London Events Listings Guide


Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.


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F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.

 

One-Off Events Happening Today Only
All DayEaster Steam Up (Brentford)
Weekend where the steam engines are in full use, as well as the light railway.
(Cost: £11.50)
All DayRecord Store Day
You are exhorted to visit your local independent purveyor of music and make purchases of physical storage media.
(Cost: Purchase prices)

More events in London this Month

 

Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
9:15 AMGuided Tours of Parliament (Westminster)
The guided tour takes about 75 minutes and includes the Commons and Lords Chambers, the Queen's Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and Westminster Hall.
(Cost: £15)
11:00 AMThe Borough Walk with Old Maps
B Walk with old maps across this ancient neighburhood that celebrates the young Charles Dickens, who lodged in the area when his father was in Marshalse
(Cost: £10)
1:30 PMThe Essence of Covent Garden (Covent Garden)
F A free introductory guided walk around Theatreland by a City of Westminster Guide.
3:00 PMBarbican Architecture Tours (Barbican)
B Through this walking tour of the external high walks and inside the Barbican Centre itself, we will reveal the history of the site.
(Cost: £10.50)

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
Turner and the Sea (Greenwich)
10:00 AMThrow yourself into Turner’s dramatic depictions of sunsets, storms and shipwrecks, (Ending Soon! Sun, 20th Apr) (Cost: £9)
Men in Pants: Evelyn De Morgan's male life drawings from the Slade School onwards (Wandsworth)
12:00 PMThis exhibition will explore Evelyn’s experience of life drawing and her interaction and engagement with her models. (Ending Soon! Fri, 25th Apr) (Cost: £4)
F Wall To Wall (Stoke Newington)
12:00 PMHang-Up Gallery are pleased to present their upcoming group show ‘Wall To Wall’ – a modern exploration of street art’s diverse nature. (Ending Soon! Fri, 25th Apr)
The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels (Barbican)
All DayDisplayed for the first time ever, a huge collection of early 17th century jewellery discovered in 1912 (Ending Soon! Sat, 26th Apr) (Cost: £10)
F Art, Science & Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums (Temple/Aldwych)
11:00 AMAn exhibition about imagination and knowledge — about the pleasures of looking, and the power of objects to generate wonder as well as new ideas. (Ending Soon! Sat, 26th Apr)
F Photographs of Spitalfields a Century Ago (Whitechapel)
12:00 PMPhotographs of the east london district taken in 1912. (Ending Soon! Sat, 26th Apr)
F The Sounds from the Park (Liverpool Street)
10:00 AMThe exhibition explores what Speakers’ Corner means to those who speak, heckle and listen there. (Ending Soon! Tue, 29th Apr)
F Retrospective exhibition on Thierry Noir: The first man who painted on the Berlin wall (Whitechapel)
12:00 PMHoward Griffin Gallery presents a retrospective of the life and work of infamous artist Thierry Noir.  (Ending Soon! Wed, 30th Apr)
F Architecture of War (Southwark)
All DayThrough IWM’s art collection, Architecture of War presents artists’ responses to the impact of warfare on landscape and environments. (Ends on Sun, 4th May)
Collider (South Kensington)
All DayThis immersive exhibition blends theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from CERN, recreating a visit to the particle physics lab. (Ends on Mon, 5th May) (Cost: £10)
F Slim’s Riviera – Unseen Archive Images of European and American High Society at Play
12:00 PMKnown for his work with high-society publications, this latest Slim Aarons exhibition portrays the luxury and frivolity of a generation at play.  (Ends on Fri, 9th May)
F The Litter Bug (Islington)
11:00 AMAn exhibition of animals and bugs made up from discarded rubbish. (Ends on Fri, 9th May)
MADE IN BRITAIN Walsh Trainers (Southwark)
11:00 AM‘Made in Britain’ traces the unique history of Walsh trainers, currently the only wholly British owned, designed and manufactured sports footwear bran (Ends on Fri, 16th May) (Cost: £8.80)
F Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight (Camden)
All DayA display of how people have used visual tools to display otherwise complex data in an attention grabbing way. (Ends on Sun, 25th May)
F United Visual Artists (UVA): Momentum (Barbican)
11:00 AMAn immersive installation that combines light, sound and movement. (Ends on Fri, 30th May)
The Prefab Museum (Catford)
10:00 AMAn exhibition of photographs, memorabilia and films in the prefab. (Ends on Fri, 30th May) (Cost: Free)
F Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess (Holborn)
10:00 AMOne of the richest holdings of graphic work by Piranesi and this exhibition continues the exploration of Soane’s interest in Piranesi. (Ends on Fri, 30th May)
Hatch, Match & Despatch (Greenwich)
12:00 PMAn intriguing display of fans which commemorate Births, Marriages and Deaths... (Ends on Sat, 31st May) (Cost: £4)
Spitting Image: From Start to Finish (Bloomsbury)
All DayAll your favourite characters, from the programme created by Roger Law, Peter Fluck and John Lloyd, will be under one roof,  (Ends on Sat, 7th Jun) (Cost: £7)
F London's Growing Up! (Bloomsbury)
All DayAn exhibition on the plans for 230 tall towers to be built in London. (Ends on Wed, 11th Jun)
F Empire Builders: 1750 - 1950 (South Kensington)
All DayShowcasing built and unbuilt projects, it looks the many faces of British architecture around the world. (Ends on Sat, 14th Jun)
B Vikings - life and legend (Bloomsbury)
6:00 PMSwords and axes, coins and jewellery, hoards, amulets and religious images. (Ends on Sat, 21st Jun) (Cost: £16.50)
F When the heroes came home: World War I Exhibition
10:00 AMA special exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. (Ends on Sun, 29th Jun)
Carscapes: How the Motor Car Reshaped England (Picadilly)
10:00 AMAn exhibition that explores the impact of the car on England's landscape and celebrates the buildings of motoring history that today are valued. (Ends on Sat, 5th Jul) (Cost: £4)
F Whisper of the Stars: Traditional Life in Arctic Siberia (Forest Hill)
All DayPhotography exhibition showing life in the far north of the planet. (Ends on Sat, 6th Sep)
Sensational Butterflies (South Kensington)
All DayCelebrate the arrival of spring with wriggly caterpillars, beautiful butterflies and majestic moths in the return of this outdoor butterfly hou (Ends on Sat, 13th Sep) (Cost: £5.50)
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story (South Kensington)
All DayThis major exhibition showcases more than 200 specimens, objects and life-size models.  (Ends on Sat, 27th Sep) (Cost: £9)
The First Georgians (Westminster)
10:00 AMAn art exhibition that explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II. (Ends on Sat, 11th Oct) (Cost: £9.75)
Longitude Punk'd (Greenwich)
All DayThe steampunks are taking over the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (Ends on Sun, 4th Jan) (Cost: £7)

Location Map for Today's Events

Note: only lists venues with fixed locations - not guided walks unless a start point is known.