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
All DayFree guided walks around London
F The semi-regular TfL funded series of free guided walks around London all weekend
All DayRobot Bodies (Southwark)
F Delve deeper into the world of robots with Keith Piper’s interactive installation.
All DayWalk Every Street In Fitzrovia
B During a truly unique near 10 mile walk you will discover all of Fitzrovia's 110+ streets, mews, courts and other thoroughfares.
(Cost: £36.53)
10:30 AMFrom Mammoth to Mall (Ilford)
F B Find out about Ilford on prehistoric times to the present day.
10:30 AMInside the Catacombs of West Norwood Cemetery (West Norwood)
B A tour of the beautiful memorials and historic catacombs of West Norwood Cemetery.
(Cost: £7)
11:00 AMRisen from the ashes - Open day at Streatham’s Parish Church (Streatham)
F An opportunity to visit parts of the restored church not normally accessible, such as the Bell Tower and the Crypt.
11:00 AMWalk the Peckham Coal Line (Peckham)
F A walking event along the route of some high-level disused railway sidings.
2:30 PMObscura Day 2015: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park (Bow)
B Join Ken, the Cemetery Park Manager for a tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
(Cost: £5)

More events in London this Month

 

Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
11:00 AMBattle of Waterloo Commemoration Walk (Trafalgar Square)
B A walk commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo with a City of Westminster Guide
(Cost: £11.25)
11:00 AMBattle of Waterloo Commemoration Walk (Trafalgar Square)
B This walk commemorates the final victory by the Duke of Wellington over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.
(Cost: £11.25)
11:00 AMWalking Tours of Bloomsbury
F Themed walking tour by volunteers around the Bloomsbury neighbourhood.
2:00 PMArchitecture Tours (Barbican)
B Regular tours of the brutalist Barbican centre
(Cost: £10.50)
2:30 PMOpen afternoon in the ruined remains of St John's Church (Stanmore)
F Each afternoon during the summer months, the locked interior of the derelict church will be unlocked.

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F Roman Signer: Slow Movement (Barbican)
All DayArt thing as a kayak navigates a 90-metre long gallery as if moving through a canal. (Ending Soon! Sun, 31st May)
F London County Council Tramways posters
All DayAn exhibition of 1920s London as promoted by the tram companies in their poster campaigns. (Ending Soon! Thu, 4th Jun)
F Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint (Marylebone High St)
All DayAn exhibition that provides a fresh perspective on a towering figure of British painting. (Ending Soon! Sun, 7th Jun)
PostCard Exhibition (Bethnal Green)
10:00 AMAn exhibition of artistically crafted postcards and exploratory text centred on a garden theme.  (Ending Soon! Sun, 7th Jun) (Cost: Free)
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.  (Ending Soon! Sun, 7th Jun) (Cost: £12)
F Forensics: The Anatomy Of Crime (Camden)
All DayAn exhibition that explores the history, science and art of forensic medicine. (Ends on Sun, 21st Jun)
F Parish, City, State: Hogarth and Government (Chiswick)
12:00 PM The historic home of William Hogarth is offering a glimpse into the world of eighteenth-century politics with their new exhibition (Ends on Sun, 21st Jun)
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)
F Rodin, Brancusi, Moore: Through the Sculptor’s Lens (Hanover Square)
10:00 AMAn exhibition presenting over fifty vintage photographs from the studios of Auguste Rodin, Constantin Brancusi, and Henry Moore. (Ends on Sat, 11th Jul)
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 (Colindale)
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)
F Penny Black 175
All DayTo celebrate its 175th anniversary, this exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Penny Black and its phenomenal social impact. (Ends on Fri, 7th Aug)
Beneath the Surface (Strand)
All DayAn exhibition of some 200 works reflects the Embankment Galleries’ riverfront location in one of London’s most ancient quarters. (Ends on Mon, 24th Aug) (Cost: £6)
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)
Fashion on the Ration (Southwark)
All DayThis exhibition looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain. (Ends on Mon, 31st Aug) (Cost: £10)
Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy (Camden)
7:00 PMExplore centuries of dramatic history, from King John, medieval battles, revolution, wars, empire and the struggle for the right to vote, (Ends on Tue, 1st Sep) (Cost: £12)
B The Power of Poison (Whitechapel)
All DayDiscover the alluring, seductive and terrifying role of poison and how it affects our everyday lives through nature, myth, medicine and healing (Ends on Sun, 6th Sep) (Cost: £13)
The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces (Covent Garden)
All DayAn exhibition of 100 illustrations that capture a variety of aspects of London’s unique character and qualities. (Ends on Sun, 6th Sep) (Cost: £16 (for whole museum, for a year))
F Sir Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus: A life of a Pioneering Aviator (Colindale)
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 War Music: Notes from the First World War (Camden)
All DayAn exhibition of the music culture that dominated during WW1 (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)
Plantastic (Forest Hill)
All Day Explore the wonderful world of plants on a massive scale.  (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov) (Cost: £6.50)
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)
F The Alice Look (Bethnal Green)
All DayThe display shows how Alice in Wonderland has been adopted and adapted across the world in all walks of life, (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 The Barbican Exhibition: Building a Landmark (Barbican)
All DayExplore almost three decades of the estate’s construction from the mid-1950s to 1982. (Ends on Sun, 29th Nov)
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)