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

Hampton Court Palace courtyards will be transformed into a food-lover's Christmas wonderland.
10am to 6pm
 
East Molesey
Festive Fayre
Eel Pie Island, a private island on the Thames at Twickenham is having an open weekend to see the artists studios.
10:30am to 5pm
 
Twickenham
An exhibition of Meccano models of all types and sizes.
10:30am to 5pm
 
Barkingside
Hainault Meccano Hangout
A festive makers market will take place in Brixton Station Passageway underneath the railway station.
11am to 4pm
 
Stockwell
Annual fundraising fair for the city farm in Rotherhithe.
11am to 4pm
 
Rotherhithe

Top events in London on Sunday

Step back in time to 1838 and enjoy a tour of Charles Dickens's London home with his own housemaid.
10am to 11am
 
Clerkenwell
The Housemaid's Christmas Tour
Hampton Court Palace courtyards will be transformed into a food-lover's Christmas wonderland.
10am to 6pm
 
East Molesey
Festive Fayre
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
Now in its fourth year, the annual craft fair is returning with a selection of artists, designers and makers.
10am to 5pm
 
Southwark
Beautiful & Useful Craft Fair 2021
Eel Pie Island, a private island on the Thames at Twickenham is having an open weekend to see the artists studios.
10:30am to 5pm
 
Twickenham
Broadcaster and author Aled Jones discusses his new children's book Bobby Dean Saves Christmas with the Dean of Southwark.
12:45pm to 1:30pm
 
Southwark
Bobby Dean Saves Christmas with Aled Jones