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

Rummage through a selection of salvaged treasures from 30 handpicked vintage traders.
11am to 6pm
 
Stoke Newington
Hackney Flea Market

Top events in London on Sunday

From shade specialists to plants for pollinators, meet the growers and pick their brains on what will flourish in your garden, balcony or allotment.
10:30am to 5pm
 
Southwark
Spring Plant Fair 2021
Rummage through a selection of salvaged treasures from 30 handpicked vintage traders.
11am to 6pm
 
Stoke Newington
Hackney Flea Market
Spectacular in spring, when 2000 tulips bloom among Camellias, irises and tree peonies.
12pm to 5pm
 
Clapham
Visit a garden - 51 The Chase (Clapham Common)
London’s smallest botanical garden, densely planted with 500 labelled species grown in themed borders.
1pm to 5pm
 
Herne Hill
Visit a garden - South London Botanical Institute (Tulse Hill)
A woodland garden at its peak in spring, with rhododendrons, flowering dogwoods, early roses, bulbs, ferns and rare exotics.
2pm to 6pm
 
Notting Hill
Visit a garden - Arundel & Ladbroke Gardens (Notting Hill)
This garden will surprise you with its unexpected length (160ft) and beautiful individual ‘rooms’ on different levels.
2pm to 6pm
 
New Cross
Visit a garden - 101 Pepys Road (New Cross)

Online events / webinars

Karen Averby reflects on the architecture and design from this golden age of hotel building and shares stories from her research of the people associated with these fashionable places.
3pm to 4:15pm