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
11:30 AMJudges Service at Westminster Abbey (Pimlico)
F Watch the procession of judges in full regalia heading into Westminster Abbey for their annual service.
6:30 PMThe 18th Century Gin Craze
B A talk on the 18th Century Gin craze.
(Cost: £10)

More events in London this Month

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F Rivers of the World Retrospective 2006 - 2014 (Southwark)
9:00 AMThis exhibition features work from Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Cape Town, and many others. (Ending Soon! Fri, 3rd Oct)
F The Kaiser’s Jewish Soldiers: Loyalty, Identity, Betrayal (Russell Square)
10:00 AMAn exhibition about the 100,000 Jews who fought for Germany during WW1. (Ending Soon! Wed, 8th Oct)
The First Georgians (Whitehall)
10:00 AMAn art exhibition that explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II. (Ending Soon! Sun, 12th Oct) (Cost: £9.75)
F You cannot step twice into the same river (Battersea)
11:00 AMThis diverse exhibition of video and photography situates the question of documentary truth within the context of the River Thames. (Ending Soon! Sun, 12th Oct)
F Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour (Camden)
All DayEnduring War examines how people coped with life during the war: from moments of patriotic fervour to periods of anxious inactivity, shock and despair (Ending Soon! Sun, 12th Oct)
Never Again! World War I in Cartoon and Comic Art (Bloomsbury)
All DayThe exhibition will include political and joke cartoons, comic postcards and cigarette cards, trench publications by serving soldiers, books, comics. (Ends on Sun, 19th Oct) (Cost: £7)
F Other Portraits (Islington)
11:00 AMAn exhibition of portraits and self-portraits by 22 of some of the most important and celebrated photographers in the twentieth century. (Ends on Sat, 25th Oct)
F Emergency! London 1914
9:30 AMThis exhibition will explore changes to the city and the lives of Londoners as the country went to war. (Ends on Thu, 30th Oct)
F London’s iconic bridges celebrated in new art exhibition (Poplar)
All DayAm exhibition of rarely seen contemporary and historical artworks featuring London's bridges. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Nov)
F Fields of Battle Exhibition (Whitehall)
All DayAn open-air exhibition which captures the eerie peace and beauty of First World War battlefields as they appear today. (Ends on Tue, 11th Nov)
F From Beef Tea to Battleships: Personal Stories from the First World War
9:30 AMGuildhall Library examines the personal accounts and experiences of individuals, including 'Boy', who served on the first submarines (Ends on Wed, 12th Nov)
A City Observed - Signs from Dickens London
All DayAn exhibition that explores the impact that hand crafted Victorian Shop signs had on the writings of Charles Dickens. (Ends on Sat, 15th Nov) (Cost: £8 (for whole museum entry))
F Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith (Regent Street)
All DayNew exhibition and retrospective of Edwin Smith - one of Britain’s foremost 20th century photographers. (Ends on Sat, 6th Dec)
F Exhibition: Waste (Tottenham)
1:00 PMA series of fine wood-cut prints exploring our local municipal waste heritage by dramatist-turned-visual artist Elisabeth Bond. (Ends on Sun, 21st Dec)
F Fanshawe women of the English Civil War (Becontree Heath)
10:00 AMPortraits and stories of women such as Lady Ann Fanshawe, who left a memoir describing the dramatic times of the Civil War. (Ends on Sat, 3rd Jan)
Longitude Punk'd (Greenwich)
All DayThe steampunks are taking over the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (Ends on Sun, 4th Jan) (Cost: £7)
Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games (Camden)
10:00 AMThis exhibition will explore his immigrant roots, his Jewish background and his contribution to British design. (Ends on Sun, 4th Jan) (Cost: £7.50)
Ming 50 years that changed China (Russell Square)
All DayExhibition of china-ware from the famous Ming dynasty. (Ends on Mon, 5th Jan) (Cost: £16.50)
F Enfield at War: 1914-1918 (Enfield Town)
All DayThis exhibition will look at how the war affected the residents of Enfield - both in the trenches and on the home front.  (Ends on Sun, 11th Jan)
B Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age (Barbican)
All DayExhibition by 18 photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us. (Ends on Sun, 11th Jan) (Cost: £12)
Goodbye Piccadilly: From the Home Front to the Western Front (Covent Garden)
All DayDiscover the impact on London life and the surprising role London’s bus drivers and their buses played on the Western Front.  (Ends on Sun, 8th Mar) (Cost: £15 (inc repeat visits for a year))
F Front line nurses: British nurses of the First World War (Harley Street)
9:00 AMOn the centenary of the First World War, this exhibition commemorates the professional nurses who worked, served and died between 1914 and 1918. (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)

Location Map for Today's Events

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