The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 25th May.


Top events in London on Sat 25th May 2024

The annual weekend of vintage cars on display alongside traditional village fair.
2024-05-25
9am to 6pm
 
Enfield
Enfield Pageant Of Motoring
Enfield
The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships fleet will be at St Katherines Docks this weekend.
2024-05-25
11am to 5pm
 
Wapping
Wapping
Queen’s Stone on the Southbank will transform into a hub of scientific sharing, as world-leading researchers once again take to their soapboxes to present their research at this free, live event.
2024-05-25
1pm to 4pm
 
Southwark
Soapbox Science
Southwark
Writer and critic Kim Newman will introduce this unique 'Made at Riverside' TV event.
2024-05-25
1:30pm to 6pm
 
Hammersmith
Quatermass and The Pit episode showcase
Hammersmith
Teddington RNLI Lifeboat Station will celebrate the charity’s 200th birthday with a station Open Day and a rare chance to see a historical lifeboat.
2024-05-25
2pm to 5pm
 
Teddington
Teddington
Screening of a block of newly restored cartoons from the legendary Fleischer Studios featuring Betty Boop, Popeye, Koko the Clown and more.
2024-05-25
Starts at 2pm
 
Kennington
Fleischer Cartoons: The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer
Kennington
Late in the afternoon of the last day of the Chelsea Flower Show, many of the exhibitors sell off their plants to the visitors.
2024-05-25
Starts at 4pm
 
Sloane Square
Watch as people carry plants home from the Chelsea Flower Show
Sloane Square
Step into ancient landscapes with award-winning paleobiologist Thomas Halliday as he guides us through a series of explorations.
2024-05-25
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Hanover Square
Hanover Square

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Assignments 2024: The BPPA Exhibition
The British Press Photographers’ Association presents its annual ‘Assignments’ exhibition celebrating the best of press photography from its members.
Assignments 2024: The BPPA Exhibition
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 2nd June
2024-05-24
2024-06-02
 Vestment and Flower Festival: The Play's the Thing
The church will be cleared of pews and filled with spectacular flower displays alongside an exhibition of historic floral-themed vestments, which are worn by the clergy throughout the religious year.
 Vestment and Flower Festival: The Play's the Thing
10am to 1pm
Sloane Square
Closing soon Sat, 25th May
2024-05-21
2024-05-25
Nick Waplington: Living Room
Hamiltons debuts the gallery's first exhibition with Nick Waplington, marking the release of previously unseen image variants and new works from his iconic series Living Room, 1991.
Nick Waplington: Living Room
11am to 4pm
Mayfair
Closing soon Sat, 25th May
2024-03-14
2024-05-25
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
Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2024-01-13
2024-05-26
Chelsea and Belgravia in Bloom
During the week of the Chelsea Flower Show, loads of shops and streets around Chelsea and Belgravia become a free floral show all of their own.
Chelsea and Belgravia in Bloom
All Day
Barbican
Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2024-05-20
2024-05-26
Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads
A group of hauntingly beautiful, large-scale portrait heads in charcoal by Frank Auerbach - considered some of his early masterpieces – are being presented together for the first time.
Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads
10am to 6pm
Strand
Closing soon Mon, 27th May
2024-02-09
2024-05-27
The World Press Photo Contest highlights the year’s most impactful visual stories, fostering a deeper understanding of pressing global issues.
10am to 9pm
Southwark
Closing soon Mon, 27th May
2024-05-03
2024-05-27
Celebrate the centenary of the publication of Freud’s famous work The Ego and the Id with an interactive mini-exhibition exploring visual metaphors behind the id, ego and superego.
10:30am to 5pm
Hampstead
Closing soon Fri, 31st May
2023-11-01
2024-05-31
Notre Dame de Paris, The Augmented Exhibition
A virtual reality tour around the French cathedral, Dame de Paris telling its history right up to the recent devastating fire.
Notre Dame de Paris, The Augmented Exhibition
9am to 3pm
Pimlico
Closing soon Sat, 1st June
2024-02-07
2024-06-01
Celebrating Hackney’s Adventure Playgrounds
This exhibition features personal stories, photographs and objects from from the 1950s to the present day.
Celebrating Hackney’s Adventure Playgrounds
10am to 5pm
Hackney
Closing soon Sat, 1st June
2024-02-10
2024-06-01

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 25th May 2024

Tours last about an hour and fifteen minutes and includes a short walk to set our local context. Tickets cost £12, with discounts for Friends and students.
 10am to 11:30am
 
 Stockwell
2024-05-25
2024-05-25

Guided Tour Of Van Gogh House London

Tour inside one of London's greatest gothic buildings. Get an inside view of this gothic masterpiece; The St Pancras Hotel is seen by many as one of the finest example of neo gothic architecture. Assembled using Midland red brick it took five years to complete.
 All Day
 
 Camden
2024-05-25
2024-05-25

St Pancras Hotel Tour

Have you ever wondered what Somerset House was built for and what has taken place within this Grade 1 listed building over the years?
 12pm to 1pm
 
 Strand
2024-05-25
2024-05-25

Somerset House - Historical Highlights Tour

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 25th May 2024

A London walking tour exploring the shifting shape of contemporary architecture through the latest additions of The City of London.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2024-05-25
2024-05-25