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 DayOpen House Weekend
F Hundreds of otherwise closed buildings open to the public in this annual event.
10:00 AMHorseman's Sunday (Paddington)
F The vicar of St John's Church will appear before his congregation on a horse
12:00 PMClarkshaws Brewery First Birthday Party (East Dulwich)
F Open day at a microbrewery on its 1st anniversary.

More events in London this Month

 

Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
11:00 AMThe day the lights went out in Europe (Pimlico)
B A World War I commemorative walk around central Westminster with a City of Westminster Guide in conjuntion with the Royal British Legion.
(Cost: £11.25)
11:00 AMWeekly guided tours of the Mill House (Bow)
Guided tours of one of London's oldest remaining water mills.
(Cost: £3)
1:00 PMRainham Marshes Totally Thames Stroll (Purfleet)
B This post-lunch amble, with one of our experts, will take in the sights and sounds of the denizens of the marsh.
(Cost: £5)
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
F War Story: Supplying Frontline Afghanistan (Southwark)
All DayThis new display features brand new material including photographs and film recently collected on a series of expeditions to Afghanistan. (Ending Soon! Sun, 21st Sep)
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story (South Kensington)
All DayThis major exhibition showcases more than 200 specimens, objects and life-size models.  (Ending Soon! Sun, 28th Sep) (Cost: £9)
F Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One (Euston)
11:30 AMAn exhibition about the often overlooked fact that 1.5 million soldiers fighting in WW1 came from the Indian sub-continent. (Ending Soon! Sun, 28th Sep)
F Ray Davies: The Kinks, Konk and Kin (Tottenham)
1:00 PMCelebrating the fifty year career of Ray Davies as a songwriter, from The Kinks to his extensive work as a solo artist. (Ending Soon! Sun, 28th Sep)
F Florentijn Hofman Commission (South Lambeth)
All DayA new work of art by the man responsible for the giant floating yellow duck (Ending Soon! Tue, 30th Sep)
The First Georgians (Whitehall)
10:00 AMAn art exhibition that explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II. (Ends on 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. (Ends on 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 (Ends on 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 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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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))

Location Map for Today's Events

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