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


Top events in London on Sat 1st Oct 2022

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
2pm to 5pm
 
Tooting
London Sewing Machine Museum - monthly open day

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Gold
£10  
Take a journey around the globe to learn how gold elevated art in manuscripts and books.
Gold
9:30am to 5pm
Camden
Ends on Sun 2nd October
2022-05-20
2022-10-02
The Hop
Free  
Jyll Bradley’s new interactive commission links the urban landscape of the Southbank Centre to the hop gardens of Kent.
The Hop
All Day
Southwark
Ends on Sun 2nd October
2022-05-18
2022-10-02
Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession
The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace feature a display looking at The Queen's Accession to the throne in February 1952.
Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession
All Day
Whitehall
Ends on Sun 2nd October
2022-07-22
2022-10-02
This exhibition celebrates both the release of The Legend of luther Arkwright alongside the history of the character and previous installments of the series.
10:30am to 5:30pm
New Oxford Street
Ends on Sun 2nd October
2022-06-14
2022-10-02
In the Air
Free  
In the Air explores our relationship with the air around us. Moving freely across borders and through bodies, air is both vital to our existence and a threat to our health.
In the Air
10am to 6pm
Camden
Ends on Sun 16th October
2022-05-19
2022-10-16
Cornelia Parker
Experience Cornelia Parker’s mesmerising large-scale installations
Cornelia Parker
10am to 6pm
Pimlico
Ends on Sun 16th October
2022-05-19
2022-10-16
Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts
This exhibition displays American 20th-century hand-drawn animation alongside French 18th-century art to reveal the surprising and enchanting connections between these two artistic movements.
Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts
10am to 5pm
Marylebone High St
Ends on Sun 16th October
2022-04-06
2022-10-16
Life Through a Royal Lens
Life Through a Royal Lens explores the Royal Family through photography and brings together some of the most iconic images ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace
Life Through a Royal Lens
10am to 4pm
Kensington
Ends on Sun 30th October
2022-03-04
2022-10-30
Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime
A display of photographs capturing factories and their workers in an era of rapid transition.
Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 6th November
2022-03-22
2022-11-06
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear
The show traces how menswear has been fashioned and refashioned over the centuries, and how designers, tailors and artists – and their clients and sitters – have constructed and performed masculinity, and unpicked it at the seams.
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 6th November
2022-03-22
2022-11-06

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 1st October 2022

Get a fascinating glimpse of everyday Roman life in Londinium at the Billingsgate Roman House and Baths – advance booking required. Saturdays between April to November only.
 11am to 2pm
 
 City of London
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2022-10-01

Roman London Revealed: Public Tours of Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 1st October 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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Follow the footsteps of Dr Johnson (and his cat, Hodge) along Fleet Street and its alleyways.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 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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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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