korky Paul’s Magic of Illustration
11am to 4pm
Pinner
Closes tomorrow
2021-09-04
2022-01-09
Wim Wenders: Photographing Ground Zero
This exhibition presents large scale photographs taken less than two months after the attacks, as the gravity of the 9/11 terror attacks left a new world in their wake.
Wim Wenders: Photographing Ground Zero
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closes tomorrow
2021-09-10
2022-01-09
Lost Photographs of The Beatles
New photographs of The Beatles on the set of the bandʼs first film A HardDayʼs Night by Lord Christopher Thynne(1934– 2017).
Lost Photographs of The Beatles
11am to 5pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Sat, 15th January
2022-01-04
2022-01-15
The objects, photographs and oral histories on display tell stories of people moving to and living, working, studying and growing up in Hackney, from the 1960s to today.
10am to 5pm
Hackney
Closing soon Sat, 15th January
2021-10-22
2022-01-15

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 8th January 2022

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2022-01-08
2022-01-08

Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 8th 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
2022-01-08
2022-01-08
A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2022-01-08
2022-01-08
A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2022-01-08
2022-01-08
The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2022-01-08
2022-01-08
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
2022-01-08
2022-01-08
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
2022-01-08
2022-01-08
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2022-01-08
2022-01-08