The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 12th May.


Top events in London on Sun 12th May 2024

The main hall will have over 500 tables across the weekend with the mainstream Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sports and Formula 1 to the niche UFC, Disney, and Marvel cards.
2024-05-12
9am to 4pm
 
Esher
Esher
Normally you need to pay to visit the gardens, but on a few weekends a year, the gardens are free to visit.
2024-05-12
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Free entry to Hampton Court Palace gardens
East Molesey
Upminster Windmill has been extensively restored and is now open one weekend per month from Spring to Autumn.
2024-05-12
10am to 4pm
 
Upminster
Upminster Windmill's monthly open weekend
Upminster
Get down onto the river bed, explore the ecology and wade into the natural and social histories of the Deptford Creek
2024-05-12
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
Deptford
Deptford
The event features kite flying by experts flying kites of all shapes and sizes from a postage stamp through to a life size blue whale over 30 meters long.
2024-05-12
11am to 5pm
 
Streatham
Streatham
Punch & Judy Professors and Puppeteers gather to perform in the Garden of St Paul’s Church near the spot where Samuel Pepys first recorded sighting Mr Punch in May 1662.
2024-05-12
11am to 5:30pm
 
Covent Garden
Covent Garden May Fair & Puppet Festival
Covent Garden
An annual march past by former and serving members of many cavalry regiments, followed by a short service to commemorate those who were killed on active service.
2024-05-12
11am to 12pm
 
Mayfair
Mayfair
A tour inside the newly restored Chapel.
2024-05-12
11am to 2pm
 
Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington
It is a free outdoor, family friendly, event that includes Vauxhall City Farm, Punch and Judy, the Magician, a Maypole, interactive performances and a dog show.
2024-05-12
12pm to 5pm
 
Dulwich
Dulwich
Visitors to the mill are given a full guided tour covering the history, operation and principal features of Shirley Windmill.
2024-05-12
12pm to 5pm
 
Croydon
Croydon
Monthly open day at a historic water mill.
2024-05-12
2pm to 5pm
 
Cobham
Cobham

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine
How do you develop a vaccine quickly and effectively to combat a global pandemic?
Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 12th May
2022-11-30
2024-05-12
The Art of the Brick - LEGO Art
Critically acclaimed, the collection features works by artist Nathan Sawaya which are made from millions of LEGO bricks.
The Art of the Brick - LEGO Art
10am to 7pm
Whitechapel
Closing soon Sun, 12th May
2024-03-06
2024-05-12
This exhibition about Sir Neville Marriner features record sleeves and boxes, photographs, awards, tributes from friends and colleagues and memorabilia from a life of great achievement and personal enjoyment.
11am to 5pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Sun, 12th May
2024-04-15
2024-05-12
Display - Reuse, Refill, Rethink
This exhibition showcases the difference between refillable, returnable (prefill) and repurposed product packaging of the past, present, and future.
Display - Reuse, Refill, Rethink
11am to 5pm
Notting Hill
Closing soon Wed, 15th May
2023-11-15
2024-05-15
Billingsgate Market at the Heritage Gallery
A small display of documents about Billingsgate Market in the Guildhall Art Gallery's Heritage room (lower basement).
Billingsgate Market at the Heritage Gallery
10:30am to 4pm
City of London
Closing soon Thu, 16th May
2024-01-27
2024-05-16
The Time is Always Now Artists Reframe the Black Figure
A major study of the Black figure – and its representation in contemporary art.
The Time is Always Now Artists Reframe the Black Figure
10:30am to 6pm
Soho
Closing soon Sun, 19th May
2024-02-22
2024-05-19
A display exploring the body of literature about London by European writers from across the centuries.
9am to 7pm
Euston
Closing soon Mon, 20th May
2023-11-10
2024-05-20
Through photographs, possessions, interviews, maps and more, this exhibition explores the lives and stories of generations of UCL students.
9am to 7pm
Euston
Closing soon Mon, 20th May
2023-11-10
2024-05-20
Cabinets Unlocked
Opened just twice a year to coincide with the conservation team's checks of the collection, these cabinets are normally kept closed to protect the pristine interiors from overexposure to light.
Cabinets Unlocked
12pm to 4pm
Ham
Closing soon Fri, 24th May
2024-05-11
2024-05-24
Unravel the Power and Politics of Textiles in Art
Using textiles, fibre and thread, 50 international artists challenge power structures and reimagine the world in this major group exhibition.
Unravel the Power and Politics of Textiles in Art
10am to 5pm
Barbican
Closes today
2024-01-13
2024-05-26

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 12th May 2024

Find out more about the history of the River Thames with one of our foreshore walks led by community archaeologist Mike Webber
 10:45am to 1:15pm
 
 Southwark
2024-05-12
2024-05-12