The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 1st May.


Top events in London on Sun 1st May 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
Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
10am to 4pm
 
Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

 Friends with benefits: musical networking in Georgian London
Discover the close-knit world of the Georgian music industry, where not what you knew, but who you knew, was of greatest importance.
 Friends with benefits: musical networking in Georgian London
10am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Ends on Sun 1st May
2021-10-22
2022-05-01
Brothers in Arms
Follow the story of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, an elite British tank regiment whose men fought their way across North-West Europe in the final stages of the Second World War.
Brothers in Arms
10am to 5:30pm
Chelsea
Ends on Fri 6th May
2021-12-09
2022-05-06
London: Port City
This exhibition will trace more than 200 years of extraordinary experiences and intense activity on a river that has always been essential to the city’s survival.
London: Port City
10am to 5pm
Poplar
Ends on Sun 8th May
2021-10-22
2022-05-08
Fabergé: Romance to Revolution
This exhibition explores master goldsmith, Carl Fabergé – who symbolised Russian craftsmanship, luxury and elegance – and the Anglo-Russian relationship which saw the opening of a London branch in 1903.
Fabergé: Romance to Revolution
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 8th May
2021-11-20
2022-05-08
Fragmented Illuminations: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Cuttings
Featuring highlights from the museum's manuscripts collection, this exhibition explores the types of books illuminations came from and the 19th-century context in which they were cut up and collected.
Fragmented Illuminations: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Cuttings
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 8th May
2021-12-29
2022-05-08
Gainsborough's Blue Boy
A once-in-a-century opportunity to see this iconic painting in the UK.
Gainsborough's Blue Boy
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Ends on Sun 15th May
2022-01-25
2022-05-15
Heath Robinson’s Children's Stories
The exhibition shows artwork from the children’s stories that Heath Robinson both wrote and illustrated.
Heath Robinson’s Children's Stories
11am to 4pm
Pinner
Ends on Sun 15th May
2022-01-15
2022-05-15
Whistler’s Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan
Joanna Hiffernan’s relationship with Whistler ran deeper than artist and muse. In this exhibition explore her life and role as a friend, model, lover and collaborator.
Whistler’s Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Ends on Sun 22nd May
2022-02-26
2022-05-22
Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave & Waltham Forest, 1989-1994
Sweet Harmony looks at a significant five-year period in UK dance music history and the previously undocumented contribution that young people living and working in the London Borough of Waltham Forest made to it.
Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave & Waltham Forest, 1989-1994
10am to 5pm
Walthamstow
Ends on Wed 25th May
2021-11-25
2022-05-25
Freud and China
This exhibition explores Sigmund Freud's fascination and relationship with China.
Freud and China
10:30am to 5pm
Hampstead
Ends on Sun 5th June
2022-01-26
2022-06-05

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 1st May 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
2022-05-01
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
2022-05-01
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2022-05-01
2022-05-01
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2022-05-01
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
2022-05-01
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2022-05-01
2022-05-01