The IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, trips, heritage events, organised tours and other random miscellany happening around London this weekend.

Top events in London on Saturday

Churches across the City of London will ring the bells in a festival of church bells.
9:20am to 5pm
 
Church bells to ring out across the City of London
Historical re-enactors will be setting up camp on the forecourt at the British Museum, offering you the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of early Roman Britain.
11am to 4pm
 
Russell Square
Meet the Romans
A walking boat will be in the Thames around Battersea - and yes, it's art.
12pm to 1pm
 
Battersea
Walking boat demonstration
Exploring the hidden churchyards and burial grounds in the heart of the City of London
12pm to 2pm
 
Barbican
The City Paveyards
Occasional open day at a railway cutting nature reserve in Forest Hill.
1pm to 4pm
 
Forest Hill
Monthly open day at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve
A talk about the history of rum in the Royal Navy, with drink tasting on HMS Belfast.
6pm to 8pm
 
Southwark
Rum talk and drinks on HMS Belfast

Online events / webinars

Jeremy Konsbruck, a military historian, joins us on Zoom to tell us about conscription and tribunals in WW1.
10:30am to 11:30am
 

Top events in London on Sunday

Better than half price entry to the Painted Hall on the first Sunday of the month.
10am to 5pm
 
Greenwich
Monthly cheap entry to the Painted Hall
Historical re-enactors will be setting up camp on the forecourt at the British Museum, offering you the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of early Roman Britain.
11am to 4pm
 
Russell Square
Meet the Romans
A beautiful historic parkland designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown with Edwardian gardens in Reigate, Surrey.
12pm to 5pm
 
Reigate
Monthly open day at Gatton Park
Angela Clutton and Mark Riddaway discuss how food shaped the landscape of Bankside, and how, in turn, Bankside came to influence the food culture of the entire country.
3pm to 3:45pm
 
Southwark
Bananas, breweries & Borough Market: a history of food in Bankside