London Events Listings Guide


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


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

 

One-Off Events Happening Today Only
10:30 AMWalking the Hidden River Fleet (Hampstead)
B A walking tour along the length of the hidden River Fleer
(Cost: £18)
2:00 PMSouth London Botanical Institute garden open day (Herne Hill)
Visit London’s smallest botanical garden, densely planted with 500 labeled species grown in a formal layout of themed borders.
(Cost: £3)
3:00 PMChist Church Erith Tower Centenary open day (Erith)
F There will be access to ground floor displays about the history of the tower, and a chance to go up to the belfry.

More events in London this Month

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F Cotton to Gold - Collections of the Industrial North West
All DayThe art collections of the Lancashire cotton magnates on display in the restored Temple Place. (Ending Soon! Sun, 19th Apr)
F The Portrait Show (Bethnal Green)
1:00 PMA classic subject is given a contemporary twist as twelve established artists give their interpretation of the word ‘Portrait’ (Ending Soon! Sun, 19th Apr)
120 Years of Tower Bridge (1894-2014)
All DayAn exhibition full of the many different ways artists have pictured London's most iconic bridge in its 120 year history. (Ending Soon! Sun, 26th Apr) (Cost: Free)
Superman was a Foundling
All DayThrough mural and graphic work -- a visual exploration of fostering and adoption in popular culture. (Ending Soon! Thu, 30th Apr) (Cost: £7.50 (for whole museum))
F Cheam's Lost Buildings (Cheam)
2:00 PMDiscover the vanished buildings of Cheam through the borough’s art collection and photographs. (Ending Soon! Sun, 3rd May)
F The Barbican Exhibition: Chamberlin, Powell & Bon Architects (Barbican)
All DayThe first display in a series exploring the architecture and design of the Barbican. (Ends on Sun, 17th May)
Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album
All DayA rare display of Goya's private drawings never intended for public display. (Ends on Mon, 25th May) (Cost: £8.50)
F Hospital + Troop Ships
11:00 AMA display about the 100 hospital ships that were fitted out during WW1 (Ends on Mon, 25th May)
F Roman Signer: Slow Movement (Barbican)
All DayArt thing as a kayak navigates a 90-metre long gallery as if moving through a canal. (Ends on Sun, 31st May)
Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860 (Pimlico)
3:00 PMThis is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography.  (Ends on Sun, 7th Jun) (Cost: £12)
Defining beauty the body in ancient Greek art (Russell Square)
All DayExperience the brilliance and diversity of ancient Greek art in this major exhibition focusing on the human body. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jul) (Cost: £16.50)
Homes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian London (Bethnal Green)
2:00 PMThis exhibition tells the story of this 'other' London, exploring the places the poor inhabited. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jul) (Cost: £5)
F A History of Friendship between the RAF and the Royal Air Force of Oman (The Hyde)
All DayAn exhibition about the history of cooperation between the two military forces. (Ends on Tue, 14th Jul)
War Games from WWI (Notting Hill)
All DayWar Games throws light on the boxed pastimes that Britons played while their loved ones were fighting at the front. (Ends on Fri, 17th Jul) (Cost: £7.50)
B Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty - About the Exhibition (South Kensington)
All DayThe first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Aug) (Cost: £17.60)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year (South Kensington)
4:00 PMThe exhibition features more than 100 images exhibited on sleek back-lit photographic panels, creating a uniquely cinematic effect. (Ends on Sun, 30th Aug) (Cost: £12.60)
F Sir Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus: A life of a Pioneering Aviator (The Hyde)
All DayAn exhibition about Sir Alan Cobham, a pioneering long distance aviator and technical innovator who became famous for his exploits. (Ends on Fri, 11th Sep)
Revelations: Experiments in Photography (South Kensington)
All DayAn exhibition about the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art. (Ends on Sun, 13th Sep) (Cost: £8)
F The Institute of Sexology (Camden)
All DayA candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts. (Ends on Sun, 20th Sep)
F BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55 (Pimlico)
All DayThis display highlights how this office project became the test-bed of ideas for the group’s design. (Ends on Sun, 4th Oct)
Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden (Whitehall)
All DayPainting Paradise: The Art of the Garden will explore the changing character of the garden in art from the 16th to the early 20th century. (Ends on Sun, 11th Oct) (Cost: £10)
F 'Poor man's picture gallery': Victorian Art and Stereoscopic Photography (Pimlico)
All DayThis display brings twelve of Tate’s Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite works face to face with a rare collection of their three-dimensional doubles. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)
Waterloo Lives: The Defence of Hougoumont Farm (Victoria)
10:00 AMA temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle of Waterloo was fought and won.  (Ends on Sat, 28th Nov) (Cost: £5)
F Churchill's Scientists (South Kensington)
All DayExhibition about how Churchill’s fascination with science led to the scientific achievements that helped Britain win the Second World War. (Ends on Tue, 1st Mar)

Location Map for Today's Events

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