What's on in London this weekend (22nd-23rd June)

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

Saturday 22nd Jun

A one-day event to celebrate and educate the public about Okinawa, a lesser-known region of Japan that’s over 1000 miles from Tokyo.
 10am to 6pm
 
 Whitechapel
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There’ll be vintage fairground rides and side-shows, lots of not-from-the-high-street shopping with over 100 stalls including a craft marquee.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Richmond
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Kew Fete at Kew Green
Traditional local fete in Denmark Hill.
 1pm to 6pm
 
 Camberwell
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
This coming Saturday will give you a chance to go on board a Royal Navy ship moored in Docklands for a look around.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Poplar
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Tours of a Royal Navy ship
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
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
This tour of the chapel will take us back to the fascinating design and build of the chapel as well as its role as hospital chapel.
 12:30pm to 1pm
 
 Tottenham Court Road
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Tour of the Fitzrovia Chapel
Take in family-friendly tour of the secret chapel and roof terrace with panoramic views of London.
 10am to 2pm
 
 Bethnal Green
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Annual two-day Summer Showcase, a free festival of ideas for curious minds, featuring 15 interactive exhibits that bring the best new humanities and social sciences research to life.
 11am to 5pm
 
 St James
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
British Academy Summer Showcase 2019
To mark the 150th anniversary of the District line, a steam train will run along parts of the London Underground.
 11am to 5pm
 
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
See a steam train on the London Underground
Designed to encourage quiet meditation, it reflects, but is not copied from, such Zen gardens as that of the Temple of Ryoanji in Kyoto.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Acton
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Occasional opening of the Zen Garden at Japanese Temple

Sunday 23rd Jun

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
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
Semi-regular days where they fire up a Victorian steam engine.
 12:30pm to 4:30pm
 
 South Tottenham
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
Open day at a Victorian steam pump
Take in family-friendly tour of the secret chapel and roof terrace with panoramic views of London.
 10am to 2pm
 
 Bethnal Green
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
To mark the 150th anniversary of the District line, a steam train will run along parts of the London Underground.
 11am to 5pm
 
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
See a steam train on the London Underground
Monthly tours of the City of London Cemetery & Crematorium
 Starts at 10am
 
 Manor Park
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
Cemetery heritage walks
 11am to 4pm
 
 Rush Green
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
The event will showcase 200 of some of the finest motors throughout history and will also feature live music and a range of food stalls.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Belgravia
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
Belgravia Classic Car Show 2019
Extensive bus displays, including rarely-seen early examples, and smaller displays of taxis, commercials & emergency vehicles.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
London Bus Museum Summer Gathering
Designed to encourage quiet meditation, it reflects, but is not copied from, such Zen gardens as that of the Temple of Ryoanji in Kyoto.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Acton
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
Occasional opening of the Zen Garden at Japanese Temple