Things to do this weekend in London (28th-29th September)

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

A weekend of fermented fruitiness as Canopy Market celebrates all things cider
 11am to 6pm
 
 Kings Cross
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Ciderfest x Canopy Market
See the Lord Mayor and various livery companies on the Thames, headed by the Queen’s Row Barge ‘Gloriana’.
 1:30pm to 4pm
 
 Wapping
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Lord Mayor’s River Progress
Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.
 10:45am to 1pm
 
 Rickmansworth
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Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that's next to the railway at Forest Hill.
 1pm to 4pm
 
 Forest Hill
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Monthly open day at the Dacres Wood nature reserve
A special event to mark the closure of the Epping to Ongar line by London Underground 25 years ago, on 30 September 1994.
 All Day
 
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25 Years In The Making
This is your chance to discover the latest board games, card games, roleplaying games, miniatures, wargames, and much more.
 10am to 6pm
 
 Wood Green
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Tabletop Gaming Live

Top events in London on Sunday

London’s very own festival of Japanese culture.
 10am to 8pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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Expect hundreds of canoeists, paddle boarders and rowers to fill the Thames today.
 All Day
 
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Regatta London
A weekend of fermented fruitiness as Canopy Market celebrates all things cider
 11am to 6pm
 
 Kings Cross
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Ciderfest x Canopy Market
An annual Pearly Kings and Queens harvest festival held in the Guildhall yard.
 12:30pm to :
 
 City of London
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Costermongers harvest festival
Today, Freemen of the City of London will exercise their ancient right to drive sheep across London Bridge.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Sheep drive across London Bridge
The Thames Barrier is closed for a full test once per year for a full day -- and a convenient day to visit.
 All Day
 
 Woolwich
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Annual Closure of the Thames Barrier
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
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Monthly open day at a site of an important railway wildlife reserve.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Forest Hill
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A special event to mark the closure of the Epping to Ongar line by London Underground 25 years ago, on 30 September 1994.
 All Day
 
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25 Years In The Making
This is your chance to discover the latest board games, card games, roleplaying games, miniatures, wargames, and much more.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wood Green
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Tabletop Gaming Live
Three special screenings of James Bond movies and talks in one day
 All Day
 
 Southwark
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James Bond Day
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
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Monthly open day at a Transport Museum