The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 8th June.


Top events in London on Sat 8th Jun 2024

Nearly 120 normally private gardens and squares will be open over the weekend for people to visit.
2024-06-08
All Day
 
London Open Gardens 2024
The prison history is presented in over 450 photos and objects, including stories of staff, prisoners, escapes, and hangings.
2024-06-08
10am to 5pm
 
Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Explore Deptford Creek to take samples of the mud surface and then study them under high-powered microscopes.
2024-06-08
10am to 1pm
 
Deptford
Slimewatch 2
Deptford
Upminster Windmill has been extensively restored and is now open one weekend per month from Spring to Autumn.
2024-06-08
10am to 4pm
 
Upminster
Upminster Windmill's monthly open weekend
Upminster
A fete with stalls all manned by animal charities.
2024-06-08
10:30am to 4:15pm
 
Picadilly
Picadilly
Expect to see a lot of people wearing considerably less than usual cycling around London.
2024-06-08
Starts at 12pm
 
World Naked Bike Ride in London
For one month - self-guided tour of Fairbairn Hall on Saturdays in June.
2024-06-08
12pm to 4pm
 
Plaistow
Fairbairn Hall presents… Self guided tours and exhibition
Plaistow
The Fair in the Square is a free community event run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of the local neighbourhood.
2024-06-08
12:30pm to 5:30pm
 
Highgate
The Fair in the Square
Highgate
One of the biggest free family festivals in the UK and boasts a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside.
2024-06-08
1pm to 9pm
 
Herne Hill
Herne Hill
In this informal history talk explore the rich and varied contributions women have made to social movements across East London.
2024-06-08
2pm to 3pm
 
Bethnal Green
Rebels & Reformers
Bethnal Green
Short and informal talks covering Black History in Tower Hamlets, Bengali-led women's activism and 1970s working-class creativity.
2024-06-08
3pm to 4pm
 
Bethnal Green
East End Shorts
Bethnal Green
An outdoor fire dance display.
2024-06-08
9:30pm to 10:10pm
 
Hounslow
Firebirds: Pyrodise - The Legend of the White Phoenix
Hounslow

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Ceramics Summer Show in Peckham
Featuring 100 emerging artists and designers, offering a chance to witness their creations, meet the creators, and purchase pieces supporting their craft.
Ceramics Summer Show in Peckham
11am to 5pm
Peckham
Closing soon Sun, 9th June
2024-06-07
2024-06-09
anciful Figures turns visitors’ attention to ‘staffage’, the small human and animal figures in architectural drawings, which became increasingly popular during the eighteenth century.
10am to 5pm
Holborn
Closing soon Sun, 9th June
2024-03-22
2024-06-09
Watch in wonder as The Mall Wood Green comes alive with a series of giant inflatable sculptures.
All Day
Wood Green
Closing soon Sun, 9th June
2024-06-03
2024-06-09
Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest
Photography has long been associated with acts of resistance. It is used to document action, share ideas, inspire change, tell stories, gather evidence and fight against injustice.
Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest
11am to 6pm
Peckham
Closing soon Sun, 9th June
2024-03-08
2024-06-09
An exhibition of Middlesex University MA Interiors work that reimagines the opportunities of existing buildings for sustainable redevelopment.
11am to 4pm
Hendon
Closing soon Thu, 13th June
2024-06-06
2024-06-13
Rediscovering gems
A display of gems collected in classical times -- including some recently recovered by the British Museum from an alleged theft.
Rediscovering gems
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closes today
2024-02-15
2024-06-15
From 1970s activism to the current party scene, the exhibition displays five decades of Hackney life through a camera lens.
10am to 5pm
Hackney
Closes today
2024-02-13
2024-06-15
Showcasing more than 160 rare vintage prints, this exhibition spans the career of both artists – and suggests new ways to look at their work.
10:30am to 9pm
Soho
Closes tomorrow
2024-03-21
2024-06-16
Christopher Hope-Fitch: Brutalism in Colour
Brutalism sheds its grey reputation and is given a polychromatic reimagining at Gareth Gardner Gallery during London Festival of Architecture.
Christopher Hope-Fitch: Brutalism in Colour
2pm to 6pm
Deptford
Closes tomorrow
2024-06-07
2024-06-16
Making More Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain
An exhibition of costumes inspired by Englands's many folk traditions.
Making More Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain
10am to 5pm
Olympic Park
Closing soon Sat, 22nd June
2024-04-09
2024-06-22

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 8th June 2024

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
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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
2024-06-08
2024-06-08

Somerset House - Historical Highlights Tour

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 8th June 2024

A London walking tour exploring architecture and change through the streets and spaces of its most celebrated Urban Village!
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Camden
2024-06-08
2024-06-08
 10:30am to 12pm
 
 Southwark
2024-06-08
2024-06-08
Join SAVE and Robert Ayton, former head of design and conservation at Westminster, for the sequel to his popular West End walking tour. It will again focus on recent buildings which balance development, conservation and good design to ensure that contemporary architecture is in keeping with the historic city.
 11am to 1am
 
 Mayfair
2024-06-08
2024-06-08
 2pm to 4pm
 
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