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

Mayfair Art Weekend is the annual celebration of the world’s internationally renowned gallery district.
All Day
 
Mayfair Art Weekend
Livery companies from across the City will compete in rolling large oak barrel casks around the Guildhall.
10am to 1pm
 
City of London
Coopers' Cask Race
A host of West End shows will put up free performances in Trafalgar Square as part of the West End Live event to show off Theatreland's offerings.
11am to 5pm
 
Trafalgar Square
West End Live 2022
Come and explore traditional + contemporary Japanese arts & crafts, food and culture.
11am to 6pm
 
Hackney
Yokimono Japanese Market
Twice a year, the island opens up to the public and the studios open their doors to visitors providing a unique opportunity to see inside a real working artist’s studio.
11am to 6pm
 
Twickenham
All the fun of the classic funfair, with vintage fairground rides dating from the 1890s to the 1960s.
11am to 8pm
 
Hornsey
Carters vintage fairground rides
Re-enactors recreate the life of a regiment that fought at the famous Battle, along with special talks and demonstrations.
11am to 5pm
 
Picadilly
Waterloo Weekend
An allotment site not to be missed, over 150 plots set in 5½ acres.
12pm to 5pm
 
Raynes Park
Visit a garden - Paddock Allotments & Leisure Gardens
A screening of three Hancock's Half Hour episodes from 1957-59, with Q&A afterwards.
2pm to 4pm
 
Hammersmith
Hancock's Half Hour Triple Bill Part II + Q&A
Ahead of the grand reopening of Leighton House this Autumn, join behind-the-scenes tours for the chance to have exclusive access to some of the redeveloped areas of the museum
3pm to 4pm
 
West Kensington
Meet and dance with not-so-little puppet Little Amal, who has travelled from her home in Syria, raising awareness for refugees.
4pm to :
 
Southwark
Dance with Little Amal

Top events in London on Sunday

Mayfair Art Weekend is the annual celebration of the world’s internationally renowned gallery district.
All Day
 
Mayfair Art Weekend
Extensive bus displays, including rarely-seen early examples, and smaller displays of taxis, commercials & emergency vehicles.
10am to 5pm
 
Weybridge
 London Bus Museum  On the Buses
Come and explore traditional + contemporary Japanese arts & crafts, food and culture.
11am to 6pm
 
Hackney
Yokimono Japanese Market
Twice a year, the island opens up to the public and the studios open their doors to visitors providing a unique opportunity to see inside a real working artist’s studio.
11am to 6pm
 
Twickenham
All the fun of the classic funfair, with vintage fairground rides dating from the 1890s to the 1960s.
11am to 8pm
 
Hornsey
Carters vintage fairground rides
Re-enactors recreate the life of a regiment that fought at the famous Battle, along with special talks and demonstrations.
11am to 5pm
 
Picadilly
Waterloo Weekend
A note that there will be a flypast over Green Park at lunchtime.
11:55am to 12:15pm
 
A host of West End shows will put up free performances in Trafalgar Square as part of the West End Live event to show off Theatreland's offerings.
12pm to 5pm
 
Trafalgar Square
West End Live 2022
A small but immaculate garden, that is as pretty as a picture in a wonderfully colour coordinated mélange of pinks, whites, purples and blues.
12pm to 6pm
 
Blackheath
Visit a garden - 33 Weyman Road
Once a month, the oldest building in Hackney, St Augustine's Tower is open, so you can climb up to the top.
2pm to 4:30pm
 
Hackney
Monthly opening of St Augustine's Tower
A garden designer's own town garden used for planting, materials, experiments and incorporating three patios, cobbled path, pleached trees, water feature and shade and sun borders.
2pm to 5pm
 
Hackney
Visit a garden - 65 Shrubland Road