The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 30th December.


Top events in London on Sat 30th Dec 2023

This is the first opportunity in two years for people to marvel at the working steam engines that provided water to millions and helped make London the city it is today.
2023-12-30
11am to 5pm
 
Brentford
New Years Steam Up
Brentford

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

It All Starts With a Thread
Explore thread as a method and metaphor for connection, collaboration and conversation in this exhibition by ten students.
It All Starts With a Thread
Starts at 11am
Whitechapel
Closing soon Sun, 31st December
2023-08-18
2023-12-31
Ben Edge's British Folk Paintings
An exhibition of paintings showing many of Britain's folk traditions.
Ben Edge's British Folk Paintings
12pm to 10pm
Hackney
Closing soon Sun, 31st December
2023-10-05
2023-12-31
Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire
Featuring over 200 items dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, many of them on display for the first time.
Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire
10am to 4pm
City of London
Closing soon Sun, 31st December
2023-11-13
2023-12-31
Art Now: Rhea Dillon: An Alterable Terrain
This exhibition brings together a group of new and existing sculptures to explore Black women’s labour across histories and geographies.
Art Now: Rhea Dillon: An Alterable Terrain
10am to 6pm
Pimlico
Closing soon Mon, 1st January
2023-05-23
2024-01-01
Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine
This exhibition explores the worldwide effort to develop vaccines at pandemic speed.
Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 7th January
2022-11-30
2024-01-07
Titanosaur at the Natural History Museum
Four times heavier than Dippy the Diplodocus, 12 metres longer than Hope the blue whale and making its European debut, prepare to meet titanosaur and learn all about life as the biggest dinosaur.
Titanosaur at the Natural History Museum
10am to 5:50pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 7th January
2023-03-31
2024-01-07
This exhibition will invite visitors to further their understanding of the Troubles through the multiple perspectives of individuals affected by the conflict.
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 7th January
2023-05-26
2024-01-07
The Missing Thread
Spanning from the 1970s to the present day, this exhibition charts the shifting landscape of Black British culture and the unique contribution it has made to Britain’s rich fashion design history.
The Missing Thread
10am to 6pm
Strand
Closing soon Sun, 7th January
2023-09-21
2024-01-07
The Art of Banksy
The Art of Banksy is the world’s largest collection of original and authenticated Banksy artworks showcasing more than 110 pieces including prints, canvases, unique works and ephemera, many of which are on display for the very first time.
The Art of Banksy
10am to 9pm
Regent Street
Closing soon Sun, 7th January
2023-07-05
2024-01-07
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Machine
The largest retrospective to date of Hiroshi Sugimoto, an artist renowned for creating some of the most alluringly enigmatic photographs of our time.
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Machine
10am to 8pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 7th January
2023-10-11
2024-01-07

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 30th December 2023

Have you ever wondered what Somerset House was built for and what has taken place within this Grade 1 listed building over the years?
 Starts at 12pm
 
 Strand
2023-12-30
2023-12-30

Historical highlights tour of Somerset House

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 30th December 2023

Visit the Ministry of Magic, The Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley and Platform 9¾, all on this half-day guided tour of the wizarding world.
 9am to 12pm
 
 Whitehall
2023-12-30
2023-12-30
A walk exploring White City's hidden history as London's go-to venue for exhibitions, entertainment, and the 1908 Olympic Games.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Shepherds Bush
2023-12-30
2023-12-30
Join a group of fellow muggles for a walking tour and see the real-life locations that inspired sets such as Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, and the Ministry of Magic.
 Starts at 11am
 
 City of London
2023-12-30
2023-12-30
Dare to discover the legend of London’s notorious Jack the Ripper on a tour like no other.
 7:30pm to 9:15pm
 
 Whitechapel
2023-12-30
2023-12-30